Chernobyl Photography Short Break

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Explore the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in winter on this exciting short break accompanied by our expert photographer David Short (ARPS), who will offer advice to help you get the perfect photographs of this uniquely haunting location. Kiev - Visit the fascinating Chernobyl Museum, an ideal introduction before travelling in to the exclusion zone Self Settlers - Speak with people who lived through the event. Returning home after the initial evacuation they permanently reside in the exclusion zone Chernobyl - Discover the ghost town of Pripyat, the Red Forest, and the 'New Safe Confinement' structure around Reactor 4

Highlights
  • Chernobyl - Discover the ghost town of Pripyat, the Red Forest, and the 'New Safe Confinement' structure around Reactor 4
  • Self Settlers - Speak with people who lived through the event. Returning home after the initial evacuation they permanently reside in the exclusion zone
  • Kiev - Visit the fascinating Chernobyl Museum, an ideal introduction before travelling in to the exclusion zone
Why Book this Tour
We spend two days and stay overnight within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which is the maximum amount of time permitted, and whilst here we will explore with a local guide as many places as we are allowed to go. David Short, our photography expert, will be on hand to help you take the perfect photographs of this uniquely haunting location. We also spend time in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, where we visit the Chernobyl Museum.
Destinations
  • Kyiv
  • Ukraine
  • Europe
  • David
Tour Types
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Singles
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Photography
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Small Group
  • 18-30 somethings

Location: Kyiv

This exciting trip begins in Ukraine's capital city, Kiev, and your Leader will meet you in the hotel reception at 6pm for the welcome meeting. After introductions there is a chance to head out for dinner and perhaps a taste of some local horseradish vodka! There are no other activities planned today, so you are free to arrive in Kyiv at any time. If you would like to receive a complimentary airport transfer today, you'll need to arrive into Kyiv Boryspil International Airport (KBP) . Should you miss the welcome meeting, your Leader will inform you of any essential information as soon as you catch up

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,No Meals,

Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
  • Fully Guided
  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)
  • Meals – Breakfast Only
    -Breakfast: 4 Lunch: 2 Dinner: 2
  • Accommodation

Not Included
  • Country Entry Visas
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  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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5* Chernobyl Photography Short Break
It was a brilliant but exhausting trip - packing so much in to so few days. 2 days was about right in the exclusion zone, enough time to see and take photos of all the important places and also aod introduction to Kiev.
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Date: 24-Nov-2018

5* Chernobyl Photography Short Break
Having David (photographer) on the trip was a real added bonus as he acted as a great additional leader to the group.
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Date: 14-Apr-2018

5* Chernobyl Photography Short Break
An excellent tour, full on and exhausting. Fastinating and emotional.od tips from David re photography.
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Date: 13-Sep-2018

5* Chernobyl Photography Short Break
I would definitely recommend you
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Date: 19-Mar-2018

5* Chernobyl Photography Short Break
I regarded this trip as a long weekend to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, so the extra day spent in Kiev was a bonus for me. The walking tour of Kiev was necessarily long but covered everything that could reasonably be expected in the time allowed. I would have loved even more time in Pripyat and if Explore offered a longer version of this trip with more time in the zone I would not hesitate to book it and return. It is hard to see how we could have made more use of our time there and it was great to be allowed time to take photographs and have a guide who understood and accommodated our needs for photography. I pity the day trippers who must be rushed past all of the sights we could linger at! Being allowed access inside the must-see buildings was a great experience. The Hotel in Chernobyl was clean and comfortable - better than expected after reading the trip notes, though the bar stopped serving alcohol at 9pm and closed at 10pm. Spring was aod time to visit as we were lucky with the weather but the trees were still bare so we hadod views within Pripyat. Meeting Ivan, the settler, was great. He's quite the character and as sharp as anything at 82. He's very current with what ising on in the world and kept us entertained with his views on everything from politics to conspiracy theories.
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Date: 16-Apr-2018

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Start:Kiev
Finish:Kiev
Group size:4 - 14
Suitable for: Adult
Accommodation:Standard
Physical rating:Medium, Full On
Meals:Breakfast: 4 Lunch: 2 Dinner: 1
Diets:Vegetarians, Vegans
Tour operated in: English
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