Incredible Chernobyl private tour
Me and a friend had a private one day tour with Igor. He picked us from our hotel in Kiev, throughout he was a warm and friendly guide. What struck me about Igor was how incredibly knowledgeable he was, explaining all key points of history of the Chernobyl incident, highlighting the locations where those events occurred. Also he had an amazing working knowledge of how the whole Chernobyl exclusion zone operates today, which really helped because he knew the times of closures of certain zones, and inside info of when to go to the various locations. He also showed us pictures of life in those locations before the incident, which helped to put things into perspective.
The experience of being at Chernobyl itself? Absolutely mind blowing. To be where such a historical event occcured, to be there in person, and to have an expert tour guide explain it all was just incredible! For anyone interested in Chernobyl, look no further!
2 day trip with a great company and fabulous guide
What a fabulous experience. We were lucky enough to have Diana as our tour guide and also lucky enough to have her all to ourselves even though we’d booked a 2 day group tour.
The whole thing went a bit like this – I’d get excited at each place we visited and take tons of photos whilst my wife rolled her eyes and Diana patiently indulged me, though Helen ended up enjoying it almost as much as I did in the end. We failed, however, in our quest to catch Diana out with the most dumb ass question we could think of (but we had fun trying all the same).
The area around Chernobyl and Pripyat is truly fascinating and I think benefits from spending a couple of days to see – if, like us, you’re fortunate enough to get a guide who always brings everything to life in the most informative and entertaining (often hilarious) way, then it makes for a really memorable trip.
Also recommended is a visit to Valentina, a Chernobyl self-settler – she’s lovely and has the most bizarre ‘spinning’ dog which has to be seen to be believed….
We did everything!! (3-day tour)
Had such an amazing 3-day tour!! It seemed like we visited every single site possible. Our guide, Prasha, was very knowledgeable and very accommodating to our group’s interests.
We ended up talking to tourists from another company, and they said their guide was rushing them through the sites, so I’m really glad I chose SoloEast. Our group was only 4 people!
Highly recommend them, and will definitely come back for the nuclear reactor tour
Amazing 3 Day Tour ! (NEW!)
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.
Chernobyl and Pripyat in a wheelchair? Yes, absolutely!
What an amazing experience. We had the private tour from Kiev and my husband is in a wheelchair so we were afraid the tour would not be possible but not only it was possible but Soloeast Travel also created an itinerary where we managed to see pretty much everything in Chernobyl and Pripyat. We booked an extra guide to push my husband and him (Constantin), together with the driver (Sergei) were always so helpfull. Being in a wheelchair is not a problem, SoloEast Travel will make all the necessary arrangements and will make it work for you. About the places we visited, it is something you have to see for yourself at least once in your life time. Constantin and Sergei know so much about the places we visited, a big thank you to them.
If you are thinking of visiting Chernobyl, no matter your physic limitations, contact SoloEast Travel and they will make it work for you in a safe way.
With the best guide IGOR
Specially requested Igor as he has been the star in multiple YouTube A – Lister videos! And he did not disappoint!
On our one day private tour we saw so much! Still can’t believe that It actually happened! It’s all a bit surreal!
BOOK ONLY A PRIVATE TOUR – I would have been dissatisfied with a group tour! If you want proper adventure go private!
Regret not booking a 2/3 day tour ! So much still to explore will definitely be back!
1 day tour review
The one day tour to Chernobyl with Alex guide was really nice !
We were in a small bus (14 in total) which is great comparing with the big buses coming in the area.
We spent a nice day, stopping by the most famous spots in the 10km zone ! His English was really fluent and he knows a lot about the history of the place. We had a wonderful day from the beginning until the end.
I would recommend without hesitation !
Thanks a lot 🙂
Claire from France
Excellent Experience - Great Guidance
I am VJ from the United Kingdom, I had an excellent Chernobyl tour experience (including a visit to the Nuclear Power Plant and meeting a lovely resettler) with Igor. Igor is one of the most fantastic, friendliest, knowledgeable tourist guides whom I have ever come across. Igor understands, what is required specifically for the tourist, and he tailors the plan suited to the visitor to the perfection.
In any two days private trip, every single thing matters. Igor made sure that every moment is convenient and enjoyable. He, in fact supported me to the fullest to get the best video shots (along with his narration – details to the core information) for preserving the memories of my visit. Thanks to Igor, my YouTube Channel (Thendral UK) subscribers will have the visual treat of Chernobyl.
For any female solo traveller, comfortability, safety and convenience are the most important factors, I have always felt safe and secure during my entire exploration of Chernobyl. Igor made sure that, enough toilet breaks are provided during my exploration. Igor is very sensible, accommodative and understanding to any culture.
I was presented a book about Chernobyl by Soloeast’s Manager Victoria and it was a lovely gesture from Soloeast.
To all, and particularly for solo female travellers, I would absolutely recommend SoloEast and Igor to make your Chernobyl visit the most memorable one.
(DE) Perfect Experience - private Tour Tschernobyl
Wir hatten über SoloEast am vergangenen Samstag eine private Führung nach Tschernobyl gebucht. Absolut empfehlenswert!!! Das Ganze war zwar etwas teurer, als die Basisvariante mit dem Bus, aber der Aufpreis hat sich definitiv gelohnt! Letztlich ist man flexibler, da individuell auf Bedürfnisse eingegangen werden kann sowie zusätzliche Stopps eingelegt oder auch die Aufenthaltszeiten an den verschiedenen Spots angepasst werden können. Unser Guide Konstantin sprach perfekt Deutsch und Englisch und besaß ein absolut umfangreiches Wissen zur Geschichte sowie den technischen Hintergründen! Auch zwischenmenschlich hat alles perfekt gepasst und wir fühlten uns bestens aufgehoben. Würden wir auf jeden Fall wieder so machen!!!! Herzlichen Dank an das Solo-East Team für diese professionellen, tollen und tiefen Eindrücke!
Great tour, better memories!
What a great tour! My family and I did the one day Chernobyl Tour with Solo East and I would HIGHLY recommend! Our driver Sergio and tour guide Constantine were so sweet and informative. Constantine was so funny and answered all of our questions without hesitation. We saw so many different areas of the Chernobyl town, and as sad as it was, the experience was life changing. I would recommend buying a Geiger to gage your radiation and order the lunch that they offer! Thank you Solo East for a wonderful tour and we hope to return someday soon back to Ukraine!Great tour, better memories!
A must-do trip!
The trip was awesome! We were super lucky to have Victoria who was seriously amazing. She was funny, had loads of energy and was really informative, able to answer any questions. She made what could have been a long day so entertaining. Our driver Sergei was great and we were never waiting around at any point. We also had a ‘Junior Tour Guide’ called Helayna who was really good and had lots of information about the USSR and Soviet rule. I was also really impressed with the food which is normally poor on these sort of trips but this was in a restaurant! The bus was really comfy and overall the trip was an amazing experience.
It was a great experience!
We were picked up at 8 in the morning and went to Chernobyl in a very modern shuttle bus. It was clean and there was AC. Considering we went there during COVID and summer, both of those qualities were highly appreciated. Our driver was Sergei and we had a very comfortable trip thanks to him.
When we arrived to Chernobyl, our tickets, passports and outfits were checked by the soldiers since it’s a military zone. (You must wear long trousers and long sleeves.) After that the tour began.
The tour included visits to Zalissya village, Chernobyl city center, Kopachi village, Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Pripyat and Duga radar.
Throughout the trip, our guide Alex gave us very valuable information about the exclusion zone and the situation of the USSR at the time of the events so we can have a historical background as well in an objective point of view. He is very passionate about his job and he takes it seriously. He answered all our questions, and was very fun and helpful.
Would definitely recommend them!
We had an amazing never forgetting life experience with Chernobyl one day trip
Thanks to the solo East travel .
Learned a lot from our lovely guide Mr Constentain ,he has explained each and everything about the places ,history ,events regarding Chernobyl and Pripyat in a nice way .would recommend him to others for sure ,he is funny too 🙂
Our driver sergi was good too ,he drove carefully and safely entire trip .
An overall fantastic tour!
My friends and I took the day tour to see Chernobyl and the cities close by and it was an overall fantastic tour. The Solo east tour company was recommended through a friend and they did not disappoint! We were able to see a lot of different parts of Chernobyl and I have learned so much I did not know prior about the history of Chernobyl and have a greater appreciation for this place. The 1 day tour was 100% worth it and it was a great day with a great tour!
Best Tour of my life!
Ten years ago I watched a documentary about Chernobyl and thought it was pretty interesting. Fast forward to 2019 and HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl. After watching it, I knew I had to go to Chernobyl. I’ve been planning this trip for 2 years. Now that travel restrictions were lifted I decided it was finally time to make my way over to Kyiv to check out Chernobyl. I booked a Solo East private tour.
My guide, Diana was simply incredible. She made this tour something I will never forget. She showed up at the hotel to pick us up and was there on time. Our tour covered everything I wanted to see in Chernobyl (and then some)! Diana was professional, extremely knowledgeable and just an all around awesome person to spend the day with. I really wanted to feed some of the dogs in Chernobyl. She went above and beyond to make this happen. Diana also showed me some of the catfish in Chernobyl. This wasn’t planned and was something I very much enjoyed. I’ve traveled to 12 counties and have taken countless tours. Diana was the best tour guide I have had in any of my experiences anywhere in the world.
Solo East’s private tour of Chernobyl is simply incredible. However, an amazing guide like Diana made it even more enjoyable. The people of Ukraine are incredible, extremely welcoming and very kind. Thank you to Diana of Solo East for one of my best travel experiences to date! If you are thinking about doing this tour, don’t hesitate. Just book it and be sure you request Diana.
Solid Gold Chernobyl from Kyev Tour
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!
Best Tour of Chernobyl
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.
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!
Another great experience with SoloEast
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!!!
‘Solo east’ - the best experience ever !!!!!!
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 !!!
Excellent day trip to the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant site
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!
Worth every cent!
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.
11 out of 10 guide...and tour!
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.
A great two-day private tour into Chernobyl
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.
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!
Amazing tour with amazing guide!
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!
One of the bests trips of my life
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!
TOP! TOP! TOP!
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
Perfectly tailored visit
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.
Chernobyl Day Tour
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….
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.
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!
Great private tour with Alex!
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
Do not miss the opportunity!
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.
A must-do for everybody
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.
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.
I wish i could see more places in Pripyat! Coz it was totally an amazing... everything was great.
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…
Superb tour for a good price
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.
Wow, just wow!
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.
...our Chernobyl tour worth every penny and every second.
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.
Visit Red forest, Chernobyl nuclear central, Prypiat, me sure radioactivity...
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 🙂
Ottima giornata (IT)
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.
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.
A wonderful experience
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!
Amazing experience! 11/10 will come again
I loved everything, from ease of payment with EU card, to the mud!
Very comfy Mercedes bus, warm clean.
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
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.
An amazing experience
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.
Best tour and the best guide ever!
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.
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.
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.
Best time spent in Ukraine
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.