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CINEMATIC VILNIUS: REVISITING FAMOUS “CHERNOBYL” FILMING LOCATIONS

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Lithuania hit the headlines recently when the new world-famous mini-series “Chernobyl” aired on screens. It was chosen as one of the main filming locations to depict the scenes of 1986’ Pripyat and Moscow.
We prepared an agenda with the most important “Chernobyl” filming locations in Vilnius that you will visit in the informative and interesting 2,5 hours tour.

This tour will skip the most visited places by tourists, but you will get a chance to learn about another important part of Lithuania’s recent history and former Soviet Era that affected millions of people. The tour will draw the parallel not only with the most catastrophic nuclear disaster in the world, but also with the life under the communistic red flag.

You will start the tour with a visit to a Museum of Genocide victims located in the KGB ex-prison. This museum is one of the most visited in Vilnius mainly because it still has its cells and torture chambers intact. The original furniture were prisoners were held was used in the shooting scenes, be sure you will see it with your own eyes. This place is definitely not for the faint-hearted ones as you will come to witness the painful past of those who ended their lives there in not so old past and not in the movie.

After the tour in the KGB museum the driver will pick us up and take to residential area of Vilnius to explore infamous Pripyat that came to life in Fabijoniškės district. Due to architectural resemblance to Pripyat, the nuclear city that served Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, a part of “Chernobyl” was primarily filmed in Vilnius district Fabijoniškės that was built around the period of actual Chernobyl catastrophe in the late 1980s.
During the tour you will walk around the district learning about the Soviet history as well as nowadays life of the area.

After a stroll in a concrete jungle of Fabijoniškės you will move to the last spot of the tour to have another look of Vilnius from the bird’s eye view. You will get all the way up to the TV tower which is one of the most iconic symbols of Soviet architecture in Vilnius and the tallest building in Lithuania. This was not used while filming the series, but you will get a chance to have a last view of Vilnius and visited locations from the restaurant located at 165 meters above the ground.

  • Visit Vilnius most important filming locations of Chernobyl mini series.
  • Learn about the idylic Soviet utopia in the times of the red reign.
  • Learn about shocking past of the infamous KGB-ex prison.
  • Get bird’s eye view of Vilnius from the tallest restaurant of Lithuania.
INCLUSIONS
  • Local guide.
  • Entrance to KGB museum.
  • Ticket to the TV tower restaurant.
  • Private transfers between filming locations.

 

EXCLUSIONS
  • Food and drinks.
  • Gratuities.
  • Hotel pick up / drop off.

More information: https://traveladdicts.lt/rezgo/info/202941/cinematic-vilnius-revisiting-famous-chernobyl-filming-locations/