The Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk guided sightseeing tour in a comfortable car is aimed at those who are short of time but long to see as much as possible. To have a look at Russia’s only island capital and its places of interest will take a few hours. A guide in love with Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk will be glad to tell visitors about its foundation and the most significant stages of development. The guide’s comments are accompanied by several stops at the most remarkable sights representing close ties of Russian and Japanese cultures: Communist Boulevard (Kommunistichesky Prospect) which used to be the main street of Karafuto, one of the surviving Shinto shrines, and a former Japanese bank building. Among contemporary places worth seeing there are: memorial complexes located on Victory Square (Ploshchad Pobedy), Glory Square (Ploshchad Slavy), Lenin Square, and Japanese shrines, It can also be of great interest to take a glance at Russian and Korean churches. The island’s perfect example of architecture is represented by the Resurrection Cathedral – a religious building decorated with the world’s biggest outdoor mosaic inlay depicting Jesus Christ. The tour also includes a visit to the Gagarin Recreation Park laid out by the Japanese in 1906. The final stop of the Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk guided sightseeing tour is the Regional Museum built in keeping with the best Japanese traditions. Situated in the town center, it’s an amazing treasury of the natural and cultural heritage of Sakhalin and the Kuriles. If desired, the museum can be visited alone. On seeing the most striking sights of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and hearing some information about its past and present, tourists full of vivid impressions look forward to returning soon.
- Transport services along the entire route;
- Services of a professional driver and guide;
- The guide’s helpful advice for the best cafes and restaurants, gift shops, seafood market, national cuisine. The guide will answer additional questions and fulfill requests you may have during the tour;
- Outdoor sightseeing tour of he main squares and streets (Victory Square / Ploshchad Pobedy, Glory Square / Ploshchad Slavy, Lenin Square); Gagarin Recreation Park; Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Cathedrals; The Art and Regional Museums.
Documents to take along: passport (ID) or copy. Other recommended items: a camera, suitable clothing and shoes for the weather.
Tourists’ safety provision follows the requirements of All-Union State Standard (GOST Р 5064494).
Confirmation within 12 hours.
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
Payment for a child under 18 is equal to that of an adult.
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