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Kiev / Chernobyl / Pripyat Photo Experience Holiday
We're going to Chernobyl, again!  This will be my sixth trip to Ukraine and Chernobyl.

Dates:
Dates are Tuesday 3rd October to Sunday 8th October.

Flights:
British Airways
Outbound flight - Heathrow to Kiev - 08:20 to 13:35 - Tues 3rd October - BA 882
Inbound flight - Kiev to Heathrow - 14:25 to 16:05 - Sun 8th October - BA 883

Currently flights with BA are around £115 for the above dates.

With British Airways generous hand baggage allowance we should all be able to travel with only hand luggage.

Itinerary:
Mon 2nd  Oct  - Overnight in Heathrow hotel (tbc)
Tues 3rd Oct - Fly to Kiev & explore the Motherland Statue part of the city.
Weds 4th Oct - Day exploring Kiev.
Thurs 5th Oct - Day one of Chernobyl Tour / overnight in Chernobyl Hotel.
Fri 6th Oct - Day two of Chernobyl Tour before driving back to Kiev.
Sat 7th Oct - Day exploring Kiev.
Sun 8th Oct - Flying home early afternoon.

Notes:
Maximum number for this trip will be 10 people.   

You must be over 18 to go on the Chernobyl Tour.

Price:
£150.00 

Booking:
Please contact me via my contact page

PED Holiday Terms & Conditions

Kiev Hotel
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.

Depending on your budget, you can either book 5 nights from 3rd October, or 2 nights on 3rd/4th October and then another two nights on 6th/7th October.   We'll be spending the 5th October in a hotel in Chernobyl, and the cost of that night is included in the tour price.

Hotel website - http://www.ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua/en 

Hotel prices are from around 35 euros a night.

The Tour
The cost for a private 2 day tour, including 3 meals and overnight in a Chernobyl hotel is $320 USD for 5 people. This figure will rise/fall depending on the number of people who go.   This price includes transfers to/from the airport.

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.

Payment
At time of booking I ask that people book the flights and hotels.

The fee  of £150 for the PED will be invoiced around in September 2017. 

Additional Information
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 didnít 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 0800, and a stop for lunch in Chernobyl around 4pm before heading back to Kiev.

Iím 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 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 might have.

Sunrise / sunset times for Kiev will be approx 07:00 to 1830.
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 pins).
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.

 

 
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