Yough Pioneer Tours

Chernobyl Independent Tours

Chernobyl does not need too much introduction, but it was here in 1986 that the biggest nuclear accident in history occurred, forcing the people of Pripyat to flee and causing death and destruction in its wake. Modern Chernobyl and Pripyat is now the poster child for what is often termed “dark tourism”.

We have been safely taking people into the Zone for almost seven years. We tailor make all of our trips, and our contacts in the area means we are often allowed to visit lesser seen parts of one of the most interesting and eerie places on the planet. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and surrounding areas are safe to visit. The levels of radiation on guided tours are relatively small; radiation levels in most places are less than those of being in an aircraft flying at 30,000 ft.

Travel to Chernobyl necessitates going to Kiev, and all of our tours make the most of this, by not only seeing the best sites, but also taking you on a few crazy nights out in Kiev. Most of our group tours to Chernobyl offer the opportunity to visit the breakaway unrecognized country of Transnistria, or if our dates do not match yours, then let us tailor make the perfect independent trip to Chernobyl.  If our group tour dates to Chernobyl do not match yours we can arrange both day trip and overnight independent travel to Chernobyl, simply contact us to arrange a quote.

One Day Independent Tour

One full day tour that, starting at 8:15am, driving you from Kiev (picked up at your hotel) to the exclusion zone, walking around Pripyat (the ghost town), getting close to the Reactor No. 4 and back to Kiev around 6:00pm. This is your tour, so even if you are only one person you still get a guide, and transport. No one will be added to your group.

Bookings ideally need to be done more than 11 days in advance for us to receive your Chernobyl permit. This is a restricted area.

People Cost

1

€345

2

€220

3

€195

4

€170

5

€150

6

€150

7

€130

8

€130

9

€120

10

€120

For groups of larger than 10 please get in touch  for a group discount quote. Meals are €8 extra per person.

Two Day Independent Tour

One full day tour, starting at 7:45am, driving you from Kiev (picked up at your hotel) to the exclusion zone, walking around Pripyat (the ghost town), getting close to the Reactor No. 4 before staying overnight in twin accommodation in the zone.

On the second day we check out Abandoned Synagogue, cinema, vehicles, bus station, abandoned checkpoints, schools, and factories, before returning to Kiev around 6:00pm on day 2. This is your tour, so even if you are only one person you still get a guide, and transport. No one will be added to your group.

Bookings ideally need to be done more than 11 days in advance for us to receive your Chernobyl permit. 

Number Price

1

€600

2

€375

3

€300

4

€270

5

€250

6

€250

7

€240

8

€240

9

€220

10

€220

Price includes all meals on both days of the trip as well as all relevant permits, transportation and guides. For groups of larger than 10 please get in touch for a group discount quote.

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