Fort 3, Great Empress Ekaterina tour

“Vladivostok Fortress”

Travel back in time and see the history of ‘The City of Military Glory’ come alive.

Vladivostok’s fortress museum was once an underground marine fortification built in the 18th and 19th century, to protect and secure the nation against the Japanese invasion, and now the museum remains a remarkable symbol of Russian military history.

The fortress acted as a support system to the defenders, providing the fleet with reliable shelter, so they were able to guard the Primorye precinct from all enemy attacks. The old battery overlooking the harbour has remnants of the city’s military history, including old weapons and machinery used at some in time to defend the nation. At the pinnacle of the fort, it is possible to stand at the control point of the calibre artillery, where you can gain an insight into life as a member of Russia’s military force.

Fort three was named after the Great Empress Ekaterina, and it was built as part of the chain of the northern line of defence in 1910, but was not completed due to The Great Revolution. Inside this section of the Vladivostok’s military fortification you have the opportunity to explore the scale tunnels and underground rooms, where you will learn about the construction of the fortress, and see Russian war history come alive. During your tour, discover the cable car station and many military remnants, after which proceed to the Podbrustvernuyu gallery. After your tour concludes, your tour guide will accompany you back to your accommodation.

Excursion details

Location: Russia, Vladivostok

Category: Culture and History

Duration: 5 hours

What’s included:

A local guide and any other fees including any museum entrance fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated


For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.

Restrictions: Comfortable clothing is advised. Transfer and entrance fee included.

Physical rating: Easy – Suitable for all

Guides available: English – Japanese – Other languages are available though there maybe a price variation.