The famous Trans-Siberian Railway terminates in this Russian city, so most travelers arrive to this city at the end or beginning of that epic train journey. However, Vladivostok has plenty to offer on its own, complete with plenty of waterfront attractions and natural scenery as well as noteworthy architecture and museums.
Along with trains arriving at the gorgeous and iconic Railway Station
, or ferries arriving at the harbor, the city is also served by Vladivostok International Airport, which connects the city to the rest of Russia and some parts of Europe and Asia.
If arriving at Vladivostok at the termination of the Trans-Siberian Railway, the best thing to do upon arrival is to head straight to the waterfront at Sportivnaya Harbor
. There it’s possible to stretch one’s legs and get some swimming done, or just sit around at one of the benches and observe the local scene. Whatever the case, it’s a great way to get some fresh sea air in one’s lungs after so many hours in a train.
Hotels in Vladivostok are spread out throughout the central area, as well as some waterfront properties that are perfect for a vacation. Most of the hotels are within easy reach of attractions such as the Vladivostok Fortress Museum
, which is a popular destination with many tourists.
There’s much more to see and learn about Vladivostok, and the interactive map on this page is a great way to find out where the attractions and hotels can be found in this historic Russian city.