On board MS HANSEATIC from Shanghai to Tokyo
Expedition to Siberia - Primorye: Terra Incognita ...
They still exist – those unspoilt spots on this earth. Away from the explored regions of civilisation lies terra incognita – the unknown territory. Join a premiere expedition on the HANSEATIC to experience one of the most remote corners of the world and explore the region of Primorye, taking in the unspoilt nature of the deep south-east of Siberia.
| Sat, 10.05.2014 |
Scheduled flight Germany – Shanghai
| Sun, 11.05.2014 |
Shanghai/China, departure 19.00 hrs (subject to tides)
| Mon, 12.05.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Tue, 13.05.2014 |
Pusan/Republic of Korea
Cultural Contrasts from Korea to Vladivostok
| Wed, 14.05.2014 |
Relaxation at sea
| Thu, 15.05.2014 |
Zarubino/Siberia/Russia (technical stop)
You will find out why the region around the Rimsky Islands nature reserve is also called the “pearl of Primorye” as you glide along the spectacular green coastline. As you sail in your Zodiac across this pristine natural environment, you can observe countless species of birds and, with luck, spotted seals.
| Fri, 16.05.2014 |
Vladivostok, arrival 15.00 hrs
You will discover a delightful contrast to these cultural experiences in Vladivostok, the last station of the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway. Take a City Tour* and explore the various architectural styles and sights, including the Memorial Submarine S-56 Museum. The diverse sides of nature are revealed during a walk in the Ussuriysky Nature Reserve*, home not only to roughly 1,100 species of plants but also to deer, Himalayan bears and many species of birds. Or would you prefer to take in the sight of an endless expanse of forest on a Tour through the Siberian Taiga*? Like a journey through time, your trip through Siberian towns and villages takes you back about 40 years – at the end of which you will follow in the tracks of the Amur tiger.
| Sat, 17.05.2014 |
Vladivostok, departure 21.00 hrs
| Sun, 18.05.2014 |
- Sat, 24.05.2014
Siberia (incl. Petrov Island , Prosiolochnaya , Neprimentnaya , Olga ?, Udobnaya Bay , Ternei Bay ?, Samarga River , Korsakov)
Siberia – Where Explorers’ Hearts Beat Faster
| Sun, 25.05.2014 |
The town’s Japanese monuments and squares set the tone and prepare you for the Asiatic atmosphere that welcomes you on Rishiri, the island of flowers off the coast of Hokkaido. In Kutsugata Misaki Park, take in the panoramic views of the dormant stratovolcano, reminiscent of Fujiyama, and look back over a richly varied expedition that will provide you with memories for years to come.
| Mon, 26.05.2014 |
Otaru (Sapporo)/Japan, arrival 6.00 hrs
| Tue, 27.05.2014 |
Scheduled flight Sapporo – Tokyo – Frankfurt
Important note on this expedition:
The HANSEATIC is one of the few non-Russian ships to set out on this cruising adventure along the Siberian coast. It goes without saying that we have planned this expedition with the greatest care and in close consultation with the Russian authorities. The authorities do, however, reserve the right to issue the necessary authorisations at the last moment or if necessary to withhold them, so changes in itinerary may become necessary. Depending on the local conditions, the captain will then decide on the best possible choice of alternatives.
* These arrangements are not included in the cruise price. The shore excursions listed here are in the planning stage and are subject to changes.
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Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German.
For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.
Following programmes we offer in German:
PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: SHANGHAI – THE ALLURE OF OPPOSITES
PRE-CRUISE POGRAMME B: CHINESE METROPOLISES – BEIJING AND SHANGHAI
POST-CRUISE POGRAMME A: IMPERIAL CITIES OF JAPAN: TOKYO, KYOTO AND NARA
A specialist in ethnology amongst the team of experts
Having completed her studies in historic ethnology, prehistory, early history and geology, Dr Gudrun Bucher
expanded her understanding of Russia with a research project in
southern Siberia. Drawing on her wealth of knowledge, she will tell you
fascinating facts about the life of the present-day and original
inhabitants of Siberia.