Vladivostok is Russia's main east coast seaport and home to Russia's Pacific naval fleet.
Unlike St Petersburg, cruise ship visitors do not require a visa to visit Vladivostok and you don't need to be on a tour from a government authorized company.
Where You're Docked
Cruise ships dock at Morskoy Vokzal (Sea Terminal) beside town. The terminal is adjacent to the railway station and main post office.
Money & Tipping
Vladivostok's central area is fairly small and easily walkable from the cruise terminal.
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Please see the map for Vladivostok's main tourist sights.
Shopping & Restaurants
There is a short pedestrian only walking street leading down to Sportivnaya Harbor. GUM department store is tourist friendly. There may be a small market setup outside the terminal selling souvenirs. Across the street on the bottom floor of the pyramid building is a supermarket and a cafeteria style restaurant beneath the pyramid. There is another cafeteria style restaurant near the bottom of walking street. There may be a small farmers market setup in the parking lot of the supermarket.
The main post office across from the cruise terminal has a small shop inside selling souvenirs, postcards and stamps (rubles only). There are some small shops inside the ferry terminal beside the cruise terminal.
Try cafes and malls for free WiFi. There may be internet access in the main post office.