Welcome to the Ukraine

There are, thankfully, few incidents across the globe that each of us can remember exactly where we were the moment the news broke; such incidents that have a lasting, long term effect on not only a country but across the world. One such moment occurred in 1986, when a nuclear accident in the Ukraine made headlines worldwide for being the worst nuclear disaster to take place throughout history. The ramifications of the accident saw some of the worst effects of radiation we have ever seen, resulting in mass evacuation of the surrounding town, which to this day remains deserted. The story of Chernobyl, from the origins of the accident to its lasting after-effects, is something we’ll discover on our short trip to Kiev, located 2 hours from Chernobyl itself. On this 4-day experience, we’ll explore the streets of Kiev and learn of the city’s turbulent history before departing on a tour to the abandoned area of Chernobyl, where we’ll discover the myths, the facts and the untold stories of this terrible tragedy.

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the streets of Kiev
  • Visit the informative and harrowing Chernobyl museum
  • Travel to the incomparable Chernobyl site
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  • Dates & Prices

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    September 23 - September 26, 2020 (4 days)


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    Kyiv Monastery of the Caves, a white grand building with grey tirmmings and bright golden yellow bulb roofs.
  • Abandoned kindergarten in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 3 nights’ hotel accommodation at Khreschatyk Hotel in Kiev
    • All breakfasts and one lunch
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Kiev Walking Tour
    • Chernobyl Museum Visit
    • Chernobyl Full Day Tour with Lunch
    Aerial view of the colorful buildings in european city at sunset. Cityscape with multicolored houses, cars on the street in Kiev, Ukraine.

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Wednesday 23rd September

Today we shall travel to Kiev and transfer to our centrally located hotel. Tonight, get acquainted with the city and the group.

Overnight in Kiev.

Thursday 24th September

This morning we’ll set out to meet our local guide who will take us on a walking tour around the streets of Kiev. Starting at the Independence Square we’ll hear an explanation about the revolution that took place not so long ago and is still etched into many a local’s mind. From here we’ll depart on our tour where we’ll take in some of Kiev’s most notable buildings including St Michael’s Cathedral, the Funicular Railway and Landscape Alley, known as an open-air fairy tale, this park is home to 17 unique and wacky sculptures! Along the way there are several monuments that offer an additional tactile element to the city, really bringing its architecture alive.

Following our tour there will be some free time before we make our way to the Chernobyl Museum. Here we’ll learn the story of Chernobyl, facts about the tragedy and the impacts of the meltdown, preparing us for our visit to the site tomorrow.

Tonight is at leisure, you may wish to venture out as a group for dinner or spend some time with your day partner, exploring more of this fascinating city!

Breakfast included. Overnight in Kiev.

Friday 25th  September

Today we set out on our tour of Chernobyl where we’ll hear of the myths, legends and facts of the horrific incident that occurred in 1986. Our guide will collect us from Kiev, where we’ll be given newspaper replicas from 1986, filled with stories from the accident. Our journey to Chernobyl takes about 2 hours, during which those who wish to can watch a thrilling documentary filled with details about the explosion. We’ll travel through a police check, for which your passport on hand is essential, before getting to know your dosimeter! This gadget is used to measure levels of radiation and is there to reassure you how little radiation you are being exposed to!
During our tour we’ll explore the ghost town of Pripyat and the secret military radar of Duga. Among the sites we’ll see include the town’s hospital, past the infamous Ferris wheel, and through the abandoned streets, all the while hearing the stories from our specialist guide. We’ll also enjoy a traditional Ukrainian lunch in one of the old cafeterias, before continuing our poignant tour. Later in the day we’ll head back to Kiev to rest after a long day.

Breakfast and lunch included. Overnight in Kiev.

Saturday 26th September

Today we have some free time before we transfer to the airport and begin our journey home.

Breakfast included.

Single supplement – £160