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From Arctic Ocean to upper reaches of Yenisei Featured

Yenisei River ia one of 3 Great Siberian rivers and the largest river sistem that flow into the Arctic Ocean. Its lengh is 5540 km or 3443 miles. It is equal to the distance between Seville, Spain and Lapland or between Seattle, Washington and Miami, Florida. Join the cruise and explore how big the world is.

Itinerary Norilsk – Dudinka – Yeniseisk – Krasnoyarsk
Dates July 05-14, 2019, July 30 – August 08, 2019, August 06 – 15, 2019
Duration 10 days, 9 nights
Cruise ships «Valery Chkalov» passenger ship, «Alexander Matrosov» passenger ship


  1. Day 1
    Early arrival in Alykel airport in 35 km from Norilsk. Transfer to Norilsk, check-in at «Talnakh» hotel, twin rooms.
    Norilsk city tour and excursion to Museum of Norilsk Industrial Region history.
  2. Day 2
    Check-out and departure to Dudinka town.
    Dudinka town tour and excursion to Taymyr Regional museum.
    Dudunka is the coldest (up to -57oC in winter) and the northernmost settlement (69°24'N) on the Earth.
    It is located on the right bank of Yenisei river at the confluence with Dudinka river.
    Boarding a ship, accommodation in twin cabins. There are 2 berths, wardrobe and washbasin in a cabin. Showers and toilets are in separate rooms.
    The ship leaves Dudinka Port at noon.
    Lunch aboard.
    Excursion on the ship.
    Dinner aboard.
    The ship makes stop at Igarka town at night.
    Igarka is located inside the Arctic Circle in continuous Permafrost zone.
    Sea ships going from Yenisei Gulf come to anchor in Igarka Port.
  3. Day 3
    The ship crosses the Arctic Circle near Kureika river flowing to Yenisei.
    Breakfast and lunch aboard
    Meeting in a library
    Dinner aboard
    The ship makes stop in Turukhansk town.
  4. Day 4
    Breakfast and lunch aboard
    The ship passes by Verkhneimbatsk town.
    Dinner aboard
    At night the ship passes by the third largest Yenisei tributary - Middle or Podkamennaya (Stony) Tunguska River, the place of the Tunguska event.
    In 40 km the ship comes in a canyon which bank-to-bank width is only 700 m, and ships have to pass it by turn. It is called Osinovsky rapids as well.
  5. Day 5
    The ship goes through Osinovsky rapids. In 30 m from shipboard one can see Monastyrsky island and 2 rocky islands called Korablik (Small ship) and Barochka (Small barge).
    The ship goes up the River and passes by Osinovskie Shcheki that seem to be one of the picturesque places on Yenisei.
    Osinovskie Shcheki is a canyon with granite walls towering up to 50 meters.
    Breakfast aboard
    Stop at Vorogovo town founded by Cissacks in XVIIth century.
    This small settlement with population of 2000 people is multinational – Russians, Ukrainians, Belarusians, Germans and Ketts live here.
    Locals sell to guests home-made souvenirs and food
    Lunch aboard
    Stop at Yartsevo town.
    Dinner aboard
  6. Day 6
    Breakfast aboard
    The ship comes to anchor in Yeniseisk on the left bank of Yenisei River.
    This town is called an open air museum for its architectural ensembles built in Siberian baroque style dated back to XVIII century.
    Transfer and accommodation in «Yeniseiskaya» hotel in twin or triple rooms.
    Shower rooms and toilets are in corridor.
    Yeniseisk town tour, excursion to Yeniseisk lore museum, museum "Photo-hut".
    Dinner in a hotel.
  7. Day 7
    Excursion to Museum of Jack-planes, which is in Guinness Book of Records.
    Transfer to confluence of Angara and Yenisei rivers called Strelka.
    Picnic on fresh air.
    Transfer to Krasnoyarsk
    Accommodation in «Krasnoyarsk» hotel in twin rooms.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  8. Day 8
    09:30 AM excursion to Stolby Nature Reserve (Krasnoyarsk Pillars).
    It was founded in 1925. Its area is 47 219 hectares. The park is famous for its complexes of rocks or pillars.
    Lunch in a hotel restaurant.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  9. Day 9
    09:30 AM Krasnoyarsk city tour.
    Excursion to museum on Svyatitel (Saint) Nikolay ship.
    02:00 PM excursion to Krasnoyarsk hydroelectric station, «The Czar Fish» observation deck and embankment of Divnogorsk city.
    Excursion to memorial of Viktor Astafiev in Ovsyanka village. Viktor Astafiev was a prominent Soviet writer, the author of «Czar Fish» novel.
    Dinner in a hotel.
  10. Day 10
    Check-out from a hotel.

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Prices per person in RUB

Cruise in twin cabin 80500
Single supplement in Norilsk (1 night) 2500
Single supplement in Krasnoyarsk (3 nights) 3500
Room with private shower and toilet in Yeniseisk (1 night) 2000

What is included:

Permit for visiting Russian polar area for non-Russians
Accommodation in hotels in twin or triple rooms according to itinerary
River cruise in twin cabin
Transfers according to itinerary
Full board
Excursions (in Russian) and entrance fees
*guides with other languages are possible upon request in Norilsk and Krasnoyarsk (extra payment)

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