Plan of the tour

Kyiv

Checkpoint ‘Dityatki’

Arc

Panorama of the power plant

Red forest

The Chernobyl nuclear power station

Feeding of the catfishes

Dinner

Pripyat

Amusement park

Buried village

Chernobyl

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One-day tour

Next trip:

  • Trip to the exclusion zone
  • Two control dosimeters
  • From five people in a group
  • Expanded program
  • More time in Pripyat
  • All included (permissions, dinner, dosimeters, insurance)
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Two-day tour

Next trip:

  • Two unforgettable days
  • From one to fifteen people in a group
  • Much more impressions than during a one-day trip
  • Seven points of radiation monitoring
  • Meeting with the Chernobyl liquidators and residents of the Chernobyl exclusion zone
  • All included (permissions, dinner, hotel, dosimeters, insurance)
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Private

Next trip:

  • Book a tour on any day
  • Only you and your friends
  • Individual program
  • Access to ‘exclusion zones’
  • Excursion to the nuclear power station
  • All included (permissions, dinner, hotel, dosimeters, insurance)
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Questions-and-Answers

  • 1. In what language is the excursion carried out?
  • The main language of the tour is English, but there is an opportunity to carry out the excursion: in German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Czech, Slovakian, and Polish. We want to share with you the unforgettable experience of being in the Chernobyl area, and we strive to make it in your mother tongue.
    The presence of translators during the excursion is carefully planned; however, you need to reserve in advance; otherwise, additional payments could be charged for an interpreter in the dates of the tour, which wasn’t planned.
  • 2. At what age is it possible to visit Chernobyl?
  • The visit to the exclusion zone is officially allowed only after the age of eighteen. The thing is that during adolescence the organism is still developing, and, in this case, it is more vulnerable to diverse impacts. This is why; the visit to the exclusion zone is not desirable until adulthood.
  • 3. How safe is it to be there?
  • The radiation level is high only in some places in the Chernobyl area. These places are avoided during the Chernobyl trip, or the group stays near these places only for a short time. During one day, spent in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, the organism gets a dose of gamma radiation, which is comparable to the dose, received with X-ray scanning, or three-five hours, spent on the plane. In comparison, the majority of the nuclear power plants around the world have a safety limit for its staff, which accounts for fifty-one hundred mSv per day. At the time of the one-day tour, you will get even less: four-six microsieverts of gamma radiation.
  • 4. What do you need to take with you?
  • We advise you to bring along closed and comfortable clothes and shoes, backpack with necessary things and personal hygiene items.
  • 5. Could I take something out for memory from the Chernobyl zone?
  • Unfortunately, it is forbidden to take anything out from the Chernobyl zone, because they often still contain radiation. Taking with you any subject from Chernobyl, you are risking facing the health problems.
  • 6. If I want to have a rest, can I, let’s say…sit down somewhere on the ground?
  • For radiological safety, it is strongly forbidden not only to sit down on the ground, but also to leave any personal things on the ground or the floor.
  • 7. Where will I eat?
  • In the territory of the exclusion zone, we are aware of two public places for mealtimes, and we have chosen the most delicious and pleasant variant for you, namely, a café “Desiatka”.
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  • 8. If we come across some berries during the excursion in Chernobyl, is it safe to consume them as a source of nourishment?
  • We strongly advise you to limit to lunch in the program framework. Most likely, all fruits, which you will come across on the way, will be affected by radiation. You won’t be allowed to eat berries, drink water from any open-source, and also touch the vegetation and objects on the ground.
  • 9. What time of year is the most suitable for visiting Chernobyl?
  • In all seasons in the Chernobyl zone, you can see something special. However, it is worth taking into account that, for example, in the spring everything starts to bloom, and there are not any leaves on trees yet, which go across the face of buildings and hinder taking a photo.
    Having visited the Chernobyl zone in the summer, you could clearly see the concrete jungle of Chernobyl. Today the trees grow in place of yesterday’s pavements.
    In the autumn in the territory of the exclusion zone, it is pretty cool temperature, and the fronts of the houses are generally densely full of leaves, which cover them.
    In the winter there is a strong possibility to meet wild animals on your way, for example, wolves and wild boars. Moreover, in the winter the abandonment of Chernobyl itself and local villages is particularly striking.
  • 10. How will I know that I have not got the dangerous dose of radiation during the trip?
  • At the time of visiting the Chernobyl exclusion zone, you will go through radiation control several (not less than two) times per day — at checkpoints in the security zones, as well as at the entrance to the dining room or power plant. Furthermore, your group will be equipped with dosimeters (you can take them for free), which always measure the level of radiation. Moreover, you will get a respirator for free.
  • 11. Do I need a gas mask or respirator for a Chernobyl trip?
  • No, you do not need to take a gas mask or respirator to visit Chernobyl, Pripyat and surrounding areas. You will get a respirator for free at the entrance to the Chernobyl exclusion zone.
  • 12. Are Chernobyl and Pripyat the same city?
  • No, they are different cities. The mentions of Chernobyl were in the distant 1193, while Pripyat was specifically constructed for the staff of the Chernobyl nuclear power station only in 1970. We assure you that you will have a chance to visit both Pripyat and Chernobyl.
  • 13. Why do I need a two-day trip?
  • During a two-day tour, we manage to show you the places, which remain hidden for the majority of tourists, get acquainted with local people and become more and more immersed in Chernobyl atmosphere. Spending the night in the Chernobyl zone will make your two-day tour unforgettable.
  • 14. Can I take a photo in Chernobyl?
  • Yes, you can take a photo and make a video of almost everything, which you will come across on your way, during a trip to the exclusion zone. It is forbidden to shoot only in the territory of Chernobyl nuclear power station and there are restrictions on using photos and videos at checkpoints with security. You are allowed to take a photo and make a video in front of the fourth reactor (sarcophagus) of Chernobyl nuclear power station from a safe distance. Besides the limited places, you also have a chance to fly a drone, but for a special fee. Contact our customer service to obtain additional information.
  • 15. Can we enter buildings in Chernobyl and Pripyat?
  • We can enter buildings in Chernobyl, but it is officially forbidden to visit the buildings in Pripyat since first April 2012. Instead, we have added visits to some unique buildings and places outside Pripyat in the program. We assure you that those places will definitely make your skin crawl.
  • 16. Does the Chernobyl nuclear power station work?
  • The station does not work as the producer of electricity, and it was finally stopped in 2000. Nowadays, the station is in decommissioning mode, which implies the performance of large amounts of work at it for several decades.
  • 17. How many staff members work on the Chernobyl nuclear power station today?
  • Nowadays, approximately four thousand people work at the station.
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    Our team

    Oleg, videographer

    My acquaintance with the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone began in my school years, when the computer game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. More than 10 years have passed and during this time I have visited different parts of the world, traveled to 18 countries, seen many incredible and colorful places. However, Chernobyl in its unique atmosphere, history and beauty I have in the first place. I visited the Chernobyl zone, both legally and illegally. And he came to the conclusion that as many people as possible from all over the world should see Chernobyl not from a computer screen, but with their own eyes. The world must remember the consequences of the largest, man-made disaster in human history!

    Lera, guide

    The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone has always evoked dual feelings in me. On the one hand – an insane interest in this place and uniqueness, on the other – regret and sympathy for all the people who were forced to leave their home. It was indifference that was the first impulse to become a guide and tell people the truth about the Chernobyl accident and its consequences.

    Victor, manager

    For the first time I saw the Chernobyl power plant from the air during classes at the pilot’s school. And I was really shocked, because in one plane window I saw a power station, and in another – my hometown. Chernobyl was closer than I thought before. After obtaining a private pilot’s license, one of my first flights was to the Chernobyl zone. We could see the power station, the secret radar of the arc, Pripyat from a distance of several kilometers. We flew over the cooling pond, the city of Chernobyl. It was a very exciting flight. After that, I visited the exclusion zone on Earth and was very impressed with it. This inspired me to create a company that could help many people from all over the world visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone comfortably and safely.

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    Contacts

    + 38 (067) 1986 000 info@www.chernobyl.agency Mon-Fri 9:00-19:00 st. Pokrovskaya 9A, 3rd floor

    www.chernobyl.agency provides excellent service and cares about a comfortable trip for tourists, traveling the exclusion zone. It’s all thanks to our collective, which always looks for, the more agreeable to impress its clients and simultaneously takes care of truthfully informing about the history of disaster and its consequences. So far, Chernobyl has been a negative component of the Ukrainian brand. It is time to change it. Nowadays, Chernobyl, first of all, is a unique place in the world, where nature is reborn after the world industrial disaster, where there is a real ghost town. We have to show this place to the world: businessmen, scientists, environmentalists, historians, tourists. We’re making the exclusion zone valuable scientific and touristic magnet. We work professionally and respectfully treat our clients and the Chernobyl zone itself. Chernobyl is not just a deserted town for us; it is a museum and memorial for us, which needs to be maintained for future generations.

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