Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat Town 1 Day Tour

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Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat Town

Chernobyl Zone and Pripyat Town

Mr. Shuttle offers a 1 day Chernobyl and Pripyat town Tour

It is 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.

It is sadly infamous due to the 1986 nuclear disaster. This excursion from Kiev will give you the opportunity to experience a ghost town and to see the destruction caused by a simple nuclear mistake.

You are welcome to join our scheduled 1-day trip, during which you will see:

First Part

  • 25th Brigade field camp for radiation chemical and bacteriological protection
  • Dytyatky Checkpoint – official entrance to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone
  • Zalissya VIllage – with abandoned houses and barns, a shop and the house of the only self-settler Rozaliya Ivanivna
  • A bypass road to the NPP around the town of Chernobyl, built a month after the accident to facilitate the traffic of military vehicles
  • Kopachi Village – an almost fully buried village of with a remaining kindergarten school
  • A concrete-reloading unit, essential for the Sarcophagus erection in 1986
  • Azure Swimming Pool – was mainly used by the liquidators until 1998 (12 years after the Chernobyl disaster)
  • The Red Forest – A decontaminated forest at the place of the disaster

Second Part

  • The Ghost City of Pripyat, previously with a population 50 thousand people before the evacuation. (without entering the buildings)
  • An abandoned hospital receiving firefighter and NPP workers affected by the disaster
  • A river port home to the most famous café in Pirpyat at the embankment
  • An abandoned town hall – the first headquarters for mitigation of the accident consequences
  • Polissya Hotel, a correction point for helicopters dropping lead bags over the 4th reactor ruins
  • Palace of Culture Energetik – a once focal point for people to enjoy a range of recreational and artistic activities
  • Pripyat Amusement Park – an abandoned amusement park where the iconic ferris wheel stands in which become a symbol of the Chernobyl disaster

Third Part

  • Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant – Ground zero of the nuclear catastrophe
  • NPP fire station – whose crew were the first to extinguish fire at the NPP after the explosion
  • Chernobyl New Safe Confinement (Arch) formerly called the Sarcophagus – Has an observation point from 300 m distance
  • Life for life memorial – stands in front of the administrative building, there used to be an enormous parking lot previously before the disaster
  • NPP Cooling Pond – was one of the major source of 90sr migration from the Chernobyl site
  • NPP Cooling Towers – built to cool down Chernobyl’s reactors because the cooling pond was not enough to cool all reactors
  • DUGA-1 Radar Facility – A top secret military facility of the Soviets and was part of the missile defense early-warning radar network.
  • The Town of Chernobyl – Before its evacuation, the city had about 14,000 residents
  • Monument to Those Who Saved the World – a monument to the firefighters that died putting out the fire at the NPP. The monument is also dedicated to the Chernobyl liquidators that cleaned up after the accident
  • Ecologically-clean dinner at the Chernobyl state canteen (vegetarian meal available upon request).

There can be some changes due to weather conditions!

To make your trip comfortable and enjoyable, we advise you to:

  • Have some snacks and bottled water with you to have a bite during the trip
  • Be prepared for rain and dew on the grass during the walks on the stops
  • Have your personal first aid kit and a repellent
  • Most importantly – TAKE YOUR PASSPORT – not ID – without it you won’t be let to the zone!

 

In order to have a fully immersive experience – namely, radiation – we highly recommend you to order a personal dosimeter-radiometer Terra-P for your trip.

 

  • It will make 'visible' the radiation rate you travel at, constantly informing you about the radiation background. At the end of the day it will show your exact irradiation dose for the whole trip. 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 the trip for $10. Just click on the checkbox "Dosimeter" when you are ordering the tour.

During 1-day tour to the Chernobyl zone you will receive a radiation dose equal to approximately 1-hour jet flight that is 160 times less than the dose received during a single chest x-rays, and 3600 times less than in the one the whole body CT scan!

Trip Itnerary

  • 1
    First we meet from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m.

    South terminal, Lukashevicha str, build. 6 (meeting place on the map) near our bus.

  • 2
    Then will depart Kyiv at 8:00 a.m. SHARP.

    In case of no-show, the trip payment is not refunded.

  • 3
    You are to have your passport on you!

    WITHOUT PASSPORT NO ONE IS LET INTO THE ZONE!

  • 4
    According to the Zone regulations, you are to wear:

    Jacket or a shirt with long sleeve, Trousers (NO shorts, NO knee-breeches, NO skirts, NO leggings), Boots or sneakers, which fully cover your feet (NO fancy opening)

  • 5

    Before the departure you have to sign two documents, confirming that you won't have any claims to the Chernobyl zone administration and trip organizers if your private belongings get contaminated or health deteriorates.

  • 6
    We travel by a comfortable van (DVD, air conditioning).

    We travel by a comfortable van (DVD, air conditioning).

  • 7

    If booked in advance, at 2.30 or 5.30 p.m. you have lunch/dinner at the Chernobyl canteen. A hearty and ecologically-clean meal costs ~$8 per person. It is not included into the cost of the trip and is optional.

  • 8

    Finally we will arrive back to Kiev approximately at 8 - 9 p.m.

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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