In this tour you will have a chance to see both the city – Vladivostok – and the nature – Vityaz.
Vityaz is a beautiful seaside recreational area, that includes a part of Far East Marine State Biosphere Nature Reserve. It is located in Khasan area, which is the most southern part of Russia on its east side.
The tour starts when we pick you up in the airport and drive you to the city in a comfortable car. On the way to Vladivostok you’ll see the new infrastructure – modern highways, factories and the new bridge crossing Amur Bay.
When we get to the Vladivostok, we’ll take you to a hotel previously chosen by you.
After you get settled, we can show you around the city – if you are not too tired. We’ll drive on the new bridges, see the Tokarevskiy lighthouse, and top it all off with the viewpoints in the evening.
After dinner, we’ll take you to the hotel so you can have the well deserved rest.
The next day after breakfast, we’ll depart for Vityaz. The road depends on the weather, but usually takes around 3 hours. It goes through the “Land of the Leopard ” nature reserve, and if you are lucky enough, you can see a leopard watching you from the forest. Or at least a deer. The road will soon go through Narvinskiy tunnel, which is currently being built especially to restore a leopard trail, which was previously crossed by a road.
After arrival, you’ll get settled in a 2-story cottage in a recreational center in Vityaz. Then, after lunch, you’ll go on an excursion around the settlement. It’s a scenic place with some sights: 19th century mansion ruins, an old shipwreck site, and of course the main – the seaside. The coast is beautiful and unique with beautiful pine trees. A part of it is within a Marine Nature reserve.
If your trip is taking place during summer and September, then swimming in the sea is possible. Crystal-clear water and a white sand beach will leave a fantastic impression.
When you get back, you can enjoy russian-style sauna or “Banya” after dinner.
The next day after breakfast you’ll depart for a half-day exursion to Gamow lighthouse. It’s the most southern lighthouse in Russia and goes by #1 code in the “Russian registry of lighthouses”. It was built in 1906 and is still functioning, lighting the way to all the ships going to Vladivostok port.
You’ll have lunch on-the-go and then return to Vityaz for some free time and dinner. Dinner menu is up to discussion, but Middle-eastern barbeque (Shaslyk) is a preferable choice.
After dinner there is an option of going to Banya again.
The next morning after breakfast we depart to the city and straight to the airport, depending on your flight schedule.
- Day 1
Meeting at the airport
Excursion around Vladivostok: The Golden and Russian bridges, viewpoints, Vladivostok lighthouse
- Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel
Departing for Vityaz (the road takes approximately 3 hours)
Accommodation in a cottage
Excursion around Vityaz
Beach (optional: June-September)
Russian Sauna (Banya)
- Day 3
Tour to Gamow lighthouse (lunch there)
Dinner – Shashlyk (Middle-eastern barbeque)
- Day 4
Return to Vladivostok