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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Russian Far East Expedition

This unique 14-night luxury expedition cruise holiday explores the remote yet strikingly beautiful Russian Far East. Includes pre-cruise hotel stay in Nome and thrilling Zodiac excursions accompanied by the experienced Expedition Team

Fly Cruise
12 nights

Luxury Expedition Holiday
  • Russian Far East
  • Bear in the Russian Far East
  • Meet the local people
  • Scenery of the Russian Far East
  • Walruses in the waters of the Russian Far East
  • Whale in the waters of the Russian Far East

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Discover the natural wonders and diverse wildlife of the remote Russian Far East on this exciting expedition voyage from Nome.

Cross the Bering Sea from Alaska to Chukotka and Kamchatka to look for walruses and seals in Anastasiya Bay, and learn about the Koriyak culture of Tymlat with a traditional song and dance performance. Hike to the spectacular waterfall in Peter Bay and take a Zodiac cruise to the bird cliffs at Bogoslav Island.

In Yttygran see an ancient whalebone alley and at Proliv Senyavina hike across tundra to relax in some hot springs. Throughout the voyage, learn about the history, geology, wildlife and botany of the region with lectures offered by the expert onboard Expedition Team.

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Russian Far East Expedition Itinerary

Day 1 - Nome

Embark your ship to begin this incredible expedition cruise.

Day 2 - International Date Line

Cross the International Date Line and lose a day.

Day 3 - Provideniya (Russia)

The former Soviet military port of Provideniya is home to less 2000 people, the majority of whom are Yupik. It is the gateway to the Russian Far East and home to a fascinating museum which houses exhibits about the region's history and wildlife. There are also displays of clothing from the local Chukotka people.

Day 4 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 5 - Meynypilgyno

The Chukotkan village of Meynypilgyno is located on the shores of the Bering Sea. The villagers make every effort to keep the indigenous traditions alive and there is still a traditional Chukchi ensemble and cultural centre. The village does have some modern facilities though, including a hospital and high school. The village museum documents the local ethnography and culture of the area.

Day 6 - Anastasiya Bay

Anastasiya Bay is a U-shaped bay on the Bering Sea. Keep an eye out for walruses and seals, as well as a variety of birds, including Horned Puffins, Black-legged Kittiwakes and White Wagtails. Perhaps take a walk and admire the jagged cliffs separated by valleys with tranquil lakes and cascading waterfalls.

Day 7 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 8 - Tymlat

The Koryak village of Tymlat was established in the mid-19th century as a trading post. It is located next to the Tymlat River and its 500 inhabitants make a living from salmon fishing as well as herring and navaga. The village is renowned for its Stae Koryak folk group, "Mengo".

Day 9 - Yuzhnaya Glubokaya - Lavrova Bay

See the ruins of a long-abandoned herring plant and an abandoned settlement during your time in Yuzhnaya Glubokaya. Keep an eye out for bears in the distance during a tundra walk through the meadows covered in wildflowers. Later, cruise to Lavrova Bay.

Day 10 - Peter Bay - Bogoslav Island

Peter Bay is located at the foot of the Koryak Mountain range, north of the Kamchatka Peninsula. At the entrance of the bay is a Largha seal haul-out as well as a small lagoon which is flanked by the ocean and the bay. At the southern end of the bay there are several lakes dammed behind a moraine ridge, and they feed a spectacular waterfall. Keep an eye out for seabirds nesting on the steep cliffs at the western and eastern sides of the bay. Later, cruise to Bogoslav Island which is a haven for birds, including Common Guillemots, Black-legged Kittiwakes and Horned Puffins.

Day 11 - At sea

Enjoy the facilities on board during a relaxing day at sea.

Day 12 - Yttygran Island - Proliv Senyavina

See the array of bowhead whale bones and rock arrangements on Yttygran Island, which combines archaeology with outstanding natural beauty. An early morning landing adds magic and mystery to the island due to the soft hues and lack of light. You may wish to join the hike up the steep hill for incredible views. Later, head to Proliv Senyavina. Enter a small lagoon by Zodiac and hike across tundra and rolling hills to reach hot springs. You may wish to enter a small pool prepared by local fisherman.

Day 13 - International Date Line - Nome (Alaska)

Gain a day as you cross the International date Line, before arriving back in Nome.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 12-night all-inclusive cruise
  • 1-night pre-cruise hotel stay
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Guided Zodiac, land and sea tours, and shoreside activities led by the Expeditions Team during the cruise
  • Unlimited complimentary fine wines, champagnes, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks on board
  • Butler service on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Gratuities on board
Map for Russian Far East Expedition