Jewels of the Russian Far East

13 Days
Vladivostok to Anchorage
From (AUD)
$ 24,345
$ 21,170
Dates & Pricing

2023 Vladivostok > Anchorage

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. lassed 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:
13 days
Departure City:
Vladivostok
Return City:
Anchorage

13 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Vladivostok > Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy

    Welcome to Russia. Today you will board your included flight to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy. This evening, sail out of Avacha Bay, one of the greatest natural harbours in the world, and begin your discovery of far east Russia on board Scenic Eclipse. Join your Captain, crew and new friends and toast to your journey of wonder. 

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - Commander Islands

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Kamchatka and Chukotka 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

  6. Day 6 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kamchatka and Chukotka Coast

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Provideniya, Russia

    Cruise the Bering Sea. 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. Cross the International Date Line.

    Cross the International Date Line 
    Relaxation beckons and with so many choices on board you will wonder how time passes so quickly. Choose one of the daily activities, an entertaining discussion in the theatre, or make time for yourself in the Senses Spa 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Nome > Anchorage

    Welcome to Alaska. Disembark this morning and farewell fellow adventurers as you board your included flight to Anchorage

    Please note on this voyage you will be crossing the international dateline from the Eastern to the Western Hemisphere. This means that guests will be gaining a day 5 August, turning this voyage into a 14 day voyage. 

    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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