Yuznho-Sakhalinks - Russian Kuril Islands

HOTEL ACCOMODATION

Mega Palace

Mega Hotel hotel had opened its doors on the 6th of May 2006. First guests had given excellent evaluation to style, service quality and unblemished designer's ideas in all details of the hotel, whether it was central hall or guest room. Each of 148 rooms, from the classical standard to the Presidential suite - are embodiments of elegance and comfort, which may be enjoyed by very exacting guests. Standard rooms have a comfortable big King Size bed, bathroom with combined water closet. Room has a desk, lock box, mini-bar, satellite TV, phone, climate control system, internet access. A guest will not feel himself lonely due to perfect service and attention of hotel's staff.
Restaurants & Bars: Restaurant Marquis, Lobby-bar Baron, Japan restaurant, Bamboo, Banquet hall Samhire and Diamond.
Events & Meetings: Conference hall (for 120 persons), business centre, meeting room.
Leisure & Recreation: Massage, beauty salon, fitness centre, sauna. Night club Duke.
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 0 40 5.00 200.00
40 3 20 210.00 12,600.00

Sakhalin Sapporo Hotel

The Sakhalin Sapporo Hotel Is located in the centre of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and is surrounded by government offices, representative offices, shops and banks and tourist attractions. The hotel provides superior services and offers 80 rooms which are the ultimate in comfort, convenience and safety. The accomodation is very comfortable offering guests a pleasant nights sleep. The rooms are all equipped with satellite television, a telephone, mini-bar and fridge. The rooms have en suite facilities and room service is available. The Sakhalin Sapporo Hotel has an excellent restaurant that serves a wide range of Russian, European and Japanese cuisne. The hotel also has a cosy bar in which guests can relax after a hard day. The hotel has it's own business centre available for use by guests, which has it's own internet access. There is also a laundry service to take care of your clothes and a safe behind reception and secure parking to look after your valuables
  Persons Nights Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 0 40 5.00 200.00
40 3 20 150.00 9,000.00
DAY 1

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Description

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a city on Skhalin Island, administrative center of Skhalin Oblast (which includes the whole island and the Kurils). The city was formerly called Vladimirovka between 1882-1905, then Toyohara between 1905-1946. Population is 175,085. The city is located on the Susuaya River (also called the Black River). It is the largest city on the island of Sakhalin, and the only city with more than 100,000 inhabitants. The straight-line distance to Moscow is 10,417 km. Due to restrictions, foreigners wishing to leave Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in order to travel to any other part of the Sakhalin Oblast and its internal and territorial waters are required to seek permission from the Federal Security Service (FSB) and the Border Guard. Scuba diving and recreating on the seacoast is permitted only in places defined by the Border Guard. Today things are looking up for Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, ExxonMobil and Shell have been investing heavily in the area, although most of this has been on the northern half of Sakhalin. The demand for natural resources by the Japanese, Chinese, and South Koreans are giving the entire island an opportunity for continued prosperity.
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (IATA: UUS, ICAO: UHSS) fields flights from major Russian cities as well as several asian cities. Sakhalins own carrier; SAT Airlines [1], has its main hub here and operates several domestic routes, as well as flights to Korea, Japan and China.
• Russia: Aeroflot and Transaero operate flights to and from Moscow, while SAT Airlines and S7 Airlines have useful connections to the major far eastern cities of Khabarovsk and Vladivostok.
• Korea: Asiana operates flights to Seoul-Incheon several times a week.
• Japan: SAT has frequent flights to Sapporo as well as less frequent ones to Hakodate and Vladivostok Air has charter flights from Tokyo, though they are not shown on the timetable on its website.
• China: SAT services Beijing and Harbin airports.

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport (IATA: UUS, ICAO: UHSS) is an airport in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, on the Russian island of Sakhalin. The airport was established in 1945 in form of a military airfield. With currently one 3,400 m concrete runway, one passenger terminal, two cargo terminals and 16 aircraft stands, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Airport is the largest airport in the Sakhalin region. Thew following airlines and destinations are operated form this airport:
• Aeroflot (Moscow-Sheremetyevo)
• Asiana Airlines (Seoul-Incheon)
• SAT Airlines (Beijing, Blagoveshchensk, Burevestnik, Busan, Dalian, Hakodate, Harbin, Khabarovsk, Komsomolsk-on-Amur, Okha, Sapporo-Chitose, Seoul-Incheon, Vladivostok, Yuzhno-Kurilsk)
• S7 Airlines (Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Vladivostok)
• Transaero (Moscow-Domodedovo)
• Vladivostok Avia (Khabarovsk, Vladivostok)

Airport Arrival Yuszno-Sakhalinsk

• 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
40 1 100.00 100.00
40 1 300.00 300.00

19:30 Marquise

Marquis restaurant is belong to Mega Palace Hotel complex and at the moementr it is the best restaurant in teh city. It is located on the 1st floor and offers thier guests wide choice of delicatessen. Each morning restaurant welcomes guests and offers breakfast buffet. And the main menu will amaze gourmet with surprising discoveries of chief cook. Restaurant - is a place, where you can have friendly breakfast, business lunch, or romantic supper with candles. Maximum capacity is 120 persons.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 40 55.00 2,200.00
DAY 2

10:00 13:00 Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk City Tour

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, an administrative centre of the Sakhalinsk region with a population of 181 thousand, is located on the banks of the Susuya river. It was founded as Vladimirovka village in 1882. In 1905-1945 was ruled by Japan and was called as Toyehara. In 1945 became the part of Russia again and was renamed in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk in 1946. There are the Chekhov Drama Theatre, the Puppet Theatre, the Museum of Local Lore, the Arts Museum in the city. Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk is a chief town on Sakhalin Island, in Far East Russia. Sakhalin Regional Museum Kommunistichesky Pr. 29 (right) housed in the the former Japanese regional goverment building, this museum hosts exhibitions about the islands natural and climatic features, as well as the history of Sakhalin. The Sakhalin Regional Art Museum 137 Lenin Street, was opened in 1989 in the building of the former Japanese bank "Hokkaido Takuseku" from the 1930s. The three permanent expositions include: "Copies of Ancient Russian Frescos", "Art of Japan", and "Art of Korea".
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 1 150.00 150.00
40 40 10.00 400.00
40 1 250.00 250.00

14:30 15:30 Sakhalin Regional Art Museum

The Sakhalin Regional Art Museum was opened in 1983. It is one the youngest museums in Russia.
In March 25, 1989 the museum moved to the building of the former Japanese bank "Hokkaido Takuseku". This building was constructed in the early 1930s. In the 1980s, the building was reconstructed and then given to the museum. This building is in the center of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. It is considered to be a historical and architecture monument adding to the architectual diversity of the city. A big hall on the first floor is for all kinds of exhibits. The second floor halls have three permanent expositions: "Copies of Ancient Russian Frescos", "Art of Japan", and "Art of Korea".
The museum often organizes parties for employees of various companies. Under these company sponsored programs, employees can see new exhibits and informally communicate.
There are about 7000 items in our collection. This collections includes comprehensive groupings: Russian ancient art, Russian art of the 19th century, Russian art of the first quarter of the 20th century, fork decorative art, fine arts of the West. There is also a collection of the works of the artists of the Russian Far East. The collection and promotion of Russian Far East art is one of the highest priorities of the museum.
There are various ways in which the museum continues to enhance its collection. The most important of them is State Exhibit Center "Rosizo", Russian Fund of Culture, Research Institute of Art, State Russian Museum, Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kirghizia, Georgia, Latvia. Some items came from art studios of Moscow, St. Petersburg and others from private collections.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 40 15.00 600.00
40 1 150.00 150.00
40 1 250.00 250.00

13:00 Bamboo

Sakhalin Island is former part of Japan. That’s why Japanese ciultire became a part of culture of people who lives in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. If you want to try real Japanese cousin you should go to the best one – Bamboo restaurant.
The secret of Japanese cuisine fame first of all lies in unique technique of cooking and art of garnishing. These very compose create inimitable cuisine, made in Japanese shop. Japanese believe, that the food should delight all the feelings. That is why there is a special care in their cooking: eyes are gratified with deliberate modest or extremely picturesque compositions Maximum capacity is 80 persons.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 40 55.00 2,200.00

16:00 17:00 Sakhalin Regional Museum

The main museum of Sakhalin Island History is The Stage Regional Sakhalin Island Museum, the biggest Museum in Sakhalinskya Oblast. Regionla Museum is located in very old and beautiful Japanese building. The museum contains collections of natural resources of the region, local flora and fauna, ethnographical and archeological collections, a collection of icons and a geological collection. It is located in a building constructed in 1937 in Japanese style. There is a unique exhibition of modern Chinese art here.
Duration of excurions is 2 hours.
Recommnded size of the group for one guide is 15 persons.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 1 12.00 12.00

19:00 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
40 1 120.00 120.00
40 1 250.00 250.00

19:30 Astoria

Restaurant Astoria is one of the most popular places in Yuxhno-Sakhalinsk. Capacity of the restaurant is maximum 60 persons. Every evening after 20:00 live performance of jazz quartet take place in the restaurant. Restaurant is famous for it’s tasty dished of Oriental and European cuisine. Great selection of international wine and Russian beer is one the strongest side of restaurant. Level of service is the highest in the whole Sakhalin Island. Interior is classical with French touch.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 40 50.00 2,000.00
DAY 3

10:00 18:00 Buruny Bay Boat Tour (with B-B-Q lunch)

Consider visiting one of nature’s geological treasures «The Zhdanko Mountain Ridge» where you’ll see fantastic, volcanic rock formations, hardened lava streams, admire magnificent water falls, and … learn lots about the history of Sakhalin Island! You can experience all this and more by reserving space on our adventure hiking tour to Buruny Bay.
Nature’s geological treasure, the Zhdanko Ridge, is a protected state reserve. This steep-sloped mountain Ridge is situated in the Makarovsky district in the southeastern part of Sakhalin. Zhdanko Mountain is 2237 feet (682 meters) high and the steep slopes of Zhdanko Ridge are rich in waterfalls up to 131 feet (40 meters) in height. The east slopes of the Zhdanko Ridge are restricted by the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk, where Buruny Bay is located.
Duration - 8 hours
Lunch will be served as B-B-Q picknick in the open air
Recommnded size of thre group - not more than 60 perosns per 1 boat
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 1 2,000.00 2,000.00
40 1 250.00 250.00
40 40 45.00 1,800.00
40 1 450.00 450.00

19:00 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
40 1 120.00 120.00
40 1 250.00 250.00

19:30 Bellagio

According to 2008 customers voting Restaurant Belaggio was chosen as “The Best Sakhalin Restaurant 2008”. Bellagio restaurant is a part of big entertainment complex Holiday Palace that include several restaurants and the biggest Casinos in Sakhalin Island. Due to very good service and Italian sheff restaurant attracted all “jet-set” of the city. Italian and European Cousins dishes pretend to be the best in the whole Russian Far east region. Capacity is 100 persons. Recommend for group not more than 40 persons. Decorated in classical style.
  Persons Quantity Price, EUR Total, EUR
40 40 70.00 2,800.00
DAY 4

Airport Departure Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

• 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
40 1 100.00 100.00
40 1 300.00 300.00
PROGRAM TOTALS
  Price PP, EUR Total, EUR
TOTAL PRICE HOTEL ACCOMMODATION 550.00 22,000.00
TOTAL PER PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT PER PERSON 300.00 12,000.00
TOTAL LOT PERSON PRICE - LAND ARRANGEMENT 126.30 5,052.00
ESTIMATED TOTAL PROGRAM COST 976.30 39,052.00
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