Most Recent TripAdvisor Reviews

Amazing 3 Day Tour !

Rated 5 out of 5
July 18, 2021

Fantastic 3-day tour of Chernobyl. Our guide, Pasha, was incredibly informative and knowledgeable about Chernobyl and the surrounding areas. We were lucky to have been taken to some fantastic places over the three days. A highlight of the trip was also visiting a local old lady in her home who was evacuated but later returned back to the area.
The pick-up and drop off from and to Kiev was easy and stress-free. The transport was comfortable and the AC was a welcome treat. Pasha was incredibly friendly and no question seemed silly. 10/10 would recommend.

Gemma

Solid Gold Chernobyl from Kyev Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
July 23, 2021

Awesomazing Chernobyl Experience. Can I just say that it was one was one of the coolest, superb and informative trips we had in Ukraine? I bet.. YES!
We had our Chernobyl Trip from Kyev last 18th of July. A trip that we never knew that will hits us differently. I could vividly recall the moments when we were stressed out, planning and searching for a good tour in Chernobyl. We came across with tripadvisor’s suggestion and never think twice, booked it.
It was magnificent Olga who was assigned to our group. My friends and I really loved her. The way she explains everything it was coming from her core. Her eyes tells how painful it had been for the locals when disaster had happened. Whenever she speaks about a certain place.. we could feel the agony that took place during that time.
She knows how to explain everything relative to the event. A very good speaker, very patient and pretty too. She has the resemblance to Katy Perry. ☺️ Olga is really superb. Plus our driver was super as well. Hats of their duo and the whole team!
The overall experience from this tout was beyond perfect. We really had a wonderful time. This one is for the books.
We are pleased to say.. People, traveller of the world, SoloEast and Olga is a solid gold standard.
This trip is AK, Arthur and Edmon’s approved.
Till we meet again!

Edmon Dela Cruz

Best Tour of Chernobyl

Rated 5 out of 5
July 18, 2021

I’ll start off by saying Alex and Sergei were awesome. Alex really loves what he does and is so informative. He took time to talk to us and answer questions. It was more than just a tour, it was a true educational experience. Our group was small (only 12 people) compared to other tours I saw of 20+ people, which means we had more time to ask questions and the whole time it felt like it was more personal than business. I definitely highly recommend this tour if your are in Ukraine.

Jay S

Unforgettable experience

Rated 5 out of 5
July 14, 2021

We just finished our private tour at Chernobyl and Pripyat, such an amazing experience! We had our personal guide Anya and our driver Sergei, they where honestly the best. They showed us all the highlights where you wouldn’t normally go in group tours and Anya told us everything to know about the places we went to. If I would able to give more than 5 stars, I would! Definitely recommend!

Borre

Another great experience with SoloEast

Rated 5 out of 5
July 7, 2021

My friend and I booked a 1 day private tour to Chernobyl on 3 July 2021. I had previously taken the group tour in 2018, but I wanted a different experience for my friend who was visiting for the first time.
We were assigned Pasha (I apologize if I misspelled his name) and could not have been happier with our guide. He was very knowledgeable of not only the exclusion zone, but in the surrounding areas and even how the Chernobyl events impacted the rest of the areas all the way to Kyiv. He was extremely accommodating if there were any specific areas that we wanted to visit or skip.
We went to some new areas that we didn’t visit when I did the group tour, which was an added bonus. The smaller private tours are able to visit some sites where the larger group tours are not allowed.
I cannot recommend SoloEast enough. I would suggest a multiple day tour if you have the chance. If you have previously visited Chernobyl with a group tour, I’d recommend that you visit again with a private tour.
Thank you SoloEast for another memorable experience!!!
A+++

Micah Johnston

‘Solo east’ - the best experience ever !!!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 30, 2021

I booked a 2 days tour with ‘solo east’, and Igor was my guide. After traveling for 23 years, I can say that this was by far the best experience I’v Ever had. Igor is the best guide you can ask for: reliable, very experienced, very knowledgeable and so freakin cool 😎 Victoria also was a sweetheart and very helpful. This is number 1 agency! Very recommend !!!

shay z

Excellent day trip to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant site

Rated 5 out of 5
June 28, 2021

A visit to Chernobyl is a must if you’re in Ukraine – and I highly recommend booking with Solo East to ensure it’s an unforgettable experience.
Thank you to Olga for a fascinating tour of the Chernobyl site and the surrounding areas. Olga is super knowledgeable, friendly and capable and an excellent tour host. Overall I was really impressed with Solo East and their level of professionalism from their web booking from, right until end of the tour.
TIP: Summer mosquitos are hungry, so make sure you bring repellent! Also (as per Solo East’s instructions) ensure you wear long pants / long sleeves in almost every part of the Exclusion Zone. Closed-toed shoes are also essential too as you’ll be exploring abandoned buildings covered in deep undergrowth!

Amethyst456, United Kingdom

Worth every cent!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 26, 2021

Awesome time! I got lucky our group only had 5 people so it felt like a private tour. We’ve been taken to all of the main sites and beyond. Igor great tour guide with deep knowledge of the whole exclusion zone and its history. All in all – real professional I wish everyone would have a chance to meet taking a Chernobyl tour.

Marius V

11 out of 10 guide...and tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 26, 2021

It was a tour of a lifetime. We had the best guide ever – Diana. She took my buddy Nikola and me on a one-day private tour of the Chernobyl/Pripyat area. We saw all of the amenities that were on our list: Kopachi kindergarten and unknown soldier statue, fish farm and the cooling lake, town of Chernobyl, city of Pripyat, Duga radar in Chernobyl 2, etc etc etc. We booked a visit to ChNPP and she waited for us for 5 hours, but as we finished the tour we jumped back into the AC car and started the real experience with proper pace. Jumping between trees in Pripyat with all of the amenities there (hospital, river port, school, the main square, shopping centre, amusement park, alley of heroes, swimming pool, and all around the Pripyat districts). Later we saw the bridge of death, radiation sparkling red forest from the road. Diana really took good care of us, explained the history of the sites, told us real and fairy-tale stories. If we ever come back again we will ask for our guide Diana again. Thank you for the excellent experience.

Ognjen Barcot

A great two-day private tour into Chernobyl

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2021

We had a wonderful 2-day private tour into Chernobyl from Kiev. Igor is a great guide, this was alredy my second tour with him. He knows all the places and history of the zone.

TrailBlazer239807, Finland

Amazing experience!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 22, 2021

As a lot of people I was so exciting to see all what I saw on the movie or video game, and I tried to feel a bit what those people could felt in the moment of this catastrophe.
Thanks to Solo East travel to make it possible, it was better than excepted!
I recommend it definitely!

Stevie H, Belgium

Amazing tour with amazing guide!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 20, 2021

We went there expecting to be the typical tourists but thank to our guide Igor it wasnt like that, it was way better. he explained us the reality behind the things and eevery question we had he not only answered but showed us the answer in the place we were (with pictures of the past, showing the radiation, etc).
It was an awesome experiennce thanks to him!

Miguel Arego

One of the bests trips of my life

Rated 5 out of 5
June 14, 2021

Stunning Tour with the best guide IGOR!
One of the bests trips of my life, I was so amazed by all what our fantastic guide Igor we showed us. He’s the greatest tour guide that I met and without him the experience would be so different. By the help of a lot of documentaries on the path of the departure until Chernobyl he told us a lot of details from his wonderful memory. It was really clear and as I’m already a passioned about this history i was so surprised to heard so many new and impressed facts about this page of European history. Just go in Chernobyl and may God helps you to have the chance to be with Igor!

Jean-Yves Richelieu

TOP! TOP! TOP!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2021

I did a group tour with SoloEast Travel. Boking the tour on their online system was really easy. The communication was super fast and almost friendly. I also asked for some special things to organize for bigger groups and the answer was yes we can do is no problem. SoloEast Travel, was the only one, after i asked another 5 Tourprovider who can handle and manage my ideas for bigger groups without problems and fast. I did the tour with Victoria, and she was one of the best tour guides you can get and i think she is a very very big Organizational talent. Lovely, heartful friendly and full with jokes. Thank you for everything it was a great wonderful unforgetable day. Special thanks also to Sergii and the whole Team. And very special thanks to Victoria you do a crazy great job

eggersro Gleisdorf, Austria

Perfectly tailored visit

Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2021

From the booking stage up to the setting up of the 2 day tour arrangements was handled swiftly and professionally. The staff was very reactive and easy to contact.
The tour itself was for great because Igor, my guide has beside an incredible knowledge of the site, the zone and the surroundings also experience of taking video and photographers around and is very flexible and quick to exactly understand what I was interested in focussing on.
It was also very easy to arrange meeting people that live in the zone adding for me an essential human dimension to the visit. I had a better than expected 2 day experience and I am looking forward to return in winter time.

Verberckt D

Chernobyl Day Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
June 9, 2021

The whole team at SoloEast Travel, from the booking to the end of the trip, were really friendly and helpful. Our tour guide Anya made sure that our experience covered everything that we were interested in hearing about or seeing.
The tour itself was fascinating, and the exclusion zone was a very interesting place to visit.
Many thanks to Anya and all of the team at SoloEast Travel for a great day….

Ian Farrell Auckland, New Zealand

Eye-opening

Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2021

I had read extensively about the history and a visit had been on my To Do List for years. I’m glad I have done it now. Constantin, the guide, was very professional and friendly, not to mention knowledgeable. We were told that we could expect to feel many different emotions and that’s true; I’m still working through mine. Pripyat is completely wild now but in some places you can see the jokers staging things for the tourists. You can no longer enter the buildings – 35 years has taken its toll – but you can still get the impression of a town abandoned in place. The most chilling aspect of Pripyat is that it echoes.
I was amazed to see Chernobyl’s reactor nr. 4. I had no idea you could get so close and that there are people working there is truly astonishing.
The only complaint I have has nothing at all to do with the operator or guide. Despite having been told to stay together, some of my group were insistent on doing their own private tour. If you do this tour, it’s in everybody’s interest to remain as a group.
Highly recommended.

Coalhill Hebron, Kentucky

Thrilling experience

Rated 5 out of 5
June 3, 2021

I would like to express my compliments to the whole team for organizing one of the best excursion I ever had!
The experience and thrill of the exclusion zone was amazing thanks to our guides Mr Igor and Mr Pavel.
Both of them gave us an amazing story to tell and remember! Thanks to them my expectations was fulfilled more than expected!
Already friends are making questions about how to have the same experience!
Once again thank you! You might see us again shortly!

Petros S

Great private tour with Alex!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 1, 2021

Alex our tour guide has been great showing us around Chernobyl. He is quite fluent in English, with great knowledge of all historical events and the various places around the city. He has great sense of humor and is quite knowledgeable and passionate about all topics related to Chernobyl. He showed us various pictures and videos while we were in the car which were quite interesting.
We really enjoyed walking around the area with him exploring various places. He also took great caution ensuring our safety and taking all the right measures. As we had very limited time (we had a flight back home) he was also very accommodating in ensuring we return back to Kiev at the right time.
Thank you Alex for a day greatly spent and we wish to see you again somewhere in the world

Rania S Brussels, Belgium

Do not miss the opportunity!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 29, 2021

I had and incredible trip, so incredible that I returned 4 years later to do it again and to do a multi day tour. Highly recommend Igor as a guide, he is humours and extremely knowledgeable. An absolute must if you live on this planet to witness this profound, sad, surreal and fascinating reality.

Nick F Wanaka, Otago, New Zealand

A must-do for everybody

Rated 5 out of 5
May 29, 2021

Our tour with SoloEast was great. Alex, our tour guide, showed us the more iconic places and gave us insights about important events in history and how Ukraine and the world have been dealing with the accident in 1986 since now. Alex left no questions unanswered.
It was very interesting, an amazing tour and was worth every penny, thanks to Alex.

Da & Ka Austria

Great experience

Rated 5 out of 5
May 26, 2021

My tour guide was Constantine, he was a great guide. We went to the more iconic places! It was one of my greatest tour I’d ever gone. I totally recommend this agency. You’ll no regret.

arturo garcia

I wish i could see more places in Pripyat! Coz it was totally an amazing... everything was great.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 23, 2021

We met at 8 am and set off… watched a very nice and instructive documentary on the way to Chernobyl. Our guide Alex was a very well-equipped and sweet person. It was really a very impressive and unforgettable trip. I would like to thank Solo East Tour and Alex. I hope to see you again…

Asya Ecem

Superb tour for a good price

Rated 5 out of 5
May 20, 2021

The scheduled group tour (May 1) that I had was very good. The trip was well organized and executed. Transportation was comfortable and tour organizers were friendly. Pasha, the tour guide, was outstanding. He conducted the tour with great knowledge and time management, passion and sense of humor. Thank you SoloEast Travel for the memorable trip.

jc.trvlz

Wow, just wow!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 19, 2021

We did the one day private tour to Chernobyl. It was worth every penny for the trip. Our guide Pasha was very knowledgeable and spoke great English. Don’t hesitate to book with them, the top vloggers and bloggers do for a reason. Check out GeezerAbroad, Bald and Bankrupt, plus Kara and Nate on YouTube to see their trips.

GeezerAbroad

...our Chernobyl tour worth every penny and every second.

Rated 5 out of 5
May 12, 2021

We had a great experience with our larger than life tour guide Igor. We came for a tour of Chernobyl, and we left with a tour of life and love. Highly recommend Igor, his amazing sense of humour and the travel company.

Edin

Visit Red forest, Chernobyl nuclear central, Prypiat, me sure radioactivity...

Rated 5 out of 5
May 1, 2021

We had a really great day in Chernobyl zone with our guide, Igor. He show us all the area with clear explanation, it was really impressive ! I recommend Solo East, the quality of the trip and the price of the tour they propose are really good 🙂

Clém_dbn

Ottima giornata (IT)

Rated 5 out of 5
April 26, 2021

Abbiamo passato un’ottima giornata in compagnia della mostra guida Igor. Partenza dal centro di Kiev con un lussuoso minibus, arrivati al checkpoint a Chernobyl abbiamo passato i controlli e ci hanno dato un dosimetro che accumula le radiazioni racconte durante la giornata. Poi siamo andati a Chernobyl città, abbiamo mangiato, nel pomeriggio siamo andati a vedere il reattore 4, la foresta rossa e infine abbiamo fatto un giro a piedi nella città abbandonata di Pripyat.
La guida è stata molto puntuale e gentile.
Super consigliato!

AFede

Amazing experience

Rated 5 out of 5
April 26, 2021

My friend and I were always super interested in Chernobyl, so when we came to Kiev we knew we had to do the Chernobyl Tour.
Lucky we got Egor as our guide for the day, he was super kind an knew everything about the place. He showed us Chernobyl and and told us everything there is to know.
Thanks for the great experience.

Carl

A wonderful experience

Rated 5 out of 5
April 12, 2021

My trip to Chernobyl was fantastic. Right from the start, Victoria (SoloEast) was very friendly and warm. She showed us around and explained the history of the catastrophe. She was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. Our group was very small, so it was a more intimate experience and we were able to different parts for longer periods of time. I would highly recommend Victoria from Solo East!

Laur G Chatham, New Yor

Amazing experience! 11/10 will come again

Rated 5 out of 5
April 5, 2021

I loved everything, from ease of payment with EU card, to the mud!
The Ride:
Very comfy Mercedes bus, warm clean.
The Guide:
Super Guide Pasha! Extremely knowledgeable, super friendly, besides providing the “base tour information” and history lesson answered every stupid question without getting annoyed. Showed cool landmarks, and was generally very active and super chill. 15/10
The Tour:
If you like urban exploring, this is the place you go, an amazing experience for a view of the past, and essence of abandonment.
You get to see all the history with your own eyes, and experience it first hand.
I love exploring abandoned places, this tops my list way above anything else.

Jag

An amazing experience

Rated 5 out of 5
March 30, 2021

Our Chernobyl tour was great. First of all, I want to thank our guide Pasha. He is very kind and caring person. At the same time, he shared all of his knowledge about the region and the events with us. Lunch was delicious, too. I definitely recommed this tour. Thank you Pasha, thank you Solo East Travel.

Mert Yilmaz

Best tour and the best guide ever!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 29, 2021

That was my third time in the zone, all of them with Solo East Travel. Always a pretty good experience, and this time wasn’t different. Went there with my Wife, a private tour now, and I can say it, THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER!
Victoria was our guide, the best guide that you can go to the zone (Chernobyl Exclusion Zone).
Victoria is a pretty good guide, has a huge knowledge about the Exclusion Zone and make the trip the best is possible. I recommend!
If you want to know chernobyl, go with Solo East Travel.

Nicolas P

Great tour

Rated 5 out of 5
February 14, 2021

In Feb 2021, we went on the 1-day tour of Chernobyl, with tour guide Igor and envoy officer Andrei. Both Igor and Andrei were extremely knowledgeable about the exclusion zone and Igor had great English. Igor took us to see a lot of really cool places in the zone and was patient and flexible with our questions and requests. He was also the driver for the Mercedes mini-bus, which he drove expertly and safely, despite the unrelenting snow.
If you go in the winter, keep in mind that no one is shoveling paths out there, so you will trek through some deep snow. Bring high, waterproof boots. I also recommend taking some extra clothes to leave in the bus and then you will have dry clothes (pants + socks) to change into for the trip home.

Jennifer S Nicosia, Cyprus

Awesome!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 9, 2021

It was a nice experience for me with Diana and Andrey. We had a chance to see many places and spent quite a lot of time in the Zone. They were kind and answered all of my questions. I would like to visit the place later on again, with Solo East Travel. And I suggested my friends both the Chernobyl Tour and the company.

Batu B

Best time spent in Ukraine

Rated 5 out of 5
January 27, 2021

We made the right choice by booking our Chernobyl tour with Solo East as they made all necessary arrangements to make sure our trip was safe, purposeful, and entertaining.
Our tour guide was Diana, she made sure we were aware of all safety measures, had sufficient food and restroom breaks, whilst giving us a well-structured and fun experience at Chernobyl.
She has great historic as well as scientific knowledge about the nuclear power plant and other related aspects. The company Solo East made sure we get sufficient food (as per our preferences).
1 highlight of our tour was the visit to Duga radar.
Our tour guide helped us with amazing pictures, additional information (which is not easily available on the internet), and her driving skills were up to the mark (which actually saved us some time to cover more spots in 1 day).
There were few things that stood out with Diana (vs other tour guides in my personal experience)-
1. She bought real pictures to compare with (before vs after)
2. She gave the tour in form of a story, as in, she started with Zalyssya village to moving to different ruined spots and to finally taking us to a point in Chernobyl from were almost entire Chernobyl was visible (symbolizing the summary view)
3. While showing us the inhabitations she explained to us the human side of the loss which occurred after that incident
4. There were many stray dogs and cats and she carried some food with her to feed them because in this season with lesser tourists they might be hungry for days
5. Last but not least, she was very funny, sporting and entertaining
To summarize, if you book your tour to Chernobyl with Diana, she will keep on talking & talking but that would be worth it.

ARPIT J

Très bonne visite Merci Diana !

Rated 5 out of 5
January 15, 2021

Très belles visites, excellente guide ! Merci beaucoup à Diana pour les explications ! Rien à dire😌
Tres ponctuel à 8h le matin devant l hotel, très bon repas le midi ! Explication en Français de très bonne qualités !
Je recommande vraiment cette visite avec Diana !
Merci encore pour tout !

Pierre Vende

Brilliant 5 Stars

Rated 5 out of 5
January 15, 2021

Great company, Natalia was very helpful in organising the tour. Very quick in responding to our enquiries. The tour itself was made very interesting by our guide Pasha, very Knowledgeable about the historical events and the surrounding area, excellent spoken English. Even managed a close encounter with a large moose on way out of the Zone, thought I don’t think this is usually on the itinerary! lol!
Thanks all for a great experience.

north021 Blackpool, United Kingdom

Great Tour

Rated 5 out of 5
January 12, 2021

Fantastic Tour! The transport was comfortable and was shown educational videos on the journey. Igor our guide was very informative and proactive. A once in a lifetime expirence 👍. Thankyou

Michael M

Thank you Igor for great day in Chernobyl!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 5, 2021

The tour lead by Igor was one of my favorite tours yet! The group was small, about 5, so we were able to see a lot more than what was on the given itinerary. The tour was a good pace for seeing so much, nothing felt rushed and if we needed to we could have stayed at locations longer.
Igor was our tour guide, he is very knowledge about Chernobyl and its history and his English great! Igor was able to take us to all the popular sights we wanted to see while giving us the history of each building and road.
If you’re traveling to kyiv I’d highly recommend booking a tour with soloeast and make sure to request Igor through the company’s email/WhatsApp!
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Igor was super nice and took us to the train station since it was on his way home. He helped us buy tickets and food and made sure we were on the right train. He was super nice and if you can get a tour with him I’d highly recommend it.

Anthony Hanel Denton, Texas

Private Tour of Chernobyl from Kiev on Luxirious Minibus

Rated 5 out of 5
December 28, 2020

Had A Wonderful Time!
Great tour:) Everything went smooth from the pick up in the morning until the end of the day. Also luxurious bus whit massage seats was just awesome!!!

Jack Detroit, Michigan

10 out of 10 Stars! BEST DAY TRIL EVER - BOOK SOLO EAST TRAVEL!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 22, 2020

We visited Chernobyl with Pasha as our tour guide. It was the most amazing trip I’ve ever been on, and pasha (son of a liquidator) was incredibly knowledgable about the area and knew ALL of the beat places to go and see the sights.
The customer service from start to finish was fantastic, and Victoria even advised us and helped rearrange a different day for our day trip when it was not so busy!
I would recommend booking a day trip to see Chernobyl with Solo East Tours.
We really hope to return one day in the future in a different season.
We would rebook for Pasha again as our tour guide, he is a very friendly person and was very accommodating.
Thank you so much again, lots of love from the U.K.
10 out of 10 Stars! BEST DAY TRIL EVER – BOOK SOLO EAST TRAVEL!!!

Giles & Ross

fantastic day with a fantastic guide

Rated 5 out of 5
December 11, 2020

My husband and I went on this tour last week, and it far exceeded our expectations. our guide, Igor (don’t know how to spell his name) was immensely helpful and was a fount of information and knowledge. He was accommodating, patient and highly skilled in explaining everything to us along the way. He also drove the minibus and his driving was very smooth and safe. all the paper-work is done by him at the checkpoints, and we had minimum contact with anyone at said checkpoints. Igor took us to some of the most amazing places in Pripyat, and for anyone who has seen the HBO series of Chernobyl, he brought the series to life. For myself, and my husband, this trip was beyond excellent, and I would recommend visiting Kiev purely for the Chernobyl tour.

Jannah D

But really think about taking a multi-day tour

Rated 5 out of 5
December 3, 2020

I originally booked my Chornobyl tour with Solo East because I found their pricing to be better then their competitors. Little did I know that I would be satisfied most with the overall quality of the tour. Our driver was Sergei who provided a comfortable and prompt ride through the traffic of Kyiv onto the bumpy roads out of the city and through the zone. On the way to Chernobyl we watched documentaries, which at first I thought I wouldn’t be interested in since I thought I was already well researched, but I found that I was shown an entire side to the liquidators that I had not learned when it came to the size and length of their works.
Entering the zone was stress free and well organized thanks to our guide Alex. As someone having teaching experience myself, I must say that Alex was gifted in delivery of large amounts of memorable information. His preparation was apparent in both a huge book of pictures that he had made himself that he uses to illustrate his information, and also his discernment when it comes to the truth in the events of Chornobyl as well as what was false. He provided a huge amount of information that I have never seen before. This information wasn’t just fun facts either. This information has put me into deep thought regarding my worldview, beliefs, and the liquidators. Alex also has family history in the zone making him part of it in a very positive way.
When it comes to the zone itself there is no way to comprehend what it is without actually going there, so I won’t try to explain it. If you are worried about safety don’t be. You will be given a dosimeter to measure the radiation you will receive throughout your time in the zone. We received about the same as we would have on a hour and a half flight or a little over a normal day in Kyiv. Our guide also knew the zone very well and kept us in safe areas.
You will see so many things over a one day tour, but really think about taking a multi-day tour. After seeing how vast the zone was this became the only thing that I wish could have been different, yet I was limited on time. In the future I may fly back to Kyiv solely for the purpose of taking a multi-day tour, not just for fun, but in-order to experience and reflect on what this place it. Also, if you are a photographer this is the best place ever. The shots just throw themselves at you.

Zack Thomas (Pittsburgh)

Where do I even begin!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 30, 2020

Where do I even begin! Igor, our guide, absolutely blew our minds. Not only was he probably the best tour guide I’ve ever had the pleasure of receiving a proper guide from, he’s one of the coolest, kindest gentlemen that had plentiful of information on the Chernobyl site. He was beyond open and receptive to any questions or concerns on our parts. He made us feel safe and included, and made us question the depth of the Chernobyl site. My friend and I were able to ask him a plethora of questions on Soviet History, Chernobyl history, and Ukrainian history.
Please make this guy your lead tour guide! He was even on Bald and Bankrupt!!!

Roberto Ponce

Great job

Rated 5 out of 5
November 15, 2020

Igor was a great guide. He showed us useful videos on the drive up and back. He showed us many interesting places in the Exclusion Zone towns on the way in. He took us to see the immense Duga over-the-horizon radar array. Of course, he took us to reactor number 4, now entombed in the new covering. He showed us the hot spots in the Red Forest. And he took us through the various interesting places and buildings in town of Pripyat. An unforgettable trip, filled with Igor’s useful information.

r09traveler Woodbridge, Virginia

Wonderful tour

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2020

I recently went on a day tour to Chernobyl, with SoloEast Travel. What should have been a group tour, felt more like a private tour with our wonderful and experienced guide Diana.
No stone was left unturned by our tour guide, it was a really eye opening experience, and a little sad at times, because of the lives that were lost in this tragedy, and all the people that were affected by what happened.
A tour that I will always remember.
Thank you Diana, and SoloEast Travel for the experience, and emotions that were felt.

Parvez A

A fantastic tour

Rated 5 out of 5
October 28, 2020

This tour left no wish unfulfilled. We visited not only the main spots but also additional places that we were interested in. Diana is an awesome tour guide who knows everything about the place itself and the rules you have to follow. I appreciate that Diana actually asked what we wanted to see and put this into the tour on the go. I highly recommend the tour!

Georg

Incredible 2-day private tour

Rated 5 out of 5
October 8, 2020

We booked a 2-day private tour for two with SoloEast before Corona.
Since we would have flown during the quarantine, we had to rebook. Communication in English by email was always very friendly and absolutely uncomplicated.
We were able to reschedule the tour flexibly and finally were able to take it in the end of August.
Our guide Pasha was very friendly and nice. His English was very good and he was able to answer all of our questions and always cared so much that we could take good photos 🙂 He also showed us a lot of hidden places and did everything to make it the best possible experience.
For the night we didn’t stay in the Chernobyl Hotel but in the cottage outside the exclusion zone, which can be booked for an extra charge.
The cottage was very luxurious and to our surprise even had a jacuzzi! 🙂 Was really nice to have some spa time after a long day in the exclusion zone.
We are still absolutely thrilled and 100% recommend SoloEast and especially Pasha.
Also, we don’t regret booking the more expensive private tour for a second, because it was worth every penny.
We couldn’t have imagined it better and we definitely want to do another multi-day private tour with SoloEast to the exclusion zone after the pandemic.
Hopefully again with Pasha or Igor, who we also met a few times with his private tour 🙂
Thank you SoloEast for this amazing trip.

Corinna, Germany

Amazing tour!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 28, 2020

I done a private tour which I would highly recommend. My driver/guide Pasha was easy to talk to, very knowledgeable generally fun to be around. I was picked up at my hostel and started the journey to Chernobyl which was a conversation about Chernobyl, Kyiv and other interesting facts about Ukraine. On entering the exclusion zones he always clear instructions on what to do/expect (what not to take photos of, how to use the radiation scannner). He was always asking if I had any questions because I didn’t ask to many because as I would think of the question he would usually answer it in the next sentence. We arrived back in Kyiv early because of the lack of crowds which was a bonus. Excellent day and would recommend to everyone! Also this trip was done during Ukraine’s lockdown so there was not many people there which made it more enjoyable to walk around but doesn’t reflect my review as it was the 5 star service provided.

dusty5586 Townsville, Australia