Awesome experience and great tour guide
My son and I visited Chernobyl in late August on a one day tour with SoloEast. It was without a doubt one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. The tour was so well organised and professional. Not much to see at the Nuclear Power Station because of the new sarcophagus, if anything, it looks like a large aircraft hanger. The best part is definitely- Pripyat it was impressive to see how the vegetation has reclaimed the city so quickly. Also enjoyed visiting the abandoned radar site, the scale of it is impressive Our tour guide Anya was a laugh and kept us all entertained. She added her own personal touch to the tour which was an incredible experience. Anyone who gets to experience the tour with her as their guide is guaranteed to have an amazing time. Definitely 10/10 from myself and my son I have no complaints about the tour, just positives and memories to last a lifetime. Would recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Ukraine.
Chernobyl in a day
Bus 4 with Victoria as guide and Igor driving. Victoria talks *a lot* but she’s fun, friendly and knowledgable about the trip (not sure about the terrible Ukrainian jokes!!) We were given an outline of the day before we set off in the minibus – 14 passengers. Sit on the left and not at the back if you can. Wow the roads are in poor shape, I think Igor found a few potholes on the way. There are plenty of bathroom stops with the first one being at a petrol station which also has a shop where you can buy provisions for the day – I’d recommend plenty of water especially on a hot day which ours was. Plenty of photo stops where Victoria told us more about the history of Chernobyl. Lunch was filling and plentiful and then it was on to reactor no 4 and Pripyat where we saw so much (no spoilers). The Russian Woodpecker was our final stop, awesome due to the sheer size of it. A long day arriving back in Kyiv around 8:30 but so worthwhile. Thank you to Victoria and everyone else who helped me up and down the steep bits and some dodgy steps. Thoroughly recommend.
Daniel and Chris Chernobyl tour review
Recently went on the Chernobyl tour on the 5th of September, the tour was everything I expected and more our driver Sergey and guide Diana both made us feel more that welcome, had a very pleasant drive there and back from Chernobyl complements of Sergey good driving made us feel very safe we where very impressed by Diana’s in-depth knowledge and ability to answer any question you asked and the charisma in which she delivered the tour made ours and our groups day much more memorable we could not have had a better person to show us around this astonishing place thank you Diana. I would highly recommend going on this tour and if you have the pleasure of being on Sergey and Diana group you won’t be disappointed 10 out of 10 well done guys
We took a one day tour to Chernobyl with Anya as our guide and Sergiy as our driver. It was one of the best travel days of my life! Anya is so well informed, funny and patient, and answered all our questions fully. We saw more than we ever anticipated, with a few surprises as well. Not one single thing could have made our day better, it was fantastic. We went on a Saturday, and were told that up to a thousand people would visit that day, but despite that fact, we were able to take the most amazing pictures, and felt truly alone at times. Sergiy was also interacting with our group, and told us interesting things as well! I would recommend this tour to any one, any day!
Fascinating trip and excellent guide
Tanya was our guide and Sergei was our driver. Both were fantastic Small 15 seater air conditioned mini bus was waiting exactly where they said it would be on the ticket. Tanya welcomed us on board and checked our passports – correcting an error made on my part. It’s a 2 hour drive to the exclusion zone. There’s a quick stop at a petrol station just outside Kyiv to purchase drinks and snacks and use the toilet. Make sure you purchase water and some snacks – it’s a long day! On the way you watch a couple of documentaries. Tanya then explained in fantastic English how the day would work and how to pass through the checkpoints and the rules etc. Despite this being a hugely popular trip our experience never felt crowded. We skilfully navigated our way around other groups. Tanya has fantastic knowledge about the area and provided really interesting facts about each area where we stopped. The food was really tasty at lunchtime. A small salad, chicken, rice and veg, a cake and an apple along with a bottle of water. The whole experience is fascinating and sad at the same time. I would highly recommend this tour. Sergei navigated the bumpy roads with skill too!
Awesome trip! Great organization and the perfect guide, Tanya! She gave excellent information in clear english and showed us around Chernobyl and Pripyat. Only the wheater was really, really hot but that was not only in Chernobyl. Worth the money and worth the time!
Interesting Day Out
SoloEast gave us a fantastic day out, in comfortable transport with a very good driver. Solo East meet up at Independence Square and not the Train Station so ideal for those staying in town as it’s a 7.30 start. Our guide Alex was excellent too I think everyone else makes it clear what you see on this trip so I don’t need to go over it again, but they do take your safety very seriously and look after you well on the trip
One day private tour
Booked a one day private tour for four people. Had a wonderful day with our guide Igor. Picked up on time, smooth checkpoints, all-around good organization. Igor was friendly and very knowledgeable about the Zone, its history and technical details. We loved the dry humor as well. We’ll probably be back one day for a multi day trip, seems to be worth it, so many more things to see.
Super tour! Go for 2 days but SKIP the powerplant tour
This tour was really great and definitely worth the money! our guide, Alex L. was a really enthusiastic and trustworthy guide who gave no fake stories to increase the drama, compared to some tourist guides sometimes does. Definitely go for the 2 day tour as you will miss a lot otherwise! However, skip the power plant tour – it is managed by another firm and was way over priced, overcrowded, stressed, didn’t leave time for questions. We all wished that we would have stayed with the SoloEast guide instead of going to the plant.
Highly recommend to anyone in the Kyiv area. Katya was our guide and she was truly so well versed and knowledgeable in the history. What an experience. This tour by SoloEast was recommended to us by a number of people. Felt safe at all times. You will not regret it!! Thank you Katya for the day, we will never forget and will never stop talking about!!!!
Fernando and Lorena from Argentina
We enjoy all excursion. VIKTORIA and VADIM the best. Viktoria was nice with us all moment because my language is Spanish but she spoke very clearly. Viktoria have a lovely mood , she has full battery all day!!! This is good because the tour is almost 12 hours. All persons in SOLOEAST was kind with me and my wife . All they say in the internet page is true. I want to congratulate and thank Viktoria and SOLOEAST COMPANY for the best experience that my wife and I have lived. I will tell my story in Argentina for bring more people to know This experience.
Alex best guide and humbling experience
We booked before leaving UK through here but would have been cheaper elsewhere about £80 each. We were at pick point early and 6 mini buses left at 8.15 with stop at services for drink and toilet arriving exclusion zone 10.05. After passport check and given radiation monitor we were off. Mini bus had 14 people english, Canadian, swedish and was conducted in English by Alex our guide. First stop a deserted village With kindergarten and houses. Alex showed difference in contamination of ground, moss and trees. Next the main town, areas and wonderful meal at 12 in main canteen. Ordered in advance veggie pork or chicken. We had chicken savoury rice, water, bread and salad all brought in from Kiev. It’s was wonderfully tasty and I now know it’s also where workers eat. We went to the red forest area and all 5 reactors. Very interesting the history and plenty of photos. Next to the ghost town Pripyat which I was most interested in. I have been fascinated by the disaster from when it happened and have researched it extensively. The way nature has claimed the area back, the horses, ladies whom moved back but the town fascinated me the most. Alex provided some excellent facts, the football ground, supermarket the Ferris wheel never used. It was very moving walking around and picturing how it was. Would have liked to go to hospital so that’s next time. But saw school apartments and pool. Alex gave you time to reflect and answered all the groups questions, we had all bonded by now lol. Then the final part which was a true eye opener and the catalyst for the town and reactors. Long bumpy ride back to check point and back kiev 20.15. Thank you Alex for a truly memorable experience and your professional attitudes, your laughter and your personal insight to thus areas and event. I have a 49 year old campervan so know the weekend upkeep Will be back and hubby now has a true insight into something, he would not watch the HBO series but hopefully will now. Thank you for a fab group and mini bus with wifi, air con and videos just please sort the suspension out. I disabled with limited mobility in my feet and hands so was exhausted next day and struggled with some of the steps and rough terrain but wanted to do that before being further immobile, so wear good boots or trainers and get fit
Great Company to Tour Chernobyl
This tour has already got lots of reviews, so I’d just concentrate more on the practicalities – in terms of the standards though, I’d highly recommend this place. Practicalities – Overall, I thought the one-day tour was just right to cover all the major sights (which this tour does bring one to – the reactor / sacrophagus, a 1h-walk through Pripyat with its abandoned communal buildings, amusement park, stadium and the claw, and the Duga radar) – Whilst there are a few companies visiting Chernobyl, they do seem to make it a point not to bring everyone to the same place at the same time, which we appreciate very very much – having the site to just our tour group made it seem a lot more personal and it retains the atmosphere – We had about 30 people signing up with SoloEast that day, and they split us into 2 buses of about 15 each. My group never really ran into the other group of 15 within the exclusion zone because of the reason above – in fact, it was just us 15 almost all the time – Our guide, Tanya, was very good with her explanations and in keeping the tour interesting. She also showed us some interesting hot spots, where the dosimeter reading shoots up. – Lunch was pretty decent. I was expecting a cold bento box based on general reviews, but it was a plate of hot rice with pork steak, together with a sweet apple bun and salad. – Bus had wifi in it, though within the exclusion zone it does still sometimes get a bit wonky (but hey you’re not there to surf the internet!) All in all, the visit to Chernobyl was really sobering, and one of the highlights amongst not just Ukraine, but all around the world (together with the nuclear missile museum, but that was not with SoloEast but rather done independently – you can check my other review out) Thanks Tanya for the amazing trip!
Everything worked smoothly from the time of the reservation to the actual excursion. Our guide, Tanya, was very knowlegeable also on matters that were not directly involved with the tour locations, but related. We had a great day at visiting the lost village, Pripyat city, the Chernobyl power plant and the Duga 2 radar system. Highly recommended by all of us!
Great tour, organized and studied in detail, Alex our guide was very professional, explaining every detail to perfection. I will definitely come back soon on another tour, See you soon
Amazing adventure with Igor
I did a private tour with Igor in June. It was brilliant!!! I remember hearing about the explosion on the news as a teenager. To be able to see the area and the buildings was surreal. I work as a radiotherapy nurse so I have some understanding about radiation but this accident and the impact to the environment was shocking. I felt Igor showed me all aspects of zone from ordinary citizens homes, schools, community centres and the famous fairground. I chose to do a private tour because I find big groups can slow things down and something gets missed. I also get motion sickness on big buses. I enjoyed the personalised experience. I was exhausted at the end of the day but it was worth it. Igor is friendly, easy going and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him as a guide.
book in advance! private trip is totally worth it!!
This was our 2nd trip to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, both times with SoloEast Travel Chernobyl. The first time we went was a regular group ticket, 1d trip which served the purpose and was great. However, this time we wanted the individual treat so we booked a private tour, and it was WORTH IT. Our guide was Igor, he was super nice and very experienced. He showed us lots of great places and we learned a lot from him. My personal highlight was the visit of the train station and the yacht anchorage place. Visiting Chernobyl still is controversial, at least where we come from in Switzerland. However, this place, whilst it may be dead for humans forever, is such a great place of nature and is fully alive for all sorts of animals. We should respect what happened more than 30 years ago but we should also give this wonderful piece of land a chance. Go there, see for yourself, treat the place and history with respect and be fascinated by the nature. We can highly recommend SoloEast Travel, and if you have the chance to sign with Igor, do so. He is a gem!
Absolute Must Do!
The tour with Alex was such a memorable experience. He kept everyone safe the entire time, gave great information and made sure we moved along at a good pace. I loved every minute of this interesting tour and highly recommend SoloEast as a very organized tour company.
CHERNOBYL ONE-DAY TOUR WE'LL NEVER FORGET
Our friend suggest to join SoloEast agency for the Chernobyl tour and he was right they are really kind and helpful, since the beginning when we were planning the trip. We book a one day private tour, our guide Igor has been great he picksup us from the hotel in Kiev, and drive us to the tour answering all our questions, optimizing time and showing the best spot avoiding to stay in the same spot with other group. We where able to visit Chernobyl, Chernobyl-2 , Prypiat , Chernobyl Plant from outside. We Trully recommend it ….We suggest a two days tour …..there are a lot of things to see, that’s why we are already thinking to plan another Tour! 😀
Fascinating trip with wonderful tour guide
This tour is an absolute must. Chernobyl and the surrounding areas are some of the most fascinating places I’ve ever been to — a dilapidated time capsule of Soviet life. The tour itself is very well-organized, with comfortable transport, informative documentary videos along the journey, adequate time spent at each location, and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations. No review would be complete, however, without glowing praise for our lovely tour guide, Tanya. She was very knowledgeable on the subject, and made the whole tour come to life with her descriptions of the locations and historic events, in addition to answering everyone’s numerous questions. Thank you for such a thrilling day!
Amazing day out and lots of info to learn
I went on the Solo East Chernobyl 1 day tour and man, was it great! Pick up was at Independence Square, which was right opposite my hotel and saved having to trek to the train station for 8am! Diana (our guide) and Alex (our driver) were fab, asking us what we wanted to see in Pripyat and took us to the fair ground,swimming pool and the stadium, supermarket, school no.3 and other bits, they gave us an added bonus of visiting the railway station! Diana was happy to answer any questions we threw her way and the lunch we had in Chernobyl town was lovely, i just couldnt eat it all! Its a shame building access has been restricted but its understandable when you see that roofs have collapsed and floors are giving way, however to see how much nature has reclaimed is incredible. Even in Pripyat its hard to see the buildings for the trees and it was interesting when Diana held up photos of what it looked like to see how much has been taken back by trees. Even seeing Duga3 was an eye opener, you hear about its height and length, but its only when you are walking up to it that you can fully comprehend the size! If visiting Chernobyl is on your bucket list, book it sooner rather than later! You wont regret it 🙂
Based on the knowledge of Chernobyl, I had a fairly high level of expection, and now I would like to say this SoloEast tour is truly praise worthy. Booking was smooth and the two-day trip was compatible. Food was definitely the best in an exclusion zone. Our guides, Vika and Diana, were enthusiastic and friendly. Vika explained a lot of our questions, in which the professional parts made good complements. She also asked about our feelings throughout the trip. She is the best guide I have ever met. Also it was pleasantly surprised to see a Pink Floyd song in the introductory video. I hope to be back in a winter. That must be a different experience.
SoloEast Chernobyl Day Tour
Just like the next guy, I have seen many videos, images and documentaries about Chernobyl. Decided to book a tour with SoloEast based on the excellent review’s and recommendations, and I’m glad I did! The tour was extremely well organised, covered reactor 4, Chernobyl, Pripyat and numerous abandoned villages on the way! The tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Lead by Yuliya, she was very engaging with the group, her English was excellent and would go above and beyond to satisfy everyone’s requirements! Seeing the totally abandoned city of Pripyat will send shivers down your spine! This should be on top of everyone’s list and through SoloEast tours, its the only way to experience this incredible place!
Diana is the best tutor we could imagine
So. It supposed to be another lazy and boring trip to Tschernobyl. Suddenly it appeard we met Diana. what a girl … although in a way to tschernobyl she wasnt really kind during the trip she was the best tutor we could imagine. She was helpful and showed us all the places that we wanted to see. Going on a tour with her was the best tschernobyl experiencie that we could have. Lunch during a day was disaster, cause they did not sell the beer. Take some sandwiches from kiev. Important thing – if you have a bachelor party, there is no place in zone where you can find any alcohol. Another great person I should mention – Siergiej – our driver. Without his help we wouldnt be alive right now. He found the first „magazin” he could where we could buy the water and some snacks. Without his help this trip would not be do great. Coming back to Diana … we were the worst group she could imagine – 9 guys going to dangerous place. What did she do to us … everyone was listening to her, looking at her, doing everything (almost) she wanted. Just ask Diana what to see and she will show you the best what is to see in Tschernobyl. If you want to go there, do it. If you want to have boring trip – dont choose her. If u want to have best experience ever – this i the right address.
Amazing tour, highly recommended!
Tanya is incredibly knowledgeable, she gave us such great insights and was also able to explain us the more technical side of what has happend in 1986. Very impressive. The tour itself is perfect in terms of duration. It’s an intense day but it covers all sights, we thoroughly enjoyed it and had great fun. An impression of our friend Christian below, who perfected his photo pose throughout the day.
Could not recommend this enough. I jave wanted to visit Chernobyl for years, this tour did not disappoint, our tour guide was brilliant and so informative. Everything ran as clockwork and we have absolutely no complaints at all. I would love to revisit for the 2 day tour one day.
My dad and I went on the private Chernobyl tour this weekend and it exceeded all expectations. Such a sad but fascinating tour. Our guide Igor was outstanding and incredibly knowledgeable, he really made the trip what it was! Thank you!
Amazing, fascinating, heart-wrenching!
Couldn’t fault this tour. Anastasia was a fantastic guide – very knowledgeable, funny, attentive and reassuring. The excursion from Kyiv is one of a kind; you will never experience anything like this elsewhere. I learned so much about the accident, radiation and Soviet society in the 1980’s. The tour included stops at Chernobyl town, a kindergarten in Kopachi village, the power plant (where it’s safe to get within 300m of the failed reactor), the Duga radar listening station and Pripyat town. It was amazing to walk around abandoned streets and buildings, imagining how life was before the reactor exploded, and what became of the people who used to live there. Very sad, but very educational. Having to pass military checkpoints added to the excitement and uniqueness of the day. Eating lunch in a lovely cafe in Chernobyl town (all food brought in from outside the exclusion zone!) was just bizarre. I’d definitely recommend this trip and would go again if I return to Kyiv. Not to be missed!
Second visit, as excellent as the first
This was my second trip to Chernobyl with Solo East, and was just as fantastic as the first. Our guide was the incredibly friendly, informative and funny Vika, who gave a fantastic tour and was able to answer any and all questions our tour group had. It’s a jam-packed day – leaving Kyiv around 8.30 and returning about 10 hours later. Lunch is included in Chernobyl’s #1 canteen (with food brought it from outside the exclusion zone…) I cannot recommend a trip to Chernobyl enough; it is fascinating and a deeply enlightening look into a horrific event of global significance. Solo East are the leaders in the field and provide an excellently organised day tour.
A once in a lifetime experience guided to perfection!
After 5 years of talking about it, I finally booked my tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Right from the beginning of the idea for this trip, I always planned to use Solo East Travel, and I’m so glad I did. They were amazing from start to finish. Any question I had before the trip, no matter how big or small was answered extremely quickly via email in brilliant English, with the option to call via Skype if I needed more information. But the information was always enough. We chose to book a private tour, rather than a public tour. I have no doubt that a public tour would be equally as excellent, but from my experience of a private tour, I couldn’t recommend this option enough, it was truly amazing. And a large reason for this was our guide, Igor. He was brilliant. Igor’s knowledge of the accident, the zone and all associated events was incredible. And to mention his very good humor on the drive to and from Kyiv, and within the zone. Being in such a small group, we were able to ask Igor whatever questions we wanted, and every answer was given with a smile and lots and lots of information. Igor’s knowledge of the zone was amazing, he navigated the zone, the roads and Pripyat as if he’d lived there all of his life. He was able to point out radiation hotspots, invisible to the eye, as if they were signposted, and could even very accurately predict the µSv/hr with close accuracy without a Geiger Counter(his knowledge and experience is that good). And when we checked with our counters, he was right! I’d highly recommend hiring a Geiger counter as part of your tour. Whilst not necessary to enjoy the experience, for the minimal cost, it’s a brilliant tool (even if only for photographs!). The click of the counter from your pocket is a constant reminder of where you our and the danger of radiation. Generally, the counters remained quiet throughout large portions of the day, until we put them where Igor expertly guided us to, and they go wild! It truly was incredible. Igor, if you read this. Thank you so very much for such an incredible day. You made our experience truly once in a life time. I’d have absolutely no hesitation to recommend that people ask for you as their guide, you were brilliant. And thank you to all of Solo East for your hospitality. I have already recommended Solo East to so many people when they saw my photos on Facebook & Instagram and asked how they could do the same. Thank you for a once in a life time trip, and if I ever do return, I will definitely use Solo East again, and hopefully Igor too. Thank you, Michael & Chris (UK)
To Chernobyl by train
Travelled to Kiev by airplane and stayed the night as usual. Was well placed on a train to Slavutycv and had a great trip. Had a very interesting conversation with a Ukrainian on most of the trip. Spent the night at Slavutych Hotel, highly recommendable, and then travelled to Chernobyl power plant by train, crossing the Dnepr river was just one of the experiences. The following days offered experiences as; VIP tour at the powerplant, 5 hour visit at the DUGA radar installation, Pripyat and surrounding areas. Just fantastic …. Our guide, Igor Bodnarchuk, holds a great deal of credit for this amazing trip. Not only knowing his way around the area, but also a highly knowledgeable person about the history of this area. And furthermore, a very kind person, taking his time to visit the elderly, and often lonely, resettelers in the area, ‘off duty’. Thank you SoloEast and Igor for an unforgettable trip ! We will meet again !
Incredible Chernobyl experience
Three of us visitied Chernobyl in April, the tour more than lived up to expectation and was without doubt a travel highlight for us. Our guide Nazar was incredible, very knowledgable, funny, and timed everything perfectly to avoid other groups and give us a real Chernobyl experience. I cannot recommend Soloeast and Nazar highly enough, it’s a trip that will stay with us for years to come.
Captivating tour of Chernobyl with excellent tour guide, Tania!
The Chernobyl tour with solo east is one of the most capitvating and engaging tours I’ve been on – I highly recommend! Our guide, Tania, was fantastic. She was super informed on the range of technical and political issues surrounding Chernobyl. With over 300 Chernobyl visits under her belt, Tania had a lot of experience to share with us. Tania spoke excellent english and was easily able to answer our many questions. In a place like Chernobyl, safety is always on your mind, Tania made us feel really comfortable and at ease, giving us great tips to make sure we wouldn’t have to leave our pants behind (it’s happened before!). Overall, the tour kept a good pace, giving us enough time to see various interesting places, including abandoned kindergarden, sports complex, ferris wheel and the not-so-secret Soviet missile radar.
What a spectacular trip. The driver,Sergei,drove us safely there and back. SoloEast had everything organised well. The highlight of our tour was our guide, Nazar. He is a book of knowledge about history and it made the visit more meaningful knowing many of the facts behind this disastrous event in our modern day history. Nazar looked after everybody and made sure we were fully aware of the procedures for the visit. He was patient,kind and professional. Thanks to SoloEast, Sergei and Nazar for an amazing, memorable trip to Chornobyl.
Very impressive experience
This trip was a mindblowing experience! We did some research in advance, but the excursion exceeded our expectations. Everything was very well organised. Nazar was an excellent tour guide, with a lot of knowledge about the area and a good sense of humour. Overall well worth the price and we can definitely recommend SoloEast.
Great tour with guide and driver Igor
Had a great day with an awesome tourguide, Igor. He made sure we got to see all the highlights and gave lots of information. A big pluss was that he tried to go to the places where no one was so we were the only group to explore the place.
Wonderful tour to one of the most unique places on the planet
We had our tour with Anastasia, and it really was an excellent trip! Both guide and driver were friendly and super helpful. We got some fabulous insights and information about Chernobyl, highly recommend!
Very well organised. Didn't disappoint!
Very well organised. Didn’t disappoint! Superb trip, taking you round what you hope to see and more. Decent bus, almost enough loo stops and forewarned when the next one will be. Tour guide spoke excellent English and was clearly knowledgeable. Thoroughly recommend.
The tour was excellent and the guide was really great! Also communication with SoloEast before the trip was really smooth. Highly recommended.
Amazing and interesting tour!
The Chernobyl tour of this interesting place was amazing! our tour guide Anastasia, was so lovely and very informative about the whole day, I would definitely recommend! this day out tour if you’re in Kyiv, it was absolutely wicked
Our guide Anastasia was extremely knowledgeable and professional. She went the extra mile at very possible turn. Everything went as scheduled. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience Date of experience: March 2019
Amazing experience, amazing guide!
Loved my Chernobyl tour through SoloEast, the bus is very comfortable and has internet onboard. The movie they show on the way to the exclusion zone is very informative. Our guide Tania was amazing, she was very knowledgable and willing to answer any questions we had. She was very engaging and went out of her way to made sure we were all enjoying the trip. Well worth the price to have this once in a life time experience!
Excellent communication, great tour and competent guide
I was planning to visit Chernobyl for the last 3 years and finally made it. I was in constant communication with the agency since I was looking for individual trip but finally took the regular one day visit. Tania was our guide and she was perfect- competent, positive and answering all the questions. It is safe to visit Chernobyl if you follow the instructions. The trip went smooth and nice. It is unbelievable what a bad design and human mistakes can do to the nature and other humans. Should be remembered forever. Date of experience: February 2019
SoloEast Tschernobyl Tour with Vika
We went to a Tschernobyl Tour with SoloEast 2 Days ago. The Tour was really impressive! Excellent background informations, lot of places to see, everything helps to understand what happend there. Special Thanks to our Guide Vika for answering every Question and good knowledge about everything! Regards from Germany!
Fantastic Chernobyl experience
We booked with Solo East Travel on their Chernobyl tour as the reviews were great. We were so glad we did – communications before going were good and we came prepped with dog treats for the many grateful strays. The meet point was also easy to find. Tania was our guide for the day – she was excellent – very knowledgeable, personable, and good to check with the group for need of breaks, etc. The tour itself goes to abandoned villages, Chernobyl town in the 30km exclusion zone, lunch, then more exclusive sites in the 10km zone such as the reactor site (from outside) and the evacuated town set up to home the reactor workers (Pripyat) which has the iconic fairground. Highly recommended! David
Great tour, fantastic value for money
We were a group of 4 amateur photographers. Our guide was Igor. He guided us around Chernobyl town, Pripyat town, reactor 5, train station and a lotof other locations. During this 2 day tour, Igor was flexible enough to accomodate our requests, within the safety limits. Its was 2 days full of great photo opptys and history.
It was a great day tour with SoloEast. Igor was our driver and tour guide, he showed us many places with a different angle. He explained the accident and history detailedly, welcome to answer our questions. I will not forget the entire trip. Thank you SoloEast and thank you Igor.
Amazing tour of Chernobyl!
From start to finish, the trip was amazing. Our guide Nazar was very helpful and kind and answered every question we had. I’ve been wanting to visit the exclusion zone for years and the trip exceeded every expectation I had.
Best trip ever
This trip to the Chernobyl zone was absolutely amazing. Tania was our guide, she tells tons of interesting stories about the zone. Alex our driver brought us there safely during heavy snowy conditions. Do not hesitate and book this trip with soloeast. They provide luxurious vans and a great guide. You’ll see all the hotspots Chernobyl has to offer. It’s very nice, especially when there is snow.
Deeply moving, interesting and well worth it
We had an incredibly memorable time on a day tour here in January. The conditions were very cold and snowy, but this did not mar the tour at all. Picked up on time, eveything explained clearly by Tanya our guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour took us to to lots of poignant sites including a nursery, the generator itself, pripyat (swimming pool, ferris wheel, schools, etc.), Woodpecker early warning system and more. All in all an incredible and highly recommended day tour. Even the drive there included some really interesting videos about the disaster.
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