Excursion to the coastal towns of Baltiysk and Yantarny from Kaliningrad
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Excursion to the coastal towns of Baltiysk and Yantarny from Kaliningrad

Free cancellation
Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 7 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Have an exciting trip to the coastal cities of the region: Baltiysk and Yantarny
  • Enjoy the village of Yantarny, where amber has been mined since the middle Ages
  • Visit Becker Park, where rare species of trees grow
  • Learn about the history of the famous Amber room
  • Hear the legends and facts about its disappearance and the quest for its search
What to expect

You will visit Baltiysk, the westernmost point of Russia and a base of the Russian Navy's Baltic Fleet.

The town used to be known as Pillau with the like-named fortification situated in a strategic position. You will visit the historical center and see the Pillau fortification, which became the blueprint for the Peter and Paul Fortress in Saint Petersburg, a monument to Peter the Great, the operating lighthouse created by the famous Karl Friedrich Schinkel, Saint George's Marine Orthodox Cathedral and the Museum of the Baltic Fleet. You will walk along the promenade leading to Elizabeth's Fort and you will see the warships that serve in the Baltic Sea, guarding the western borders of Russia. After each storm amber is often thrown ashore, so you might even have a chance to bring home a piece of this sunny stone.

The next stop will be Yantarny settlement, globally famous for being the largest amber deposit on eart. During your trip, you will learn everything about the mining, the treatment and the incredible features of the sunniest stone on Earth. You will also have a chance to visit the observation deck of the Amber Plant quarry. The site shows an incredible view of the quarry from the height of fifty meters. You will see the Amber Pyramid made of 800 kg of amber, an Amber Tree and the Knight of the Teutonic Order. Visitors will be able to experience the life of amber miners by mining some amber in a special sandpit. Men can wear a medieval knight armor and women can dress in costumes of medieval Prussian ladies. You will see the landmarks of Yantarny: the Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan, a town square with craftsmen and various gift shops, a promenade and the Anna mine.

The settlement of Yantarny is famous for its Becker park, offering a pleasant walk in any season. The park was named after Moritz Becker, who bought a mine in Palmnicken (now Yantarny) in 1881 and started Stantien & Becker with his partner, Wilhelm Stantien. That was the beginning of the industrial production of amber. The German manufacturer laid out the park in May 21, 1881 on the site of a garden with linden, red-leaf beeches, sycamore maple trees, oak trees, chestnut trees, silver poplars, elm trees and ash trees. Becker's son brought rare trees from Japan and America: the Japanese crimson, larches, Sitka spruces, Weymouth pines, as well as the North American Tulip tree, unique in its beauty, which became the symbol of the park.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Transport and excursion services
    • Visiting the observation deck of the Primorsky quarry (quarry of the Amber combine)
    Reduced price
    • Children (age 7-18)
    • Infants (age 0-6)
    • Pensioners
    Where

    Ulitsa Oktyabr'skaya, 8, Kaliningrad, Kaliningradskaya oblast', Russia, 236006

    Meeting point:
    Please find the information about the number of your travel bus on the window of the tour operator's office located at Oktyabrskaya 8, the entrance to the office is on the side of the building facing the river. Your guide will then wait for you in the bus.
    What to remember
    • In accordance with Resolution No. 383 of 06/30/21 of the Governor of the Kaliningrad Region, only persons vaccinated against COVID-19 or those with PCR tests received no earlier than 72 hours before the start of the excursion are allowed to attend group excursions (except for children under 18).
      When buying an excursion and boarding the bus, you must have your supporting documents printed and ready to show to the tour leader. Persons with no documents mentioned above are not allowed on the bus. When boarding the bus, thermometry (temperature measurement) will be carried out. Tourists are not allowed without a mask.
    • You need to have a Russian passport to join this tour
    • You can find the number of your coach on the lists which are posted at the entrance to the agency at the meeting point
    • Several coaches depart at the same time: to make sure you don’t accidentally leave for another excursion, please carefully consult the lists and do not board the first bus you see
    • The coaches will be waiting on Oktyabrskaya street next to the office building
    • Boarding the coaches ends 5 minutes before departure
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Unona
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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