Arctic, Russia

Alaska & Russian Far East in Luxury

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

JOIN 'THE URBAN BIRDER' David Lindo IN ANTARCTICA!

Up To 30% Off!

Book early and receive up to 30% off the published rate for selected cabins! PLUS new customers receive a FREE on board credit of £!*

Alaska & Russian Far East in Luxury 17 days aboard Le Boreal

On this special itinerary, cruising between Russia and Alaska, you will sail in the Bering Strait and discover extraordinary landscapes combining ice, volcanoes and tundra dotted with the colourful wild flowers that bloom during the Arctic summer.This is also a wonderful region for wildlife observation. Listed with UNESCO, the nature reserve on Wrangel Island is a unique ecosystem where the greatest biodiversity in the Arctic can be found. It is home to a large population of polar bears, walruses and countless sea birds. Then make your way up the Aleutian Islands and Katmai Peninsula to feast your eyes on the grizzly families and delight in photographing them.

Highlights

  •  An expedition cruise amid the stunning Arctic and volcanic landscapes of Alaska and Russia to discover the jewels of Beringia;
  • Sail in the heart of the Bering Sea, surrounded by the planet’s most remote islands;
  • Discover the Wrangel Island Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  • Discover the Aleutian Islands, an emerged part of the Pacific Ring of Fire;
  • Discover the Pribilof Islands;
  • Observe an abundance of wildlife: polar bears, grizzlies on Kodiak Island and in the Katmai Peninsula, walruses, fur seals, grey whales, Arctic foxes, and many species of migratory birds.

What's Included

  • Flights Seattle-Nome & Anchorage-Seattle
  • Transfers between airport and port
  • Full board accommodatioon on board
  • Programme of expert lectures
  • Excursions as shown in itinerary
  • Parka
  • Loan of rubber boots
16 nights 10/09/2018 - 26/09/2018
From Only £7,892pp

Special Offer Details

Book early and receive up to 30% off the published rate for selected cabins! PLUS new customers receive a FREE on board credit of £!. Offer applicable when booked before 31st May 2017

Applies to new bookings. 25% deposit required at time of booking. Discount rates may fluctuate. On board credit available to new Ponant customers only. Full terms & conditions apply.

John Swindell
John Swindell
Arctic, Russia Specialist

Speak to someone who’s been to Arctic, Russia. Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our friendly destination specialists on 0800 195 3385 or 44 1625 581143 for outside the UK.

WILDFOOT Travel are offering a FREE pair of Quality binoculars per booking!*

*Conditions apply: Register your enquiry by 15 June 2017 for travel anytime up to and including February 2019! Not in conjunction with any other offer.

ITINERARY

16 Nights   17 Days

Itinerary Summary

  • Day 1 | Seattle to Nome
  • Days 2-3 | Provideniya
  • Day 4 | Big Diomede and Cape Dezhnev
  • Day 5 | Kolyuchin Island
  • Days 6-8 | Wrangel Island
  • Day 9 | Cape Vankarem
  • Day 10 | Yttigran
  • Day 11 | At Sea
  • Day 12 | St Paul Island
  • Day 13 | Unalaska and Dutch Harbor
  • Day 14 | Chankliut Island
  • Day 15 | Geographic Harbor
  • Day 16 | Holgate Glacier
  • Day 17 | Seward - Seattle
1Day

Seattle to Nome

Fly from Seattle to Nome. Transfer to ship, embark and set sail

2-3Days

Provideniya

Cross the Dateline. In the Bering Strait from Alaska, which it almost touches and can be glimpsed when the weather is fine, the town of Provideniya seems to keep a watchful eye over ships heading for the East Siberian Sea. Nestled against mountains with peaks of up to 2,000 m, Provideniya is the gateway to the Chukotka Peninsula, a polar region as yet unknown to the general public, with striking landscapes and a primitive beauty like no other.

4Day

Big Diomede and Cape Dezhnev

Parts of the Russian province of Chukotka

5Day

Kolyuchin Island

6-8Days

Wrangel Island

9Day

Cape Vankarem

10Day

Yttigran

Sail to Penkigney and on to Yttigran. The complete exit formalities in Provideniya and crfoss the dateline to Savoonga

11Day

At Sea

12Day

St Paul Island

One of the Pribiloff islands

13Day

Unalaska and Dutch Harbor

14Day

Chankliut Island

15Day

Geographic Harbor

Sail Geographic Harbor in the morning and then on to Hidden Harbor in Kinak Bay

16Day

Holgate Glacier

17Day

Seward - Seattle

Arrive in Seward and transfer to Anchorage for flight to Seattle

Le Boreal

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What Our Customers
Say...

Ann Macleod, Scotland Sarah & David, Portsmouth James and Pamela Chapman, Halifax Geoff & Magda, Adelaide, Australia Ann & Paul, East Grinstead, Sussex Chris Janner, Manchester Gavin Burnett Stirling, United Kingdom Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Pye, North Wales Chris Conlan, Manchester, UK Boyan Todorov, Holland Karen Worton, Suffolk,UK Malcolm Green , UK Malcolm Green , UK Frances Hadfield, East Sussex, UK Mike Unwin, Brighton, UK Christine Matthews, London, UK
Superlatives abound – a truly amazing experience...awesome. Thanks to all for making it such a memorable experience.
We have just returned from our Spitsbergen trip with Wildfoot and had to tell you what an amazing time we had! We saw 6 polar bears including a mother with 2 cubs as well as whales, walruses and lots of birds. The ship (Expedition) was really comfortable and the guides were so helpful and friendly. Thank you so much for making it all so easy.
I came to Wildfoot because a friend had booked with you when you were Antarctica Bound and they were right. Everything went perfectly, even when our flight was cancelled, you made sure we still made it to the ship with time to spare. L’Austral is a beautiful ship with first class service and food and the guides looked after us well. Very happy to recommend Wildfoot and L’Austral...
We had always wanted to see the Arctic and travelling all the way from Australia needed lots of information. After getting nowhere, we came across Wildfoot and found people who knew what they were talking about! Sara and John were so helpful and made the process easy, suggesting Iceland Greenland and Spitsbergen. This was perfect for us – amazing scenery and lots of wildlife, especially the polar bears in Spitsbergen. Thanks for everything. Ps, the ship was great too!
Just wanted to say thank you for suggesting a trip to Franz Josef Land as something different for the Arctic. We had a super trip and really enjoyed the Sea Spirit. Galapagos next!
Standing on the North Pole has been an ambition of mine since childhood and now I have done it! Thank you for making the process so easy - seeing polar bears and whales too was a real bonus.
The Sea Spirit expedition was excellent and the team organising it all were extremely good. 10 out of 10. Everything went very smoothly. The Iceland extension worked perfectly, all the organisation, connections etc. were excellent
The cruise was beyond my expectations. Got to see everything the captain wanted, even a polar bear mother with three cubs. Coal Miners Cabins were smashing. I did loads of birding and exploring over three days. All the people were great from the expedition leaders down to the passengers. So glad to have achieved my ambition of some 50 years standing and got amongst the ice of the Arctic, walked amongst it’s islands and witnessed the antics of its wonderful wildlife. What’s next??? I’ll need to speak with Sara again.
Thanks so much for enabling me to get to places I had always wanted to see from a very young age. “Ace” as my boys used to say!
Just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you very much for all your help in arranging our recent trip to Svalbard. Everything ran smoothly and the trip was a great success. Unfortunately I had to flew back a few days early and missed out on Isfjord Radio, which the rest of the team said was a brilliant place with amazing food, still the Basecamp Hotel and Nordenskiold Lodge were pretty amazing places, so I’m not complaining!
Writing back to tell you that the trip to the Arctic was all that it promised and more. It was a great wild-life sightseeing opportunity and the staff were really good.I had an excellent trip and have thousands of photos to go through.
I had an absolutely fabulous time won the Sergey Vavilov, it is an excellent ship. Sara was indeed right in her recommendation that they would be the most likely to push north into the ice to find the polar bears. We even circumnavigated Spitsbergen which was awesome and not o n the itinerary.It is such a wonderful way to take a trip when you are on your own – so if any of your potential single clients are unsure, definitely recommend it – I didn’t feel alone from the moment I stepped on board. I will be at the Birdfair next weekend and so will catch up with whoever is there – regarding this trip, and potentially my next!
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
Great cruise, staff and expedition team. Had a great trip.
We had a wonderful time, even though we didn't do all the places we were supposed to but we all felt were we went instead couldn't beaten. Saw animals I wanted to see. Bit worried what the food was like as some of the ships cooking leaves something to be desired, but food was very good. We thought all the guides were brilliant and informative, friendly and knowledgeable It was far better than we expected and even my husband thoroughly enjoyed it!
I wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful cruise in the Russian Far East. The landscape and destination were inspiring, we had some excellent wildlife sightings (sea otter, grey whale, Steller's sea eagle, snowy owl and Arctic fox were all firsts for me), and the Heritage team were superb. Rough seas forced a few changes to the itinerary but we also had some fabulous weather. All in all, a thrilling travel experience.Thanks once again for all your efforts
I thought you might like to know that this was an excellent holiday. Our guide, Brad, was absolutely wonderful, his enthusiasm and knowledge made the holiday even better. All in all the whole trip was excellent and we saw lots of bears, 24 on the first day. Fewer on the second and third days but still plenty, as well as arctic foxes,silver foxes and snowy owls. Even on the last day near the town we saw a bear on rocks by the beach.

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