Take a trip to Pervomaysk Nuclear Missile Base, 300km south of Kiev and descend 33 metres underground to view one of the most important control centre's of the Cold War!
The price to join a one day group tour is 149€ per person.
This is inclusive of all permits, insurance, transport, guides and meals. We run these tours almost every day of the year. Please email us with your preferred day of departure and we will advise you of availability.
For a one day group tour which also includes two nights (private apartment) accommodation in Kiev and airport transfers the price is 269€*.
For three nights it will be 299€*.
To stay in a 3 star hotel instead of a private apartment, it will be the lower cost of 249€* for two nights or 285€* for three nights. The price also includes airport transfers and the Chernobyl day tour.
*per person and based on two sharing. If travelling alone please add 42€ per night for hotel or 52€ per night for apartment.
Stay overnight in Chernobyl!
We also arrange two day tours of the exclusion zone, including an overnight stay in the Chernobyl hotel with all meals included (cooked with food brought from outside the zone!). Our upcoming group dates are:
Duga 3, Prypyat and Chernobyl tour - 11-12. May 2019: 399€
(maximum group size of 12)
Duga 3, Prypyat and Chernobyl tour - 24-25. August 2019: 399€ (maximum group size of 12)
We can add airport transfers and accommodation in Kiev on request.
We can also arrange private overnight stays in the zone. Please email us for current prices.
- English speaking guidance!
- For extra nights accommodation in Kiev please add 52€ per person per night for the apartment or 42€ per night for a hotel.
- Full Kiev weekend package prices are per person, based on 2 sharing. Please add 52€ per night for sole occupancy in an apartment or 42€ per night in a hotel.
- Please allow at least 8 working days before your planned departure to allow us enough time to process your permits. If less than this then there will be a late permit fee surcharge
- Please note that you will have slightly less time on the bigger sized group tours due to a more lengthy process at the exclusion zone checkpoints. Group sizes are small in Winter but larger in Summer.
- The zone is a restricted area and as a result we cannot give 100% guarantees on the tours taking place.
- In summer 2011, the zone was suddenly closed by the government causing all tours to be cancelled. All government issues are now resolved and we don't expect the zone to close again but if it ever does then we will give 100% tour refunds.
*Please note we require a minimum of 8 working days to process permits for the zone. If less than 8 days then we are sometimes able to apply for a late permit for an additional £10-£30 (depending how close to the date).
*As of the 12th April 2012 there is officially no longer access to the inside of buildings on the tours. However, we are generally able to go inside some of the buildings on the majority of the tours (dependent on military presence on the day!)
Pick up in Kiev and driven 300km to Pervomaysk.
Arrive at the missile base and meet one of the leaders of the site; usually an ex officer of the missile base. He will explain to you the history of the site before entering the base.
After your descent you will walk along a 150 metre long corridor which leads to a self contained silo based 12 storey Command Post. It was in use until 1994 and could function sealed from the outside world for 45 days.
Once inside you can sit in the actual Command seat where Soviet officers where once in charge of nine 'Satan' SS-22 Ballistic missiles. Press the 'button' which if pressed during the 1980's would have led to catastrophe.
You are able to look inside the Ballistic missiles which are equipped with up to 10 warheads and 40 penetration aids. They had an operating range of up to 15,200km and gave the Soviet Union 'first strike' advantage over the United States.
Return to Kiev for 17:00
4+ people: 140€ per person
3 people: 175€ per person
2 people: 218€ per person
1 person: 330€
Flights are not included with the Chernobyl tour, however we can help you to book them for budget prices on request.
We also offer overnight stays which allows extra time around Chernobyl and a full days sightseeing in Prypyat. Accommodation is provided in the Chernobyl hotel with all meals provided. You are welcome to choose your own itinerary of areas you would most like to visit.
Please go here for prices on the 2 day tour.
What does the price include?
The price includes travel to Chernobyl, an English speaking guide, permit to enter the exclusion zone, tour around Prypyat and a 3 course meal on the general tour. The tour upgrade also includes flight transfers and 2 nights accommodation in a private apartment in the centre of Kiev (with double bed, sofa bed, TV, kitchen and bathroom). The overnight Chernobyl tour includes accommodation in the Chernobyl hotel as well as supper and breakfast.
What does the price not include?
The price does not include flights to the Ukraine. However, on request we can help you arrange this. For example flights from the UK to the Ukraine start from as little as £90. Insurance and visas (if needed) are also not included. Please email us for further details.
Is Chernobyl safe?
The levels of radiation, even though higher than normal levels are now considered safe. You will be exposed to no more radiation than on a Transatlantic flight or undergoing an X-Ray.
Why visit Chernobyl?
People have many different reasons for visiting Chernobyl. From scientists and ex residents of the area through to photographers and people simply interested in learning about the disaster. Whatever your reasons may be, please remember the devastation that the accident caused and is still causing today. We advise you to visit the Chernobyl museum in Kiev prior to your trip to fully appreciate the extent of the horrors caused by the explosion.
How long is the tour?
We arrive at Chernobyl around 11am and leave at approximately 4pm. Those travelling in larger groups will have slightly less time as the bigger the group, the longer it will take to pass through the checkpoints.
What time is checkout from the apartment?
Checkout is at 12.00 on day of departure. If your flight is the evening then you can leave your luggage at our partners' offices in Kiev. You just need to head back here later to pick up your bags and also be met for your transfer back to the airport.
Is Chernobyl featured in Call Of Duty 4?
Yes, the town of Prypyat is featured in the computer game Call Of Duty 4. Many gamers, mainly due to their age were unaware of the Chernobyl accident and have been surprised to learn that one of the levels of the COD game is actually a real place designed exactly to scale of Prypyat itself.