Geotourist’s digital audio tour of the Chernobyl region allows visitors to listen in location or remotely via their smartphone or laptop.
HBO’s recent production Chernobyl has stopped the world in its tracks, ranking as one of the most highly rated TV series of all time and has drwan over 6 million viewers.
Now, the Solo East tour of the region, available on the Geotourist platform, helps both visitors to the area and people from all over the world to listen to an audio tour that covers 157 km from Kiev to Pripyat and the Chernobyl power plant itself.
Visitors can use their own smartphone and the free Geotourist app to uncover more details about the area, what happened at Chernobyl, and the impact of the nuclear meltdown. It also offers the opportunity to learn more about other points of interest in the region, such as the nearby secret military town, sculptures and monuments.
Based in Kiev, Solo East takes tourists on excursions of the Chernobyl region, working within the tight restrictions placed by local authorities to ensure that tourism is regulated, with the 30km exclusion zone still in effect. The company was responsible for escorting the Top Gear team on their journey through the region in 2014. Partnering up in 2016, the Solo East tour has been live on the Geotourist platform for over three years and thousands of people all over the world have already experienced the tour, with interest growing following the HBO series.
Founder and CEO Shaon Talukder, who created the Geotourist concept said, “We are very proud to partner with and host the Solo East Chernobyl tour on our platform. From the tour listening figures, we have been able to understand the reach of the Chernobyl stories for a few years.
“With the event of the HBO series, we’re seeing an increase in listening figures. This fundamentally underpins the entire purpose of the Geotourist platform – we are here to share stories, to bring people together, and to transcend the languages, culture and geography that sometimes keeps humanity apart.”