To get an idea of how far away this is in the depths of Eastern Russia, both China and North Korea are located nearby, with many heading south into China to continue their adventure. The hilly city streets of Vladivostok have plenty of attractions and sights to keep you busy for a few days, as well as ample restaurants, cafes and bars to refuel after an inevitably long trip to arrive here. Topping the bill of tourist must-sees are a whole host of museums, galleries and historical monuments, as well as the iconic Golden Horn Bridge that stretches 1.3 miles over the magnificent bay.
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Arsenyev Regional History Museum
This popular museum in the heart of the city is home to a range of exhibitions and displays depicting both recent history and natural history of this eastern part of Russia. The impressive building is situated on a street corner of Vladivostok, drawing in both locals and passing visitors wanting to grab a quick culture fix.
Golden Horn Bridge
No visitor to Vladivostok can fail to notice this impressive structure, especially at night when the suspensions are illuminated, acting as a beacon of light across the city. The 1.3-mile bridge stretches all the way across the Golden Horn Bay, an area that has drawn similarities to the bay of San Francisco – just a lot colder!
Museum Vladivostok Fortress
This 100-year-old fortress impresses both in terms of size as well as location; overlooking the sea on the tip of Siberia’s Golden Horn, the fortress boasts great views and has a long and interesting history about which visitors can learn from one of the helpful guides. It was originally built as a defence against Japanese invasion, and today you’ll find defused bombs, chain guns, and military vehicles scattered around the area.
Trans-Siberian Railway Eastern Terminal
Amongst other things, Vladivostok is famous for being the most eastern point of the historic Trans-Siberian railway, which crosses the entire country from Moscow. This incredible overland journey takes six days with two departures every day from both the Russian capital and in the opposite direction from Vladivostok, passing key stop-offs along the way such as Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Khabarovsk and Ekaterinburg.
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Eastern Trans-Siberian: Lake Baikal to Vladivostok
This trip focuses on the eastern part of the Trans-Siberian, less well-known and therefore less crowded. Starting from the blue jewel of Lake Baikal, you'll stop over in cities such as Ulan-Ude and Khabarovsk before reaching the Pacific Ocean.
- 9 days / 8 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $6,600
Journey to the East: Moscow to Vladivostok on the Trans-Siberian Railway
Ride the iconic Trans-Siberian Railway across beautifully picturesque and dreamlike landscapes over 16 days, stopping off at exquisite destinations en route. From Moscow to Vladivostok, enjoy a boundless experience while catching a glimpse of striking scenes as they sail past your window.
- 16 days / 15 nights
- Price Per Person
- From $12,000
Lotte Hotel Vladivostok
Modern in design and wonderfully located on the shores of the Amur Bay in Vladivostok, this four-star stay is one of the most convenient hotels in the city, both for business and leisure guests. Azimut Hotel Vladivostok offers a choice of standard double, standard twin, deluxe or suite rooms, and guests can choose between a city or sea view. All rooms here come well-equipped with the modern conveniences you would expect from a quality hotel, such as air conditioning and heating controls, satellite television and spacious en-suite bathrooms. As well as a great on-site restaurant that serves local and international specialities throughout the day, the local neighborhood is buzzing with lively restaurants, bars and cafes. Some of the city’s main attractions such as the central Fokin Street and the Port of Vladivostok are only a short walk away.
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