We're going to Chernobyl, again! This will
be visit number eight to Ukraine.
Dates are Tuesday 7th August to Sunday 12th
Outbound flight - Heathrow to Kiev - 08:20 to
13:35 - Tues 7th August - BA 882
Inbound flight - Kiev to Heathrow - 14:25 to 16:05
- Sun 12th August - BA 883
With British Airways generous hand baggage
allowance we should all be able to travel with
only hand luggage.
Mon 6th August - Overnight in Heathrow hotel
Tues 7th August - Fly to Kiev
Weds 8th August - Day exploring Kiev.
Thurs 9th August - Day one of Chernobyl Tour /
overnight in Chernobyl Hotel.
Fri 10th August - Day two of Chernobyl Tour before
driving back to Kiev.
Sat 11th August - Day exploring Kiev.
Sun 12th August - Flying home early afternoon.
Maximum number for this trip will be 10
You must be over 18 to go on the Chernobyl
Please contact me via my contact
PED Holiday Terms
We'll be staying at the Ukraine Hotel in central
Kiev. 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.
Depending on your budget, you can either book 5
nights from the day we arrive, or book 2 nights
twice (we'll be spending the middle night in
Hotel website - http://www.ukraine-hotel.kiev.ua/en
Hotel prices are from around 35 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 hotels.
The fee for the PED will be
invoiced around in early July 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 Kiev.
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 Kiev will be
approx 05:30 to 20:30.
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.