Chernobyl: 2 day excursion from Kyiv

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Kyiv: Meet in city centre

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Checkpoint Dytyatky: Enter the zone

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Duga: Explore huge secret radar facility

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Duga: Extended Duga visit & in depth tour

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Discover nature: Wildlife has taken over

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Kopachi: Abandoned village kindergarten

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Summer camp: Discover what the trees are hiding

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Reactor 4: Up close and personal

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Chernobyl Port: Boats abandoned since 1986

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Pripyat: 50,000 people used to live here

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Urban jungle: Explore the city, see what we find

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The Lab: Used for research after the disaster

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The Claw: See equipment used in the liquidation

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Police Station: Jail cells

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ATX-2: Vehicles used in clean-up operations

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Jupiter Factory: Find out what was really being produced here

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Kindergartens: Thousands of toys left behind

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Hidden gems: Discover what the trees are hiding

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Pripyat Amusement Park: Never opened

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Azure Pool: The most famous abandoned swimming pool in the world

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Sailing Club: Many abandoned boats

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Pripyat kindergartens: Fifteen in total

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Dentist: See how fast everything was abandoned

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Maternity ward: Children were still being born here the day after the explosion

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Pripyat Shopping: People would come to the city from all around for the wide range available

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Cafe: View the stunning glass artwork

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Soviet throwback: Communism never left

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Hairdressers: Slowly decaying

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Milk store: Once a busy shop, now it is empty

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Piano store: Used for storage after the disaster

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Post office: Beautiful Soviet murals

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Animal testing facility: Used to see how radiation affects animals

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Checkpoint Leliv: Entry to 10k zone

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Abandoned pride: Someone used to love this boat

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Vehicle graveyards: Thousands of vehicles abandoned here after the disaster

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Shipwrecks: Huge boats left here after the accident

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Slowly decaying buildings: One day all the information contained here will be lost forever

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School classrooms: Discover the education culture of the USSR

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Duga: Control room

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Duga: See Soviet military propaganda

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Restoration: Restored Soviet style checkpoint

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Checkpoint Dytiatky: Radiation scan before leaving the zone

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This two-day excursion is enough for you to have an in-depth introduction to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and will be enough to show you some awesome stuff in addition to the main sights of Chernobyl and Pripyat, such as the famous ferris wheel and power plant.

We spend one night in Chernobyl, in one of the hotels designated for official visitors.


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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.

Leave Kyiv at 07:45 sharp.

Drive to Dytyatky, stopping for breakfast on the way if the group wish.

Dytyatky Checkpoint: Entrance to the 30km zone. Passports and permits will be checked.

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Zalissya: explore abandoned houses, a shop, Palace of Culture and more.

Leliv Checkpoint. Enter the 10km zone.

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Duga: After passing one more checkpoint, we will see the Radar, Control Block, Hospital, School, Driving School, Fire Department and Palace of Culture.

Brief stop in the village of Kopachi, to see the abandoned kindergarten and find out why it is the only building in the village still standing. If the group desire, we can check out the famous trolleybus that was burnt by fire in 2020.

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Drive to Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant: View the New Safe Confinement from just 300m away.

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Lunch

ChNPP cooling pond: Depending on the season, it is possible to stand on the disused railway bridge and feed the giant catfish.

Visit the unfinished cooling towers of the next generation of Chernobyl reactors, and the nearby fish farm that was used for experiments on animals after the disaster to see the way radiation impacts them.

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Drive to Pripyat, passing over the “Bridge of Death” and stopping at the checkpoint on the way.

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Today you will have just an introduction to Pripyat, we will see the city centre, a kindergarten, apartment blocks and some places further from the city centre.

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Drive to Chernobyl, stopping at the famous Pripyat sign, passing Leliv checkpoint and having a full-body radiation scan.

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Check in at our accommodation in Chernobyl.

Dinner

Look around Chernobyl: Memorial Alley, Memorial Park, Solar Power Station and Robots used in the clean up of reactor 4.

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Decontamination shots (if the group desires)

Day 2

Breakfast

Drive to Pripyat, where we will spend the entire day.

We will see: School Number 3, Swimming Pool “Azure”, Amusement Park, Palace of Culture, Hotel, Polissya, Hairdresser, Music School, Prometheus Cinema, Dentist, Hospital 126, Cafe/Pier, Houseboat, Water Rescue Society, Sauna, Hostel Swallow, Sanitarium, Sailing Club, Dance Floor, Bus Station, ATX-2, The Claw, Fire Station, Police Station and more – with a stop for lunch.

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Drive back to Chernobyl, through Leliv and Dytyatky checkpoints and contamination scans

Please note the plan above is just a guide and can be changed on the day.

What to Bring

Please bring your passport with you.
All travelers must be 18+.