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  • Safety first! It is safer than you thought it would be
  • All kinds of permits – just come and enjoy
  • 12 hours of unforgettable experience
  • More than 35 Very Best locations including Chernobyl, Pripiat, Power Plant and Duga
  • Tons of new information + survival skills
  • Over 500 amazing pictures
  • Friendly, professional, knowledgeable guides with perfect English
  • Small groups (up to 20 people)
  • Skilled drivers and comfortable vehicles (AC, wifi, TV)
  • Everything you are looking for and more
1-day tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat - Gamma Travel

Don’t worry,

it’s safe to go there now! Radiation exposure during one full day in the zone is equal to a 1 hour flight and 3000 times less than a CT scan!

Dear comrades,
Don’t miss an opportunity to experience Chernobyl even for a better price.

1-day tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat for 110€ 89.00 €

Limited time offer. + 10% discount for a group 3+ people.

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Totally recommend

I would totally recommend Nikolai for a tour. Everything was professionally arranged and very well carried out. Nikolai speaks English perfectly and is very knowledgeable about all things Chernobyl.

Lubomír Bureš

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Excelent guiding

Excelent guiding. I´m going to use again this agency and I recommend it to those who are interested to travel to Chernobyl zone.

Daniella Bogdan Timiras

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Great tour

We had a great tour and wouldn't have changed a thing. We recommend Gramma travel to everyone we know without hesitation.

Peter Mayer

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Großartige Reise

Ich war nur einmal dort. Ich plane, wieder hierher zu kommen und kann mir nicht vorstellen, dies mit irgendjemand anderem als Nikolai zu tun. Sein Englisch ist großartig, sein Wissen ist beeindruckend und er kennt die Gegend wie seine Westentasche. Ihn bringt nichts aus der Fassung. Er ist der Hammer!

Rob Owens

Rob Owens

1-day tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat

ITINERARI

7.30 a.m. - we meet in Kyiv and check your passport details.

8.00 a.m. - depart Kyiv in comfortable vehicles.

Our vehicles have AC and wi-fi on board, so you are always safe and in touch with the world even in the middle of nowhere. Our skilled drivers will make the journey safe and sound. You have an opportunity to watch a documentary and get very basic information about the zone. We make a stop at the last petrol station before The Zone, so you can get your morning coffee, buy water and snacks. It is the last civilization on our way. It takes around 2 hours to get to the main entrance of the zone –check point “Dytiatky”, where we pass passport control, sign radiation safety rules and the tour starts.

  • Nature is taking over the place. Wildlife is truly great in the zone. There are foxes, hares, wild boars, deer, wolves, moose, and herds of Przewalski horses and other species. You should keep your eyes open and look around on your way from the checkpoint to the town of Chernobyl. We see wildlife very often, but no 2 headed animals, monsters and zombies!
  • Stop in the village of Zalissya with almost 700 abandoned houses (uninhabited)
  • Discover the town of Chernobyl – the busiest part of the zone nowadays. Almost 5000 people work and live there in shifts. Radiation background in the town of Chernobyl is lower than in Kyiv.
  • The main square of the town of Chernobyl/memorial “The Wormwood Star”
  • Statue of Lenin (one of the few remaining in Ukraine)
  • Abandoned Synagogue
  • Chernobyl river port with sunken boats and ships
  • Quick stop at the local shop (if needed)
  • Memorial “To those who saved the world”
  • Exhibition of original, remotely controlled robotic machines used during cleanup
  • Leliv checkpoint, entrance to the 10km zone
  • The village of Kopachi where almost all the buildings were demolished and buried during the decontamination works in 1986. The area is very overgrown now. We stop near the remaining nursery school. Here you can face and measure radiation for the first time and learn more about contamination. We highly recommend you rent a personal dosimeter-radiometer Terra-P for 10$, so you can see the readings at any time.
  • The industrial site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant
  • Cooling towers of the Chernobyl NPP 3rd generation (pass by)
  • Unit 5, unfinished reactor of Chernobyl NPP (pass by)
  • Panoramic view of CHNPP
  • New Safe Confinement ("Arch") – visitor`s site at 250 m distance
  • NPP cooling channel (feeding giant catfish – available May to September)
  • Memorial "Life for Life” in front of the main administrative building of NPP
  • Prometheus statue, which was evacuated together with Prypiat citizens
  • Lunch (included) 13.30-14.00 (vegetarian meal available upon request), Ukrainian cuisine, all products are delivered from Kyiv.
  • Prypiat – the ghost town. Time stopped there on April 26th, 1986 and you now have a unique opportunity to travel back in time and plunge into the Soviet era. Our professional guides have expert knowledge of the area and will help you explore the town on foot for roughly 2 hours. Please note, it is officially forbidden to enter buildings in Prypiat as it is unsafe.
  • Prypiat welcome sign and decontaminated Red Forest area
  • Bridge of death
  • Prypiat hospital 126
  • Prypiat ferry terminal and riverside café with amazing, laminated stained glass windows
  • Prypiat town hall –after 1986 – main headquarters for military and liquidators
  • Polissya hotel
  • The main square of the ghost town
  • Palace of culture “Energetic”, the biggest entertainment center of Prypiat
  • Supermarket building
  • Restaurant building
  • Bumper cars in the amusement park which was never opened
  • Iconic Ferris wheel, the most famous spot in the entire Chernobyl zone
  • Prypyat stadium “Avangard” which is slowly turning into a forest
  • Swimming pool "Azure", which had been in operation until 1996
  • Middle school of Prypiat
  • Fire station of Prypiat
  • Please note, it is officially forbidden to enter buildings in Prypiat as it is unsafe.
  • Top secret military base Chernobyl -2 and Duga OTH Radar
  • Radiation check at 10km zone checkpoint
  • Final stop and last pictures at Chernobyl road sign
  • Obligatory radiation control at 30km zone checkpoint
  • Arriving back to Kyiv at 18.30 - 20.00

IMPORTANT!

You should be least 18 years old to enter the zone. Tour itinerary may change due to weather conditions and upon request of the group!

1-day tour to Chernobyl and Prypiat

An affordable chance to experience many places during a short period of time. A perfect option for backpackers, people on a budget or simply those who do not have much time to spare. If you have always wanted a dark tour - Chernobyl is definitely a place to go. 

What’s special about day trips to Chernobyl?

During an approximately 12 hour journey you will learn much about:

  1. The Chernobyl disaster itself - how exactly and why did it happen and what was happening after it
  2. Time travel – because a visit to Chernobyl happens in the past, present and future at the same time.
  3. What was Soviet Union propaganda like, why people enjoyed living in this regime and what made them think that they were the best country in the world
  4. What was the life like 34 years ago – in the paradise city and in a small village in the north of Ukraine
  5. How nature takes over the habitat that has recently belonged to humans
  6. What lessons should we learn

And of course much more. Of course it may seem that it’s a very short tour. Chernobyl exclusion zone has much more to offer. Check the other tours if you are interested in longer stays. 

Chernobyl day tour locations 

One day tours unfortunately have a limited list of places to visit due to time limits, and we hope you understand us. During this tour through Chernobyl zone you may see these key locations:

  • The town of Chornobyl that has 3000 workers of the power plant and surrounding areas (yes, there are people here who are still working)
  • An abandoned village (or even two, depends on the time, quantity of visitors on that particular day)
  • Panoramic view of the power plant and iconic cooling towers that have never been in use
  • Nuclear power plant (we will stand very close to the famous reactor number 4 which is now covered up)
  • Secret military object “Duga”, hidden in the depth of the wild Ukrainian forest
  • Ghost-town of Pripyat with lots of locations in it

Attention! Starting from the year 2012 entering the buildings in Pripyat is strictly forbidden due to the danger caused by poor maintenance and natural conquering. Failing to abide the rules can have severe consequences and even banning from entering the zone again. 

See an itinerary of the tour here

Whom I will be on a tour with? 

People from all over the world book their Chernobyl tour: UK, EU countries, USA, Japan are the most common visitors nowadays. However, people from all over the world are eager to come to our country to get an unforgettable experience in Chernobyl. You can be in a group with tourists from a random part of the planet, and this is another cool thing about group tours, isn’t it? 

Tour Chernobyl price

One-day group tour has the cheapest price among all of our options. Very convenient for those who are staying in the city center of Kyiv. Your pick-up point for Chernobyl tour: Kiev city center, near hotel Dnipro.

What do I need to bring with me? 

The following are compulsory on the day of your tour:

  • Your passport (not an ID). Please note that this should be the same passport that you used for applying for a permit.
  • Clothes that fully cover your body. No shorts, T-shirts, skirts, dresses, sandals or other open clothes are allowed. (if you forget about this, there will be an option to buy special costumes that cover the whole body).
  • Money for paying for the tour (unless you fully paid online) and for some snacks/souvenirs and water if needed. There will be several shops on the way to the Exclusion zone, but not inside.

That’s it for essentials. Everything else is up to you. You will have an opportunity to leave your bag in the bus while visiting some locations, so you don’t need to bring your bag with you at all times. Also you will have an opportunity to rent a Geiger counter on the spot. Just don’t forget to mention about it to your tour guide. 

FAQ

What happened in Chernobyl?

One of four nuclear reactors exploded, releasing a big amount of radiation.

When will Chernobyl be safe? Can humans live there?

Living in the Exclusion zone is impossible for the next 24 000 years, because this is the period of half-life of Plutonium. 

Why did Chernobyl happen? Who was guilty?

The accident happened because of a variety of several human mistakes. The Soviet reactor had some issues that led to a sudden unwanted reaction after stopping it.  

Can you go to Chernobyl now?

Chornobyl town is open for visitors, same as the nuclear power plant (on the private tour you can even go inside), surrounding areas, and the abandoned-town of Prypiat.

Is Chernobyl still radioactive? Is it safe to go to?

Unfortunately, some dangerous particles are still present in the area. During visiting the Exclusion zone keep on the path, avoid any contact with potentially contaminated surfaces and stay close to your guide. If you follow the main rules, you are absolutely safe. 

How dangerous is Pripyat?

You can visit this ghost-town without any harm for your health but only on the condition that you follow your guide’s recommendations and the rules.  

How can I visit Chernobyl? Can I go by myself, is it allowed?

You cannot go to the Exclusion zone on your own because you’re required to have a special permit for visiting. You should book a day trip to Chernobyl from Kiev on this page or choose another tour from different options. All documents required for your trip are provided. 

How much radiation is in Pripyat?

The level of radiation in Pripyat is different in its different parts. There are areas with less than 0.15 micro Sieverts, which is less than in Kyiv. But there are areas where the level of gamma radiation is several hundred and even thousand times higher than the norm. 

When will Pripyat be habitable? 

It is absolutely impossible to make it a living place again. First of all, because of the high radioactivity. The second reason is that the houses were left un-maintained and have been exposed to natural take over for the past 34 years. 

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