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An eye-opening experience.
                   Marylyn, Ohio, US

Thank you for all of your hard work, you were an amazing tour guide and your guidance is on an important topic all human beings living in this global society should know about.
                   Elise, Fulbright scholar, US

    Chernobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. If you plan to visit Ukraine or are already in the country, don’t miss the most important and unique experience and site.

    The event, which got name “the Chernobyl Disaster”, has changed the trajectory of our civilization development, it is the most evident contribution of Ukraine into the global history. Its place – the Chernobyl Zone, with the nuclear power plant (NPP), which doesn’t produce energy anymore but instead paradoxically consumes it, and an abandoned ghost town of Pripyat, – like a time machine, let you see the events past and realize how both history and nature works. The intricate ensemble of hundreds of impressive technical and cultural monuments is surrounded and engulfed by flourishing nature, which has gone wild in this area.

The main square of Pripyat,Ferris wheel in a city park.     Advanced skills and novel understanding, gained in practical dealing with radiation accident on their native land for more than quarter century, have made the Ukrainians the planetary leaders in the field. Our innovative Chernobyl trips employ all this front-line, cutting-edge expertise, and deliver it in clear, user-friendly and enjoyable way. You will learn many important yet not widely known things about radiation, radiation contamination and radiation survival, which are crucially useful nowadays, as the Fukushima accident has recently shown. Our trips are designed and often led by an internationally known expert in Chernobyl and radiation accidents Sergii MIRNYI,  who is also an award-winning writer, and was an officer of radiation reconnaissance in the Chernobyl Zone during the first months after the accident.

    Radiation makes the zone particularly interesting. Now at the ground there lays, in the thousand-times-decreased scale, a picture of contamination after a large radiation incident – the picture extremely intricate, interesting, representative also for chemical accidents and terrorist attacks, and fortunately already safe for the visitors. Of course, the Zone in its central part still has places with elevated radiation – but if you follow the suggested route and the guides’ directions, your visit to the Chernobyl zone will be absolutely radiation-safe.

    The Chernobyl tour will help you better understand deeper mechanisms of the world, in which you live, discover new amazing abilities of your body and psyche, rethink your life in much broader perspective – and hopefully change it for the better.

The map of the visitors of the Chernobyl and Pripyat

    For your convenience, we suggest two options of visiting the Chernobyl zone.

1) Individual or collective trips on request, which can be 1-, 2- or more days long, organized in a time, convenient for you, with a route and program, tailored according to your demands.  Just inform us.

2) You can join our regular 1-day, 2-day, 3-day or 4-day trips.


 To book the trip to Chernobyl,Pripyat

The trip booking should be finalized at least 2 weeks before the date of the visit! 

 

 

 


Current situation in Ukraine

 

    Because of the current situation in Ukraine, some tourists ask questions about safety of travelling to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and the likelihood of booked tours cancelation. The answer is next: In Ukraine there is a really...


 

One-day scheduled tour to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town

An eye-opening experience.
                   Marylyn, Ohio, US

Thank you for all of your hard work, you were an amazing tour guide and your guidance is on an important topic all human beings living in this global society should know about. 
                   Elise, Fulbright scholar, US

One-day trip to the Chernobyl zone and Prypyat-town   Chernobyl is the most famous Ukrainian phenomenon. If you plan to visit Ukraine or are already in the country, don’t miss the most important and unique experience and site.

   The event, which got name "the Chernobyl Disaster”, has changed the trajectory of our civilization development; it is the most evident contribution of Ukraine into the global history. Its place – the Chernobyl Zone, with the nuclear power plant (NPP), which doesn’t produce energy anymore but instead paradoxically consumes it, and an abandoned ghost town of Pripyat, – like a time machine, let you see the events past and realize how both history and nature works. The intricate ensemble of hundreds of impressive technical and cultural monuments is surrounded and engulfed by flourishing nature, which has gone wild in this area.

   Advanced skills and novel understanding, gained in practical dealing with radiation accident on their native land for more than quarter century, have made the Ukrainians the planetary leaders in the field. Our innovative Chernobyl trips employ all this front-line, cutting-edge expertise, and deliver it in clear, user-friendly and enjoyable way. You will learn many important yet not widely known things about radiation, radiation contamination and radiation survival, which are crucially useful nowadays, as the Fukushima accident has recently shown. Our trips are designed and often led by an internationally known expert in Chernobyl and radiation accidents Sergii MIRNYI,  who is also an award-winning writer, and was an officer of radiation reconnaissance in the Chernobyl Zone during the first month after the accident.


 

Two-, three-, four-, five- and seven-day scheduled tours to the Chernobyl zone and Pripyat-town

 

   The diversity and richness of the Chernobyl zone is so vast that it is impossible to cover it in a 1-day visit. Striving to discover and convey this richness to the Zone visitors, and responding to requests of our tourists, Chernobyl-TOUR has a program of 2-, 3- and 4-day trips.

In several-day tours, in addition to more detailed acquaintance with the most famous objects (the Chernobyl NPP, towns of Pripyat and Chernobyl) you get a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the wonderful nature of the Zone untrodden nooks, meet very peculiar people – selfsettlers-samosely – and discover their way of life, which is so close to nature. In addition, you will feel the magic of Chernobyl night and the beauty of waking up to birds' singing outside Chernobyl hotel. (Just in case: the level of radiation in Chernobyl-town is the same as in Kiev, i.e. normal :) )


 


The package tours to Pripyat and Chernobyl Zone from USA and Canada


 

The package tours to Pripyat and Chernobyl Zone from USA and Canada
  You can book a package tour from the USA or Canada to the Chernobyl exclusion zone. Our managers will create a package tour for you, which will include a trip to Chernobyl (the type you chose), transfer and accommodation, pickup to the place of group gathering, and airline tickets, if necessary.

 

  To book a package tour, you need to call 1-800-803-01-07 and inform the manager about the desired date of travel, number of participants, requests as for placement and transfer.

  You can participate in a scheduled group tour or in a privat tour. Participation in a scheduled tour is cheaper if your group is small. If you have a group of more than 4 participants, you can book a private tour.


 

26th of December - "Chernobyl home" - Special trip to the Chernobyl Zone 


Chernobyl home

Special Christmas trip

 

An eye-opening experience.

                   Marylyn, US, Ohio


Thank you for all of your hard work, you were an amazing tour guide and your guidance is on an important topic all human beings living in this global society should know about.

                   Elise, Fulbright scholar, US

 

 

  HOME.

  This short simple word denotes something important for each human being.

  You idea and your perception of your home and, perhaps many other things which matter in your life, will be different after this one day special trip devoted to Chernobyl homes.

  The homes were abandoned because of the explosion of the nuclear reactor 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. More than three hundred thousand people lost their homes in the adjacent area.

  Now these empty homes welcome only those few human beings who come to this abandoned space.

  Empty cottages in the empty village of Zalissja.

  Missing cottages in the bulldozed and buried village of Kopachi.

  The decaying 5-story apartment buildings and cottages along the asphalt streets of the small provincial town of Chernobyl, now sparsely populated by a handful of shift-workers.

  The thousands of homes in (then-brand-new) 16-, 9- and 5-story apartment buildings, once assembled in the neat and beautiful town of Pripyat, surrounded by the pine forest. Forty-five thousand Pripyat residents were evacuated during three hours, one and a half days after the explosion. They were told – "temporarily, just for 3 days.” As it turned out, it is for eternity! In this town the clock still shows the year of 1986, in the country of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

  You will be guests at all of these homes.


 

Radiation reconnaissance route - Training on radiation in the Chernobyl Zone

Training on radiation 

in the Chernobyl Zone


Radiation reconnaissance route 
  
 
  The exclusive training will intellectually equip, practically train and psychologically empower you to successfully survive in contemporary contamination accidents, especially radiation ones, and/or study them, prevent and mitigate their consequences. 
 
  The training is based on a successful professional and personal experience of Chernobyl radiation reconnaissance men, combined with the most novel knowledge of many diverse sciences, relevant to the Chernobyl radiation accident and contemporary disasters. The content is delivered in an understandable language and, moreover, in an entertaining format – against the background of the most controversial patch of land on the globe, the so-called Chernobyl 'dead' zone. The route of the training follows the actual route of the Chernobyl radiation reconnaissance mission during the first months after the nuclear reactor's explosion, and weaves amidst impressive signs of the explosion and its subsequent mitigation, ruins and depopulated land with breathtakingly beautiful landscapes and flourishing wildlife. 
  The 1-day exclusive training will teach you to navigate among the contemporary contamination hazards – both extreme catastrophic and everyday 'normal' ones. It is designed both for professionals, students and the general public, who are concerned with the issues of radiation, contamination and health in connection with the environment we live in now.

 

Places of Chernobyl glory

Places of Chernobyl glory

 

  The trip is particularly interesting when, in the overgrown with greenery Chernobyl zone, there is no foliage. In this trip, with the aid of the guide-instructor, a Chernobyl veteran, these usually hidden and "mute” places will tell a story of combat with the aftermath of the world-biggest nuclear reactor explosion – the dramatic and heroic story. It will be a trip into the Chernobyl glory.

  In finding our bearings on the field of the Chernobyl battle, we will be much aided by Oleg Veklenko's unique photos about the life and work of men, drafted from reserve to the 25th brigade of radiation, chemical and bacteriological protection in the first days after the explosion, and video about the contemporary Chernobyl.

  This trip will differ not only by its route (it includes several rarely or never visited spots), but also by WHAT WE WILL SEE on the route, WHAT WE WILL PAY ATTENTION TO, WHAT WE WILL LEARN about these places, the Chernobyl disaster, and contemporary catastrophes in general.

  The guide-instructor of the trip – Sergii Mirnyi, a former officer of Chernobyl radiation surveillance several months after the explosion; now a writer, scriptwriter, scholar of Chernobyl and contemporary disasters and expert in their mitigation.


 

altThe Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant, its history, present and future.

 

  The trip will include a visit to the observation building, near the Sarcophagus covering the destroyed Reactor #4at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

  We will have a short hike in the abandoned town of Pripyat, which was home for the ChNPP workers and their families, and had forty-five thousand inhabitants before the explosion. En route we will see critically important spots and material objects of the mitigation of the Chornobyl disaster, and two former villages: one uninhabited and one demolished (we will make a stop in the first).

 

  We will also see the Chornobyl town. In addition, we will visit an active village and an amateur museum of local lore of Ukrainian Polissya.