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We proudly offer private tours with selected guides, taking you door-to-door and bringing you into a deeper jounery in the Exclusion Zone.

The tours can be 1 Day Private, 2 Days, 3 Days or more. If you want to explore for longer than 3 days you need to inquire by email.

Private tours main advantages:

  • Get extended time at the zone, visit more places and get into buildings
  • We recommend not more than 6 persons
  • We choose the guides
  • Control the time on each spot
  • If 3 or more persons, the price difference it’s not that big and justifies door-to-door transfer + tour quality
  • You can be delivered to airport (extra fee)
  • Depending on availability we can add a guide or translator in your language.

The price depends on how much in advance you book. Do it in advance and avoid €50 surcharge.

Please read our FAQ (terms of service): https://www.sovietwonders.com/faq

DEPARTURE Kiev – Your Accommodation
RETURN Kiev – Any place in Kyiv
DURATION 1 – Multiple Days
WEAR Long pants, long sleeve, covered shoes (no sandals).
PRICING Click on the PRICING tab no see all the discounts offered and choose the option the best fits you.

Last minute Bookings (Less than 5 days): 50€ surcharge
* Should be booked day before until 4PM

After you place the order you will be required to fill up a page with your details or submit a copy of your documents, please pay attention !


  • Bring a drone to chernobyl exclusion zone for extra €25 (with few restrictions)
  • Visit the reactor nr 3 with a 2-days Tour: €180 / person
  • Visit the reactor nr 4 with a 2-days Tour: €180 / person

** Due to recent changes at the zone regulation, visiting buildings inside Pirpyat and a few areas became forbid and if it happens, consider it as a bonus as it risks guidance permits.

The tour might visit self settlers, but specially you get a deeper view of the city and more details about the zone. It’s perfect for those interested in photography.

How to book ? Just fill up your name, email and choose the Tour option, 1, 2 or 3 days


Departure: 7-7:30AM

We pick you up from any place in Kyiv.
  • We can leave later but we do recommend to have a better cross at the 1st Checkpoint
  • Remember to take your passport and be with the proper dress-code.
  • On the way to Chernobyl you will stop at a gas station
  • The 1st allowed time to cross Chernobyl check-point is 10:30AM


The guide in charge decides the route order, trying to avoid the other groups at the zone.


Exclusion zone and Pripyat are not just an abandoned city, it’s a place which few died to contain one of the biggest catastrophes existant in the world. However the contamination we enforce it’s not a deal, following the guide gives a better look at the facts and preserve his hard to get license. During private tours you will be able to enter buildings, unless something different happen at the zone and their security system, but it would happen mostly because as a small group, the guide can avoid meeting the security officials.


Our tours includes food, if you are vegetarian or vegan, inform the guide when hopping the car, but understand that food comes from outside and it’s simple, if you have any preferences or restrictions, bring a snack along and don’t forget a water bottle, you will walk.

2nd Day

The main difference on that tour is that since you are already inside the zone, you can start moving around from 9AM, as any visitors can only cross the 1st Checkpoint at 10-10:30, with the drive and already seen places, you have a deeper experience, with added 2 hours for the beginning of the day and extra time on the 1st day, not needing to leave at 4PM from Pripyat as most day tours does. The route can be discussed with the guide that will purpose different directions to take. Keep in mind that the self settlers might not be available or interested on receiving visitors every day, so please respect their will.

3rd Day

Depending on your interest you can add a Power Plant visit (extra cost), but you can have a deeper look at a few places. Chernobyl Post Office, Factory, Police Station, Bus Station, Old fish lab, Unfinished cooling towers and more. Always depending on certain safety conditions.


Traffic can be intense arriving back to Kyiv, if you had a train or flight scheduled, check the time and possibility to catch it after the tour, most probably arriving between 18:30-19:00 o’clock. The day probably you feel was long, a lot of walk and we hope you enjoyed and get a good rest.


Remember if you combine activities we offer a 10EUR discount on few of them, just write us.

Our prices are per person and any booking made in less than 5-7 days may suffer surcharge.
Also the tours are 90% of the times confirmed when booked, but the Exclusion zone might close and give a very short notice to the operators, in such case we apply refunds or we try to sort in a different date.

Groups bigger than 7 persons, please inquire by mail.

1 Day Private Tour

1 person €370 2 persons €260
3 persons €200 4 persons €180
5 persons €160 6 persons €150

2 Days Private Tour

1 person €680 2 persons €420
3 persons €360 4 persons €330
5 persons €320 6 persons €270

3 Days Private Tour

1 person €1100 2 persons €860
3 persons €620 4 persons €550
5 persons €520 6 persons €520
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