Russian Far East

Russian Far East

“I can still remember the awe I felt at Kolyuchin Island, what a magnificent place. We landed at night, and because of the midnight sun, it was still light out. We sat amid hundreds of thousands of nesting puffins, both crested and horned. We stared up at the cliff’s face to watch them feed, and chatter and the kittiwakes dart in and out. We wandered through a graveyard of ancient walrus skulls left over from the hunting days. And then there were the wildflowers bringing vibrant color to the rocky landscape. It is a bit of northern paradise.” (Lynn Cross)

These trips offer unique opportunities to explore this Russia’s remote and culturally rich environs. Traversing the coast of the Chukotka Pennisula, through the Bering Strait, passengers are offered a unique and historical journey. The Bering Strait itself pays homage to the remarkable 18th century expedition of Commander Vitus Bering, a Danish Ship Captain who was in the service of Tsar Peter the Great. This narrow passage separating the Asian and American continents is a migratory channel for huge numbers of sea birds and whales. Passengers will delight in gathering on deck keeping their eyes peeled and their binoculars ready for the blows of the Gray Whale, Minke Whale, and occasionally the ghostly Beluga.

On the landings and much to the delight of the naturalists on board, you will have the chance to watch the land come alive with color as the blooming Arctic wildflowers blanket the landscape. Birders will relish the rare opportunities to catch a glimpse of the nesting Least Auklets, Crested Auklets, Tufted Puffins, Horned Puffins, guillemots and many others. There will be opportunities to see at least 40 different species of birds that fish, nest and make this area their home. Wrangle Island, a popular stop on these expeditions is known for it’s fabulous wildlife. Depending on the flow of the ice, there is a chance to see the polar bears that den here in the winter, and also the Walrus, with their tusks clacking. Musk ox and reindeer also thrive on Wrangle Island as do tundra geese.

Trips in
Arctic 2019.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
Sep 04 - Sep 16, 2019 (13 days)
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Rates: $16,330 - $31,550
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Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Trips in
Arctic 2020.
ShipActivities / AvailabilitySpecials
May 20 - Jun 04, 2020 (16 days)
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Rates: $14,980 - $23,980
Available
May 27 - Jun 08, 2020 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,925 - $11,550
Limited Availability
Jun 09 - Jun 20, 2020 (12 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,750 - $10,370
Available
Jun 14 - Jul 05, 2020 (22 days)
Premium Expedition Ships
Rates: $27,140 - $52,490
Available
Photography
Charter air: Nome/Anchorage
Jun 18 - Jul 06, 2020 (19 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $21,420 - $55,260
Limited Availability
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Sep 30th 2019. 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Oct 31st 2019
Jun 23 - Jul 06, 2020 (14 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $8,640 - $11,430
Available
Charter Air: Anadyr/Nome
Jul 05 - Jul 17, 2020 (13 days)
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Rates: $17,040 - $32,810
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Jul 06 - Jul 20, 2020 (15 days)
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Rates: $8,900 - $11,000
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Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Jul 06 - Jul 23, 2020 (18 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $12,960 - $36,810
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Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Sep 30th 2019. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Oct 31st 2019 Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
Jul 17 - Aug 07, 2020 (22 days)
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Charter air: Nome/Anchorage
Jul 23 - Aug 10, 2020 (19 days)
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Rates: $12,960 - $38,610
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Sep 30th 2019. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Oct 31st 2019 Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
Jul 27 - Aug 22, 2020 (27 days)
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Rates: $21,900 - $29,900
Very Limited Availability
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr
Aug 03 - Aug 17, 2020 (15 days)
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Rates: $10,000 - $13,300
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 07 - Aug 19, 2020 (13 days)
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Rates: $17,200 - $33,130
Available
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Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Aug 10 - Aug 22, 2020 (13 days)
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Rates: $9,990 - $27,180
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Sep 30th 2019. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Oct 31st 2019 Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Vista and below.
Aug 17 - Aug 31, 2020 (15 days)
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Rates: $10,000 - $13,300
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Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr/Nome
Aug 19 - Aug 31, 2020 (13 days)
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Rates: $17,200 - $33,130
Available
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Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Aug 22 - Sep 17, 2020 (27 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $36,720 - $121,500
Very Limited Availability
Free R/T Int'l Air - R/T Local Air - Hotel, Expires Sep 30th 2019. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Oct 31st 2019
Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2020 (13 days)
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Rates: $17,200 - $33,130
Available
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Charter air: Anchorage/Nome/Anchorage
Aug 31 - Sep 12, 2020 (13 days)
Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,800 - $10,300
Available
Charter Air: Nome/Anadyr
Sep 14 - Sep 26, 2020 (13 days)
Luxury Expedition Ships
Rates: $7,920 - $28,170
Available
Free R/T Int'l Air/Hotel, Expires Sep 30th 2019. 75% off Kids under 2 & 50% off Kids 2-17 years old 10% Discount (Prices in Red) If paid in full by Oct 31st 2019 Single Supplement reduced to 25% for Deluxe and below.