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The best Chernobyl Tours with Mr. Shuttle

Nowadays, Chernobyl is a place that only reminds us of a huge disaster that happened back in history. Many people describe it as a ghost town, as it is almost empty. It became a thrilling place with many shocking spots that will give you an unforgettable experience. Are you interested in discovering this amazing place, but not sure which destinations are the most important? We will give you some information about the town of Pripyat and Chernobyl, and the possible ways to visit them. Knowing the history, the course of events and the current situation, you will be able to understand what to look out for during your visit there.

Is a day Chernobyl tour safe?

Many people still ask themselves whether the Chernobyl exclusion zone and towns in the neighbourhood are safe enough to visit. The answer is yes, but under several conditions. In Chernobyl, there are designated more and less dangerous areas, which we can visit under the guidance of experts who will take care of our safety. The places such as the ‘machine cemetery’ of Rossokha village, for instance, is a forbidden area, which may harm your health. That is the reason why you should explore this place with a qualified group of people who will help you in every step of your tours. Visiting the town, you will notice that nature has replaced the inhabitants. What exactly does this mean? The number of animals such as wolves, deer, moose, wild boar has increased over the last 20 years. However, this is not the reason why you should cancel a trip to Chernobyl. Chernobyl is still inhabited by about 2000 people! These are mainly scientists and guides who have to leave the city from time to time to avoid being constantly in a radioactive environment.

Nuclear disaster

The Chernobyl disaster is known all around the world. It was a nuclear accident at reactor 4. The accident happened on the 26th of April 1986, near the city of Pripyat in the north of Ukraine. The explosion released nuclear fuel into the air, creating a great radioactive cloud. Around 49,000 citizens of the town of Pripyat were evacuated. In places like Chernobyl and Pripyat, we can learn about history by paying a visit to the exclusion zone and towns nearby. There you will find many chilling places that were once used daily by indigenous people. Such places include schools, kindergartens, playgrounds, cafes, and abandoned houses where we can still see old destroyed toys, broken glass and walls, damaged furniture and much more. You must definitely put in on your bucket list!

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Duga-1 Radar Station

Located in Kyiv Oblast, the Duga Radar Station is a Soviet missile defense early-warning radar network. The system was first constructed in 1975 near Chernobyl and is famous for its huge size and mysterious emergence. Nobody knew that this so-called Russian Woodpecker is going to be built. However, the radar was so powerful that the world learnt about it immediately. It produced sharp noise and disrupted transmissions all around the world. How to explore this great construction and gain all the necessary information to fully experience your visit? Mr Shuttle prepared a special Duga Radar tour for you! We highly recommend that you travel with the professionals who ensure your safety and provide an English tour guide so that you get the best out of your trip. Our experts and historians will explain to you how the DUGA-1 missile defense worked and we will tell you more about Chernobyl-2. Do not hesitate and travel to one of the most exciting sites on the globe before it’s too late!

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

The Chernobyl Zone is an area established by Soviet Armed Forces after the reactor 4 explosion. The exclusion zone extends 30 km from and is divided into 3 areas, namely black, red, and blue. In total, 91,200 people were evacuated from all three areas. Depending on the distance, special protective clothing and equipment are required. If you’re wondering if the tours to The Chernobyl Zone are safe, you don’t have to worry. Low radiation levels are not harmful, however, you have to keep in mind that there are very strict regulations during each trip. For your convenience, our team prepared the Chernobyl tours where you can sightsee all the facilities and experience something incredible!

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant

The Chernobyl NPP is a closed nuclear power plant situated in the north of Ukraine. It was the very spot of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. The accident showed that although powerful, nuclear power can be also terribly destructive. During your Chernobyl tour, you will be able to explore the exclusion zone including the NPP. The tours include great points such as Ground zero of the nuclear catastrophe, Fire Station, Cooling Pond, Cooling Towers and much more! A visit to such a place is a unique life experience that will influence your view of the world. If you’re a student or a professional we highly recommend booking tours inside ChNPP. An English speaking guide will share with you all the information that is necessary to understand how the Power Plant works. You will be taken to places such as The Administrative and Service Complex or ASC-1, The Golden Corridor, the Nuclear Reactor’s Control Panel, Machine Hall, Nuclear Reactor Hall, Commemorative Memorial of Valery Llyich Khodemchuk, and Main Circulation Pumps Room.

Chernobyl tour – visit Chernobyl with us!

Due to the restrictions and hard-to-reach exclusion zone, all the tours are held by professionals. A highly skilled guide is there for you to take care of your safety, and make your trip more interesting. Mr. Shuttle provides a transfer, experienced team and knowledgeable guide. All the services are prepared with attention to every detail. What should you remember before a trip to Chernobyl? You are not allowed to enter the zone with your ID card! In every case, a valid passport is required! Also, some irradiated spots in the exclusion zone are more dangerous than others. Therefore, remember to wear a long sleeve, trousers, boots or sneakers, which fully cover your feet. C

Private tour to Chernobyl – a special experience

Want to travel with your group and gain the best experience ever? Choose our guided tour and take a trip to Chernobyl with a private guide who will share significant information and answer all your questions. Our handcrafted tour called ‘Private Exclusive Tour to Chernobyl’ will take you back to the day of the notorious explosion. The team taking care of you consists of a professional guide, a Chernobyl Power Plant employee, and an interpreter. Explore it your way! You can choose between a 1, 2, or 3-day option tour, depending on how much time you have at your disposal. Each tour provides a unique experience and makes your travel extraordinary!

A day tour of Chernobyl and Pripyat

Interested in a tour from Kiev? Here goes a perfect option for you; a day Chernobyl tour with an extra Pripyat trip. This tour includes a free Hotel Pickup and an English speaking guide. It is a 3-part tour during which we will take you to the most popular destinations. The tour provides must-see spots such as Kopachi Village – an almost fully buried village with a remaining kindergarten school, Zalissya VIllage – with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and the house of the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna, The Ghost Town of Pripyat, The NPP, DUGA-1 Radar Facility and much more! To see the offer find Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat Town 1 Day Tour and explore it with Mr. Shuttle

Tours to Slavutych

What is Slavutych and why is it worth visiting? Slavutych is a town built for evacuees from Pripyat. It was made just after the incident and now it gathers around 8000 inhabitants. In the town, there is a Chernobyl Museum, which is included in one of our tours. Our tour from Kiev also covers a meeting with the employees of the nuclear plant, residents of Slavutych and evacuees. It is a great opportunity to ask questions and listen to the presentation in a small group. If you want to combine two tours in one there’s also an option to book a 2-days trip! The package includes a tour to Slavutych and a Chernobyl tour. Travel with our English speaking tour guide and experience something new! We will provide everything you need and give you all the information. Moreover, we particularly care about our client’s safety and we will make sure you are aware of possible danger during the tour.

In the footsteps of the HBO series Chernobyl – a day Chernobyl tour

You’re a fan of the Chernobyl series? Ok, so now imagine yourself in spots where the crew filmed the scenes. Isn’t it fascinating? You will certainly like the offer we are about to present to you. With our English speaking guide, you will come to explore the details of the catastrophe creatively and thrillingly! This original tour includes must-see spots that will remind you of one of the most interesting adaptations about Chernobyl. We recommend considering this exciting group tour.

Chernobyl from a different perspective

Try something new and explore Chernobyl by kayaking! An interesting and a bit unusual Chernobyl tour called Kayak Canoe Chernobyl Tour provides an unforgettable experience for people who love active tourism and nature. Do be afraid of the radiation – the tour is completely safe. All route options were checked by experts, dosimetric measurements were carried out, and approved for use by the mass tourist. There are two possible ways to choose from. For instance, one of the Chernobyl tours includes an 18-kilometre river route that runs downstream along the Uzh River in the area of the Chernobyl Biosphere Reserve with access to the Pripyat River and tie-down in the city of Chernobyl. What is more, we’ve also prepared something for those who are not afraid of heights, as the tour includes admiring Chernobyl from a plane or helicopter! The breathtaking views of giant Duga-1, the NPP, and the uninhabited town will take your Chernobyl tour to another level! Do not hesitate and ask us any questions. We are here to give you any information you need.

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