You can now go on a luxury guided tour of Chernobyls radioactive wasteland

HBO’s latest miniseries – Chernobyl has created quite a stir amongst travelers wanting to visit the site. Not only has it piqued interest amongst potential tourists but has also led to a boom in the number of guided trips being arranged to the doomed site and its surroundings. One such excursion that promises to take you around and about the nuclear plant is Atlas Obscura’s latest offering.

Designed as an 11-day travel package, the tour includes ‘a once-in-a-lifetime journey of Ukraine, Transnistria, and Moldova, a region historically known as Bessarabia, one of Europe’s most fascinating—and drastically underrated—regions.’ The sojourn further entails a deep dive into local cultures and traditions, Soviet history, and contemporary politics, along with a journey into the ‘incredible Exclusion Zone created by the Chernobyl nuclear accident.’

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Those signing up for the tour will be accompanied by expert guides with a visit to beautiful Orthodox monasteries, underground tunnels, breathtaking monuments, and radioactive wastelands including the self-declared republic of Transnistria on the way along. Needless to say, the excursion will also include gastronomical highlights and a rare chance to indulge in the beauty of the disaster-ridden site. The exclusive tour retails for $4225, with its detailed itinerary available on Atlas Obscura’s official website. Have a look!

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