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Trips on request - private tours to Pripyat, ChNPP, Chernobyl

 

Private tour - visit the Zone with your own group!

 

 Dosimeter radiation near the Chernobyl nuclear power plant

  You can book a trip to the Chernobyl Zone for yourself and your friends/colleagues on the most convenient date and with the route, which will include the objects and places you are most interested in.
  Jointly with you we will tailor the best program to make your visit most informative and truly remarkable!
  In the trip you will be accompanied by a professional guide, a worker of the Zone and an interpreter (if necessary).
  Please remember: the deadline for booking the trip is 7 days before the trip date!
  After you chose the date(s) of the trip and collected the group, please fill in this form and submit:
- the desired date (dates, in case of 2- or-more-day trip)
- the list of the visitors’ passport data (full name, passport series and number, date of the birth, citizenship)
- if there are specific objects or locations, which you would like to visit but which are not in the program (see below) yet – please add their list.

  The prices for the trips follow the rule "the more people you have in your group, the lower price you get".
  The approximate prices and tentative programs/routes are below.

Дозиметр-радиометр ТЕРРА-П

  In order to fully understand and feel the most special matter of the Chernobyl zone – namely, a radiation – it is recommended to order a personal dosimeter-radiometer Terra-P. It will make ‘visible’ a radiation relief you travel at, constantly inform you about the radiation level of your place, and in the end of the trip show you your exact irradiation dose received. As Sergii Mirnyi says, "To go to the Chernobyl zone without a dosimeter is like going to the usual tour with your eyes blindfolded."  You can rent the reliable personal dosimeter Terra-P for $ 10 per day. Just click on the checkbox "Dosimeter" when you are ordering the tour.

 

One-day trip price includes: all formal permissions, comfortable auto transportation Kiev-Zone-Kiev (air conditioning, viewing a selection of documentary films on the route), English-speaking guide (or guide plus interpreter) of Chernobyl-TOUR and guide of the Chernobyl Zone, maximally permitted time of stay in the Zone (leaving Kiev at 8.00 a.m., arriving back at 7.30 - 8.30 p.m.), insurance, extended program of the visit, teaching skills of radiation survival, route map and personal certificate about visit to the Chernobyl zone.
If you like, you can have a meal at the Chernobyl NPP workers’ café. A hearty and ecologically clean meal costs ~$6 per person, paid on the spot; it is not included into the cost of the trip and is optional. Vegetarians should inform about their preferences early in the morning of the trip.

One-day trip ROUTE
1) There can be some changes due to weather conditions, and upon request of the group.
2) You can see location of the objects/sites at the map of the Chernobyl Zone.

- the field camp of the 25th brigade of the radiation-chemical and bacteriological protection;
- the Zone checkpoint "Dytyatki";
- the abandoned village of Zalissja;
- the eliminated village of Kopachi;
- concrete-reloading unit, which was essential for erection of the Sarcophagus;
- the decontaminated Red Forest, located on the trace of the worst – first – release of the radiation directly after the explosion;
- the abandoned city of Pripyat, which once had 50-thousand population;
- the Chernobyl NPP and the Sarcophagus; feeding catfish in the cooling pond;
- the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1");
- the town of Chornobyl, with the world’s best monument to the heroes of Chernobyl, and an open-air exhibition of vehicles which participated in mitigation of the accident
- fire station of Chernobyl-town: its crews arrived the third to extinguish fire at the NPP after the explosion
- monument to Chernobyl heroes: a floral tribute

 

Two-day trip PROGRAM
1) There can be some changes due to weather conditions, and upon request of the group.
2) You can see location of the objects/sites at the map of the Chernobyl Zone.

Day 1:
- field camp of the 25th brigade of radiation, chemical and bacteriological protection;
- the Zone checkpoint "Dytyatki";
- abandoned village of Zalissja;
- bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built during the first month after the accident;
- eliminated village of Kopachi;
- decontaminated Red Forest, located on the trace of the worst, first release of the radiation directly after the explosion;
- town of Pripyat, which had population of 50 thousand before the evacuation:
the building of fire station, which crews arrived the second to extinguish fire at the NPP on the night of explosion on April 26, 1986
building of the townhouse - the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident's consequences
hotel "Polissya" which was an observation point for correcting helicopter operations over the ruin of the 4th reactor
a hospital, which accommodated the firemen and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident
- Chernobyl NPP:
the Sarcophagus and New Safe Confinement ("Arch”) – observation lot
fire station at the NPP; its crews arrived the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after explosion
memorial park and monument near the administrative building, where used to be an enormous parking lot in 1986
feeding giant catfish in the NPP cooling pond (depending on the season)
- town of Chernobyl:
helicopter pad
place of a former parking lot for armored vehicles of radiation reconnaissance
exhibition of vehicles which participated in mitigation of the accident
fire station of Chernobyl-town: its crews arrived the third to extinguish fire at the NPP after the explosion
monument to Chernobyl heroes: a floral tribute
- settling in a hotel;
- dinner in Chernobyl-town

Day 2:
- breakfast in Chernobyl-town;
- town of Pripyat, extended acquaintance;
- the cooling towers of the third stage of the Chernobyl NPP;
- abandoned experimental station of radiation biology of animal subjects;
- the railway station "Yanov"
- the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1");
- left bank of Pripyat river, acquaintance with nature of the river flood plain;
- Paryshev village, meeting with selfsettlers-samosely.

 

Three-day trip PROGRAM
1) There can be some changes due to weather conditions, and upon request of the group.
2) You can see location of the objects/sites at the map of the Chernobyl Zone.
Day 1:
- town of Ivankiv, villages of Sukachi and New-Ladyzhychi (built for the former residents of evicted Ladyzhychi village in the Chernobyl Zone);
- recreation base "Ecopolis” at the bank of Teterev-river: amateur museum of local lore (optional, on request of the group);
- site of the field camp of the 25th brigade of radiation, chemical and bacteriological protection;
- (30-km-)Zone checkpoint "Dytyatki";
- bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built during the first month after the accident;
- 10-km-zone checkpoint "Lelev";
- abandoned village of Lelev;
- site of former vehicle decontamination depot "Lelev";
- eliminated village of Kopachi (buildings of post-office and farms; ancient beehive, made from tree trunk);
- site of former vehicle decontamination depot "Kopachi";
- decontaminated Red Forest, located on the trace of the worst, first release of the radiation directly after the explosion;
- town of Pripyat, which had population of 50 thousand before the evacuation – introductory visit;
- Chernobyl NPP:
the Sarcophagus and New Safe Confinement ("Arch”) – observation lot and visit to the observation building
fire station at the NPP; its crews arrived the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after explosion
park and monument near the administrative building, where used to be an enormous parking lot in 1986: thousands of people arrived there daily for NPP decontamination, Sarcophagus construction and other works
the NPP cooling pond (feeding giant catfish – depending on the season)
- town of Chernobyl:
helicopter pad
place of a former parking lot for armored vehicles of radiation reconnaissance
exhibition of vehicles which participated in mitigation of the accident
fire station of Chernobyl-town: its crews arrived the third to extinguish fire at the NPP after the explosion
monument to Chernobyl heroes: a floral tribute
St Ilya orthodox church
historical blocks and buildings of the town
Jewish history of Chernobyl-town: building of a synagogue, graves of Chernobyl zaddiks (place for pilgrimage of Judaists from all over the world), Jewish cemetery, grave of and monument for the Holocaust victims
- settling in a hotel;
- dinner in Chernobyl-town

Day 2:
- breakfast in Chernobyl-town;
- 10-km-zone checkpoint "Lelev";
- photo session at the stele of Prypayt-town;
- grave of the antifascist guerillas of World War 2 near the bridge to Prypayt-town;
- railway bridge to Prypayt-town: photo session;
- town of Pripyat – detailed acquaintance and photo sessions:
main bus station
barbed-wire fence, built by the liquidators around the town
the building of fire station, which crews arrived the second to extinguish fire at the NPP on the night of explosion on April 26, 1986
building of the townhouse – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident's consequences
hotel "Polissya" which was an observation point for correcting helicopter operations over the ruin of the 4th reactor
a hospital, which accommodated the firemen and NPP workers, badly affected by the accident
main square: Palace of Culture, soviet supermarket, restaurant
amusement park with Ferris wheel
unique natural phenomenon – a moss, which collects and concentrates radiation
debunking of radiation myths: "a mutated pine tree”
sport stadium: its football field turned into a forest
town police station
quay at the river Pripyat, café "Prometheus”
cinema theater "Prometheus” and place of the evacuated monument to Prometheus
etc.
- selfsetllers at the Novoshepelichi village: acquaintance with their way of life, providing aid;
- dinner in Chernobyl-town;
- presentation and discussion about Chernobyl and radiation accidents, their mitigation and survival

Day 3:
- breakfast in Chernobyl-town;
- left bank of Pripyat river, acquaintance with the river flood plain and estuary: nature and selfsettlers;
- the cooling towers of the third stage of the Chernobyl NPP;
- abandoned experimental station of radiation biology of animal subjects;
- the railway station "Yanov"
- the secret soviet object Chernobyl-2 (radar "DUGA-1");
- ChNPP and town of Pripyat: final photo sessions;
- western sector of the Zone: nature, peculiarities of contamination, abandoned villages, selfsettlers;
- Zone checkpoints "Dibrova”, "Ovruch” and "Polis’ke” (exit from the Zone);
- quick "decontamination shot” at "The Hunter’s hut” restaurant (optional, on request of the group);
- dinner in Chernobyl-town;
- 8-8.30 p.m. – arrival to Kiev main railway station.

 

 To book the trip!

The trip booking should be finalized at least 7 days before the date of the visit!