Khabarovsk 2nd biggest city in Far East

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Best Eastern Ali Hotel (5*)

Beautifully placed and boasting elegant accommodation, the Ali Hotel is an ideal place to stay in Khabarovsk. Located in Khabarovsk, the Ali Hotel is ideally placed on the Mukhin Street, which is only 3 kilometres from the train station. The hotel is close to Musical Comedy Theatre, Drama Theatre as well as Dinamo Stadium while the airport is about 9 kilometres away. The hotel features 24 comfortable rooms that are completely equipped with necessary amenities required for a pleasant stay. Guests can start off their day with a delicious buffet breakfast served at the hotel. The on-site restaurant serves a good variety of dishes for you to relish on. There is also a cocktail bar in the premises for you to enjoy your desired drinks.
The hotel offers good conference facilities as well as a completely equipped business centre for the convenience of the business guests. In addition, there is a fully equipped gymnasium for guests to exercise while the sauna and swimming pool are the perfect places for relaxation. You can also enjoy a game of billiards with friends at your leisure.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 30 0 30 5.00 150.00
FIT Standard rooms 30 3 15 240.00 10,800.00

Intourist Hotel (3*)

Located in the historical and business center, very close to a wooded area and the Amur river. Walking distance to the Arts, Military and Local Lore Museums. 4 km to the railway station and 15 km to the airport. Built in 1974. Partially renovated in 1996-97. 11 floors. All floors accessible by elevator. 281 rooms: 49 singles, 219 twins, 9 two-room suites, 4 three-room apartment suites. All rooms feature private bathroom, color TV, radio, direct-dial international satellite telephone, refrigerator. Upgraded rooms and suites are additionally equipped with air-conditioner and mini-bar. Room service. 2 restaurants with live music (Russian and European cuisine). Korea House Restaurant. Unihab Restaurant (Japanese cuisine). Night bar with variety show. Banquet room for 90 seats. Conference room for 12 seats. Facsimile and photocopying facilities. Currency Exchange. Safety deposit box. Hair salon. Beauty shop. Sauna and massage. First medical aid office. Post office. Souvenir kiosks. Laundry. Baggage storage. Towncar service. On-site parking. English-speaking staff.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Registration fee 30 0 30 5.00 150.00
FIT Standard 30 3 15 190.00 8,550.00
DAY 1

Khabarovsk Description

Khabarovsk is the administrative center and the largest city of Khabarovsk Krai, Russia. It is located some 30 km from the Chinese border. It is the second largest city in the Russian Far East after Vladivostok. The city became the administrative center of the Far Eastern Federal District of Russia in 2002. Population is 579,000.
Khabarovsk, the industrial, transport, administrative and cultural center of Khabarovsk Territory, was founded in the spring of 1858 on a spot there the mighty waters of the Amur River break against a high cliff. The city's foundation was laid by workers of Nerchinsk and Cassacks from the Upper Amur and Trans-Baikal regions, all of them descendants of the pioneers who explored ans settled Siberia.
There are hundreds of industrial and building enterprises, research and designing institutes, higher educational institutes, secondary and vocational schools and cultural establishments in the city.
The city is famous for its Regional Lore Museum and Art Museum rare exhibits, i.e. a Steller cow (sea cow) sceleton in the Regional Lore Museum and the collection of old Russian icons in the Art Museum.
There are many theatres, cinemas, sport clubs, stadiums, playgrounds and other recreation centers in Khabarovsk. The pride of the city is the Central Stadium, the largest in the Far East, which was opened in 1957. It was built on a reclaimed land plot.
Of great interest is a new modern building of the Musical Comedy Theatre.
Khabarovsk links 3 major transport routs: the Trans-Siberian railway, the longest in the world, the Moscow - Khabarovsk airline, one of the most important and busiest airlines of the country, besides, Khabarovsk is a large port on the Amur, famous for its "river-sea" operations.
The city lies at the confluence of the Amur and Ussuri Rivers, about 800 kilometers (497 mi) north of Vladivostok and is accessible from there by an overnight train running along the Trans-Siberian railway. Rail distance from Moscow is 8,523 kilometers (5,296 mi).
Direct flight form Moscow to Khabarovsk is 6 hours. Khabarovsk is a major air traffic terminal, serving both domestic and international flights. Khabarovsk Airport is servicing regular flights to Niigata, Seoul, Pyongyang, Harbin, Anchorage, and San Francisco and other countries. The number of international links is constantly increasing.

How to get to Khabarovsk

You can get to Khabarovsk:
- By plane throe the Khabarovsk Novy Airport Khabarovsk's airport mainly functions as a refueling and emergency landing point for polar flights between North America and Asia. The main carriers in the region are Dalavia, Vostok Airlines, and Far Eastern Aviation. here are regular flights to Niigata, Aomori (Japan), Seoul (S. Korea), Guangzhou, Harbin (China), San-Francisco (USA), Tel-Aviv (Israel), Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
- By train: Khabarovsk station, listed as Habarovsk 1 in most train schedules, is major stop on the TYrans Siberian Railroad. There are several trains each day bound for Vladivostok (800 km) and Moscow (about 8500 km) along the main Trans-Siberian line. Other options include trains #325 for Tynda or #351 for Komsomolsk and Vanino, all on the Baikal-Amur Mainline. Vanino is an interesting option as it allows ferry connections to Sakhalin and further on to Wakkanai in Japan.
- By boat to Fuyuan - in spring and summer there are daily hydrofoil services to Fuyuan in northeastern China, departing from the ferry terminal facing the Amur river. To Komsomolsk - If you are heading for the BAM line up north, an interesting option is to take a hydrofoil cruising up the Amur river to Komsomolsk (6 hours), and catch a train from there.

Airport Arrival Khabarovsk

Khabarovsk Novy Airport is located roughly 10 kilometres (6 miles) from Khabarovsk. Khabarovsk Novy Airport was the main hub for the Russian airline Dalavia. Unfortunatly, Dalavia was shut down by the government due to large debts. Vladivostok Air, a carrier based in Vladivostok was suggested to fill the whole created by the demise of Dalavia - and it did so. Khabarobsk has now been "upgraded" into a focus city for Vladivostok Air and they currently serve 12 domestic destinations and 4 international destinations.
Prior to arrival 2 forms must be filled in on board the plane.
• IMMIGRATION: Immigration Forms that should be duly filled in and delivered to the immigration officer that will stamp the form upon arrival and should be registered in the hotel and submitted upon departure to the Immigration Officer. Passport and Immigration Forms will be needed and collected upon check-in at the hotel and could be retrieved the same evening / the following morning at the reception. The Immigration Area has totally 10 separate booths (from the left) for Diplomatic entry, Russian Citizen and foreigners and might be crowdie during peak hours after 3 pm and usually takes some 15 - 30 minutes. The arrival area have three luggage belts, toilets and basic souvenir shop. Very Limited amount of luggage cart with charge in Euro coins only.
• CUSTOMS:Customs Forms should be filled in for Arrival & Departure in case of carrying currency in cash over USD 3000 (for foreigners) and in order to be given permission to bring cash back while departure from Russia. In case of carrying an access amount these forms should be stamped by the customs at the Red Line "Goods To Declare". All other passengers will go at the Green Lane "Nothing to Declare" where random checks will be done of luggage in X-rays. In case of lost luggage the person must proceed through Red Line and declare luggage arrived and luggage except. Lost & Found Office located in Customs Zone through Red Channel. Due to security reasons Lost Luggage must be retrieved personally with Identification
• ARRIVAL: Arrival Area includes Meet & Greet Area, bar/ cafe area (rubles only), toilets (free of charge) and access with security control only. Guides/ escorts will meet with in the Meet & Greet Area following the customs zone and transport will be parked outside the Arrival Hall. Approx. transfer to the city 45min - 1 1/2 hours depending on traffic. If agreed and confirmed by RP in advance, presence of representatives of Russkie Prostori Company.
• LUGGAGE ASSITANCE ((preordered): Luggage can be delivered from the Meet & Greet Area after customs according to below portage prices . Luggage can also be delivered from the belt to the bus after identification by each passenger authorized travel staff for a supplement (double price of portage prices listed below) .
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 30 1 100.00 100.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00

19:00 23:00 - 23:00 Transport Evening (Hotel – Restaurant – Hotel)

• Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below.
• Transport Evening service Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel is based on 4 hours of transport use. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journals. In the nihgt time between 23-00 - 06-00 the rate per hour is additional 50% of the regular cost.
• RE. assistance of guide/hostesse during dinner: an additional cost for the meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Beverages in the bus (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order.
Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more then three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 30 1 120.00 120.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00
Additional Hour for guide 30 1 50.00 50.00
Addtional transport usage (per hour) 30 1 50.00 50.00
Addtional transport usage (per hour) after 23:00 30 1 75.00 75.00

19:30 - 23:30 Welcome Dinner at Russky (Russian) Restaurant

"Russian restaurant " is designed in a style of Russian log hut. Everything is made of wood here. The wicker statuettes of national man and women are standing in the corner under icons. In the middle of the hall there is a Russian furnace with pig-iron pot. The waiters are dressed in Russian national clothes. You can taste there all the traditional dishes of Russian cuisine and also an exotic dish "Meat on stone". There is a large choice of meat and fish dishes, as well as salads, cooling, alcoholic and alcohol-free drinks. The hall can accommodate 56 guests. In the evening you can enjoy live Russian music, Russian folklore, performances of the actors, dressed in the Russian national clothes. Open: 12 am - 02:00 am. Address: 9, Ussuriysky boulevard, Khabarovsk.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner (menu TBA) 30 30 50.00 1,500.00
DAY 2

10:00 12:00 - 13:00 City Sightseeing in Khabarovsk

This tour will show you around the historical center of Khabarovsk with its beautiful streets and major landmarks. You will be brought to the city’s central square, called Ploshyad Lenina. You will visit the Ethnography Museum. The museum houses more than 350 000 exhibits and belongs to the most important cultural institutions in the Far East. The guide will tell you the history of the Far East, and you will find out about the way of life in this region from the old days and up until now.
The city is famous for the rare exhibits of the Museum of Local Lore (for example, a Steller cow (sea cow) skeleton) and Art Museum (the collection of old Russian icons). There are many theatres, cinemas, sport clubs, stadiums, playgrounds and other recreation centers in Khabarovsk. The pride of the city is the Central Stadium, the largest in the Far East, which was opened in 1957. It was built on a reclaimed land plot.
Duration is 3 hours.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 30 1 125.00 125.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch at Restaurant Gals

Seafood theme “Gals” restaurant can accommodate 50 persons. A restaurant also has billiard (pool) and a disco floor that can be used for night parties. It’s a restaurant with sea food but there are some meat rations and a very tasty ice-cream!!! The restaurant is situated in the area of the Far Eastern University of Sport. Restaurant offers a varied menu of delicious meals, expertly prepared to please every taste. Specialties include various meat and fish dishes. Live music from 9pm. The Banquet Hall is perfect venue for hosting business meeting or any celebration
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Lunch (menu TBA) 30 30 35.00 1,050.00

14:30 15:30 - 16:30 Afternoon Visit to Grodekov Museum of Regional Studies

Nature, ethnography, archaeology, and history museum. Established in 1894, re-opened after renovation in 1995. Over 144,000 exhibits. The museum comprises the Nature Department featuring geography and mineral resources of the region; the Far Eastern Fauna Department displaying a variety of fur animals, game birds and endangered species; the Far Eastern Flora Department displaying full-scale dioramas of area landscapes; the Ethnography Department housing artifacts dating back to the turn of the 20th century, tracing the natural and cultural history of the native population of the Russian Far East: the Nanai, Ulch, Udege, Negidaltsi, Orochi, Nivkhi, Eveni, Evenki people (household items, fishing and hunting gear and outfits, birch-bark boats, festive robes, items of applied and folk arts, cult objects of indigenous people); the History Department displaying the history of the Khabarovsk Region from ancient to modern times (a peasant's log house, domestic and agricultural tools, farm equipment, clothing, icons).
Duration - 2 hours
Recommmended size of the group for 1 guide - 20 persons
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee 30 30 15.00 450.00
Guide 30 1 150.00 150.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00

16:30 18:30 - 18:00 Amur River Boat Excursion

The main attraction of Khabarovsk has always been the Amur river, one of the longest rivers in Russia and the 8th longest river in the world. Its length is 4,440 km including 1,000 km within the Khabarovsky Krai, and 45 km within the city of Khabarovsk. The Amur river has become the symbol and the most popular post card object. During this excursion you will see:
- The Central Amusement Park. The city's most popular recreational area. Its shady alleys, fresh air and spectacular view of the Amur river attract crowds of people on weekends.
- The Central Stadium. Built in 1957. The sports facilities of the stadium are built to match the style of the Amur river embankment. Shady alleys of the Amusement Park lead to the Central Sports Arena with a football field and seats for 30,000 spectators, the Palace of Sports with an indoor ice rink and seats for 5,000 spectators, and an outdoor swimming pool, shooting range facilities, track-and-field, yacht club, volleyball, basketball arena and tennis courts.
- The railway bridge. Across the Amur river, called the "Miracle of the 20th century" (constructed in 1913-1916). Its commissioning became the last point in the construction of the Amur section of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The ongoing reconstruction of this bridge will increase the operating reliability and traffic capacity of the Trans-Siberian Railway that connects the APR countries with Europe. The road is being extended by 2,617 meters. Additional railway lines and a joint transport passage are also being built.
Maximum capacity for boat is 60 persons at the same time.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Boat rental 30 1 700.00 700.00
GUide 30 1 150.00 150.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00

19:00 23:00 - 23:00 Transport Evening (Hotel – Restaurant – Hotel)

• Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below.
• Transport Evening service Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel is based on 4 hours of transport use. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journals. In the nihgt time between 23-00 - 06-00 the rate per hour is additional 50% of the regular cost.
• RE. assistance of guide/hostesse during dinner: an additional cost for the meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Beverages in the bus (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order.
Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more then three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 30 1 120.00 120.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00
Additional Hour for guide 30 1 50.00 50.00
Addtional transport usage (per hour) 30 1 50.00 50.00
Addtional transport usage (per hour) after 23:00 30 1 75.00 75.00

19:30 - 22:30 Dinner at Sapporo Restaurant

The restaurant is located in the downtown in a separate building. There are 3 halls for 350 places (halls are designed in Japanese, European and Russian styles). The banquet hall can accommodate up to 30 guests. There are dishes of Japanese, European and Russian cuisine at your choice. Especial dishes are crab cutlet "Canino-Sapporo", "Delicate" kaluga fish, "Eastern" salad. Address: 3, Muravieva-Amurskogo Street, Khabarovsk. Good location of the restuarant and big capacity is very comfortable to include restaurants to the city tour for different size fo the group.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner (Menu TBA) 30 30 45.00 1,350.00
DAY 3

10:00 12:00 - 16:00 Khabarovsk Arboretum (Dendrarium) with B-B-Q Lunch

Founded in 1896 as a forest nursery garden and experimental laboratory for Khabarovsk Forestry. In 1939 it was transformed into the Far Eastern Institute of Forestry and Wood Operations and was named the Arboretum. It is a remarkable corner of the city covering an area of more than 11 hectares, with about 800 kinds of trees and bushes. There are plants from North America, Europe, Japan and other countries as well as some plants from the Far East that cannot be found anywhere else: Pinus koraiensis, Rhellodendron amurense - a unique tree naturally growing in Russia, Juglans mandshurica and Fraxinus mandshurica, Eleutherococcus senticocus, Vitis amurensis, Actinidia kolomikta, Scisandra chinensis and others. In the Arboretum there are Picea ajanensis, Larix gmelinii, Taxus cuspidata "Mahogany", Pinus pumilia etc.
Duration is 3 hours.
B-B-Q Lunch (Picnic style) will be served on the way back from Dendrarium.
Recommedned sie of the group is not more than 40 persons.
Recommened period for tour is April - October.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Entrance fee 30 30 15.00 450.00
Guide 30 1 200.00 200.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 350.00 350.00
B-B-Q Lunch 30 30 45.00 1,350.00

19:00 23:00 - 23:30 Transport Evening (Hotel – Restaurant – Hotel)

• Please note due to the traffic situation and according to Russkie Prostori Quality Standards - all transportation is ordered 30 minutes prior to use to ensure exact departure. Guides will be available 15 minutes prior to dispatching of the coaches Transportation in according to stated time and hours can be used with or without guide. We recommend to have assistance to enable assistance with translation - non English speaking drivers - and providing general help and explanations. Surcharge after midnight hour according to specification below.
• Transport Evening service Hotel-Restaurant-Hotel is based on 4 hours of transport use. All additional hours are charged additionally according to drivers' journals. In the nihgt time between 23-00 - 06-00 the rate per hour is additional 50% of the regular cost.
• RE. assistance of guide/hostesse during dinner: an additional cost for the meals of drivers & guides might be charged. Beverages in the bus (mineral water) will be supplied only upon extra order.
Please note restrictions of drinking and eating in some vehicles. In case of more then three (3 coaches/vehicles) we strongly recommend an additional "runner" providing service and coordination at each stop and arrival (assistance with parking, tickets, forgotten things advising correct bus and items not provided by guides at the time). NB! The vehicles presented on the pictures above are samples of vehicles used but not necessarily provided during the actual transportation confirmed.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 30 1 120.00 120.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00
Additional Hour for guide 30 1 50.00 50.00
Addtional transport usage (per hour) 30 1 50.00 50.00
Addtional transport usage (per hour) after 23:00 30 1 75.00 75.00

19:30 - 22:30 Farewell Dinner at Panoramic Restaurant "Utyes"

The restaurant is located in the central park of the city on the bank of Amur river, in a separate building, which is an architecture and culture monument of Khabarovsk city.
There are 2 halls on 60 persons there. The bottom hall is designed in classical style, the top one in Japanese. There is a small banquet hall for 2 places, located on the top floor of the tower. You may enjoy the violin music in the bottom hall in the evening.
Cuisine: Russian and European in the bottom hall, Japanese and fish in the top hall.
Special dishes: meat in the pot "Utyos", salad "Utyos", meat "Utyosovsky", "Hors D'oevres of the Emperor", salad "Sea Gift", "Scallop in liquor", "Sea Imagination".
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Dinner (menu TBA) 30 30 50.00 1,500.00
DAY 4

Airport Departure Khabarovsk

• PASSPORT: Prior to check out of the hotel please ensure that all passports and Immigration Forms that was initially stamped by Immigration and Hotels registration has been collected. Customs forms declared and stamped upon arrival should be originals only and again de4clared in Red Channel if bringing back more than USD 1.500 (or equivalent). Transfer from the city approx. 45minutes - 1 1/2 hour. If combining the departure with an excursion to Pavlosk / Pushkin the transfer time will be approx 20-30 minutes (all depending on traffic). Departure from the hotel 3 hours prior departure time or as agreed.
• DEPARTURE: Security check with X-ray for suitcases and hand luggage - which will be marked with security label - in two lines outside the building (and might include queue line outdoor) as well as personal security check prior entering the Arrival Hall. Access to customs area with control of Passport and Airline Ticket prior to Red & Green Channels. Items & Paintings from 1945 or older must be officially cleared from authorities and limitations also of caviar (please note at present - Beluga Caviar is forbidden to bring to the United states) and food product restrictions should be foreseen in respective countries. Airline Counters available in the hall as well as Paper & Magazine shop and Bar / Cafe on the First Floor.
• CHECK IN AREA: on two sides prior Immigration & Border Control. In case of a non sufficient cover of Visa period a penalty will be charged at the Consular Pointe following the Border control.
• DEPARTURE HALL / GATE AREA: Security control of Hand luggage and personal scanning prior to Departure Area in 2 floors. Bottom floor includes Bar, Toilets Tax free shop (with sortiment of Russian souvenirs, Liquors, tobacco perfumes, Russian Champagne & vodka and Red Caviar - Black Caviar is not for sale at the airport). First Floor includes Restaurant & Bar (including Sushi bar), Souvenir Shop, CD & DVD Shop, Fur Shop, Toilets
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
Guide 30 1 100.00 100.00
Transport (43 seats) 30 1 250.00 250.00
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 655.00 19,650.00
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 255.00 7,650.00
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 141.17 4,235.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 1,051.17 31,535.00
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