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history • 7 days, 6 nights

Solo Only: Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night

history • 7 days, 6 nights

Solo Only: Chernobyl by Day, Kyiv by Night

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  • Group Size 12 People Maximum
  • Activity Level
  • Travel Style
    Urban Exploration
from $2,625 USD per person
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Trip Overview

Join a group of curious solo travelers on this unique exploration that blends Soviet history with contemporary politics, breathtaking Orthodox monasteries with memorials to tragedy. We’ll visit everything from awe-inspiring UNESCO sites to hidden passages beneath the streets of the Ukrainian capital—as well as the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone and the ghost town of Pripyat—as we dive headfirst into centuries of Ukrainian history. We’ll have a whole team of experienced guides at the ready as we delve into one of Europe’s most fascinating—and drastically underrated—capitals. Along the way, we’ll also find plenty of time to enjoy fantastic food and drink, good company, mischief, and mystery. Our time in Ukraine will be breathtaking, surprising, and occasionally challenging, but always memorable.

Note: We also have a regular departure of this trip that is not specific to solo travelers.

  • Hands-on history
  • Post-nuclear ghost towns
  • Soviet legacy
  • 21st-century Kyiv
  • A great group of fellow solo travelers


Itineraries and daily schedules are subject to change. We expect to do everything listed in the itinerary, though the order may be rearranged based on weather or other local conditions.

Additional Info

Pricing & Single Accommodations

We have two options for you:

(1) Shared room: You’ll be matched with another traveler of the same gender. The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.

(2) Private room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $390. When booking, please select the single room package option.

Activity Level

Some elements of this tour will be physically demanding. Our two-day exploration of Chernobyl involves no more than walking—but there will be a lot of that, and over rough ground, so be sure to bring proper walking boots or other outdoor footwear. Long sleeves and full-length pants are also required inside the Zone.

Arrival & Departure

Kyiv Boryspil International Airport (KBP) is your best option when it comes to booking flights into Ukraine. You should aim to arrive in Kyiv on Day 1 by 4 p.m., and depart anytime on Day 7. Traveling to and from your hotel in the city center is easiest by taxi, which should cost no more than $25 each way. Uber is very popular in Kyiv, too. If you decide to extend your stay, your guides will be only too happy to suggest additional activities for you.

  • Six nights of hotel accommodation.
  • All meals described in the itinerary.
  • The company of two experienced foreign tour guides in addition to four local Ukrainian guides, each stepping in to tell you about their specialist subjects.
  • Private transport throughout the trip, in a comfortable minibus.
  • Admission to all proposed activities and events, including museums, the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, and the ethnographic complex.
  • Global Rescue medical evacuation insurance.
  • Special access to unique places and extraordinary experiences.
  • A great group of fellow solo travelers, excited to explore all that Ukraine has to offer!
  • Transportation and flights to and from Kyiv, Ukraine, including airport transfers.
  • Travel insurance (recommended).
  • Additional meals and drinks outside of Atlas Obscura offerings, including most alcoholic beverages.
  • If applicable, applying for a Ukrainian visa (find out if you need one here).
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Trip FAQ

We design all Atlas Obscura trips for independent travelers, but these trips are ideal for solo travelers who want to meet other solo travelers. If you’re looking for an opportunity to travel with people who share your sense of curiosity, you’ll come away from these adventures with new travel buddies and lasting connections.

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Upcoming Departures

  • Oct 9–Oct 15, 2022
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