Grand tour of Vladivostok's Fortress

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Tour Number

Activity Level

179479


Categories

Shore Excursion, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 2

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (advanced)

Voroshilov battery, Grand Ducal Battery and Fort №7


Vladivostok fortress was considered to be the strongest coastal fortress in the world in the first decade of 20th century. From the 1880s to 1917, about 100 millions golden coins was spent for its building. Nowadays complex consist of 122 constructions: forts, batteries, so on. Defensive constructions are located in the area more than the area of modern city buildings.
This 4-hours tour consists of three excursions to three different military object: Voroshilov coastal battery (can be changed to Novosilthevskaya battery in case if it closed), neglected Grand Ducal battery and Fort №7.

Itinerary

During the way to the first point of this tour - Voroshilov's coastal battery you'll hear about history and modernity of Russky island. You get to know reasons of appearance of Vladivostok's Fortress and coastal defence, and why Vladivostok was founded just at that spot.
You'll pass through outer part of Voroshilov's battery between two its turrets, see guns of 1914 year inside the turrets and also take the stairs down to the underground premises.
The next point - Grand Ducal Battery. There you'll walk with lamp along the underground gallery and see artillery patio for 10-inch Russian gun. From this place you also can enjoy by fascinating sea view to the Peter the Great Bay.
Then we will drive to the mainland part of Vladivostok to visit Fort №7. There you'll walk along the 1. 5 km undeground net of tunnels of Fort, see huge undeground premices and artesian well reservoir.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel

Duration: 4 hours

Tour duration depends on traffic. Usually it lasts 4 hours.

Transportation

Clean and air-conditioned car.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

Other: Attention please: Underground premises are wet and cold. Battery is situated high above sea level, so there can be strong wind. Please dress warmly, even in summer. Shoes should be without high heels.

Restrictions

I am not a driver. I arrange for a separate car and driver.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    179479


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Hiking and Walking, Adventure / Active

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 2

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (fluent), English (advanced)

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