Excursions in Kiev & suburbs » A trip to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
Extreme and scary, real and sad trip to Chernobyl will reveal to you a picture of one of the most tragic events in the history of mankind. Prepare yourself for a shock, because you will visit the dead town of Prypiat, you will see it the way it was in 1986 when in one day it was abandoned by more than 50 thousand people. In total after the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant more than 115 thousand people left the zone forever.
The tour will start at 8:00 am from Kiev. The distance between Kiev and Chernobyl is about 140 km. The excursion with a tour guide will begin at the guarding point 'Dytyatky' of the 30-kilometer exclusion zone. After checking the documents, vehicles and things there will be held a short briefing on the rules of behavior on the radiation-hazardous territory and on use of protection means. At the office of the State Agency 'ChernobylInterInform' you will be acquainted with general information about the tragedy that occurred in 1986, and about Chernobyl’s life today. On the way you will stop at the monument to 'The people who saved the world' – courageous firemen of Chernobyl. You will get the most complete and accessible information about the liquidation of the disaster consequences in the Exclusion Zone, the most dangerous places, machines cemeteries. It will be also interesting to hear the forecasts made by specialists. Next point of the tour program will be an introductive visit to the town of Chernobyl itself where you can see The Ilyinska Church, the Park of Glory, and a river port. During the trip to the 10-km Chernobyl zone you will be impressed with neat earth walls on each side of the road, all covered with signs of red trefoil in a yellow triangle. These walls are the place of burial of radioactive waste and even entire villages. A stop near the 4th reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. You will be very close to the main 'closed' area of the zone! From the equipped observation point you will be able to see well the sarcophagus. The next point of the program will show you the famous 'red forest' a part of which was left for research works. The following stage of the tour will be a trip to Prypiat, the 'ghost town' surrounded by barbed wire. You will see the houses left in 1986 in which some household items, furniture, curtains, books, musical instruments and toys are still preserved. Here you will visit one of the highest buildings of the town – the 'Polesie' hotel, also a school, a kindergarten, a swimming pool and the houses of the inhabitants of that tragic period. On your way to the empty town you can see the signs of those tragic days 'clear', 'caution – contaminated area'. The spirit of the Soviet times reigns around: you can make pictures of national emblems of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and the Soviet Union, the inscription 'Peace. Labor. May', red and yellow telephone booths and other objects and symbols of the 80-ies. Prypyat is a dead town which has a body but has no soul. Having seen the town today, the way it was left by the locals in April 1986, you will feel all the pain and the scale of the Chernobyl tragedy.
The program of the tour includes a light lunch consisting of food brought from Kyiv for your visit. The tour ends approximately at 8:00 pm.
The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, the town of Prypyat and the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant itself are the closed zone, guarded by the Ministry of Emergency Situations and by other government agencies of Ukraine. Visiting the area is possible only after receiving the official pass issued by the Ministry of Emergency Situations which must be checked at the entrance to the zone. For realization of your trip we need to apply to the Ministry of Emergency Situations not later than 12 days before the scheduled date of the visit to the Chernobyl zone. In the application form we need to provide the following information about tourists: full name, full date of birth, passport series and number, citizenship.
Persons under 18 years of age are not allowed to enter the zone.
During the trip, the tourists must have a passport.
Dress code for the tour: long sleeves, long pants (preferably discarded after the end of the tour).
The State Agency 'ChernobylInterInform' assures: 'The level of radiation exposure you can get during the trip is approximately equal to that obtained during a flight in a jet and several times smaller than during a medical radiography'.
There are group excursions (by bus) and individual excursions (by separate special transport).
The price includes:
Transport and guide service throughout the tour; lunch.
The price per person in a group (by bus) – 120 €
The price of an individual tour arranged for one tourist – 488 €
arranged for two tourists – 590 €
arranged for three tourists – 813 €
arranged for four tourists – 912 €
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