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.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vladivostok Fortress, Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Far Eastern DistrictThis 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).Submarine Museum S-56Like 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.Eagle’s Nest Observation PlatformVladivostok 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: 3 hours