AUTOCAR TOUR TO THE EXCLUSION ZONE - CZARNOBYL via KIJÓW by night

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Termin

Deadlines

22/03/2022
Cena

Price

1790 zł
Dystans KM

Distance

~ 2500km
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Formula

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Introduction

In a little more than 30 years since the disaster, Chernobyl, Pripyat and even the entire Zona - today also known as the exclusion zone created after the nuclear power plant disaster - have become a monument to the irresponsibility of the authorities, a place of tragedy, a dead setting for many movies, books and computer games such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R, a mecca and a dream for lovers of abandoned places and urban exploration, and above all a grim tourist attraction....

 

A proposal for a 4-day bus tour from the conventional point of departure near Bydgoszcz to Ukraine to Chernobyl itself and back. Complementary and additional will be a one-day tour of Kiev. Both the tour of the zone and the city of Kyiv under the care and licensed guidance of one of the best local tour agencies in Kyiv. Implementation of the entire program of the tour under the care of a pilot and representative of the organizer. The formula of the tour, whose characteristic stopping places on the planned route are Kiev and Chernobyl, is an opportunity to take a short, well-organized tour on a fun bus, spend some social time and visit one of the most important places on the Dnieper River....      

Description

BLACKWELL...

In the early morning hours of April 26, 1986, a sudden and uncontrolled power surge led to a reactor accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant - a town in the then Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. The resulting accident was an explosion that unleashed radiation a hundred times stronger than that at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, as well as a gigantic cloud of radioactive contamination, the movement of which was observed throughout Europe, with traces detected even in Ireland.

Thirty years after the disaster, Chernobyl has become a kind of grim tourist attraction and a lesson in how much human lives can be cost by the complacency of power. It has also become home for some 140 people, called "samosels." Every day the place is visited by tourists, whose number reaches up to 900 a day on weekend days.

Chernobyl is not dangerous, taking proper precautions and obeying the rules imposed on visitors. By far the best way to effectively spend time in the Exclusion Zone is to take advantage of the offer of one of the numerous tourist offices that specialize in organizing trips to the zone. The choice of the office is not insignificant, as it is in Ukraine....   

 

FOR WHO?

Families, friends, acquaintances and strangers, but curious about what is on the map of Europe one of the so-called MUST SEE places and is located less than a day's drive beyond our eastern border. The tour is especially for those who remember the explosion of the power plant and the accompanying horror of the catastrophe, also for those who cannot remember it, but have learned the history and want to feel the atmosphere of that time up close, for lovers of abandoned places and urban exploration... A trip for adults only.

 

 

WHERE DO WE START, WHERE DO WE PICK PARTICIPANTS?

We meet on Tuesday evening in the late afternoon or even in the evening at the starting place - the designated collection point in the Bydgoszcz From where we set off on the designated route, picking up participants on the way (exact times and places will be communicated to participants 5 days before the date of departure in the form of the so-called ROAD BOOK). Places where we can complete participants en route are:

  • BYDGOSZCZ
  • TORONTO
  • WŁOCŁAWEK
  • STRYKÓW k/ŁODZI
  • WARSAW
  • LUBLIN

 

WHAT IS THE TOUR PROGRAM LIKE? 

The base for the tour of the Zone will be Kiev, which we will arrive in the late afternoon on Wednesday, having quartered for 3 consecutive nights in one of the hotels. We will not travel to Chernobyl by our bus. Entrance to the Zone only with a licensed guide, so we will be taken from Kiev the following Thursday at 7:50 am for a full-day tour of the Zone by one of the best local licensed tour agencies. The formula for the bus tour with a Polish-speaking guide includes a very extensive program carried out from 7:50 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. After 8:0 p.m. we will return to our accommodation in Kiev, where dinner will be waiting for us.

The following day (Friday) we still stay on site to tour Kiev under the supervision of a licensed Polish-speaking guide and get a little taste of Ukraine.

 

RETURN

We leave Kiev on Friday after the tour and an organized evening meal, heading to Poland along the same route we took in the z direction, stopping the coach at the same places and saying goodbye to those getting off.

 

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU?

It is mandatory to take to Chernobyl: Passport, long pants, full shoes, long sleeve, water, food (preferably vacuum packed)

 

WHY EXACTLY WITH US?

Always ask the organizer if it has the appropriate permits and guarantees, which are an absolute requirement under current law, and legally operating entities are subject to statutory supervision and mandatory registration with OTiPUNPUT.  

  • At the same time we carry out agency activities for, among others, UNIQA Towarzystwo Ubezpieczeń S.A., we advise and insure your trip, proposing the most convenient variants. In our offer, in addition to the possibility of increasing the sums insured also Insurance for Cancellation and Interruption of a Tourist Event At a very attractive price.
  • The formula for the trips places the needs of cognitive and social tourism very high.
  • Safety above all and high quality at an affordable price. Proven accommodation and proven travel routes.
  • We are part of the group, integrating and having fun together with you, vigilantly ensuring safety, smooth execution and only positive impressions. We create conditions for building valuable and lasting relationships, while respecting your privacy.
  • All our customers are covered by a reward loyalty program MOTOloyalty - Giving tangible benefits from ongoing cooperation....
 

KIND OF EVENT

Road trip on the roads of Poland and Ukraine, with a return destination in Chernobyl

DATES OF ORGANIZATION

22.03.2022 - 26.03.2022 (SO)

VENUE

UKRAINE

MEANS OF TRANSPORT

TRANSPORTATION TO THE VENUE
  • access/return by arrangement
TYPE OF TRANSPORT TO THE PLACE OF ORGANIZATION
  • coach transport
ON-SITE TRANSPORTATION
  • tour operator transportation
  • transportation of the local organizer of the ZONE tour

FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME

  • Tuesday (0.5 D)- participants' own transportation to the place of assembly, departure
  • Wednesday (1D) - transfer to Kiev
  • Thursday (1D) - tour of Chernobyl
  • Friday (1D) - sightseeing in Kiev, return trip
  • Saturday (1D) - transfer to Poland, return to participants' homes

 

AGENDA ITEMS

CHERNOBYL ZONE:

  • Transfer: Kiev (7:45) - Dytiatki, the first checkpoint before entering the 30-kilometer exclusion zone.
  • Arrival and tour of the city of Chernobyl.
  • Drive to the village of Leliyov, pass through the checkpoint/zone border of 10 km.
  • Drive to the vicinity of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant , stop without a tour inside Reactor 4 of the Nuclear Power Plant.
  • A visit to Pripyat (Pripyat), the highlight of the program, visiting the "City of the Dead (Ghosts)." - swimming pool, amusement park with a Ferris wheel, river boats, abandoned buildings, school, hospital, etc.
  • A stop near the "Red Forest."
  • Return to Chernobyl and lunch/light dinner (Meals provided from outside the Exclusion Zone. )
  • Visiting the village of Paryshov, meeting with "displaced persons" - people who returned to their villages after the evacuation (optional, if time allows)
  • Tour of the antenna (radar) system "Duga", "OKO MOSCOW" ("Russian Woodpecker").
  • Passing through the Dytiatka checkpoint. Checking radiation, deactivation.
  • Transfer to Kiev around 19:00 - 19:30

KIJÓW CITY:

  • Maydan
  • Khreshchatyk
  • Bessarabska market hall
  • Golden Gate
  • St. Sofia
  • Mikhailovsky Monastery
  • Andrew's reunion with souvenirs

The program, as well as individual points, are subject to change as a result of unforeseen road conditions, unforeseen obstructions at program sites, as well as other events beyond the Organizer's control.

 

TOTAL DISTANCE

approx. 2500 km

DAILY DISTANCE (min-max)

300 km - 1200 km

TYPE OF ROUTE

Asphalt roads in flat terrain

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

3/10 - easy for physically healthy people

GROUP NUMBER (min-max)

18-45

ADDITIONAL

Foreign Ministry Information: UKRAINE

 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED:

  • passport
  • 400 EURO in cash
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Others under the tab INFORMATION

Map

Mapa wycieczki

Program

DAY 1
BYDGOSZCZ: TORUN WŁOCŁAWEK STRYKS WARSAW LUBLIN DOROHUSK KIJÓW

PROGRAM OF THE DAY:

  • completion of participants, briefing of the pilot
  • departure from Bydgoszcz in the evening hours
  • Travel with short stops on the BYDGOSZCZ-DOROHUSK-KIJÓW route.
  • catering none - in person
  • accommodation None (night bus ride)
Czas approx. 16 hrs (+ stops)
Trasa approx. 1100 km

The starting place of the tour, along with the departure time, will be communicated to the participants just before the date, will be located in Bydgoszcz and several more connected with hygiene stops on the Bydgoszcz-Lublin-Dorohusk route. Planned overnight and day trip on the following day.

Dalej
DAY 2
Continued: BYDGOSZCZ: TORUŃ WŁOCŁAWEK STRYKS WARSAW LUBLIN DOROHUSK KIJÓW

PROGRAM OF THE DAY:

  • Travel with short stops on the BYDGOSZCZ-DOROHUSK-KIJÓW route.
  • Arrival at destination and check-in in the evening (around 6:00 pm)
  • catering in the program: -/-/D
  • accommodation KIJÓW
Czas approx. 16 hrs (+ stops)
Trasa approx. 1100 km

Continuation of transit from the previous day. Arrival in Kiev in the early evening (planned before 18:00). On the day, organized integration dinner in a restaurant, with traditional Ukrainian cuisine.  

Dalej
DAY 3
KIJÓW BLACKBIRD

PROGRAM OF THE DAY (anticipated, subject to modification due to changes made by local guide/organizer):

  • Start of group meeting at 7:50 a.m. at the place indicated in Kiev, start of tour at 8:20 a.m.
  • PPC Dityatki - Border 30 km zone of forced and unconditional resettlement. Passing passport and radiation control
  • Stele from the city of Chernobyl - history of the city in one stele
  • City of Chernobyl - Drive through the city center to the park-monument "Star of Wormwood". Avenue of evacuated settlements → "Third Angel" monument → "Chernobyl-Fukushima" monument. → monument to V.I.Lenin → club, where the trial of the perpetrators of the accident took place
  • Chernobyl Zaton - former ship repair yard and ship graveyard
  • Monument "To those who saved the world" - the only monument to local personnel and firefighters created by the hands of liquidators
  • Exposition of robots and technology - samples were directly involved in the decommissioning of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident (RC Truck Komatsu, robot Rover STR-1, robot MOBOT-B, robot scout MF-2, robot Beloyarets, crane Foresteri, ARS-14 decontamination machine, BTR-70, BRDM-RHB)
  • Fire station №3 of the city of Chernobyl (PPC №17) - from here arrived as the third crew to the scene of the extinguishing of the energy block
  •  Viewing terrace on the bridge over the Pripiat River - view from the station and Chernobyl zaton
  • PPC Lelev - Border 10 km from the Exclusion Zone. Passing passport and radiation control
  • PPC Chernobyl-2 - Document verification
  • "Duga-1" - technical and work area
    • Military unit 74939 (radio telecommunications center) - facilities of the early warning system and monitoring of launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles from the US
    • Phased antenna array (large and small antennas) - the only surviving element of receiving radio signals entering the "Duga-1" complex
    • Communications - internal technology corridor with a length of 800 meters, providing signal transmission to the CEC
  • Training center (imitation) - training center for personnel operating the Duga complex
  • A stop on the station's channel - station panorama. First, second, third drive unit and NSC Ark, view of the unfinished fifth unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
  • Lunch in dining room 19 - Lunch at the ChNPP cafeteria. The menu corresponds to the standards of therapeutic and preventive nutrition for ChNPP staff
  • Stop by the administrative and residential building of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant - feeding the giant catfish living in the underwater canal station
  • Prometheus statue - A monument brought straight from Pripyat
  • Detour around the power plant - A view of a spent nuclear fuel storage tank
  • Stop at Pripyat stele-this is the remains of the Red Forest, measuring radioactivity of the western radiation trap
  • PPC Pripyat - Checking documents, entering abandoned city
  • City of Pripyat - People's Friendship Street, the first micro-district from which urbanization began
  • Monument to the Friendship of Nations - a monument to the unity of the Soviet people
  • Special laundry - since the explosion at ChNPP, a decontamination point for the suits of personnel and liquidators
  • Hospital of the city of Pripyat NR.126 - the place where injured people were brought at night during the explosion at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant
  • Pripyat port and cafe - the walking tour of the city begins from here
  • View of the harbor cranes and landing stage - from the wharf of the Janovskom zaton river port
  • Kurchatova Street - Prometheus cinema, music school, consumer services, mosaic panels I. Lytovchenko
  • Pripyat city center - party building of the executive committee of the city , after the accident, it housed the leadership of the special enterprise "Complex", which was engaged in the deactivation, recycling and decontamination of radioactive waste and contaminated equipment
  • Polesie Hotel - headquarters of the State Commission. The terrace of its restaurant housed the Soviet Air Force.
  • Shopping mall and self-service supermarket - Soviet supermarket and central restaurant in the city
  • DK Energetik - The center of the city's cultural life. The Cultural Center building housed various clubs and sports sections. There was also a concert hall, a cinema, a swimming pool, a library, a film studio and a radio studio
  • Amusement park - Park to open on May 1, 1986 (Ferris wheel / cars / swings / carousel)
  • The school is one of the city's schools built to a custom design
  • The municipal police department is the residence of police law enforcement agencies with pre-trial detention cells and a traffic police station
  • The Fire Department in the city of Pripyat, whose crew arrived second to the scene of the extinguishing of the 4th energoblock
  • Residential areas of the city of Pripyat - Soviet urban development with increased comfort
  • PPC Pripyat - Checking documents, entering abandoned city
  • PPC Lelev - The border of the 10 km Exclusion Zone. Passing passport and radiation control
  • PPC Dityatki - Border 30 km zone of forced and unconditional resettlement. Passing passport and radiation control

 

  • catering on the day's agenda: B/L/D
  • accommodation KIJÓW
Czas approx. 3 hours (+ stops, sightseeing)
Trasa approx. 250 km

A day of touring the exclusion zone according to the attached program, with possible modifications.

Our group will be served by a local tour operator of the Zone, with whom we will spend 12 program hours.

For lovers of night events - Kiev by night....

Dalej
DAY 4
KIJÓW return trip: KIJÓW DOROHUSK LUBLIN WARSAW STRYKS WŁOCŁAWEK TORONTO BYDGOSZCZ

PROGRAM OF THE DAY:

  • breakfast 9:00 am
  • check-out by 11:00 am
  • guided tour of Kiev (about 6 hours)
  • Departure from Kiev/return around 7:00 pm
  • catering on the day's agenda: B/-/D
  • accommodation None (night bus ride)
Czas approx. 16 hrs (+ stops)
Trasa approx. 1100 km

Breakfast unhurriedly at around 9:00 am, so that the "overnight Brands" have a chance to rest. Around 11:00, after the participants have checked out of the hotel, we set off for a sightseeing tour of Kiev. This is a longer tour through the most important places in the city with commentary by a Polish-speaking guide. After the tour, a closing dinner in the city, after which we set off on our return journey.

Departure from Kiev is scheduled for 19:00, traveling the same route we took here and at the approximate time. Exact places and times of stops will be given in the so-called ROAD BOOK.

Dalej
DAY 5
continued: KIJÓW DOROHUSK LUBLIN WARSAW STRYKS WŁOCŁAWEK TORONTO BYDGOSZCZ

PROGRAM OF THE DAY:

  • Transfer with short stops on the route KIJÓW-DOROHUSK-BYDGOSZCZ
  • Arrival at the destination in the evening (around 6:00 pm)
  • catering none - in person
  • accommodation KIJÓW
Czas approx. 16 hrs (+ stops)
Trasa approx. 1100 km

Continuation of transit from the previous day. Arrival in Bydgoszcz in the early evening (planned before 18:00). En route stops.

Dalej

About the price

REGULAR PRICE (basic): 

  • PLN 1,790 / 1 participant (fixed for organizational minimum), accommodation in Twin, or Triple room

 

DISCOUNT OPTIONS AND ADDITIONS TO THE REGULAR PRICE:

  • accompanying person:  - 200 zł, accommodation in a DBL room
  • SGL room (1-bedroom): +£200
  • individualized meals: +£200

 

PAYMENT AND CONTRACT:

  • 30% booking fee within 5 days of participation application / booking / contract conclusion
  • 70% of the remaining amount of the contract by the contractual deadline (30-45 days before the date of the event)

The contract is concluded electronically in document form and in the online booking system. Cashless payments are handled by the platform PayU.

FIXED PRICE AND RETURNS GUARANTEE:

  • price guarantee for organizational minimum of 18 participants
  • the possibility of organizing a tour below the organizational minimum of 18 participants with the acceptance of the price change by the participants
  • refund of 100% payments in case of lack of organizational minimum of 18 participants and no agreement to change the price of participants
  • 100% refund of payments in case of factors preventing the Organizer from holding the event and cancelling it

 

Price includes
  • Bus/coach transportation on the tour route
  • 24/7 care of a pilot/guide On the entire transit route and throughout the day's program
  • insurance for participants KL + NNW + BP tourist event within Europe, up to the sum insured KL (medical expenses)=€10,000; NNW (personal accident)=€2,000; BP (travel baggage)=€200; KR (rescue costs)=€5,000. with the possibility of increasing the sum insured individually for an additional fee
  • fees for the Tourist Guarantee Fund
  • Organized full-day bus tour with a Polish-speaking guide to the ZONE (detailed tour program in the PROGRAMME OF THE DAY 3)
  • An organized walking tour of Kyiv with a Polish-language guide, excluding entrances to tourist attractions and sites (in PROGRAMME OF THE DAY 4)
  • 2x overnight stay in hotels of a standard equivalent to 3*: rooms for 2-3 persons (2-bed rooms for couples), bathrooms, parking, restaurant/bar on site, or nearby
  • 2x breakfast + 4 additional meals type lunch, or dinner as described in PROGRAMME OF THE DAY (B-breakfast / L-lunch, light lunch / D-dinner, lunch-dinner)
  • photo and video report shared by all participants
 
The price does not include
  • Local transportation/urban transport within the city of Kyiv
  • insurances additional to those indicated
  • Entrance tickets and fees at tourist attractions, entertainment spots in Kiev
  • sustenance beyond that indicated in "PRICE INCLUDES." i PROGRAMME OF THE DAY 
  • tips and other customary charges
  • other than those indicated in the offer
 

Reservations

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