Visit Chernobyl with Regent, a place ever-synonymous with the massive nuclear disaster that rocked the Soviet Union and the world in 1986. Recently, the disaster has been brought back into the public eye by HBO's superb dramatisation of the events in IMDB's most highly-rated television programme of all time, Chernobyl.
To this day, the 30km exclusion zone put in place by Ukraine’s “Ministry of Emergencies” still encircles the area, and the disaster remains very real for the huge number of people who have been, and are still, affected by the accident and the radiation that escaped it.
View abandoned homes, shops, schools and hotels; walk the empty streets; spy the wildlife that has moved back in after the humans fled; and discover a snapshot of the days in which Pripyat and the Exclusion Zone were evacuated, with abandoned toys and the metal frames of bed providing a poignant reminder of the people who once lived here and had to leave their entire lives behind to escape the catastrophe.
*Please note, under 18s are not permitted to visit Chernobyl.*
Our Kyiv and Chernobyl Tour is an individual tour, unique to Regent Holidays, and includes an overnight in the town, giving an unparalleled insight into one of the most devastating environmental disasters in human history. This tour is a fascinating introduction to Kyiv, the pleasant Ukrainian capital, and includes two days touring inside the “Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone”. Spend one night in Chernobyl itself (in a small hotel built for scientific advisors) and gain an insight into the complete picture of the Chernobyl story, from the past to the present. This tour also includes a full free day in Kyiv for one to explore at leisure.
We also offer Chernobyl tours from Kyiv, which you can inlude on a Kyiv city break. The tour is fully guided and includes transfers and a tour of the abandoned city.
Regent Holidays will donate £25 per every person booked on this tour to this wonderful charity aimed at improving the lives of children affected by the disaster. Every penny donated goes to help the children in need.
For more information visit www.chernobylheart.org.uk