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Off Season Lowest prices for regular tour to Chernobyl! SoloEst Travel offers the best rates ever - from $115.00 on all weekends in December 2014 - March 2015!
We offer discounts for students, seniors and for groups of three and more people - Please contact us for details prior to booking on-line. IMPORTANT - INSURANCE IS EXTRA - According to the Government of Ukraine regulations a compulsory medical insurance (US$10.00) has to be purchase by every visitor to the zone on the day of the tour. All our clients get insured automatically - so we don`t waste time at the check point!
All of our advertised prices include taxes, fees and charges, there are no hidden extras, what you see is what you get. Lunch is included. We will beat any price you find online (from a legal entity only).
It takes only few minutes to book. You can pay by a credit card or or by bank wire. You can also "drop in" our Kiev's office.
We are not a mediator! We provide the service ourselves - so should your plans be changed we can transfer your deposit to a different day, negotiate the cost of the tour or provide you with additional services you might need while in Ukraine. We are a fully legal tour operator. If your date isn't listed or to book a private tour please click here...
Why should I book my Chernobyl trip with SoloEast Travel?
We handle more then 70% of all English language visits to the Exclusion Zone in a professional, and reliable manner. We work with many travel agencies, hotels and hostels. Regardless if you deal directly with us or if you book a tour through our partners - you can expect the same great service.
I saw a lower price on the Internet for the similar trips - why should I pay more??
- Many people call the trip to Chernobyl a lifetime experience. It is expensive mostly because of the cost involved to travel to Ukraine. The cost of the regular tour can be only US $115.00 (students pay $110.00) for a full day trip, covering almost 300 km in a comfortable vehicle with an English-speaking guide and other visitors who speak English. We include lunch as well for a very simple reason - there is no place or time to buy a snack during the tour.
Who is SoloEast Travel ?
- SoloEast Travel is an incoming tour operator. To provide travel services to tourists from abroad it is a law in Ukraine that a company has a travel license. A tour operator in Ukraine has an insurance coverage of Euro 20,000 for any unforeseen circumstances. A travel company's staff is trained to assist foreigners in Ukraine and they know what to do if there is a problem - be it a sickness, stolen documents or any legal issue where you may require a local manager who can liaison in your favor with local government.
I see many offers on the Internet what should I check before I book such a tour?
Unfortunately because of the level of corruption in Ukraine and the lack of ethics some visitors to the country are cheated quite often. Make sure you deal with a real/legal company (registration, address) Check their website well. Usually those who call themselves 100% officials in fact are just con artists. Make sure there are no remarks** that the final price may change without notice; there are no services prohibited by the government are offered. It’s good to know a physical address of the company you dealing with. Ask who will be on the tour with you? The government fee for the Ukrainians to visit the zone is less then for foreigners and the official guide speaks Russian or Ukrainian on such tours.
I booked the tour through a mediator/facilitator who acted on my behalf with the administration of the exclusion zone - what are my pros and cons??
There are mostly cons: so-called facilitators charge you for sending an application for your tour to the Chernobyl authorities and for arranging the transportation. In most cases they do business illegally. Should there be a problem- you will be more likely dealing with it on your own - as your facilitators would prefer not to be involved. It's easy to define them by the way they handle payments - they will prefer cash or Western Union payment for their "services" and the legal fee you will pay directly to the office in Chernobyl. So it's up to you to make a right choice.
Is the tour to Chernobyl safe?
The tour is 100% safe if you follow very simple rules you sign upon entering the Exclusion Zone. You can check them on our website.
Will my clothes get contaminated? What should I wear? Do I have to throw my cloths away after the tour??
It is very unlikely that you will get any contamination on your cloths during the tour. There will be a dosimeter control when leaving the exclusion zone; anybody and anything that passes this very sensitive in term of radiation control is clean. There is a dress code inside the zone, which is a must; no shorts, no skirts, no sandals and no short sleeves. We still can enter some buildings with care but it's not mandatory and you can as well stay just outside.
Can I stay on the bus during the tour or do I have to be with the group all the time? What if I change my mind and decide to quit the tour? What if I have an emergency?
You can quit the tour anytime before or at the first checkpoint; after that you either have to be with the group or remain on the bus. If you have an emergency you need to get in touch with SoloEast representative - if needed in critical situation you can be airlifted.
I am disabled - can I attend the tour?? What if I am pregnant?
We have assisted many visitors with disabilities in taking the tour. Unfortunately we cannot offer much in term of comfort because of the nature of the area but we do try to help everybody. Please contact us in advance for arrangements. We do not suggest women 5+ months pregnant to attend the tour.
What is the mandatory insurance of $10.00 for?
Chernobyl Exclusions Zone can`t be access by a third party`s transportation - only authorized vehicles and means of air transportation can enter the area -which means visitors to Chernobyl can`t utilize medical insurances they have in case of emergency. All visitors to Chernobyl are required to get insurance from the authorized Travel Insurance Company UPSK (http://www.upsk.com.ua). The company has a right to assist people in the Exclusion Zone by providing airlift or transportation that can access the restricted area fast in case of emergency. SoloEast has an agreement with the company that all its clients going to visit the zone get the insurance automatically - the final list of the people is finalized on the day of the tour before departure - that`s why no pre-payment for the insurance is required - you don`t pay for it if you don`t go. Our clients don`t waste time to obtain the insurance at the entrance to the exclusion zone.
2 NIGHTS WEEKEND BREAK IN KIEV AND CHERNOBYL VISIT
From GBP 379 * per person from London
From EUR 479 * per person from Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin
From EUR 599 * per person from Helsinki, Stockholm
- Round trip Air tickets in Economy Class to and from Kiev - arrival Friday, departure Sunday.
(An "on land package" (without air fare) is also available.)
- Airport pick up and drop off (including visiting Chernobyl Museum, if time allows).
- Accommodation in the down town of Kiev (maximum 10 min walk to the central street).
- Chernobyl Tour on Saturday - including lunch and free drink after the tour outside of 30 km zone.
To book (check availability) please contact us.
(*The price is per person based on the dbl/twin accommodation in a studio apartment.)
WE CAN ALSO ARRANGE FOR YOU TWO OR THREE DAYS PROGRAM
with accommodation Chernobyl town's dorm or in our Countryside cottage "Chernobyl Hotel".
Would like to visit Chernobyl anywhere between:
"Off the beaten Track of Chernobyl"
THE COST PER PERSON (effective 2014-15)
|Cost per person||Cost US$|
|Regular tour for one from||$115.00|
|Private Tour for one||$470.00|
|Private tour for two||$275.00|
|Private tour for three||$245.00|
|Private tour for four||$200.00|
For foreign and domestic delegations to be complied with during their visit to the exclusion zone and the zone of absolute (mandatory) resettlementread more
for one-day tour
- SoloEast's staff will meet you at the departure point, check passports, dress code, etc. If you need to be picked up at your location we can do that too - just let us know.
for two-day tour
For our 2-day Chernobyl tour we limit the group size to maximum 10 participants! This is gives us great flexibility in our itinerary and we can adjust our tour depending on the group interests.read more
IF YOU WOULD LIKE MORE than a tour of the reactor site, SoloEast can assist you with professional development programs, tertiary level education modules or special interest programs to whatever standard and with whatever content you require. We can work within your time frame and your budget. Just ask us.