We're going to Chernobyl, again! This will
be visit number nine to Ukraine, and something a
little bit different.
The plan this time is to fly to Kyiv as normal,
overnight in the city, and then jump straight into
a 2-day tour of the Chernobyl zone. From
there we'll return to Kyiv, spend the following
day in the city, and then, we catch a train
heading west. Or, if you want, you can
of course catch a flight home from Kyiv instead.
Dates are Sunday 18th November to
Outbound flight - Gatwick to Kyiv - 12:20 to 17:40
on Sun 18th Nov (Confirmed and booked)
Return flight - Kyiv to London on Weds 21st Nov.
Saturday 17th November - Overnight in Heathrow hotel
Sunday 18th November - Fly to Kyiv / Overnight in
Monday 19th November - Day one of Chernobyl Tour /
Overnight in Chernobyl Hotel.
Tuesday 20th November - Day two of Chernobyl Tour /
Overnight in Kyiv
Wednesday 21st November - Day in Kyiv / Train to
Lviv or flight home / Overnight in Lviv
Thursday 22nd November - Day in Lviv,
Overnight train to Budapest and onwards to
Friday 23rd November - Overnight in Innsbruck
Saturday 24th November - Overnight in Zurich
Sunday 25th November - Overnight in Interlaken
Monday 26th November - Overnight in Interlaken
Tuesday 27th November - Travel from Interlaken to
London (via Eurotunnel)
Maximum number for this trip will be 10
You must be over 18 to go on the Chernobyl
Flights, Hotels, Trains - Booked directly by
PED - £175.00 (this is the amount I charge
for the PED)
Chernobyl Tour - $$$ - This amount varies
depending on the number of people on the tour - it
is payable in USD directly to our guide in Kyiv.
It includes, 2 days inside the zone, 1 night in
the Chernobyl hotel, meals on all 2 days,
transfers to/from Kyiv airport.
Please contact me via my contact
PED Holiday Terms
We'll be staying at the Ukraine Hotel in central
Kyiv. 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 50 euros a night.
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.
At time of booking I ask that people book the
flights and Kyiv hotel.
The fee for the PED will be
invoiced around in October 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 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 Kyiv.
Independence Square, St Sophia Cathedral, Lavra,
St Michael's Cathedral, St Andrew's Church,
Motherland Statue, Dymano Kiev Stadium, Aircraft Museum.
While inside the zone, long trousers, proper
shoes, and long sleeve tops need to be worn.
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 Kyiv will be
approx 07:30 to 16:00.
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.