Arrive at the meeting point in Kyiv with plenty of time to check in, ensuring you have your passport and booking confirmation with you. If you have different information on your permit to on your passport, we can not guarantee being able to help you.
After leaving Kyiv, our first stop is Dytiatky checkpoint (unless the group wish to stop for breakfast at a service station). Here we have all our documents checked and enter the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
After entering the zone, we stop at one or two small villages, where we see how life in the rural parts of the Soviet Union worked before continuing to the city of Chernobyl. Here we will see the memorials to the disaster, and one of the very last remaining statues of Vladimir Lenin in Ukraine.
After Chernobyl, we drive to the military town of Chernobyl-2 and see the Duga Radar. This was a secret facility that was marked on maps as a summer camp for children. The facility was used to detect incoming missiles from the USA, the main feature being a 150m/500ft tall and 700m/2300ft long radar antenna.
Next, we drive through the red forest and into Pripyat. We will see the main locations in the city such as the central square, the Hotel Polissya, Palace of Culture “Energetik”, Supermarket, and other places.
We will get up close and personal with the most famous location in Pripyat, seeing the ferris wheel, bumper cars and other rides that sadly never got to be used.
We begin the day by dropping anyone who booked to see inside the power plant off at the admin block, and while they are busy, we will see some lesser visited things in Chernobyl, such as the still active church, memorials for firefighters and liquidators, Wormwood Star, the River Port with abandoned half-sunk boats, the new Solar Power Station, Memorial Park, Medical College and more
After lunch we will meet with those who decided to go inside the power plant, and view the New Safe Confinement and reactors from a couple of well known viewpoints.
If there is time, it might be possible to return to Pripyat for a short time before heading back to Kyiv.
Finally, we will pass through the last checkpoint and have our bodies scanned for any contamination for the final time before driving back to Kyiv.