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    • abbasathar's Profile Photo

      Hermitage and Catherine Palace

      Saint Petersburg Sep 17, 2015 at 5:26 AM

      I and my wife shall be in Saint Petersburg for two days on 22nd and 23rd Sept 2015.(i.e. next Tuesday and Wednesday). I understand we have no choice but to visit Hermitage on Tuesday and Catherine Palace on Wednesday. Please advice whether we should book online and travel or our own or take a conducted tour which appears pretty costly. We don't actually need a Guide as audio guides are sufficient and available in both places.We are unable to judge the crowd pressure in these two paces on these days and definitely do not want to miss this opportunity. Also I have only the 1pm on wards slot available on Tuesday for the Hermitage!


    • student trip (nurses) to St. Petersburg

      Saint Petersburg Sep 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

      We are a group around 50 Norwegian nursing students who wants to have a trip to St Petersburg next year. We are planning 6 nights there, with 3-4 days of studying. I therefore wonder if anyone know about relevant museums, organisations (within health/socialcare), suggestions for people who can teach us something relevant for nurses or for example about the RussianĀ“s health care system. Please give me contact information if you have or a link.

      Nursing students

    • abbasathar's Profile Photo

      Lenin Mausoleum

      Moscow Sep 13, 2015 at 8:21 AM

      Is it Open on Sundays?

    • abbasathar's Profile Photo

      Red Square and Kremlin Area

      Moscow Sep 11, 2015 at 7:12 PM

      I am a little confused as to how to best utilize my time in the Red Square Kremlin area. I gather the must see places there are

      1. St. Basil Church
      2. Lenin mausoleum
      3. Kremlin Armoury
      4. Diamond Fund
      5. Bell Tower
      6. Alexandria Garden
      7. State Historical Museum

      Can all be covered in one day?. Any suggestions since it appears to be a pretty large area. Also tips on purchase of entry tickets.It shall be a weekend.


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      Best Currency

      Moscow Sep 10, 2015 at 6:01 AM

      Which currency is best to carry in Russia?
      Please mention areas where credit or debit cards may not be accepted. Also which is best place to exchange money?


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      A Pakistani Tourist

      Kaliningrad Sep 30, 2015 at 3:21 AM

      Hi all
      Hope you having good time
      I'm planning to visit Kaliningrad this November (2015) as Its the only time off for me from my office for a week. one of my colleagues adores kaliningrad a lot compelled me to visit. but I have few questions anyone here would answer?
      1) I'm an asian/Pakistani Brown skin guy, and honestly I ve been to many places around the world and found it bit weird to be in such place where people around you all are from a total different background stares you that annoy you and you do not enjoy your days off. so how's the local behavior towards brown skininned, single tourist on his own? (I'm really sorry if that sound offensive)
      I'm not a beach/club/pub/party kinda guy, rather trekking, landscapes, mountains, hiking alone, and discovering borders. So would it be easy to walk/trek alone in forests, mountains, fields, and wandering around the border area? having in mind that there are restricted areas for tourists. But I'd really love to visit and capture some snaps with the tri-point (lithuania-poland-and russia border.
      Thank you all in advance

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      Ferry from Russia to Japan

      by LuciadaVinci Online Now Jun 1, 2015 at 9:48 AM

      Hi everybody,
      Please, could you advise? I figured out that I need a valid ticket out of Russia, before I even apply for my visa. Is this correct?
      If yes, then I'm thinking to go to Japan next, by ferry. The cheapest route is Vladivostok - Donghae - Sakaiminato (according to, so I prefer it.

      Does anybody know where I can purchase a ticket safely and the cheapest possible way, if I need it before my visa application? What if they don't issue my visa after all? I'm a British citizen.

      Many thanks, indeed!

      7 Answers Aug 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM
    • Ruble exchange enquiries.

      by 344a Online Now May 13, 2015 at 5:37 AM

      I can't find ruble exchange easily in my Town. Just wonder whether I can find exchange shops in Vladivostok airport? What currencies should I use to exchange ruble? USD/Euro/Pound/Chinese Yuan?

      Thanks guys.


      2 Answers May 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM
    • MTB and weekend bike tour

      by 344a Online Now Apr 25, 2015 at 6:05 AM

      According to wiki travel (, people love to bike to the islands on the weekend. I just wonder where I can find the bike rental in the downtown or in the islands?

      (By the way, what does the MTB stand for?)


      5 Answers Apr 25, 2015 at 9:42 AM
    • Place to hike?

      by 344a Online Now Apr 24, 2015 at 7:09 AM

      I am gonna visit Vladivostok at the end of May. I just wonder any good place to hike for 2-3 hours in Vladivostok? Is it safe to hike alone?


      3 Answers Apr 25, 2015 at 5:32 AM
    • about shopping in vladivostok

      by amy_k Online Now Jul 12, 2014 at 7:07 AM

      where to get reasonable and good quality of following products: knitted wear, furry coats,handmade jewellery, porcelain beads, handcraft items, Vladivostok's souvenirs?


      by LouG2015 Online Now Apr 22, 2014 at 11:53 AM

      Hello can anyone please recommend the best way to get to Sikhote Alin Reserve if flying into Vladivostok? is there a local company offering a driving service or a train available?

      Many thanks!

      1 Answer May 21, 2014 at 12:40 PM
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      Official vet to get a health certificate for my cat

      by SimonP23 Online Now Jan 30, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      I will cross Russia using the transsiberian express train. I will arrive in Vladivostok from Japan and take a plane to France in Moscow. I will also be traveling with my cat. In order to enter France, she will need a health certificate issued by Russian sanitary authorities proving that she is vaccinated against the rabbies. Does anybody know where and how this can be done?

      Big thanks to whoever has an answer!

      7 Answers Feb 7, 2014 at 8:18 PM
    • printable map of Vladivostok AND Ussuriysk

      by tony228 Online Now Aug 10, 2013 at 8:16 AM

      I request your kindness to provide me a printable map of Vladivostok AND Ussuriysk.
      If possible in English and Russian


      5 Answers Aug 17, 2013 at 12:25 PM
    • Harbin to Vladivostok by Train

      by Clifford12345 Online Now Aug 7, 2013 at 7:38 PM

      Is there a train between Harbin and Vladivostok still running.

      If you think yes, could you please tell me if you have first hand experience of it and when, or where you have taken the information from. (This is as much of the internet information referring to the route seems out of date).

      Thank you.

      2 Answers Aug 10, 2013 at 8:19 AM
    • Getting off Cruise Ship

      by travelchick00 Online Now Jul 3, 2013 at 7:24 AM

      Can I get off the ship without a tour? I have friends that live there.

      2 Answers Jul 7, 2013 at 5:52 PM
    • Transportation options from Vladivostok to Khasan?

      by rromanchuk Online Now Jun 12, 2013 at 2:49 AM

      I'm looking for recommendations/suggestions on transportation options getting to Khasan from Vladivostok. Should i take a private taxis, marshrutka, train? Can anyone recommend a private taxi driver or tour operator? Does anyone know if there are any marshrutka/bus routes from the airport or city center?

      1 Answer Aug 15, 2013 at 4:19 AM
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      by RobertB62 Online Now May 30, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      Hello I am visiting your city this August. Is there anyone who can help me select a hotel with a very central location in Vladivostok. One that is close to resturants, pubs and markets. I have been reading a lot on Primorrie Krai and the region. Central Vladivostok is where I need the most help, if there is anyone who can help it would be greatly appreciated. For any assistance I thank You in Advance.

      1 Answer May 31, 2013 at 12:31 PM
    • Car Ferry from Japan to Vladivostok

      by KiwiHasher Online Now Mar 11, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      In April 2014 I intend buying a car in Japan and then driving across Russia to the UK. Can anyone help me with info on transport to Vladivostok?

      39 Answers Jan 6, 2015 at 3:31 AM
    • nature sightseeing suggestion?

      by arabianights Online Now Sep 10, 2012 at 10:27 AM

      i'll be arriving in vladivostok on 9/13 and looking for some suggestions:

      any day trip to nearby Primorsky Krai national parks? i'm more interesed in nature and wild lives. any angency or guide you can recommend?

      1 Answer Dec 29, 2012 at 1:54 AM
    • Looking for travel service/agency, or anyone who can just help

      by wongoz Online Now Aug 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM

      I'm looking to book travel for a group of an undetermined number of people (but at least 6). We will be entering from China, and preferably by ferry from Slavyanka. We are looking to stay a couple nights and tour around the city, and then leave via flight to Beijing.

      Can anyone recommend a travel service or agency who could help with arranging these things, including entry visas and an English-speaking guide?

      Also, information about the ferry from Slavyanka to Vladivostok would be helpful. I only know that there are 2 ferries per day, at 6.30am and 5.30pm. Can anyone tell me how long it takes and how much tickets are? Are there group ticket prices?

      Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Dec 29, 2012 at 1:57 AM
    • Railway Transport Arrangement from Vladivostok to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

      by atila24hrs Online Now Jun 8, 2012 at 1:18 AM

      if someone knows with whom i should contact for the above subject, please kindly inform as i am planning to import used cars from japan to Kyrgyzstan by rail(car-wagon/8~10 units of car)and no idea with whom I can get the service and freight offer.

    • Railway Transport Arrangement from Vladivostok to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

      by atila24hrs Online Now Jun 8, 2012 at 1:04 AM

      if someone knows with whom i should contact for the above subject, please kindly inform as i am planning to import used cars from japan to Kyrgyzstan by rail(car-wagon/8~10 units of car)and no idea with whom I can get the service and freight offer.

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      Suggestion needed: By boat or by plane?

      by Helena1962 Online Now Apr 17, 2012 at 4:49 PM

      Hi fellow travellers,

      Willing to make all the way to Vladiwostok with the "Transib", I was considering, once there, to jump to Japan and get back to Europe from there (Tokyo).

      My question to you now is what do you suggest: Is it better to take a boat from Vladiwostok to Japan? Or does it take too long? (How long?) And is it easy to get a ticket for this way, once you are in Russia? Or is it better just to fly to Japan and from there back to Europe?

      As you see, many questions, I know...

      I thank you in advance for your answers!


      6 Answers Jun 11, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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      need some help regarding transport from vladivostok

      by boya Online Now Feb 11, 2012 at 6:10 AM

      hi guys , we are planning to go to kamchatka this summer. our plan is like this
      moscow -petropavlosk kamchatky - vladivostok - inchon - then fly home.. and for the main question,is there any alternative to get out from petropavlosk for exp cargo ship rather than taking flight??

      Thanks in advance for your help.. :)

      2 Answers Apr 17, 2012 at 4:54 PM
    • when is the best time of the year to visit Vladivostok and surrounding areas?

      by arabianights Online Now Dec 23, 2011 at 7:55 AM

      and how convenient is the flight from Moscow to Vladivostok?


      1 Answer Dec 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM
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      Day trip to Nakhodka doable?

      by salisbury3933 Online Now Nov 6, 2011 at 2:04 AM

      I will hopefully be making another visit to Vladivostok in the next month or so. Will be there close to a week.

      I was wondering about how feasible a day trip to Nakhodka would be, or whether it would be better to overnight in Nakhodka?

      5 Answers Dec 11, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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      Cheap stay at Vladivostok, Khabarovsk & around possible?

      by nikoskaps Online Now May 14, 2011 at 8:30 AM

      Hi there!
      I'm planning to reach the far east of Russia by train and it seems very difficult to find a budget place to stay (who should respond for booking in english language!)
      Anything like hostel, dormitory, guesthouse, homestay would do.
      Prices like 20 / rub 600 would be great
      Anybody has a suggestion?
      After searching it seems to me that almost everything is made for big spenders over there!
      Not to mention tours further out- brrr!!!
      Also, if you have a similar suggestion for other eastern city could be of great help, so not to be confined to just to Vladivostok
      many thanks to all

      3 Answers Aug 14, 2011 at 4:31 AM
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      by Richard_7 Online Now Apr 30, 2011 at 12:55 AM

      Hi Guys

      I am planning a trip to Vladivostok, Russia for a couple of weeks anytime from early July to end of August 2011, as there is not sufficient information about this destination, hotel rates, prices, cost of living, nightlife, best time to visit, the food and people in general etc...., can you guys let me know the info for the above. I am an Australian citizen coming from Sunny Brisbane.

      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer May 3, 2011 at 5:45 AM
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      Private tour guide in Vladivostok?

      by CruisingGoddess Online Now Feb 10, 2011 at 5:00 PM

      Can anyone recommend a private tour guide in Vladivostok?

      Thanks in advance!

      8 Answers Feb 17, 2011 at 7:01 PM
    • Anyone have dealings with Pleasant Travel Group in Vladivostok

      by Alantichardson Online Now Oct 31, 2010 at 8:56 PM

      Has anyone ever had any dealings with the following Travel Agency:
      Vladivostok Pleasant Travel Group 93, Tolstogo Str. Vladivostok c., Russia Ph. 7(4232)507280, 7(4232)507290.

      Would you recommend using them? Are they dependable?

      Thanks for your help.

      1 Answer Jun 1, 2011 at 4:00 PM
    • car disposal

      by wizzz Online Now Oct 12, 2010 at 8:14 PM

      Hi we are driving from the UK to vladivostok next year in 10 old cars & some might not be abel to make the trip back are there any official car disposal plants in vladivostok where any paperwork can be filled out or is there a customs office where this can be done cheers Graham

      1 Answer Oct 14, 2010 at 6:07 AM
    • Vladivostok to Suifenhe - Bus information

      by annapurnakaren Online Now Apr 4, 2010 at 8:19 PM

      Hi all,

      I'm looking for the info for the bus from Vladivostok --> Suifenhe --> Harbin

      1. any direct bus from Vladivostok to Suifenhe?? If so, where is the bus terminal in Vladivostok, how much & time schedules & how long for the bus journey?

      2. is it the other routes from Vladivostok to other cities and then to Suifenhe by bus?? Which way is most convenient & quick? Where/how much/time schedule for the bus?

      Thanks in advance

      1 Answer Jul 30, 2010 at 8:39 AM
    • Transportation from VVO airport into town

      by crochlen Online Now Feb 5, 2010 at 11:46 AM

      I need to get from the main vladivostok airport into town, specifically to pervaya rechka area. can you help me?

      2 Answers Feb 8, 2010 at 1:07 AM
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      Vladivostok in December

      by gxdoyle Online Now Sep 27, 2009 at 4:44 AM

      I am coming to Vladivostok to catch the Trans Siberian and am wondering how many days it is worth staying in the city and exploring before the train.

      I thought about staying a couple of weeks and learning some Russian so any idea how to find a Russian teacher there in December?


      5 Answers Nov 19, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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      Japan > Vladivostok Ferry Options for THIS WEEK

      by vladferry Online Now May 3, 2009 at 5:02 AM

      Looking for a way from Japan to Russia by boat this week. I'm aware of and have attempted to contact them, but it appears their ship will be under repair for at least another week. So - considering just going to the port of Fushiki/Takaoka/Toyama and trying to negotiate a ride directly with a boat if there's one headed to Russia. I speak Russian - though not Japanese. Anyone know if such a thing is feasible? Thanks!

      2 Answers May 3, 2009 at 9:41 AM