Heart and soul of Vladivostok
- Duration: 3 hours
- Tour date: Daily
On the excursions you will be told about the oldest city streets, buildings and their former inhabitants, about the fates of outstanding people of the past who connected their lives with Vladivostok. In the history of the port city, European businessmen and Asian diasporas, who lived in it at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, made a significant contribution. The guides will also tell you about the historical facts of the past of Vladivostok: about how its residents have entertained more than a century ago and even about the influence that the representatives of the ancient profession had on culture.
Look at the main attractions of Vladivostok, find out what it lives and breathes, you can on a sightseeing tour. The DALINTOURIST company will offer you to admire the city from different sides, to go along the Golden and Russian bridges, walk along the central streets. Vladivostok, despite its youth, has a unique and fascinating history. Preserved prerevolutionary architecture of the central streets, familiar to residents of Vladivostok and surprising for its guests, hides a lot of secrets in the hidden courtyards and old walls.
Your tour begins in Vladivostok central square, an area home to the soviet era monument to the fighters for the soviet power in the Russian Far East, as well as the famous GUM, which many historians believe to be the very first shopping mall in the world. You will proceed to the Arsenyev Local Lore Museum, before then making your way to the railway station. On your way to the station, you will pass the mischievous Chinese Quarter, Millionka, as well as the Arbat walking zone, the two remaining Stalinist Empire style apartment houses (the so-called "Grey Horse") and the birth-house and monument of famous American actor Yul Brinner.
Following this, your route will continue to the Eagle Nest viewpoint, which offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the Vladivostok city center. Afterwards, you will advance to the Golden Bridge, which erected over the Golden Horn bay connects the two largest peninsulas of the city, allowing access to the formerly most remote corners of Vladivostok in 5 minutes. On your way you will pass by the modern Opera house, as well as drive by the older districts of the city.
Having crossed the Eastern Bosphorus strait between the island and the mainland, you will return to the city center to visit the last highlight of the day: the memorial site at Korabelnaya ("ships") Promenade. This site includes the Guard Torpedo Submarine S-56 museum, the Nikolaevskaya Triumphal Arch, the Eternal Fire and the Stela to the founders of Vladivostok. At this place on the 2nd of July 1860, Russian officers first landed and started the marine base Vladivostok. Nowadays in this spot you can find the headquarters of the Russian Pacific fleet. You can stroll along the promenade watching battle cruisers and private boats, crawl through a real submarine, and don't forget to make a wish right under the triumphal arch, it always works!
WELCOME TO VLADIVOSTOK!
This price includes: foreign language speaking guide, transportation, entrance tickets to Submarine S-56.