Itinerary for a 3-5-day Tour to Chernobyl

A tour itinerary for a 3-5 days trip to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and Pripyat with the private guide Mykhailo Teslenko

3–5 days trips are best for photographers and people, who want to discover deeper the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, feel its unique aura, see places, left aside during regular usual tours.
In my work I am focusing on an individual approach, especially when it comes to multi-day tours. I’ve designed a tour program, but it is up to you to decide, what you want to see, where to spend more time, to what dedicate your full attention. I am here to help you.

Below is a preliminary list of places, we can visit during multi-day tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.

Zalissya village

  • Palace of Culture building (the community hall) at Zalissya village;
  • Look into abandoned houses and remains of cars.

Chernobyl town

  • Welcome road sign of Chernobyl town;
  • Memorial complex “Wormwood star” at Chernobyl town;
  • Lenin monument;
  • St. Ilya’s Church (the only operating church in the Exclusion Zone);
  • Synagogue building;
  • Chernobyl shipyard;
  • Firefighters memorial;
  • Exhibition of military vehicles and robots used during “clean up” in 1986–87.

Kopachi village

  • Kindergarten;
  • Remains of collective farms warehouses and combines machinery.

Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant site

  • Unfinished reactors 5 and 6;
  • Rooftop view from the reactor 5;
  • Cooling towers;
  • Fish farm;
  • Cooling pond;
  • Abandoned fire truck;
  • “Panorama look” stop at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant site;
  • “Catfish stop” or “The First 30 Victims Memorial” at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant;
  • Observation look stop at New Sarcophagus site;
  • Barge cranes;
  • Military tank.

Pripyat town

  • Pripyat road sign;
  • Red forest area;
  • Lenin Avenue;
  • Mosaics on the wall of the “Kolosok” [ spikelet ] grocery store;
  • Mosaics on the wall of the “Strumok” [ brook ] grocery store;
  • “Raiduha” [ rainbow ] shop building;
  • Main Square at Pripyat town;
  • Hotel “Polissya” [ woodland ];
  • Palace of Culture “Enerhetyk” [ power engineer ];
  • Supermarket;
  • Restaurant;
  • Post office;
  • Children’s hospital;
  • Technical college building;
  • Amusement park (with the iconic Ferris wheel and bumper cars);
  • Rooftop view from hostel 16;
  • Stadium;
  • Secondary school #5;
  • Secondary school #3;
  • Swimming pool;
  • Secondary school #4;
  • Pripyat old sign;
  • Apartment building;
  • Rooftop view from one of the apartment buildings;
  • Builders temporary housing settlement;
  • “Jupiter” factory;
  • Kindergarten “Teremok”;
  • Police station;
  • Fire station;
  • Radioactive “Claw”;
  • 2-storey apartment;
  • Secondary school #2;
  • Kindergarten “Zolotyi kliuchyk” [ golden key ];
  • Pianos shop;
  • KBO service center;
  • Music school;
  • Cinema “Prometei” [ Prometheus ];
  • Café “Pripyat”;
  • Sunken boat;
  • Hospital
    • Waiting room;
    • Operation theatres;
    • Conference hall;
    • Delivery room;
    • Newborn care room;
    • Mortuary;
    • Dental operatory;
    • Dental department
  • Decayed school #1;
  • Sports complex “Avangard” [ vanguard ];
  • Tree of “People’s Friendship”;
  • Bus station;
  • Railway station “Yanov”;
  • Remains of tanks and train cars.

Duga–1 over the horizon radar

  • “Duga antennas” site;
  • Military barrack buildings;
  • Connection corridor at Duga;
  • Equipment rooms;
  • Main control room;
  • Rooftop view from the control building;
  • Training room;
  • “Circle” area;
  • Teaching room for operators;
  • Driving classes room;
  • Fire station (with the model of the entire base);
  • Apartment building (piano room) + kindergarten with drawn animated cartoon heroes on the fence;
  • School;
  • Entertaining club building;
  • Air defense base “Volhov”.

Other places in the Chernobyl Zone

  • Students summer camp “Izumrudnyi” [ emerald ];
  • Students summer camp “Skazochnyi” [ fairy tale ];
  • School of Illintsi village;
  • Zymovysche village with remains of farm machinery;
  • Krasno village with the wood church (built in 1800) and post office;
  • School of Mashevo village;
  • Railway bridge of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station;
  • Kupovate village (with self-settlers).

Multy-day tour includes: transportation (Kyiv ⇒ Chernobyl Exclusion Zone ⇒ Kyiv), meals (lunch and dinner on the first day, breakfast and lunch on the second day and so on), guiding, accommodation in one of Chernobyl town’s hotels (hotel choice depends on the availability of rooms).
More information about Chernobyl hotel, hostel and meals you can read here.

If you want to book a two-day tour or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me via email, phone or my social media pages.

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About myself

I designed this website for those people who want to find out much more than just during an ordinary tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. I would like to show you everything from my personal experience in such a unique place.
Experience of a person who was relocated from the territory of the exclusion zone in a small age and became a worker of Chernobyl town. After 8 years of work in Chernobyl town, I decided to become a freelancer and share my experience with the others.