You will be picked up from your hotel with the typical car of the '70-'80s in soviet union - Lada 2103. It's a car of common people, working people - the car of the people. We will then drive to the outskirts of Vilnius where typical tourists don't go to see some of the authentic Soviet heritage, which was filmed on the TV show Chernobyl. This is the place where I grew up so I will give all the inner details of the area, how it was built and what it felt like growing up in the '90s when Lithuania just claimed independence from the Soviet Union. Our car will stop at Fabijoniskes since this was the primary filming area for Chernobyl TV show. This region was chosen by producers because it has a well-preserved representation of how everything looked like in 1986 across the Soviet Union when the nuclear accident happened. Our visits will include Fabijoniskes school, old inner yard playgrounds and tree&concrete alleys. You will get screenshots from the TV show to compare with how it looked like in the series and I will take pictures of you for memory. We will then continue our journey to Pasilaiciai, Justiniskes, Karoliniskes and come to back to your hotel.
I am a serial entrepreneur, serial traveller and serious Lithuanian. I was born and raised in the outskirts of Vilnius and know every corner of it. For the past 3 years, I've been travelling around the world and visited over 50+ countries in Asia, Europe and America. One of the bigger journeys I've done was an 18.000km road trip on a small scooter bike over Latin America - so yeah, I know what is a good story, memorable experience and will make one for you. Since the tour takes us in the areas of Vilnius where it is less touristic, it is worthwhile knowing that I am National, international and European karate champion, which should make you feel a bit safer. In case we need to run I also done a marathon over The great China wall and Ironman 140.6 - running tips, pro bono! Not sure what to do in Vilnius? -> http://localvilnius.guide
Back in Chernobyl days in the 80's Lithuania shared a number of cultural 'gastronomic' ties with the Soviet Union. You will…
For maximum authenticity, upon request, we could explore some of the hard spirits of the time - vodka and/or moonshine
The tour will revolve around Fabijoniskes where you will observe the sea of monolithic concrete multistore buildings that appeared on the TV show Chernobyl. We will also visit one of the old schools' in the area that was not rebuilt so far and has an authentic appearance. The journey will pass through playgrounds and inner yards, fountains, concrete tiles and old trees carrying consistent Soviet Union 80's style and feel of the area.
Chernobyl TV Show and 80s Experience