Photo tours to Chernobyl


Great locations are often the key to wonderful photos. We will guide you not only to the industrial views, but also various places of virgin Polesye nature. CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE will with all the complications related to the paperwork and the radiation safety rules. And our guides will help you to find the best places for your photos.

The price of the photo tour to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone:

  • For Ukrainian citizens: from 462$ / 399€
  • For foreign citizens: from 494$ / 427€

Please find the detailed program of the tour below.






To book a tour please give us a call or write to e-mail:

+38 (044) 229-29-33

+38 (050) 900-29-33

+38 (096) 900-29-33



The price of the photo tour to the Exclusion Zone:

  • For Ukrainian citizens: from 462$ / 399€
  • For foreign citizens: from 494$ / 427€

Extra services:

  • Dosimeter rent: 10$ / 8.6

The price of the tour includes:

  • Arranging the program of the tour and issuing all the legal permissions;
  • Insurance during the tour (in case of accidents and/or immediate hospitalization);
  • English speaking guide;
  • Lunch;
  • The original route of the tour;
  • Comfortable transportation;
  • Professional tour guides;
  • Printed and interactive materials about the Exclusion Zone;
  • Individual traveler package from CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE.

The price of the tour does not include:

  • Personal Geiger-counter (extra option).

Duration of the tour: depends on the wishes of the customers'

Transport: at the customers' choice


Locations for a photo tour in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone:

  • The town of Chernobyl: transfer through the city center to the memorial park “Sagebrush Star”. The alley of evacuated towns and villages →  “The Third Angel” monument→ the monument “Chernobyl-Fukushima”→the monument to Vladimir Lenin → ‘the house of culture’ where the trial for people who were responsible for the accident took place. 
  • The lowland and a huge ferriage through Pripyat river, Chernobyl backwater and the vessel’s graveyard
  • Robots and vehicles that participated in the ChNPP catastrophe liquidation (radio-controlled dump truck ‘Komatsu’, moon-rover robot STR-1, robot MOBOT-Ch, robot-scout MF-2, robot Beloyarets, manipulator Foresteri, deactivating machine APC-14, BTR - 70, BRDM-RHB).     
  • Fire station #3 in Chernobyl town (PPCh #17): the third brigade that arrived on the night of the accident to extinct the NPP’s power unit came from here
  • Observational stop on the bridge through Pripyat river: an overview of the ChNPP and Chernobyl backwater
  • Technical and working zones of ‘DUGA’ station
  • The military unit #74939 (officially: the center of the distant tropospheric communication): an object that was included in the missile attack warning system in order to spot the US intercontinental ballistic missiles starts 
  • Phased antenna lattice (large and small antennas) - the only survivor element of signal spot that belonged to ‘DUGA’ complex
  • Communication space: covered technological corridor 800 meters length that sustained signal sending to computational center
  • Computational center: part of DUGA-1 that included control room and Soviet supercomputer
  • Educational center (imitation) that prepared personnel serving the DUGA complex
  • Chernobyl-2 military town: the fire station, the kindergarten, the school and the officer club 
  • The third line on the ChNPP: the unfinished 5th and 6th units. Construction of those units was stopped after the accident
  • 130 meters high cooling towers that were supposed to cool the water from the 5th and the 6th units.
  • KP-640 gantry crane - the most powerful crane in the USSR, that was used to install the reactor’s elements.
  • Enlargement workshop - a place where reactor corps was compiled
  • Visit ChNPP rooms: ambulance, common administrative building #1, central block shield that controlled the third unit, an integrated automatic system of control of the “Shelter” object, reactor’s main circulation pumps’ room
  • „Buryakovka” the only survivor cemetery of the technics and equipment. Robots, helicopter, heavy military and automobile technique. 
  • ‘Yanov’ railway station: heavy engineering technique and railway transportation sump
  • Pripyat town – Druzhby Narodov (People Friendship) street, first built micro district
  • People Friendship monument – the unity of Soviet people monument 
  • Special purpose washing house – a place of deactivation of personnel and liquidators clothing 
  • Pripyat town hospital (MSCh 126) – a place where first ChNPP explosion victims were sent 
  • River station and ‘Pripyat’ cafe – your town tour will start from here
  • View of the post cranes and landing stage from the river station pier in Yanov backwater
  • Kurchatova street: ‘Prometey’ cinema, musical school, common service combine, Litovchenko’s mosaic panels
  • Pripyat city center: the building of town’s executive committee. After the accident, the building hosted leadership of ‘Complex’ special enterprise, that worked on deactivation, utilization and burying of radioactive disposals and contaminated technics. 
  • ‘Polesye’ hotel (outside) – a place of State committee meeting. On the hotel’s rooftop in the summer restaurant terrace, USSR’s air forces gunners were located 
  • Shopping center and self-service shop – Soviet supermarket and city’s central restaurant
  • Cultural Palace ‘Energetic’ – center of the town’s cultural life. This building hosted a lot of courses and sports club. It also had its own concert hall, cinema, pool, library, movie studio and radio station
  • Amusement park – a park that was supposed to be open on May 1st, 1986 (Ferris wheel, dogged cars, swings and ‘Romashka’ attraction)
  • The school – one of the town’s schools built upon the individual project
  • City police station – law enforcement place with the custody and road police office 
  • The fire station PPCh-6. This station’s units were the second to arrive at the ChNPP’s fourth unit extinction 
  • GNPP “RADEK” – a dosimetric laboratory that monitored the radiation level all over the Exclusion Zone
  • Clamshell gripper: one of the most radioactive objects in the Zone. The clamshell was used to sort the blockages 
  • Robots’ remains: after the accident in the former city auto workshops, the storage and service station of the robots was established. Those robots worked in the highest radioactive fields
  • ‘Jupiter’ Factory: officially this factory produced radio devices and details for record players, however, its secret section was specialized on the “technical control tools” for KGB and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of USSR
  • Living areas of Pripyat: Soviet city construction site of ‘higher comfort’, city panoramic view.
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Photo shooting  in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

A special format of excursions to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is intended for photographers and film crews. The natural scenery of the post-apocalyptic world, an abandoned exemplary Soviet city and villages, more than 2,500 square kilometers of wildlife, lots of urban objects such as factories, military towns, kolkhozes, the over-the-horizon radar DUGA-1, cooling towers and a nuclear power plant unfinished unit, kindergartens, schools, shops, an amusement park and a Ferris wheel in Pripyat, the Culture Palace "Energetic" and the "Lazurnyi" pool are all just a small part of the many objects for  spectacular photos and videos.

Photo tour to Chernobyl

Photo tour to Chernobyl  is not just an excursion, it is an up to you fascinating journey. You can spend from 1 to 14 days in the Exclusion Zone, capture the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone wildlife world, which includes Przewalski horses, elks, roe deer, wolves, wild boars, foxes, giant catfish and many others fauna and flora representatives. Photo shooting in the Exclusion Zone is not only an excellent opportunity to join one of the most interesting and exciting excursions in Ukraine, but also make memorable photos and videos of the Ukrainian Polessyia wild world.

Commercial shooting in the Chernobyl Zone.

Filming clips, photo shoots, amateur and documentary films begin with permission to shoot, permission to visit the Chernobyl zone for all the participants of the film crew, permission for transport entrance, permission to visit emergency buildings in Pripyat and official CHERNOBYL ADVENTURE guides required accompaniment. Cooperating with us, you can quickly obtain permission for commercial photo and video shooting in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, get permission to shoot using drones and other special equipment.