Vladivostok Tours & Add-ons
Vladivostok is the end of the line, a remote city in Russia’s Far East which is as much focused on Korea, China and Japan as it is on Moscow. We usually include 2 nights here on our Trans-Siberian tours and that amount of time covers most of the highlights although the city can be a pleasant, if expensive, place to linger in. Contact us with any questions you have.
Full Day City Tour Including Russky Island & Voroshilovskaya Battery
A full day tour of Vladivostok today covering the main attractions and more including Vladivostok Railway Station – always worth a pre-look – and the C-56 submarine as well as passing many historic, cultural and architectural landmarks and view points. After lunch (own arrangement) we delve into Vladivostok’s military history visiting its Fortress including two of the old batteries which now serve as museums. We also visit the Voroshilovskaya Battery located inside a real military base on Russky Island. This 80 year old building is a fantastic example of military architecture with it’s rational organisation and efficient functioning. We also see the Pacific Navy warships stationed in the heart of the city which demonstrate the continuing importance of this port to Russia.
3 Hour Experience of Russian Culture Visiting a Traditional Dacha
Many Russian families own a Dacha – a country cabin or small house where they spend weekends and holidays. Dacha’s were originally focused on growing food to supplement the limited availability of fresh vegetables in Soviet times as well as a place to relax away from city life. This tour will take through Vladivostok’s suburbs to a typical dacha community and will include a traditional meal in the company of the your local hosts.
1.5 Hour Experience of Vladivostok by Boat Across Its Beautiful Harbour
Vladivostok is very much a port city and this cruise of the Golden Horn will put the importance of this strategic sea base into context. Vladivostok has three different types of harbour in one and we see the the fishing harbour, the naval base and the commercial container port where you will pass close to the numerous ships waiting to unload cargo. Finally we head out into the Amursky Bay for panoramic views of the city.