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Eastern Russia Travel Guide

Eastern Russia is very far from densely populated Russian cities located in the center of Russia. Due to its distance from major population centers, it is an unexplored haven on its own. While visiting Eastern Russia you will get a chance to see a spectacular Pacific coastline, mountainous terrains, and amazing wildlife, all at the same place. Eastern Russia is filled with natural beauty and has an amazing culture and natural vibe to it. With cruise line volume buys plus our low everyday prices you can save up to 80% versus the brochure price! Book your Eastern Russia cruise today with AffordableTours.com, your discounted cruise headquarters.

Eastern Russia Travel Guide

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Costa FortunaBalticStockholmStockholm7 Nights Helsinki, Finland | St. Petersburg, Russia | Stockholm, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia $1,013
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MSC MusicaEuropeCopenhagenCopenhagen14 NightsBergen, Norway | Copenhagen, Denmark | Flaam, Norway | Oslo, Norway | St Petersburg, Russian Fed. | Stockholm, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia | Warnemunde,Germany$1,229
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Costa FascinosaBalticKielKiel9 Nights Helsinki, Finland | Kiel, Germany | Riga, Latvia | St. Petersburg, Russia | Stockholm, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia $1,398
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MSC MusicaEuropeCopenhagenCopenhagen14 NightsBergen, Norway | Copenhagen, Denmark | Olden, Norway | Oslo, Norway | St Petersburg, Russian Fed. | Stockholm, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia | Warnemunde,Germany$1,309
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MSC MusicaEuropeCopenhagenCopenhagen7 NightsCopenhagen, Denmark | St Petersburg, Russian Fed. | Stockholm, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia | Warnemunde,Germany$669
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MSC MusicaEuropeCopenhagenCopenhagen7 NightsCopenhagen, Denmark | St Petersburg, Russian Fed. | Stockholm, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia | Warnemunde,Germany$749
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MSC MusicaEuropeCopenhagenCopenhagen14 NightsAlesund, Norway | Copenhagen, Denmark | Olden, Norway | Oslo, Norway | St Petersburg, Russian Fed. | Stockholm, Sweden | Tallinn, Estonia | Warnemunde,Germany$1,389
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Eastern Russia Travel Guide

Eastern Russia Cruises Highlights

  • Witness mesmerizing scenes of snow-capped mountains in the port city of Vladivostok.
  • Have a chance to travel on the World's longest railway, the Trans-Siberian railway.
  • Be amazed by the volcanoes, geysers, and hot springs of Kamchatka.
  • Learn about the vast history of the Soviet Union in the museums of Khabarovsk. 
  • You can feel a bit exclusive as you visit the Far East as it is one of the coldest places on Earth and few people have this opportunity. 
  • Take a tour of the world's largest cable-stayed bridge, The Russian Bridge.
  • Go for a swim at the popular summertime promenade and beach at Sportivnaya Harbor. 
  • Experience the breathtaking landscapes of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatka.
  • Have a unique experience of possibly seeing polar bears.

Eastern Russia Cruises Travel Tips

  • Although the official currency in Russia is the Russian Ruble, you can also get a Dolphin smart card to pay for busses and local shops. The Dolphin smart card is also rechargeable by bank transfers, so you don't have to worry about keeping a lot of cash.
  • You will not have much of a problem traveling to Eastern Russia if you can speak English, but in case you want to socialize and connect with locals, it will be a good idea to learn a few basics of Russian as well.
  • Much of Eastern Russia is close to the Arctic, so the weather can be very cold, especially in January, when the temperature can drop below -14 degrees Celsius. Depending on what time of the year you are taking the cruise, it is always better to pack some extra winter wear in case the weather drops a little lower than what you expected.
  • If you are planning to travel to multiple cities on your own, you will need to make sure that your mode of transport is suitable for the intended tour, as the distances between the cities are huge and some of the areas in Eastern Russia still lack basic infrastructure like well-built roads.
  • Recently there has been a huge influx of tourists into these areas, which has created overall acceptability of tourists in the minds of the locals which will help you connect with the locals and understand their culture more easily. 

Eastern Russia Cruises Things To Do

  • Eagle’s Nest
    Eagle’s Nest

    If you are one of those who are easily taken away by the serene beauty of mother nature, then this viewpoint is one of the best places to visit, as it provides an excellent view of the entire port city of Eastern Russia. Almost everyone who visits the city of Vladivostok tries to reach the Eagle's Nest in order to capture the best view of the city.  

    Best Time To Visit

    Although the view from Eagle's Nest is always worth seeing, visit at sunset as the view of the setting sun on the horizon of this beautiful port city is unmatchable.  

     

    You Should Know

    It may get a little tricky to find the location of real Eagle's Nest as the one marked on Google Maps is incorrect, so if you want to reach Eagle's Nest you will have to search for "Vidovaya Ploshchadka Orlinoye Gnezdo" which will take you to the destination. You can either take public transport or if you are in the mood for a walk, you can also walk to the viewing point. The main attraction is an uphill walk, so if you are planning to get there on foot, do make sure that you have your water bottle and are wearing comfortable shoes.
  • Ploschad Bortsov Revolutsy – Central Square
    Ploschad Bortsov Revolutsy – Central Square

    This is one of the best places to take a walk and get your land legs back after getting off the cruise. This is the Central Square of the port city of Eastern Russia and provides a great view of local culture. The place is dominated by two statues that are erected in the middle of the city to honor two soldiers from ancient Russia.  

    Best Time To Visit

    Visit Central Square during the day, as it is filled with locals at that time and you can also have a look at the city's ancient buildings during the day.  

     

    You Should Know

    You might have to walk a little bit to reach Central Square. You will have to take into consideration that the city is usually flooded by slow-moving cars during rush hours, due to traffic jams and it might take some time if you are taking a bus to travel to and from the city center. Some of Russia's Pacific fleet is parked along the Golden Horn Bay, which might be visible while walking along the waterfront, so in case you are into taking a lot of photographs, just make sure you don't attract a lot of attention, or else you might have to pay some fine.
  • Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

    This city is one of the most unique cities in the region. Its landscape is one of the most eye-catching landscapes that you will ever see. Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky is the second-largest city that is not reachable via land. It is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes in such a way that you cannot even see the horizon.  

    Best Time To Visit

    The weather could be a bit cold for some, during winter, which is why you should tour this city would be from May to September, as it is quite enjoyable to visit during these months.   

     

    You Should Know

    The city is very well built and most of the attractions can be reached on foot. Some buses and minibusses are also available. This city also holds a festival in the first week of September. Credit cards are widely accepted in this city, so it is not an issue to spend a little here and there. Volcanoes surrounding the city add a lot to the beautiful landscape of this region.
  • Tokarevsky Lighthouse
    Tokarevsky Lighthouse

    Tokarevsky is acclaimed as one of the world's oldest operational lighthouses. It feels as cool as a breeze to look at this astounding structure standing tall at the entrance of Eastern Bosphorus. This lighthouse is a calm place where locals go to relax while enjoying the view.   

    Best Time To Visit

    Most visitors enjoy this spot in summers as the sea breeze in winters could be a little harder for some to bear. Also, it is better to visit this place during sunset or sunrise for a much better view.    

     

    You Should Know

    The lighthouse is just a few kilometers away from the downtown of Vladivostok and can be reached easily by bus. A visit to Tokarevsky Lighthouse will make you feel as if you have traveled back in time and you will really never want to come out of it. Usually, during day time there are a lot of locals enjoying the view and you can have a chance to communicate with them.
  • Submarine S-56 Museum
    Submarine S-56 Museum

    The submarine that was considered as one of the most effective submarines of the Soviet Union in World War II has now been converted into a monument to pay tribute to Russian soldiers. This museum is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Eastern Russian region because it offers a throwback at how life was like inside the submarine.  

    Best Time To Visit

    Tour this attraction is during the day as museum timings can vary but it is usually open during the day.    

     

    You Should Know

    This is a real submarine turned into a museum so if you have ever wanted to see how a submarine looks like from inside this is your chance to do that. There is a nominal fee to enter the museum so if you are planning to visit the S-56 Submarine Museum make sure that you have some Rubles with you. Accessibility inside the museum can be a little issue if you are handicapped because you have to climb some low bulkheads to get inside.
  • Trans-Siberia Railroad Terminal
    Trans-Siberia Railroad Terminal

    This terminal marks as an endpoint of the world's largest railroad which extends to more than 9000 kilometers. This place is rich of history and culture and considered a must-visit for any tourist visiting the port of Vladivostok, Russia.  

    Best Time To Visit

    This place is usually crowded with people so it is better to avoid rush hours prior to visiting the terminal.    

     

    You Should Know

    You will be able to see this landmark building from your cruise ship so you wouldn't want to miss the chance of witnessing this historical beauty from the comfort of your cruise. There are a lot of historic paintings on the ceilings of this terminal, so don't forget to look up when visiting this building. Restaurant and food vendors surround this spot so you will never go hungry.
  • Tobizin Cape
    Tobizin Cape

    Mesmerizing structures naturally made from rocks that are millions of years old is what Tobizin Cape is famous for. This natural beauty is not very far from the port city of Vladivostok. In fact, the route to this spot is an experience of its own, where you get to travel through the two famous bridges of Eastern Russia – Russky and Golden.  

    Best Time To Visit

    This is a rocky mountainous site which requires a hike of about 2 hours so it is better to visit this place in the morning so that you can enjoy the view when you get there.      

     

    You Should Know

    The place was supposedly an ocean floor before turning into the land because of volcanic activity. The route to reach Tobizin Cape involves hiking, so you must be prepared accordingly if this spot is on your visit list. There is also a viewpoint after the hike where you can relax for sometime before going back.  
  • Primorskiy Oceanarium
    Primorskiy Oceanarium

    Primorskiy Oceanarium gives you a unique experience of witnessing the marine life so closely. The building is a piece of art in itself, built between the rocks, connecting you to nature.    

    Best Time To Visit

    This place can be visited at any time of the year.    

     

    You Should Know

    If you have young ones with you, they will love this place. Don't miss the Dolphin Show, where humans play with the friendliest fish in the sea. This place has its own lunch spot, so if you have forgotten to bring your lunch, don't worry.

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Quick Facts

In recent years, tourism in the Eastern Russian region has seen a rising trend. Tourists from China, Japan, and Korea visit the Eastern Russian region the most. For someone who is not very fond of visiting crowded places, it is advised to take a cruise at the start of the summer season, i.e. April – May. Eastern Russian region is on the colder side of the planet and most of the coastal areas in that region could be inaccessible during the winters, it is generally recommended that the cruise should be taken during the summers. January is considered as coldest, so May to September is the most preferable time.  

Eastern Russia Cruises Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is an Eastern Russian Ocean Cruise?

    Eastern Russian ocean cruises have suddenly gained a lot of popularity due to the rise in tourism in this part of the world. This place had always enjoyed exclusivity as many parts of this region are away from populated cities but now cruises are taking tourists to the far eastern parts of Russia and tourists have had a chance to explore this diverse part of Russia. The time period of this cruise can be from 10 days to 30 days. 

  • What’s included on an Eastern Russian Ocean Cruise?

    Your Eastern Russian Ocean cruise will include all meals, beverages, free WIFI, flights to and from, as well as other amenities. 

  • What’s the best cruise for an Eastern Russian Ocean Cruise?

    Eastern Russian ocean cruises are mostly popular with the following cruise liners, Royal Caribbean, Polar Cruises, Scenic, and MSC Cruises. To decide which Eastern Russian ocean cruise is right for you, determine what places you want to visit, what is your preferred time of travel, and for how long are you planning to visit.

  • How much does an Eastern Russian Ocean Cruise cost?

    Many all-inclusive Eastern Russian ocean cruises cost $7,000 to $20,000 per person for a 15 to 25 day-long trip. Some cruises cost less but have lesser facilities or are for a shorter period of time. But if you are planning for a luxury expedition your costs may go up.

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