Helicopter Chernobyl and Pripyat Private Tour

Helicopter flight over Chernobyl and Pripyat is once-in-a-lifetime experience you can’t miss. Capture spectacular aerial views of Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, while your private expert guide tells you striking facts about the biggest nuclear catastrophe in the history on mankind.

About this activity

Duration
Duration :   96-108 minutes
Languages
Languages :   English, German, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian
Dates
Dates :   Daily
Tour type
Tour type :   Private helicopter tour
Meeting point
Meeting point :   Hotel pick-up
Starting time
Starting time :   Flexible, from 10am till 2pm

What to expect

Highlights

  • Get unbelievable impressions flying over abandoned Chernobyl Exclusion Zone in a private helicopter Robinson 44
  • Observe unique views of desolated streets of Pripyat, including a playground with Ferris wheels
  • Spot breathtaking panorama of an arch-shaped New Safe Confinement over reactor number four
  • Discover a huge radar Duga-1, known as the Russian woodpecker
  • Enrich your knowledge of the Chernobyl catastrophe from an expert guide

Description

If you are searching for a one-of-a-king experience, a private helicopter tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat is a perfect choice for you. There is no other place on Earth, like Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Since more than thirty years after the biggest nuclear catastrophe in the world, this place has turned into a ghost-town with desolated streets and empty buildings. This More >>>

If you are searching for a one-of-a-king experience, a private helicopter tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat is a perfect choice for you. There is no other place on Earth, like Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Since more than thirty years after the biggest nuclear catastrophe in the world, this place has turned into a ghost-town with desolated streets and empty buildings. This tour gives you a rare chance to see all the iconic landmarks of Chernobyl and Pripyat from the air.

Your journey starts from a private hotel pick-up by a friendly guide, who will take you to a helicopter pad, located in Hidropark. After a short safety briefing, get on board of a private helicopter Robinson-44 and set off on an extremely interesting tour, together with expert pilot and your guide. On the way from Kyiv to Chernobyl (approx. half an hour flight by helicopter), you will observe such eye-catching Kyiv attractions like Mother Motherland, the Arch of Friendship, Dynamo Stadium, Kyiv Pechersk Lavra and many others. Morover, you will see a residence of ex-president V. Yanikovich “Mezhyhirya” from above.

The biggest impression however awaits you once you approach a notorious Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. Flying on a helicopter, see the bird’s eye views of forsaken city of Pripyat, with abandoned buildings and empty streets. Discover what can happen to a city when people no longer live there for over thirty years and nature takes over the civilization. Your guide will point out at a famous playground with a Ferris wheel, as well as the buildings of school, hotel, etc.

Another striking landmark you are going to discover is a gigantic radar Duga-1, also known as the Russian Woodpecker. Being over 100-meter tall it dominates over the territory of Chernobyl and can be distinctly seen from the helicopter. Its scope will leave you speechless as you fly next to it.

One of the highlights of the tour is a panorama of a New Safe Confinement that covers the fourth reactor. Due to the safety reasons, it’s not possible to fly close to the Shelter, however its arch-shaped construction is clearly visible on the horizon. Your guide will tell you many facts about the events of April 26, 1986, the preconditions and the consequences of the biggest nuclear catastrophe in the world.

We offer two different durations of the tour to best meet your needs. After a time spent above the Chernobyl Zone (without landing), a return flight to Kyiv starts. As you land at the same helicopter pad in Hidropark, your driver will drop you off at your hotel. A helicopter tour to Chernobyl and Pripyat is a unique experience you will never forget.

Inclusions

  • 96 or 108-minute private helicopter flight (based on the selected option)
  • Professional guide service
  • Hotel or airport pick-up and drop off
  • Insuarance

Exclusions

  • Gratuities (optional)

Get ready for the tour

GOOD TO KNOW

  • Maximum capacity of the helicopter is 4 persons, including the pilot and the guide
  • This tour operates only in good weather conditions. In case of a poor weather, you'll be offered an alternative time or refund
  • Minimum age to participate is 10 years. Child must by accompanied by adult
  • The tour operates without landing in Chernobyl Zone
  • It's recommended to bring sunglasses with you
  • After the confirmation of the tour, please provide your passport details for the insurance

Price

Standard option, 96-minutes flight

Helicopter Chernobyl and Pripyat Private Tour

  • 1 pax – 1800 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 900 Euro per person

Extended option, 108-minutes flight

Helicopter Chernobyl and Pripyat Private Tour

  • 1 pax – 2050 Euro per person
  • 2 pax – 1025 Euro per person

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