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zEastern Siberia and The Bering Sea

15 days

15 Day Luxury Pacific Expedition

Small Ship Adventures for our World Travelers

  • Join our outstanding Expedition Team on shore excursions and Zodiac expeditions to observe remarkable wildlife including Brown Bears, Tufted Puffins, Whooper Swans, Red-faced Cormorants, Walruses and Whales!
  • Step ashore in the small village of Lorino, home to the Chukchi people known for their reindeer-herding lifestyle. Experience their timeless ways as you join them for dog sled rides and excursions in their traditional animal-skin boats.
  • Meet residents in the remote fishing village of Meynypilgyno… Enjoy a lively performance of traditional dance before sampling their local caviar and salmon.
  • Explore by Zodiac along the remote cliffs of Cape Navarin… Home to tens of thousands of seabirds, this is one of the most abundant seabird colonies in the Bering Sea and also home to hauling-out walruses and Gray Whales!
  • Step ashore at Kresta Bay and journey inland in a traditional Ural truck… Cross the expansive tundra all the way to the point where the 180 Meridian intersects with the Arctic Circle!

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Day
1

Nome, Alaska, U.S.A

Once all guests have embarked, we depart on our spectacular 15-day, Great Northern Expedition. This afternoon you will be introduced to your expedition team and participate in the safety drill. Tonight we invite you to familiarise yourself with your new home away from home, meet some of your fellow travellers, and enjoy the first of many memorable meals in the restaurant. Meals D

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2

Provideniya, Russia (Cross the International Date Line)

After clearance into Russia through the former Soviet military port of Provideniya, we will be treated to a traditional welcome of Vodka, black bread, and sweets before enjoying a cultural dance performance and joining our local guides for a walking tour of the town and its small museum. Meals B,L,D

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Cape Dezhnev and Big Diomede Island, Russia

An early morning expedition by Zodiac will see us explore Cape Dezhnev, an Inuit people heritage site. At present, only a small historical village is inhabited and a monument to Russian explorer, Semyon Dezhnev, for whom the cape is named, stands there.

Next is Big Diomede, located 28 miles (45 km) off Cape Dezhnev and set right in the middle of the Bering Strait. This Island, once a military base during WWII and into the Cold War, is now unpopulated, housing only a Russian weather station and a base of Russian Border guard troops. Less than one mile east lays the International Date Line between Russia and the United States. Along with learning about the indigenous Inuit heritage, we hope to encounter hauled out walruses. Meals B,L,D

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Lorino Village, Russia

Our next stop is in the Providensky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. The small village of Lorino is known for its Reindeer Herding and the Chukchi people. After a short welcome ceremony, the villages will show of their skill on dog sleds, and will even offer you the chance to enjoy a ride on a sled; a short “cruise” in a local Skin boat, or participate in the regatta! Before returning to the ship try some of the local food that the villagers will prepare. Meals B,L,D

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5

At Sea

A leisurely day at sea is yours to enjoy. Begin perhaps with a late breakfast and another cup of coffee or tea during the first of the day’s lectures. Join the lectures and hear fascinating tales of adventure and learn more about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Our knowledgeable Lecture Staff members are experts in a variety of scientific fields. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Anastasia and Dezneva Bay

Anastasia is the perfect place for bird watching. Time permitting, our onboard ornithologist will offer a hike ashore to see the variety of shore birds that nest in this area. You may even have the opportunity to photograph the walruses hauled-out along the beach.

Our Zodiac fleet is at the ready to explore the region of Dezneva Bay. Some of the animal species we may spot include grey whales, walruses, reindeer, and brown bears. There’s something for our birders as well. Keep on the lookout for the white-fronted bean geese and whooper swans. Meals B,L,D

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Mainapilgino Village and Cape Navarin

Taste local caviar and salmon, and glimpse life infused with time old traditions in the small Chukchi fishing village of Mainapilgino, set on a long spit of land along the Bering Sea. Treating us to some real Chukchi hospitality, the village ensemble will perform some of their traditional dances. Birders rejoice, the village is a breeding spot for many species of migratory birds, including Red Knot and critically endangered Spoon billed Sandpiper.

Boasting one of the most abundant seabird colonies in northeast Russia, is Cape Navarin, located in the northwestern part of the Bering Sea to the south of Anadyr. Tens of thousands of seabirds can be seen on this cape’s spectacular cliffs. Setting out on Zodiac, we will have the chance to look out for birds such as the Tufted Puffin and Black-legged Kittiwake. Another sight to see is the Walrus haul-out. If we are fortunate, we may also come across the Grey Whale, who occasionally moves through these waters. Meals B,L,D

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Anadyr Bay

Located at the mouth of the Anadyr River is Anadyr Bay and Anadyr Port, the administrative centre of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia. A wild time will be had at Anadyr Bay, as we go in search of Brown Bears, and Beluga and Grey Whales. Meals B,L,D

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Anadyr Port

At Anadyr Port, we will mix with the locals at the Russian Orthodox Church, the local museum, and attend a cultural performance. Meals B,L,D

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10

Kresta Bay

We will travel by Ural truck inland from the small harbor of Egvekinot across the expansive tundra, to the point where the 180 Meridian intersects the Arctic Circle. This is an incredible opportunity to experience firsthand the amazing habitat that dominates so much of Chukotka. Meals B,L,D

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Konergino Village and Meechkin Island

Hosting us today is the small village of Konergino, located on the eastern shore of Kresta Bay, south of Egvekinot. Konergino is a reindeer-herding settlement, like other villages in the Iultinsky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. The village's name is derived from the Chukchi Kei'i'yergyn, meaning "curved valley."

After Konergino, we venture on to Meechkin Island, where a large walrus haul-out can be found. Meals B,L,D

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12

Enmelen Village and Rudera Cape

The small village of Enmelen is populated by a mixture of Chukchi and Yupik people, who support themselves through a combination of reindeer herding, and the hunting of sea mammals.

We may count on a warm welcome from villagers, who will treat us to a concert, local food, and Inuit Games. Meals B,L,D

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Preobrazheniya Bay and Achen Lagoon

Roam the blossoming tundra with the Silversea experts in Achen Lagoon, and observe the wealth of bird life in Preobrazheniya Bay. Keep a watch for common puffins, horned puffins, and least auklets. A walk to the cliffs will reveal the fascinating panorama of the bay. Meals B,L,D

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14

Provideniya, Russia

A leisurely day at sea is yours to enjoy. Begin perhaps with a late breakfast and another cup of coffee or tea during the first of the day’s lectures. Join the lectures and hear fascinating tales of adventure and learn more about the region’s endemic wildlife and remarkable nature. Our knowledgeable Lecture Staff members are experts in a variety of scientific fields. Meals B,L,D

Day
15

Nome, Alaska, USA

Today, we cross the International Date Line and gain a day. Following breakfast, disembark the Silver Discoverer in Nome, Alaska. Meals B

Expedition highlights and wildlife listed here are possible experiences only and cannot be guaranteed. Your Expedition Leader and Captain will work together to ensure opportunities for adventure and exploration are the best possible, taking into account the prevailing weather and wildlife activity. Expedition Team members scheduled for this voyage are subject to change or cancellation.

Extend Your Trip

Discover Denali National Park!

6 Days from $7,599

Complement your expedition voyage with the majesty of Denali National Park! We take you deeper into the remote Alaskan Backcountry and include a variety of naturalist-guided expeditions for amazing experiences available to few travelers. Delight in the warmth and authentic Alaskan style of our lodges as you discover the mighty Alaska Range and Mt. McKinley with our attentive resident guides!

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1

Denali

Welcome to the Last Frontier.  Flight arrival (booked on own, early flights strongly suggested*) into Anchorage and meet your local guide at luggage claim.  A brief welcome orientation by your guide before you board your private vehicle and travel (just over 200 miles) to Denali National Park.  Enjoy Alaska-style luxury lodging and an exclusive Denali experience.  Your local guide is available for transfers this evening to local restaurants and sites.  

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Kantishna

Enjoy a morning in this natural setting with a variety of artistic experiences and specialty services.  You may want to enjoy a workshop, a performance, a raft adventure down a glacial river, a visit to a local dog kennel, or just a peaceful morning in this serene setting.  This afternoon, a 1-hour excursion onboard a small aircraft* will transfer you into Denali National Park** with awe-inspiring views of the Alaska Range, Denali, and the north side glaciers en route.  Land in Kantishna for your back country Alaskan experience.  Meals B, D

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Kantishna

The next two days are yours to enjoy and experience Denali National Park.  The park offers specialized learning adventures and hiking opportunities.  Enjoy the scenery, history, wildlife, and wildflowers.  Weather permitting, you’ll have views of the breathtaking Alaska Range and Mt McKinley, the highest peak in North America at 20,320’.  This remote destination allows you to enjoy the park away from the business of everyday life.  Access and accommodations in Kantishna are very limited.  You can enjoy exploring with the local naturalist in a small group setting or take a moment to soak up this majestic setting in a private moment all on your own. Meals, B, L, D

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Kantishna

Open Day. Meals B, L, D

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Anchorage

You’ll have an early departure with your tour bus* this morning (6:45am) for the park entrance. Your journey will take you and fellow travelers 95 miles on the park road with a naturalist guide.  Keep your eyes open for caribou, grizzly bears, Golden Eagles, moose, and more.  Upon arrival, meet up again with your local guide who will assist your boarding for the train.  Ride the rails on the deluxe dome car.  Lunch included on the train before you arrive at the quaint and unique town of Talkeetna, the jumping off point for climbers attempting Mt McKinley.  Your local guide meets you again in Talkeetna and makes a special stop at the locally owned microbrewery, Denali Brewing Company.   Enjoy a visit to the tasting room for an included pint of the local beer or glass of wine prior to boarding your private vehicle and continuing south to Anchorage. Meals B, L

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Depart

Transportation* for departing flights (booked on own).  Say farewell to your local guide. Meals B

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Prices are per person, double occupancy, cruise only.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!