This tailor made tour is a fascinating introduction to Kyiv, the pleasant Ukrainian capital, but its main focus is an in-depth tour of Chernobyl, a place ever synonymous with the massive nuclear disaster that rocked the Soviet Union and the world in 1986. To this day, a 30km exclusion zone set in place by Ukraine’s “Ministry of Emergencies” circles the area, and the disaster is still very real for the great number of people who have been, and are still being affected by its after effects. Our tour starts in the vibrant capital city of Kyiv with a private guided day tour which includes sites such as St Sophia’s Cathedral, Independence Square, the Dnieper Embankment and the upmarket district of Podil. You will then spend two days touring inside the “Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone”, which includes one night in Chernobyl itself (in a small hotel built for scientific advisors). We will gain an insight into the complete picture of the Chernobyl story, from the past to the present, visiting the infamous abandoned city of Pripyat and, if local conditions permit, a tour of the top secret military base containing the Duga 3 early warning missile radar.
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