Untamed wildness and intriguing history

The Russian Far East is shrouded in myth and wildness. It is a place to roam free at the eastern edge of the world, navigating some of the most untrammeled, adventurous coastlines and seldom-seen islands. Go to seek out spectacular wildlife and witness seldom-seen wonders on epic adventures. With three top-tier vessels sailing across the Bering Sea, we offer a great variety of ways to explore.

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(3) Russian Far East Itineraries

Alaska

Russian Far East

Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka

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Length

22 days

  1. Jun
  2. Jul

From

$27,990

Prices are per person

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Alaska

Russian Far East

Across the Bering Sea: From Katmai to Kamchatka

Length

22 days

  1. Jun
  2. Jul

From

$27,990

Top Highlights

  • Watch brown bears digging for clams or fishing for salmon in Katmai National Park
  • See Pacific walrus, northern fur seals, gray, humpback, and sperm whales, sea otters and Steller sea lions
  • Marvel at cliffs crowded with millions of seabirds—from horned and tufted puffins to murres and rare whiskered auklets
  • Explore the wild and pristine Zhupanova River, the legendary flagship waterway of Kamchatka, as you search for Steller’s sea eagles and their nests
  • Visit a Koryak village in northern Kamchatka, and Vitus Bering’s gravesite in the Commander Islands

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB & CREW TIPS INCLUDED

    Travel aboard any National Geographic Orion or National Geographic Resolution departure and we will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew.

  • BE OUR GUEST: COMPLIMENTARY PRE-VOYAGE HOTEL NIGHT

    Complimentary pre-voyage hotel night at Hilton Downtown Anchorage. Subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers.

Russian Far East

New Along the Ring of Fire: Kamchatka, Kuril Islands & Hokkaido

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Length

25 days

  1. Aug

From

$31,990

Prices are per person

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Russian Far East

New Along the Ring of Fire: Kamchatka, Kuril Islands & Hokkaido

Length

25 days

  1. Aug

From

$31,990

Top Highlights

  • Explore the rugged coastline of the Russian Far East, stepping ashore at remote Koryak villages and hiking through breathtaking fjords and valleys
  • Witness a profusion of rare wildlife from the ship’s deck or aboard a nimble Zodiac: whiskered auklets, northern fur seals, Pacific walrus, sea otters, brown bears, Steller’s sea eagles, and more
  • Navigate among the remote and mostly uninhabited Kuril Islands; marvel at their fascinating geology as you trek the tundra-covered volcanic slopes and Zodiac into a caldera
  • In Hokkaido, spot the sacred red-crowned crane on a visit to the wetlands of Kushiro, and discover the unique culture and complex history of Japan’s indigenous Ainu people
  • Immerse yourself in vibrant Tokyo where ancient history and sacred traditions live in harmony with modern-day culture

Special Offers

  • BE OUR GUEST: COMPLIMENTARY PRE-VOYAGE HOTEL NIGHT

    Complimentary pre-voyage hotel night at Hilton Downtown Anchorage. Subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers.

  • FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

    We will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew on all National Geographic Resolution, National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Endurance, and National Geographic Orion voyages.

Arctic

Russian Far East

Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island

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Length

13 days

  1. Aug
  2. Sep

From

$17,830

Prices are per person

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Highlights

Arctic

Russian Far East

Exploring Russia's Far East & Wrangel Island

Length

13 days

  1. Aug
  2. Sep

From

$17,830

Top Highlights

  • Observe majestic polar bears at Wrangel Island Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site dubbed the “polar bear nursery” for the high number of dens found here
  • See gray whales in their northern feeding grounds in the Chukchi and Bering Seas
  • Watch and photograph iconic wildlife such as Pacific walrus, polar bears, puffins and more
  • Visit Cape Dezhnev, the farthest poing east in Russia
  • Experience meaningful cultural exchanges across the entire breadth of Beringia

Special Offers

  • FREE BAR TAB & CREW TIPS INCLUDED

    Travel aboard any National Geographic Orion or National Geographic Resolution departure and we will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew.

  • BE OUR GUEST: COMPLIMENTARY PRE-VOYAGE HOTEL NIGHT

    Complimentary pre-voyage hotel night at Hilton Downtown Anchorage. Subject to availability, not applicable on extensions, and may not be combined with other offers.

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The Russian Far East is an epically-scaled geography encompassing the remote Siberian coast, north beyond the Arctic Circle to Wrangel Island, and all the way east to Hokkaido, Japan. Depending on the itinerary you choose, you’ll traverse legendary seas: the Bering, the Chukchi, and other adventurous waters. Discover the special Ks—Katmai, Kamchatka, or the volcanic Kuril Islands. Visit the world’s largest polar bear nursery on Wrangel Island. Witness the lost worlds of Cold War outposts and the remains of gulags. Cruise in wonder past cliffs studded with millions of seabirds. Or see the Steller’s sea eagles unique to the Kuril Islands. Encounter Japan’s little-known Ainu people in their traditional home on Hokkaido, a coast that is also home to red-crowned cranes.

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You really do feel like, when you’re here, that you’re living at the edge of the world.

Mark T.

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The Russian High Arctic is stunningly beautiful, full of wonder and surprise.

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