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.
Très bonne visite Merci Diana !
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 !
Brilliant 5 Stars
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.
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
Thank you Igor for great day in Chernobyl!
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!
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.
Private Tour of Chernobyl from Kiev on Luxirious Minibus
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!!!
10 out of 10 Stars! BEST DAY TRIL EVER - BOOK SOLO EAST TRAVEL!!!
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!!!
fantastic day with a fantastic guide
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.
But really think about taking a multi-day tour
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.
Where do I even begin!
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!!!
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.
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.
A fantastic tour
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!
Incredible 2-day private tour
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.
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.
Great Chernobyl tour!
We had an amazing experience using SoloEast for our tour of Chernobyl. They were super helpful in figuring out a tour and getting drone permissions (which some other tour companies won’t do.) We had Igor as our guide, who was super nice, knowledgeable, and gave us a great experience in Chernobyl. We learned a lot while we were there, Igor explained a lot of the history of the town and the reactors, and got to see interesting sites. I would highly recommend going for 2 days, there is so much to see and 1 day doesn’t sufficiently cover it.
Chernobyl may be the most interesting place I’ve been – it’s so unique to visit a place that was once growing and over 50k people and is now completely abandoned. Igor and SoloEast did a great job of showing it to us and ensuring we had a great experience visiting the exclusion zone.
Dark Tourism to Chernobyl
I loved, loved, loved the tour so much. This place is unbelievable and terrifying. Something you would never ever forget. It stays with you. It comes back to you with memories. It actually makes you want to come back. Time stopped in that place. I will create a short movie of my trip and post as well. Thank you SoloEast Travel team: my super special thanks to our tour guide Konstantin, our wonderful driver Sergey and manager Victoria.
(ES) Inolvidable e increible
La mejor agencia para ir a Chernobil, un viaje inolvidable, te llevan a sitios que ninguna otra agencia va, puntualidad total, el guía, Constantine fue increíblemente bueno, te explican todo, se esforzó muchísimo, la dirección de la empresa es atenta y está en constante contacto con el cliente, gracias Natalia y Victoria. La comida incluida estuvo bien. Salimos a las 8 de la mañana y llegamos a las 20h, vimos muchísimas cosas, increíble. Para repetir, una experiencia increible, volveré pero con Soloeast.
También nos organizaron la entrada en Ucrania, los test covi, los transfer de ida y vuelta al hotel. En continuo contacto con el cliente, preocupación absoluta por todo, educación, seriedad y muy puntuales, si pudiera dar más nota lo haría.
Unforgettable Tour with Solo East
Viktoria organised my trip via WhatsApp and Diana was the tour guide. Both were very professional and always there to help you. Diana was a great tour guide who was full of knowledge and enthusiasm for Chernobyl and the surrounding areas. As we went during COVID, the tour even went ahead with just 3 people (making it like a private tour). Diana was very accommodating and always asked you about your preferences before deciding the format for the day. Her pace suited the group and we managed to see a lot even if it was just a day trip. For these reasons, I think it’s best to go with a smaller outfit like Solo East as opposed to the big popular tour groups.
Unique private tour
Unique private tour with Alex
We booked the tour three days in advance and i have to say that everything perfect. Even better than expected. We picked up our tour guide Alex with our private car. At first I have to say that we were super lucky with Alex. He knew literally everything about the happenings of Chernobyl/Pripyat.We went to the exclusion zone and he told us all important facts and showed us videos which gave us all the necessary information of the incident. We went together to all the main spots and it was really a great adventure. In addition to that we have learnt about ucranian and sowjet history. All in all i would highly recommend to book a tour with SoloEast travel and especially with Alex.
Awesome trip - can highly recommend
Booked the Chernobyl Day Trip and everything was perfectly well organised by SoloEast.
After meeting at 8am we drove to Chernobyl in a Van where they showed video documentaries.
Igor was our perfect guide being very dedicated, very kind and very informative. He showed us all the best parts you can see in Chernobyl and Pripyat and explained everything very well. We got back to Kiev at around 8pm. Altogether I can highly recommend the trip.
Special thanks to Igor
The tour itself is a unique experience that should be on your list if you are in Ukraine. SoloEast deserves 5 stars as they provide excellent service, with their extensive experience allowing them to offer a quality tour as expected.
For my tour, I had Igor as the guide and honestly I would go again just because he is an awesome guide. He did his best to run everything as per schedule, to answer all the questions I had, to show unique spots in the Chernobyl area, and to entertain us.
Igor is a very nice person in general and then an excellent tour guide, the perfect combination.
Thank you again for the experience!
I had an amazing trip. Even going alone is still fun because you will meet people on the trip. We had a great guide Igor who was very helpful and really knew what he was talking about.
Absolute blast of a tour with SoloEast's Diana!
We (2 people coming from Germany) took a two-day tour to Pripyat and Chernobyl with SoloEast in July. We had booked the tour well ahead of COVID lockdowns and stuck to our booking throughout in hopes of relief. After Ukraine had opened its borders for entry again, we double checked with SoloEast that the tour was still going to take place. The e-mail communication with the company was smooth and timely, perfect in our opinion.
The COVID situation turned out to our advantage as well, as my mate and I were the only ones on the tour, literally making it a private one. Talking about the good side to everything. 😉
Our guide and driver was Diana. She was convincing in both roles, getting us safely in and out of Kiev, and around the Exclusion Zone, while providing us with information and insight about everything with a great sense of humour. Our “working language” was Russian, since my mate’s English is not enough for an easy communication and my Russian is okay. We agreed upon me translating important stuff into German as I see fit. However, Diana’s command of English is absolutely fine and would be sufficient to conduct the tour and all talking.
SoloEast kindly offered to collect us at our apartment, thus saving us the “fun” of Kiev’s Metro in the morning hour. The car arrived on time and Diana was waiting outside our apartment. After sorting out financial side, we were ready for take-off. Diana was well accustomed to driving on the local roads (which can be quite challenging at times) and handled her comfortable VW Golf with ease. 130 km to the Zone were anything but boring and we had a great time chatting about the days ahead and getting acquainted with the code of conduct in the Zone.
One of the advantages of a private tour is that you get to “pick the cherries” and try and see and do more off the beaten track, which we did. I am strongly advised not to talk about any “not coordinated or potentially illegal” activities, but I can tell you this: two days and an undivided attention of your guide let you see a (and do) lot. Several rules, however, must be followed while inside the Zone, and if you do, you’re up for a fantastic experience. Be prepared to do a fair amount of walking, to face ruthless mosquitoes and for generally quite a rough terrain in some corners of Pripyat. You will see a lot if you can and are willing to walk a lot. We recommend a Giger counter that you can borrow (at extra cost) from SoloEast so that you can have fun discovering radioactivity around you as you go.
We also highly recommend getting some basic information on Chernobyl and the disaster of 1986 prior to coming there, especially if you are a part of a larger group. The guides know their way around town and will provide you with tons of background details but they won’t be able to give you all the numbers or answer every question. On the other hand, Diana gave us information bits that would be hard to find on Wikipedia.
Given the time and enthusiasm, we covered many places, both in the centre of Pripyat and surrounding areas. Starting at the central square we have worked our way through the sights of interest, ending up at Duga, which was our last stop on the second day. In Chernobyl itself we have visited several monuments and a church but did not spend much time at it as our focus was on Pripyat. We could have possibly seen even more these two days, but we’d rather come again. 🙂
If you are going to the Zone for a couple of days, chances are that you will stay at Chernobyl’s Hotel “Desyatka”. This is the place to be if you are into Post-Soviet charm – with plenty of green and empty houses all around the area. Beware of the dogs though, that are chilling on many corners and seem to have a vivid interest in tourists. 😉 It may be important to know that alcohol is only sold at the bar of the hotel from 7 to 9 pm so it might be a great idea to stock up in town before you return to the hotel. Meals at “Desyatka” may be challenging and could by no means count as haute cuisine, so you might want to bring something with you to please yourself. It is also forbidden to eat while walking around the Zone, keep in mind.
All in all it was a great experience and we give 5 star rating for SoloEast’s tour organisation, our tour guide Diana and her way to conduct raids around the Zone. You will have a massive fun, be stunned and possibly creeped out and will return with tons of pictures and memories.
Thank you to the whole SoloEast crew and a special thank you to our guide Diana.
Private solo last minute tour of Chernobyl
Review of: Chernobyl Private Tour (SHORT NOTICE BOOKING)
The private tour attention and just walking around exploring the areas with my guide Victoria who is also an excellent driver.
Amazing guide Igor and company
With Igor we had the most amazing tour today and I would wish anyone a Day with him in Chernobyl.
He took his time to explain everything and anything and knew what he was doing. The tour was very save, educational and above all we had a lot of fun.
The compact Solo East was great too. Very flexibel, fast and friendly communication.
Anyone who likes An adventure I can recommend this tour!
Chernobyl Private Tour from Kiev
Date of experience: July 2020
If you want to see Chernobyl I would highly recommend going with SoloEast. It was very easy to organise via email and they were very accommodating helping me along the way with a few issues I had.
The private tour was definitely worth it, Pasha my guide was extremely knowledgeable and could answer any questions I had. He took me to visit all the spots I had always wanted to see and then a few more I didn’t even know existed. If you are interested in Chernobyl book a tour with these guys.
I’m not a big photographer, but if you are booking the private tour will be worth the extra money.
Top notch tour with Diana
Our tour with Diana into the exclusion zone exceeded our expectations. She is very knowledgeable and knew just the spots to make our Geiger sing. It was so nice to have a guide with such good English speaking skills. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every site we visited but Pripyat was my favorite.