Vladivostok Private Walking Tour with Submarine Museum or Observation Platform
During this walking tour you will enjoy the old streets of the town that boast original ensembles of different architectural styles — gothic and classics, empire and baroque, Russian and oriental.
This excursion and our professional English-speaking guides take you to the most popular places in Vladivostok, and give you an introduction to the city, its history and culture. The guide will tell you about history of the Vladivostok fortress and show the town’s main sights. You will also visit Submarine Museum or Observatiin Platform (upon your choice).
• Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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What's included :
- Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request
- Entrance fee to the Submarine Museum OR funicular ticket to Observation Platform (upon your choice)
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
What's excluded :
- Meals / Drinks
- Transport services
- Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
- Personal expenses
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Svetlanskaya Street, Vladivostok Russia
"The central street of Vladivostok used to be called Amerikanskaya (American) before 1873. The city’s first and main five kilometer stretch was named in honor of the steam-ship “America” from the Russian Imperial Fleet.
The street was renamed Svetlanskaya in honor of the frigate “Svetlana,” on which the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich arrived in Vladivostok. In 1924, the year of Lenin's death, Svetlanskaya was named after the Soviet leader, and in 1992, a year after the fall of the Soviet Union, the street became Svetlanskaya once again.
Svetlanskaya begins not far from Sportivnaya Bay with its ferry’s wheel and Ocean movie theater, then flows along music bars, museums, city’s main shopping center and has way more to offer then just beautiful sea views of the Golden horn bay and Vladivostok’s Zolotoy bridge."
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Vladivostok Fortress, Batareinaya St., 4A, Vladivostok 690091 Russia
Monument of military history and architecture of federal significance, defensive structures of Vladivostok today can only be discerned outlines on the tops of the hills, along roads, on the seashore. They have long been not used for their intended purpose, and therefore have lost their once formidable appearance. Although a hundred years ago, the citadel, erected by Russian engineers and builders, had no world analogues and was considered the most impregnable sea fortress. About 400 fortifications, strongholds and coastal batteries, equipped with 1.4 thousand guns, were placed on 400 square kilometers. The history of the fortress began with the creation of a small naval station in the Far East. To this end, on July 2, 1860, a landing force commanded by ensign Nikolai Vasilyevich Komarov landed in the Golden Horn Bay. For four months, a small detachment built a wooden outpost, barracks and various economic buildings.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: S-56 Submarine Museum, Korabelnaya Embankment, Vladivostok Russia
Like most maritime cities, Vladivostok erects monuments dedicated not only to people, but also to ships. Perhaps the most interesting among them is the S-56 submarine. The building of a diesel-electric Soviet S-class submarine S-56 (“S” stands for “Srednyaya”, which means “medium” in Russian) began in Leningrad (now known as St. Petersburg) and was completed in Vladivostok by the Dalzavod Ship Repair Center. She was launched and commissioned in October 1941. A year later, the sub made an unprecedented move for duty to the Northern Fleet — crossing both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.In the north, the S-56 successfully fought against a fascist’s fleet. She engaged in eight military campaigns, sunk four targets (two warships and two cargo ships), and damaged numerous other targets. In 1944, the sub was awarded the ‘Order of the Red Banner’, and in 1945 she was honored with the prestigious ‘National Guard’ title. The S-56 is believed to be the most successful Soviet submarine that fought in World War II. Today the Soviet S-class submarine S-56 is one of the highlights of the “Military Glory of the Pacific Navy Fleet” memorial complex. It is also listed as a branch of the Military Historical Museum of the Pacific Navy Fleet, meaning that her service, despite decommissioning, continues. The original interior of the submarine’s central and bow compartments is well preserved, so one can see real sailors’ bunks, peer inside the torpedo tube, and look out through the periscope. They say that during the war, the “Fifty-Sixth” was declared dead 19 times, yet she always returned; and now she is unsinkable forever.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Eagle's Nest Mount, Vladivostok 28-13 Russia
Vladivostok is a city in the hill, and the hill makes a perfect natural lookout with its breathtaking panoramic views of the city. Eagle’s Nest is the most popular and well-kept observation point. In fact, it is an excellent place to start getting familiar with the city of Vladivostok.The vantage point offers a magnificent bird’s-eye view over the city and Zolotoy Rog (Golden Horn) Bay. Visitors enjoy a stunning city skyline, the bay view, and fresh sea air. After all, Vladivostok is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in Russia.Here you will also find a monument of the creators of the Slavic alphabet, Cyril and Methodius, a mural of the critically endangered Far Eastern leopard painted by the South African artist Sonny, a friendship stone with Vladivostok’s sister city in Japan, and the Arch of Desires. If your time in Vladivostok is limited, a visit to Eagle’s Nest viewpoint will be your chance to see the city in the best light. Here, scenic views are offered at any time — day or night!
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- This tour as a shore excursion: additional payment US$ 100 for blanket visa and round-trip private transfer cruise ship - tour attractions - cruise ship (US$ 100 for all)
- Most travelers can participate
- For visa-free roundtrip transfer the tour must be booked not later than 3 days before the tour date
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- Face masks required for travelers in public areas
- Face masks required for guides in public areas
- Face masks provided for travelers
- Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Gear/equipment sanitized between use
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.