Frequently Asked Questions

What is our difference from other operators of the Chernobyl zone?
1. We can arrange a visit to the area along the route that you will compose yourself! 2. Guides in the past stalkers! They will tell you a lot of interesting things and show you places that few people visit!
How will I get to Chernobyl?
08.15 – 08.30 – sit on a comfortable bus, pass registration check documents, waiting for latecomers. 8.30 – 9.00 – leave Kyiv to Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and visiting the exclusion zone and zone of absolute (compulsory) resettlement, briefing to the rules of radiation safety and conduct in the field and general conditions of our interesting and exciting journey of discovery; get to know and watch specially prepared video materials on the subject of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. 10.00 – 10.20 – arrive at the checkpoint “Dityatki”, go through passport control, listen carefully to information from the representative areas, which will accompany us on our way, we drive to the 30 km zone. 10.20 – 11.00 – Chernobyl. You will find that the stigma of a ghost town at Chernobyl put hurriedly, and it’s not quite true. In Chernobyl work in shifts of several thousand people. On arrival at Chernobyl you will have a unique opportunity to plunge into the world of Chernobyl tragedy. Agency staff will provide you with a unique qualified information about the past, present and future of the Chernobyl zone, you will answer to your questions. You will hear the myths and legends, which is full of area. 11.00 – 12.30 – Tour of the town of Chernobyl, visit Elias Church, Park of Glory, check-in, a river port, a visit to the memorial “those who saved the world.” 12.30 – 13.30 – On the way we will see the abandoned village, we will be able to see that the wildlife defeating concrete and asphalt and takes its toll.. Moving into the 10-kilometer zone, stay near the memorial “Heroes of Chernobyl”, make a stop near the bypass channel station where you will have an opportunity to feed the giant catfishes. 13.30 – 14.00 – View Site notorious worldwide fourth reactor of Chernobyl. You can contemplate the “Shelter” in such proximity that you will seem possible to reach for it by hand. 14.00 – 14.30 – lunch. 14.30 – 15.30 To visit a secret facility Chernobyl-2 radar station and Doug (Brain Burner). 15.30 – 17.00 – Pripyat and again Pripyat … Walking tour of the ghost town, building inspection, infamous park and of course, the Ferris wheel. Lots and lots of photos !!! 17.00 – Pass radiological control, we leave the zone in the direction of Kyiv. 17.00 – 19.00 – Share impressions with each other. Arrives in Kyiv. Our journey comes to an end.
What do you need to participate in your trips?
You need to decide on the desired date of the excursion, after which you need to send an application for participation. Then wait for the date of the excursion and arrive at the meeting place without delay.
What is the maximum number of people on each Chernobyl tour?
The maximum number of people on the Chernobyl excursions tour with STALKERway is 15.
What can and cannot be taken to Chornobyl for the Chornobyl visit?
Every visitor has to have a valid passport at all times – this is obligatory. Visitors have to wear pants (not shorts), long-sleeve shirts/jackets and closed shoes (not sandals or flip flops). It is forbidden to take to/from the Chernobyl exclusion zone any weapons, animals, plants, drugs, etc. Tourists are also not allowed to take artifacts that they have found in the Chernobyl zone out of the zone.
Do I need a visa to visit the Ukraine?
To enter the Ukraine visa is not needed.
How much does a ride cost?
There are two types of trips, planned and individual. The price for them is different.
In what languages is the tour to Chernobyl conducted?
The basic language of the Chernobyl tour is English.
Is it possible to take pictures in the Zone?
Photo and Video in the Zone is allowed with a few exceptions. These exceptions are: 1.To take pictures of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is allowed at the special site only. This prohibition is connected with the international law on protection of nuclear facilities. 2.To take pictures of the checkpoints and of the police officers is also prohibited. All other places and objects are free to be photographed. Air shooting (by drone or other aircraft devices) require a separate permission.
From what age it is permitted to visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone?
In accordance with Ukrainian law, it is allowed to visit the Chernobyl exclusion zone starting from 18 years. Notarized parental consent or even their personal presence in the trip does not change this strict condition.
I will arrive from another city or another country. How could I organize my trip?
All of the groups start off from the biggest city which is close to the exclusion zone – the city of Kyiv. Scheduled tours start off the southern terminal of the main railway station. Time of start off and arrival of the scheduled tours at the exclusion zone is consistent with arrival of the trains from the main travel directions of Ukraine and Russian Federation. We start off at least in 30 minutes after arrival of main trains, and return back within at least 1 hour before their departure. In cases of private tours, the transportation vehicle may be provided to the most convenient location for this group within the city borders of Kyiv.