From  £1095
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Small Group tour - minimum 8 persons/maximum 16 persons
  • No single room supplement
  • Meet locals who have settled in the zone
  • Tour the ghost city of Pripyat
  • Visit the Cooling Reservoir in Pripyat
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Kyiv & Chernobyl Group Tour

6 Day Tour, from £1095 per person
Itinerary Dates
20192020
18 Oct  -  23 Oct
15 May  -  20 May
19 Jun  -  24 Jun
24 Jul  -  29 Jul
21 Aug  -  26 Aug
25 Sep  -  30 Sep
22 Oct  -  27 Oct

Exclusive to Regent Holidays - this individual holiday stays overnight in the town of Chernobyl, 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, 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.

Spending two days touring inside the “Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Exclusion Zone,” including 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. This tour also includes a full free day in Kyiv for one to explore at leisure.
 
*Please note, under 18s are not permitted to visit Chernobyl.*
 
Regent Holidays will donate £25 for every person booked on this tour to Chernobyl Heart, a charity initiative aimed at improving the lives of the children affected by the disaster. For more information visit http://www.chernobylheart.org.uk/

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
FLY TO KYIV
FLY TO KYIV

Arrive Kyiv. Transfer to the hotel and check in for 2 nights. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.

Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 2
KYIV
KYIV

Today enjoy a full day city tour of Kyiv including Kreschatyk, the Golden Gates, the St. Sophia and St. Michael Cathedral and the Chernobyl Museum. After lunch visit the Cave Monastery. Spend the evening at leisure. (B,L)

Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 3
KYIV TO CHERNOBYL
KYIV  TO CHERNOBYL

After breakfast depart Kyiv and drive towards Chernobyl. On arrival at the outer boundary of the exclusion zone go through the control checkpoint, before entering the zone. Enjoy lunch and an introductory presentation on the history of the area and an overview of the itinerary. In the afternoon head further into the zone, visiting the exterior of Reactor No. 4, and take in an extended tour of the ghost city of Pripyat. Explore the ruined city, visiting numerous sites such as the school, sports centre, swimming pool and the fairground (please note that it cannot be guaranteed that you can enter these buildings). Return to Chernobyl for dinner and an overnight stay at the Chernobyl Hotel. (B,L,D)

Accommodation
Chernobyl Hotel
DAY 4
CHERNOBYL TO KYIV
CHERNOBYL TO KYIV

This morning continue the tour of Chernobyl visiting further sites in and around Pripyat, including the Cooling Reservoir with its giant catfish. Providing the authorities continue to permit it, we will also visit the now abandoned Soviet Duga Radar facility. This military base was constructed as part of a Soviet early warning nuclear missile detection system during the cold war and has 2 radars over 150 metres in height.
We will also meet with some locals who have, despite government warnings and laws, decided to settle inside the zone. Leave Chernobyl (after being checked for radiation exposure!) and return to Kyiv. On arrival check in to the Hotel Rus for a 2 night stay. (B,L)

 

 

Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 5
KYIV
KYIV

Make use of a free day in Kyiv to discover the capital’s mix of Soviet-inspired architecture and grand Kyivan Rus complexes. Perhaps take a stroll down Andrew’s Descent, (Andriyivsky uzviz) where souvenir stalls, art galleries and restaurants line the quirky cobblestone streets. Stop to admire the baroque beauty of St Andrew’s Church, built in 1754 by the Italian architect who designed St Petersburg’s Winter Palace. At the foot of the uzviz, the histories of the Descent’s buildings are told in the Museum of One Street. Make time to stop for a delicious bowl of borscht topped with sour cream for an authentic taste of Ukraine. Perhaps take in an evening performance at the State Operetta Theatre or National Philharmonic Hall. (B)

Accommodation
Rus Hotel
DAY 6
FLY TO THE UK
Transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

6 day tour, from £1095 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with Ukraine International from London Gatwick
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • Accommodation in 3-star Rus Hotel in Kiev and guesthouse in Chernobyl
  • Meals as specified (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation
  • Sightseeing as specified with English-speaking guide

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Meals/services other than those mentioned

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Price Notes

There is no single supplement on this group tour.


Itinerary Dates  
18 Oct 2019
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23 Oct 2019
15 May 2020
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20 May 2020
19 Jun 2020
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24 Jun 2020
24 Jul 2020
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29 Jul 2020
21 Aug 2020
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26 Aug 2020
25 Sep 2020
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30 Sep 2020
22 Oct 2020
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27 Oct 2020

Tour Route Map


  1. Ukraine, Kiev
  2. Ukraine, Chernobyl
  3. Ukraine, Kiev

Tour Accommodation

Rus Hotel
Rus Hotel
Rus Hotel You will feel as though you have stepped back into the Soviet era with this large throwback hotel. However, the service is friendly and efficient, the room facilities are good and the hotel......
Chernobyl Hotel
Chernobyl Hotel
Chernobyl Hotel This hotel was constructed to home foreign scientists and experts working in the area after the Chernobyl disaster. This is basic accommodation but is one of very few options in the......

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