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The Siberian wilderness

Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Dudinka
Krasnoyarsk
22 August 2021 - 02 September 2021
13 days
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Cruise route
Dudinka
Tyyakha
Dudinka
Igarka
Yermakovo (2 days)
Turukhansk
Kangotovo
Bakhta
Yartsevo
Yeniseisk
Galanino
Krasnoyarsk (2 days)
Ship facilities
Full board
English speaking staff
Massage cabinet
SPA area
All cabins are equiped with fridges
Complementary Wi-Fi
TV in cabins
Additional restaurant information:
Catering package included:

  • Breakfast buffet
  • Lunch: salad and soup bar followed by main courses served at table
  • Dinner a la carte
  • Specialties of Russian regions as afternoon snack
  • Midnight soup
  • Water for excursions
  • Water in pitchers for all meals
  • Tea/coffee for all meals
  • 1 glass of wine/beer/juice/soda per person for dinner
Various drink packages available at booking.

  • Mulled wine (during cold weather) / Ice tea (during hot weather) upon returning to ship after shore excursions
  • Any other drinks can be purchased additionally at the restaurant or at the bar onboard
Cruise price includes:
  • Accommodation in premium cabins
  • Full Board dining &
  • On-shore Excursion
  • Onboard Activities
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Expedition Outfit
Cruise price doesn't include:
  • SPA and massage services
  • The Chef’s restaurant “Catch of the day” (a la carte)
  • Helicopter tour to Plateau Putorana
Additional information
Additional information
Цена
Route
Daily route
Day 1
Dudinka
Day 1
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Dudinka is known as the ‘City Where Hearts Moor’, and there’s plenty to love here! Fr om the Talnakh Mountain Mines to the astounding Putorana Plateau – a volcanically formed region of waterfalls, canyons, mountains and over 25,000 lakes! There’s also the Taimyr Mow, where visitors can meet the 45,000-year old mammoth.
Arrival at Norilsk Airport
Transfer airport - ship
Check-in on board
Welcome cocktail (sparkling wine, caviar)
Tyyakha
Day 1
Date 26.10 (Mon)
See 1000 deer, a real chum (shelter similar to yurt) and a big bonfire. That’s an exclusive sight you may only see once in your life! Enjoy warm interactive meeting on the shore, cuisine of indigenous nations and get incredible memories for life. Be sure to take a picture in the chum and with a deer. Feel the life of nomads.
See 500 deer, a real chum (shelter similar to yurt) and a big bonfire. That’s an exclusive sight you may only see once in your life! Enjoy warm interactive meeting on the shore, cuisine of indigenous nations and get incredible memories for life. Be sure to take a picture in the chum and with a deer. Feel the life of nomads.
  • Visiting “tchum” – reindeer herder’s house
  • Tasting local delicacies
Day 2
Dudinka
Day 2
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Dudinka is known as the ‘City Where Hearts Moor’, and there’s plenty to love here! Fr om the Talnakh Mountain Mines to the astounding Putorana Plateau – a volcanically formed region of waterfalls, canyons, mountains and over 25,000 lakes! There’s also the Taimyr Mow, where visitors can meet the 45,000-year old mammoth.

Program in Dudinka

  • Ethnocultural complex under the open sky “Taimyr Mow”. Acquaintance with everyday life, ethnic cuisine, traditions, culture and customs of ethnic groups inhabiting Taimyr.
  • Visiting Taimyr Museum of local history
  • Folk art exhibition (paintings).

PLATO PUTORANA (by helicopters with 1 landing) duration around 8 hours (WEATHER PERMITTING)
“Putorana” in the Evenki language means "lakes with steep banks." The area of the Putorana Plateau is comparable with the area of Great Britain and reaches 2.5 million hectares. This is the second largest basalt plateau in the world, after the Indian plateau Deccan. The Putorana Nature Reserve is recognized as a World Heritage Site and is protected by UNESCO. You will be brought by helicopter to watch a unique phenomenon. You will visit the unreachable places where no one has been before.

Day 3
Igarka
Day 3
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Bus tour to the Museum of Permafrost, where visitors, down the small stairs, find themselves in the eternal ice zone. The museum is located in permafrost soil at a depth of 7-10 m, here you can see a unique phenomenon about 50,000 years old - "Ice Mountain".

15:00 Arrival to Igarka
Bus tour to the Museum of Permafrost, where visitors, down the small stairs, find themselves in the eternal ice zone. The museum is located in permafrost soil at a depth of 7-10 m, here you can see a unique phenomenon about 50,000 years old - "Ice Mountain"

Day 4
Yermakovo
Day 4
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Construction of the Dead Road claimed the lives of more than 300,000 Gulag prisoners tasked with delivering Stalin's dream of a 806-mile-long rail line to run between the Siberian cities Igarka and Salekhard. Upon Stalin's death the project was abandoned. After a short hike through the Siberian forest, we’ll take you to see these unfinished tracks.

The arrival of the ship around 01:30 am Breakfast on board the ship 08: 00-09: 00 09:00 Disembarkation (Disembarkation ashore by rigid inflatable boat “RIB”)

  • Visiting the Museum Building 503 dedicated to the Gulag
  • Visit to the Zapolyarye station with an exhibition of items from the Building 503

After a kilometer hike through the real Siberian forest, you’ll see the remains of the northernmost railway. The grand construction which claimed the lives of more than 300,000 people, also called as the “Dead Road”. The whole history of the Stalinist repressions silently froze in fragments of the rut.

  • Organization of fishing - OPTIONALLY
  • Walking tour with a gamekeeper to the territory of the "Depot" with an inspection of two locomotives (about 8 km on the way) - OPTIONALLY
Departure of the ship around 15:30
Yermakovo
Day 4
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Construction of the Dead Road claimed the lives of more than 300,000 Gulag prisoners tasked with delivering Stalin's dream of a 806-mile-long rail line to run between the Siberian cities Igarka and Salekhard. Upon Stalin's death the project was abandoned. After a short hike through the Siberian forest, we’ll take you to see these unfinished tracks.
Crossing the polar circle, the rite of initiation into polar explorers.
Day 5
Turukhansk
Day 5
Date 26.10 (Mon)
The central village of the largest region of the Krasnoyarsk Area. The living conditions here are severe: frosts reach –60 ° С, and in summer the air temperature rises to + 35 °. There are no railways in the region, only air communication, river and motor transportation. Nevertheless the beauty and natural reaches of this place are legendary. For example, the coat of arms of Turukhansk depicts silver arctic fox - a rare fur animal, living in this region.

Breakfast onboard
Lunch onboard
The central village of the largest region of the Krasnoyarsk Area. The living conditions here are severe: frosts reach –60 ° С, and in summer the air temperature rises to + 35 °. There are no railways in the region, only air communication, river and motor transportation. Nevertheless the beauty and natural reaches of this place are legendary. For example, the coat of arms of Turukhansk depicts silver arctic fox - a rare fur animal, living in this region.
Program ashore:

  • Visit to the Museum of Regional Studies of Turukhansk region
  • Memorial House Museum of Yakov Sverdlov
  • Private ethnographic collection
  • Walking tour around the town
Departure of the ship around 15:30
Dinner onboard
Day 6
Kangotovo
Day 6
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Arrival at Kangotovo at 08:00
Disembarkation ashore by rigid inflatable boat "RIB"
  • Visit to the Ket camping-ground, artisan shops
  • Tea party
  • Fishing
Day 7
Bakhta
Day 7
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Have a heartwarming meeting with the people playing the major roles in the film «Happy People». You can ask your favorite characters any questions. Plus you will have the opportunity to sail on real tarred wooden Siberian boats, taste delicious fish soup on the shore, and try your hand at traditional fishing, as well as picking northern berries in the forest.
Arrival of the ship
Breakfast onboard 09 – 10 am
Program ashore:
  • Tour along the village
  • Fish soup ashore
  • Visit to the museum of taiga nature management
Departure of the ship around 14:00
Lunch on board
Siberian fishing – OPTIONAL
Day 8
Yartsevo
Day 8
Date 26.10 (Mon)
A walking tour around the village. Souvenirs village fair

Breakfast and lunch onboard

A village that you will not find on Google Maps, people who are not on Facebook, a place photos of which do not exist on the Internet*. Get ready to get back in time. The Old Believers live in the village of Yartsevo - people who have honored traditions and their religious way of life for centuries. Old believers are effectively closed from the outside world: there are no TVs, computers, the Internet and mobile phones in their homes. It took incredible efforts to persuade local residents to show you at least fragments of their archaic life and unique culture, they will even show you how to extract cedar oil from cones in the old fashioned way.
* Please respect the local culture: any photo and video shooting in the village is prohibited.

Program in Yartsevo:
  • Souvenirs fair ashore by locals
  • Walking tour of the village
  • Visit to the yard of old believers ' families
Day 9
Yeniseisk
Day 9
Date 26.10 (Mon)
Merchant houses, monasteries, narrow streets and the spirit of an ancient city with four hundred years of history, which has retained its original appearance to this day *. There are many magnificent museums in Yeniseisk, for example, the local “Planer Museum” is listed in the Guinness Book of Records! You will learn what kind of object it is and how to use it while viewing the largest collection of planers in the world. * The historical part of the city of Yeniseisk is included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

Arrival at Yeniseisk at 11:30
Departure for the city tour:
Merchant houses, monasteries, narrow streets and the spirit of an ancient city with four hundred years of history, which has retained its original appearance to this day *. There are many magnificent museums in Yeniseisk, for example, the local “Planer Museum” is listed in the Guinness Book of Records! You will learn what kind of object it is and how to use it while viewing the largest collection of planers in the world.
* The historical part of the city of Yeniseisk is included in the preliminary list of the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

  • Yenisei Regional Museum. A.I. Kytmanova "(one of the oldest museums in Siberia)
  • Museum-Estate “Photo-izba” (a unique collection of antiquities is presented, reflecting the life of Yenisei people: furniture, utensils, keys, locks, school supplies)
  • Wood Plane Museum (a unique collection of carpentry tools, the exhibition is listed in the Guinness Book of Records (it has more than 1,500 copies)
  • Stagecoach driver habitation (exposition, the possibility of organizing tours in a horse-drawn carriage)
19:00 Departure of the ship
Dinner onboard
Day 10
Galanino
Day 10
Date 26.10 (Mon)
In the real Russian huts you will get acquainted with the everyday life of the Cossacks. You will be welcomed in the best traditions of Siberian hospitality, treated with local liquors and tea from a samovar with crusty pies. They will tell you about the features of their way of life and hold a master class on birch bark. You will hear old Cossack songs that have sounded over the Yenisei for centuries.

Arrival at Galanino
In the real Russian huts you will get acquainted with the everyday life of the Cossacks. You will be welcomed in the best traditions of Siberian hospitality, treated with local liquors and tea from a samovar with crusty pies. They will tell you about the features of their way of life and hold a master class on birch bark. You will hear old Cossack songs that have sounded over the Yenisei for centuries.

  • Folklore-interactive program "Siberian Cossacks"
  • Fair of birch bark souvenirs
  • Visits to the houses of local residents, tasting liqueurs, pickles, tea, honey, homemade cakes
  • Participation in master classes (work with birch bark, basket weaving, embroidery, etc.)
Day 11
Krasnoyarsk
Day 11
Date 26.10 (Mon)
The largest city in Eastern Siberia.

Arrival at Krasnoyarsk at 07:00
Lunch onboard
Departure for the sightseeing tour
A city of incredible blends: the central part with ancient merchant houses, the largest factories and plants, wildlife and world-class ski resorts - all this harmoniously adjoins each other and emphasizes the special, unique character of Krasnoyarsk. Enjoy stunning north bridges, a huge number of fountains and stroll along one of the longest streets in the world.

  • Surikov’s Estate (as an example of the architecture and lifestyle in Russia in the XIX century)
  • Auto tour to the Stolby reserve (4 hours, about 3 km by foot)
  • Picturesque viewpoint with the monument "Tsar-Fish"
  • Krasnoyarsk Hydrostation (external view)
  • Lunch at the local restaurant with national food "Master of Taiga".
OPTIONAL TOURS:
- Visit to the factory of precious metals “Krastsvetmet” - the country's largest refinery (purification from impurities) of precious metals;
- Helicopter ride over the city of Krasnoyarsk. The flight duration is about 1 hour.
Day 12
Krasnoyarsk
Day 12
Date 26.10 (Mon)
The largest city in Eastern Siberia.
Transfer ship - airport
Check-out, departure
Ship

Maxim Gorky will be the first and only cruise ship to take travellers along the Yenisei River. To make sure the ship’s up to this momentous job, we’ve completed a complete redesign and renovation.

Now a 5* luxury ship, Maxim Gorky has ultra-modern features combined with comfortable interiors inspired by the rugged Siberian landscape which will be seen out of every window.

Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Full board English speaking staff Massage cabinet Coffee point SPA area All cabins are equiped with fridges Complementary Wi-Fi TV in cabins
Cabin types
Single
Cabin`s design is inspired by majestic nature of the taiga. Equipped with new furniture and lighting. Size of cabin is around 9 sq.m
One-bed outside cabin with a large opening scenic window, private facilities, heating and ventilation system, wardrobe, 220 volt socket, radio.
Inspired by the breathtaking nature of rugged Siberia, our deluxe cabins offer elegant interiors in soothing natural tones – brought to life by each spectacular view that floats by. Unwind in a private sanctuary as you reflect on the day and dream of delightful discoveries that lie ahead. Size of cabin is around 13 - 17,7 sq.m
Two twin beds or one double bed - Cosy personal lounge area - A spacious wardrobe - Your own fridge, radio, TV and hair dryer - Two large windows for endless gazing
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