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Taste of Siberia

Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk
Maxim Gorky
27 May 2020 - 06 June 2020
11 days
from €5,500 p.p.
Vodohod Luxury 5 Star
Maxim Gorky
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from €5,500 p.p.
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Description
Cruise route
Krasnoyarsk
Day on board
Nickulino
Verkhneimbatsk
Bakhta
Vorogovo
Yeniseisk
Galanino
Ship facilities
Full board
English speaking staff
Massage cabinet
Coffee point
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.
  • Coffee station 24/7 which includes coffee, decaf, hot water, milk, cocoa, packed tea, sugar, sweetener and cookies
  • 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 & Coffee station
  • On-shore Excursion
  • Helicopter tour to Plateau Putorana
  • Onboard Activities
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym & SPA
  • Expedition Outfit
Additional information
Additional information
Route
Krasnoyarsk
Day 1
Krasnoyarsk
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.

Arrival at Krasnoyarsk Airport

Transfer airport - ship

Check-in on board
Welcome cocktail (sparkling wine, caviar)

Lunch on board

17:00 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.

• Visit to Karaul Mountain, overlooking the city,

• Surikov’s Estate (as an example of the architecture and lifestyle in Russia in the XIX century)

19: 00-21: 00 Dinner on board

22:00: Krasnoyarsk by Night  Tour (optionally)

Krasnoyarsk
Day 2
Krasnoyarsk
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.

Breakfast on board the ship
Departure for the excursion program

• Picturesque viewpoint with the monument "Tsar-Fish"

• Krasnoyarsk Hydrostation

• Bobrovy Log Fan Park with an ascent by cable car to the top, viewpoint, eco-trail about 2 km (alternative for active tourism is a walking route in the Stolby reserve)

One of the seven wonders of Russia is the Stolby Nature Reserve*.

In fact, these are rocks of volcanic origin, and they were nicknamed “pillars” because of their shape. They are narrow, tall (60 to 600 meters), extremely ancient (450 to 600 million years old) and are scattered over the area of more than 450 square kilometers. Each rock has its own name.

* The unique reserve claims to be included in the list of territories under the protection of UNESCO and is the most visited reserve in Russia (more than 750,000 visitors in 2018).
Lunch on board
Free time
Dinner on board

Departure from Krasnoyarsk at 09 pm

Day on board
Day 3
Day on board
Themed day of entertainment on board
Yeniseisk
Day 4
Yeniseisk
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 around 08:00 in the morning.

08: 00-10: 00 Breakfast on board the ship.

Departure for the city tour (10: 00-14: 00):

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)

14:00 Departure of the ship

Lunch on board

Dinner on board

Nickulino
Day 5
Nickulino
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 Nikulino - 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.

Breakfast on board

Nickulino village – disembarkation ashore by small boats "Zodiac"

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 Nikulino - 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 Nickulino 

  • Acquaintance with the culture and life of the Old Believers (you will learn how to make pine nut oil)
  • Food and souvenirs fair ashore by locals
Vorogovo
Day 5
Vorogovo
Visit bright Siberian fair with songs, dances, raw fish stroganina and souvenirs. Try national treats and real homemade delicacies, play a shaman tambourine, surprise your loved ones with unique souvenirs from the Russian taiga.


Lunch on board

Arrival of the ship at Vorogovo

Visit bright Siberian fair with songs, dances, raw fish stroganina and souvenirs. Try national treats and real homemade delicacies, play a shaman tambourine, surprise your loved ones with unique souvenirs from the Russian taiga.

• Welcome ceremony (music from local residents)

• Local souvenirs

Departure of the ship

Dinner on board

In the evening on board the ship - a demonstration of the film "Happy People"

Yartsevo
Day 6
Yartsevo
A walking tour around the village. Souvenirs village fair
  • Arrival of the ship
  • Breakfast on board 
  • A walking tour around the village.
  • souvenirs village fair
  • Lunch, dinner on board
Yeniseisk
Day 7
Yeniseisk
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.

Breakfast on board

Free time ashore


Optionals – master-classes

Galanino
Day 8
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.

Arrival at Galanino
Breakfast on board

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.)

Lunch on board
Dinner on board

Krasnoyarsk
Day 9
Krasnoyarsk
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.

The arrival of the ship around 05:00 pm

Breakfast and lunch on board the ship
Dinner (in the city) at the restaurant “Tayga master” with concert program

Krasnoyarsk
Day 10
Krasnoyarsk
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.
Check-out until 12 pm

Optional tour: Visit to the factory of precious metals (you will be able to keep in hand 1 kg of gold or platinum)
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 18,7 sq.m
A luxurious double bed - Cosy personal lounge area - A spacious wardrobe - Your own fridge, radio, TV and hair dryer - Two large windows for endless gazing
Suite
The natural, elegant design of our luxurious suites is effortlessly complemented by each spectacular view that floats by, offering an ever-changing backdrop as you unwind. Make the most of a spacious lounge area as you relax in a stylish private sanctuary that rivals the breathtaking beauty of Siberia.  Size of cabin is around 21 – 25 sqm
Two twin beds or one double bed - Large personal lounge area - A spacious wardrobe - Your own fridge, radio, TV and hair dryer - Two large windows for endless gazing.
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