Vladivostok Shopping Tour, Vladivostok

Vladivostok is Russia's largest port city of the Pacific Ocean situated close to Russia’s border with North Korea and China. This wonderful city offers its visitors an exciting shopping opportunity. Numerous lovely shops sell fascinating Soviet antiques, traditional handicrafts and other goods. Take this walking tour to visit the most popular shopping spots in Vladivostok.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works: download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Vladivostok Shopping Tour Map

Guide Name: Vladivostok Shopping Tour
Guide Location: Russia » Vladivostok (See other walking tours in Vladivostok)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.9 km
Author: sabrina
Dom Knigi

1) Dom Knigi

Dom Knigi is a lovely book shop, situated in the heart of the city. Here visitors can choose from a large selection of colourful children's books, regional books, literature, magazines, city maps, stationary and beautiful postcards. Dom Knigi is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 7pm, Sundays till 5pm.

2) GUM

GUM, Glavnyi Universalnyi Magazin; literally "main universal store", is one of the oldest soviet style shopping centers in Vladivostok. This prominent elegant structure, formerly known as the Kunst and Albers Trading House was built in 1907 and is a fine example of Art Nouveau architectural style with Baroque elements. The store features a wide selection of different products and traditional Russian souvenirs. GUM store is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm, Sundays 10am to 7pm.
Sight description based on wikipedia

3) Izumrud

Izumrud is the largest jewelry shop in the city. The shop specializes in jewelry accessories created by leading Russian and international manufacturers. Excellent selection of gold, silver and platinum earrings, rings, necklaces and other attractive pieces for sale. The shop is also known to display beautiful silver cutlery.
Flotsky Univermag

4) Flotsky Univermag

Situated in the heart of the city, Flotsky Univermag is another popular shopping spot with unusual souvenirs to offer. Visitors can choose from a variety of books, stationary and military and navy goods, including attractive blue-and-white striped navy undershirts, called "telneashka". Flotsky Univermag is open Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm.

5) Nostalgiya

"Nostalgia" is a café, restaurant and art gallery in one place. Art gallery was founded in 1988 and continues to be one of the most popular shopping spots in the city. The gallery features excellent collections of traditional Russian handicrafts including Vladimir Putin magnets. Here visitors can buy attractive wooden and bronze sculptures, posters, Vladivostok themed artwork, paintings made by local artists, home accessories and many other fascinating traditional souvenirs and gifts. "Nostalgia" is open daily from 9am to 8pm.

Walking Tours in Vladivostok, Russia

Create Your Own Walk in Vladivostok

Create Your Own Walk in Vladivostok

Creating your own self-guided walk in Vladivostok is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Vladivostok Museums Tour

Vladivostok Museums Tour

Vladivostok’s strategic position ensured the development of the Pacific Fleet in the region. Numerous memorials and museums in the city display artifacts related to the exploration of the area and its contribution to Russian Civil War and World War II naval battles. Take this self-guided walking tour to visit Vladivostok's most exciting museums.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Vladivostok for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Vladivostok has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Vladivostok, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.