Discover Chernobyl for Real with Explore


Are you watching the new five-part mini-series, ‘Chernobyl’ on Sky Atlantic/NowTV? The programme dramatises the 1986 explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant. The series will follow the story of one of the worst man-made disasters in the 20th century and the heroic people that sacrificed their lives to control the explosion.

It may inspire people to discover more about the and want to visit the Exclusion Zone, and the safest way to do so is with an expert guide on a small-group tour.

Adventure travel specialists, Explore offer a five-day short break which includes a visit to the Chernobyl Museum in Kiev and two days spent exploring inside the Exclusion Zone (featuring the town of Pripyat, the Red Forest, Chernobyl Docks and the ‘New Safe Confinement’ structure shell around Reactor 4). There is also an opportunity to meet a self-settler – one of the few people who chose to return to their home after the accident who has been living within the outer Exclusion Zone ever since.  

Also included is a guided walking tour of Kiev, a metro trip to Arsenalna (the deepest station in the world) and a visit to the Lavra Historical and Cultural Reserve to visit the incredible ‘Monastery of Caves’, which was founded in AD 1051.

The five-day ‘Discover Chernobyl’ trip costs from £865pp (was from £975) departing 12-16 September and the price includes flights, transfers, four nights’ accommodation, breakfast, two lunches and a dinner, and an Explore Leader. Other departure dates are available.

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Mark Bibby Jackson

Mark Bibby Jackson

Before setting up Travel Begins at 40, Mark was the publisher of AsiaLIFE Cambodia and a freelance travel writer. When he is not packing and unpacking his travelling bag, Mark writes novels, including To Cook A Spider and Peppered Justice. He loves walking, eating, tasting beer, isolation and arthouse movies, as well as talking to strangers on planes, buses and trains whenever possible. Most at home when not at home.

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