Jewels of the Russian Far East

14 Days
Anchorage to Vladivostok
From (CAD)
$ 19,725
$ 17,213
Dates & Pricing

2023 Anchorage > Vladivostok

Discover the diamond in the rough

Home to abundant land and marine wildlife, this unique and unspoiled region will captivate you with its rugged good looks. Board Scenic Eclipse and join the discovery voyage to Siberia’s eastern coastline, one of the least visited and most remote places on earth.
Learn about its significance from our experienced Captains and Discovery Team, and be on the lookout for incredible native wildlife, such as the burly Kamchatka brown bear, the peculiar Steller’s sea eagle – the largest in the world and majestic whales of a wide variety. Classed as a forbidden territory during the Cold War, the coastline used to be patrolled by Russia’s Pacific fleet by means of multiple military bases. Mass migration back west saw the abandonment of the military bases, and indigenous people now primarily populate the region. You will have the chance to see the extraordinary landscapes, birdlife and wildlife, as well as meet the locals and learn of their deep connection with this tough terrain.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
101V
Duration:
14 days
Departure City:
Anchorage
Return City:
Vladivostok

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Anchorage, USA > Nome

    Welcome to Nome, set at the tip of the Seward Peninsula and overlooking the Bering Sea. A world of wonder awaits as you step on board and raise your glass to toast the start of your luxurious cruise. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Cross the International Date Line

    Acquaint yourself with the exceptional range of facilities on board your ultra-luxurious Discovery Yacht. Choose a class in one of the fitness spaces or relax in one of the therapy lounges in the Spa Sanctuary. Tempt your palate from one of the exceptional dining venues or try a wine tasting.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Provideniya, Russia

    Cruise the Bering Sea and over the International Date Line on your way to Russia. Nestled against mountain peaks, Provideniya was built for military purposes that played a large part during WWII and is the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast

    The Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast is the definition of remote, and the most perfect region for a discovery voyage on board Scenic Eclipse. Few roads and scarce infrastructure, with abundant wildlife including brown bears, reindeer and Arctic foxes roaming freely. Due to the extraordinary nature of the region, the sailing and expedition schedule is flexible. Your experienced Captain and Discovery Leader will use their expertise to design this section of your voyage from day to day, making the most of the long daylight hours, weather and ice conditions to give you the best experience possible in this extraordinary part of the world.
    Some of the possible landing sights that you may visit include Meinypil’gyno, one of the most important sites in the world for breeding Spoon-billed Sandpiper; Anastasia Bay, where we will be looking for walrus haulouts and birdlife, including the bluethroat and Siberian rubythroat; Tymlat Village for an authentic taste of the Koryak way of life. Prepare for a feast of the senses, as these wonderful, hardy folks display their unique culture through dance, games and delicious fresh food. Along the voyage we will be looking for marine wildlife, such as the Largha Seal, Gray and Beluga Whales, and wildlife hidden in the forested fjords, such a brown bears.
    Enjoy discovery excursion on water in a Zodiac, kayak or paddle board, and on land through guided walks with your specialist Discovery Team.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Chukotka and Kamchatka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Commander Islands

    Spectacular sea cliffs, arches and stacks, shaped by harsh climate and tectonic forces, signal your arrival in the Commander Islands. At Commander Bay on Bering Island, you will pay tribute to explorer Vitus Bering and visit his grave and memorial. You will dock beneath towering emerald cliffs at Peregtegrebnaya Bay, preferred summer nesting site for red-legged and black-legged kittiwakes. Cape Monati, southernmost point of Bering Island, is a possible place to spot albatross and whales. Northern fur seals haul out at Severo Zapadnyi along with much larger, tawny-golden Stellar sea lions. Your Discovery Yacht will cruise around the volcanic islands of Ariy Kamen, surrounded by thousands of kittiwakes, puffins and murres. Your last landing is Nikolskoe village, where Russia’s remaining Aleut community will passionately share their culture with you through lively performances.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Commander Islands

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Zhupanova River

    Careful Zodiac navigation by the expert Discovery Team members will take you to the mouth of this powerful river, past salmon fishing camps and as far upstream as we can go. Look for brown bears and Steller’s sea eagles as distant mountains beckon us. Back in the bay, look out for basking largha seals and fantastic views of the 3,000-metre Zhupanovskiy volcano.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy > Vladivostok

    Early morning, you will cruise into Avacha Bay to see the “home” volcanoes before disembarking. Farewell fellow adventurers as you board your included flight to Vladivostok

    The itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons. As such Scenic cannot guarantee the tour will operate unaltered from the itinerary stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

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