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Chernobyl - Behind the Scenes


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This tour is priced for minimum of 2 guests. Any other guest + 35 €

Tour Snapshot

Travel back in time and relive the atmosphere of the Chernobyl disaster of April 26, 1986, one of the world’s worst man-made catastrophes.
Visit a former KGB prison (used as a filming location for the series) and find the cell where comrade Ulana Khomyuk was held.
See the neighborhood used to portray the fictional Pripyat and other authentic Chernobyl locations featured in the HBO miniseries.
Find out mind-bending behind-the-scenes details about what it took to film the series.
Hold real props in your hands.
Get a dose of iodine to keep you safe and healthy.

Unforgettable Experience

Chernobyl Miniseries Filming Locations

Attention comrades!
Get ready to travel back in time a half-day adventure visiting some of the filming locations of the award winning miniseries CHERNOBYL.

Full Itinerary

If you’ve seen HBO’s acclaimed miniseries Chernobyl, which dramatizes the harrowing story of the April 1986 nuclear plant disaster and the devastating events that followed, this is your chance to see the show’s filming locations firsthand.

Once you meet your local guide, you’ll board a public bus to the neighborhood used to portray the fictional Pripyat, the idealized Soviet city of the future where the disaster took place in 1986. This district in Vilnius was built around the period of the actual catastrophe in the late 1980s.

Upon arrival at the fictionalized Pripyat, you’ll take a walk through the actual locations where the miniseries was shot and hear behind-the-scenes details. You’ll discover why Lithuania served as the perfect backdrop for the miniseries and get to know the deeper history and social atmosphere of the Soviet era which contributed to Chernobyl’s disaster. Your local guide will also share their own experiences from those days.

As you explore, you’ll hear some secret information about other filming locations and remember the heroes of the disaster who are not widely known but who should be recognized for their bravery.

You’ll then board another bus to visit the former cultural and sports center of the Ministry of the Interior, used in the series as the Pripyat hotel restaurant. The scene where the three volunteer divers are selected took place here.

We will then select our own volunteer divers and have a shot of “Soviet medicine” for added courage! After letting three divers go on their undoubtedly fatal mission, we will visit the bar to calm down a bit.

More or less relaxed, we’ll then hop on a trolley and go to a classified location to taste the cherry on top of the tour. Before parting, you will have a dose of iodine to keep you healthy and your local guide can help direct you back to your accommodations or offer tips on what else to see and do in the city.

Additional information
Inclusions: Local, English-speaking guide, bus tickets, special snack, and drink.

Exclusions: Entrance tickets to KGB museum, tour in museum, additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide

Dress standard: Please wear comfortable shoes for walking.

Confirmation of booking: If you have received your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dietary Notes
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at

Local contact
P: +370 616 20002 or +370 616 20007

Schedule Details

Meeting point: Auku g. 2A, Vilnius. Easily accessible from Vilnius’ main avenue: Gedimino.
Ending point: Classified (but in the city center)

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