NB. THIS PAGE FEATURES DETAILS ON A PROPOSED
TRIP FOR SEPTEMBER 2019
We're going to Chernobyl, again! This will
be my tenth trip to Ukraine and Chernobyl.
Thursday 5th September to Wednesday 11th
Currently flights with BA are around £135 for
the above dates without any checked baggage.
Normally, during the warmer months its possible
to travel with hand luggage only.
Weds 4th Sept - Overnight in Heathrow hotel
Thurs 5th Sept - Fly to Kiev
Fri 6th Sept - Day exploring Kyiv
Sat 7th Sept - Chernobyl Zone - Day 1
Sun 8th Sept - Chernobyl Zone - Day 2
Mon 9th Sept - Day exploring Kyiv
Tues 10th Sept - Day exploring Kyiv (potential
excursion to nuclear missile silo)
Weds 11th Sept - Flying home early afternoon.
Maximum number for this trip will be 10
You must be over 18 to go on the Chernobyl
Please contact me via my contact
PED Holiday Terms
We'll be staying at the Ukraine Hotel in central
Kiev. It's situated in Independence Square
and has the most amazing views from the top
floors. It's a bit soviet era, but I think
it's worth that to be able to access the views any
time of the day or night.
Hotel website - http://www.ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua/en
Hotel prices are from around 35 euros a night.
The cost for a private 2 day tour, including all meals and
two nights in a Chernobyl hotel is $450 USD for 3 people.
This figure will rise/fall
depending on the number of people who go.
This price includes transfers to/from the airport,
and a day touring around Kyiv.
The tour will be booked with a known and
trusted contact, arguably the best tour guide for
Chernobyl. So good that the Top Gear team
used him during their visit.
At time of booking I ask that people book the
flights and hotels.
The fee of £225 for the PED will be
invoiced early in August 2019.
The Chernobyl hotel is basic dormitory style
accommodations. We will only be in
rooms with people from our group. The
rooms are not ensuite, but are clean and modern
toilet / shower facilities are available just
across the corridor.
The itinerary of Day 1 (in Chernobyl) is kinda
brutal. Start at 8am in Kiev and we didn’t
stop for dinner until around 7pm. There were no
facilities, or places to eat and drink, so we'll
be taking water / snacks with us to consume
throughout the day.
Day 2 is more relaxed, with breakfast at 8am, and
the final day we'll likely be starting back to
Kyiv at around sunset.
I’m quite a fussy eater, but most of their food
was fairly basic and I was able to eat most of
what I was given. You might want to bring a supply
of cereal bars or something just incase.
There is a supermarket near the hotel for
There is much to see and do in Kiev.
Independence Square, St Sophia Cathedral, Lavra,
St Michael's Cathedral, St Andrew's Church,
Motherland Statue, Dymano Kiev Stadium, Aircraft Museum.
There will not be a detailed itinerary for any of
the days, we'll decide as a group where we want to
go and when etc.
Currently everything is quite / very cheap for
us in Ukraine. A trip on the metro under 10p.
During the May 2015 trip, lunch for 4 people,
including drinks in a very central (and nice) cafe
came to £12 in total.
Please note. This is not a formal
teaching event, although I will of course be there
to help with any photography related questions you
Sunrise / sunset times for Kiev will be
approx 06:20 to 1930.
Time Difference: Ukraine is in GMT +2, so it is 2
hours ahead of British time.
Plug socket is normal European type (ie two round
It is not recommended to drink the tap water.
Get in touch via the contact
form if you'd like more information or want to
book your place.