We're going to Chernobyl, again! This will
be my seventh trip to Ukraine and Chernobyl.
Sunday 18th February to Saturday 24th February
Outbound flight - Heathrow to Kiev - 07:55 to
13:10 - Sunday 18th February - BA 882
Inbound flight - Kiev to Heathrow - 14:00 to 15:55
- Saturday 24th February - BA 883
Currently flights with BA are around £150 for
the above dates including one checked bag.
Normally, during the warmer months its possible
to travel with hand luggage only, but given the
need for winter layers for possible rather cold
weather, unless you are a very thrifty packer, I'm
guessing everyone will need a checked bag in
addition to hand luggage.
Sat 17th Feb - Overnight in Heathrow hotel (tbc)
Sun 18th Feb - Fly to Kiev
Mon 19th Feb - Day exploring Kyiv
Tues 20th Feb - Chernobyl Zone - Day 1
Weds 21st Feb - Chernobyl Zone - Day 2
Thurs 22nd Feb - Chernobyl Zone - Day 3
Fri 23rd Feb - Day exploring Kyiv
Sat 24th Feb - 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.
Depending on your budget, you can either book 6
nights from 18th February, 2 nights on 18th/19th
February, and then another two nights on
22nd/23rd February. We'll be spending the
20th/21st February in a hotel in Chernobyl, and the cost of
those nights 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 cost for a private 3 day tour, including all meals and
two nights in a Chernobyl hotel is $661 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 £175 for the PED will be
invoiced early in 2018.
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 8am, and
the final day we'll likely be starting back to
Kyiv at around sunset.
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 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 07:00 to 1730.
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.