SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Siberian K9 Kennel & Lodge

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Kamchatka is home to the famous sled dogs. Learn all about the care and feeding of these majestic animals as you visit the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge and enjoy local performance followed by Russian lunch.


    Drive to the Siberian K9 Kennel and Lodge in an all-terrain vehicle. The kennel sits in the lowland under the auspices of two magnificent volcanoes, Avacha and Koryak – you will have a great view of their snow-covered peaks as you make your way through the city and into the countryside.


    On arrival at the kennel, it is time to meet the huskies who help the locals travel across this harsh and frozen landscape. You may choose to have a guide take you through the kennel and lodge, explaining the breeding and upbringing of the huskies. Learn how these industrious animals are harnessed and led by professional mushers as well as children and witness a short dogs’ harnessing demonstration. You will also enjoy a local dance/song show together with a typical Russian lunch, tea and traditional pancakes (blinis). A comfortable lodge will be at your disposal during the whole duration of your stay at the kennel. Depending on weather conditions, you might enjoy the opportunity of exploring around the kennel and the nearby forest.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The drive to/from the Siberian Kennel & Lodge by ATV can be bumpy. There may be plenty of snow at the Kennel this time of the year. It is recommended that guests wear comfortable warm clothes, a weatherproof jacket and comfortable, sturdy/rubber boots.
    • Adult from: $299.00 USD
    • Child from: $299.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
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    Koryak Village Customs & Traditions

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 4 hrs

    Various ethnic groups of Kamchatka comprise the hearty people here: the Koryak, the Even, the Chukchi and the Itelmen. Today, you will have a unique opportunity to interact with a traditional Koryak community and learn about its culture, games, dances and traditional food in this remote part of Russia.


    From the pier, the Koryak village is about an hour’s drive aboard a motor coach. On arrival, you’ll see a village that has been reconstructed according to ancient Koryak customs and traditions. View their summer and winter dwellings, taste the Koryak food, and enjoy their folk dance presentations, games and songs. The hosts of the village will show you the process of making flat cakes in one of the dwellings (called yaranga), which were usually eaten by indigenous people of Kamchatka. A comfortable dwelling will warm you up with its home fire and the taste of Koryak herb tea will be unforgettable.


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    Note: It is recommended that guests wear comfortable warm clothes, a weatherproof jacket and comfortable, sturdy/rubber boots.
    • Adult from: $289.00 USD
    • Child from: $289.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Dacha Experience

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 3 hrs

    Countryside views and a glimpse of Russian life, which for many city dwellers includes the enjoyment of a second or seasonal home, called a dacha, as well as folk show are the highlights of this three-hour excursion.


    Your approximately 40-minute journey through the countryside takes you to a dacha, as you admire the beautiful scenery along the way. Experience a part of Russian history and lifestyle and enjoy a special lunch that has been arranged just for you. Meet and talk with the local people, taste a traditional Russian meal followed by tea and pancakes served with jam made with local berries, and be entertained by a Russian folk-style performance.


    • Adult from: $209.00 USD
    • Child from: $209.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
    • Meal
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Kamchatka Highlights & Local Lore Museum

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    This tour is especially exciting for those who are interested in the local history, historical sites and local lore.


    Enjoy the views of a city that has provided safe harbor to seafarers and explorers for centuries, and visit the Kamchatka Local Lore Museum, where you’ll learn all about the natural history of the Kamchatka Peninsula and the lifestyle of its indigenous people.


    Climb to the scenic summit of Petrovskaya Hill and stop for photos at a view-point overlooking the Avacha Bay. Weather permitting; the views from this point are great.


    Stop to visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral with beautiful painted ceilings. Located on the city’s highest point, is a sight to behold. You’ll also visit the local market, located in the center of Petropavlovsk and brimming with both food and consumer goods.


    Need to Know:

    Note: It is recommended that guests wear comfortable warm clothes, a weatherproof jacket and sturdy shoes. The local market accepts RUR only and souvenir shops accept credit cards, EU, USD, RUR.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Kamchatka Highlights & Military Museum

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Explore the city that has provided safe harbor to seafarers and explorers for centuries, and visit the Military-Historical Museum, where you’ll learn about Kamchatka’s interesting geography, in addition to the development and history of the armed forces and the role they play here on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Climb to the scenic summit of Petrovskaya Hill and stop for photos at a view-point overlooking the Avacha Bay. Weather permitting; the views from this point are great.


    Stop to visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral with beautiful painted ceilings. Located on the city’s highest point, is a sight to behold. You’ll also visit the local market, located in the center of Petropavlovsk and brimming with both food and consumer goods.


    Need to Know:

    Note: It is recommended that guests wear comfortable warm clothes, a weatherproof jacket and sturdy shoes. The local market accepts RUR only and souvenir shops accept credit cards, EU, USD, RUR.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Kamchatka Highlights & Volcanology

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Those interested in geology and volcanology will enjoy visiting the biggest research institution in the Far East and see the highlights of this interesting city surrounded by volcanos.


    Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy is a city of fire and ice, flanked by three volcanos in the immediate vicinity, and today you can learn about them at the Kamchatka Volcanology museum, located in the Institute of Volcanology, the biggest research institution of Volcanology and Seismology in the Far East. The center studies volcanoes, earthquakes, volcanic geology, geophysics, geochemistry and tectonics not only in Kamchatka but all over the world. Established in 1963, it is considered to be the only Russian specialized museum with such a collection of contemporary volcanic and postvolcanic rocks and minerals. The Museum has regional collections representing products of volcanic and postvolcanic activities of most Kamchatka volcanoes, the Kuril Islands and other regions. You will have a chance to see fantastic images and films about active volcanoes of Kamchatka.


    Discover the city highlights and It’s then on to the scenic summit of Petrovskaya Hill where the view-point overlooking the Avacha Bay is located.


    Stop to visit the Russian Orthodox Cathedral with beautiful painted ceilings. Located on the city’s highest point, is a sight to behold. You’ll also visit the local market, located in the center of Petropavlovsk and brimming with both food and consumer goods.


    Need to Know:

    Note: It is recommended that guests wear comfortable warm clothes, a weatherproof jacket and sturdy shoes. The local market accepts RUR only and souvenir shops accept credit cards, EU, USD, RUR.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Family Recommended
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    Panoramic Petropavlovsk

    Petropavlovsk, Russia

    Duration 2 hrs

    Learn about local history, historical sites and monuments as you travel the streets of the city. Along the way, your guide will tell you about the natural history of the Kamchatka Peninsula, the lifestyle of its inhabitants and the city’s highlights.


    Driving to Lenin Square, stop to see the monument to Lenin and view the Kamchatka Regional Administration building. At the foot of Nikolskaya Hill, where you’ll stop to view the Chapel Monument, devoted to the heroes of the Petropavlovsk Battle of 1854 and see the common grave where French, English and Russian soldiers were buried.


    Stop at Liberty Square, home to another tribute to fallen soldiers, the Monument to the Kuril Islands Defenders which was erected in 1946 to commemorate the 1945 victory of Russian troops over Japanese force. You will also admire a Russian wooden church, built without nails. Make another photo stop by the sea side, and to the monument to Vitus Bering, the founder of the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatskiy.


    No visit to Petropavlovsk is complete without a stop to admire the Russian Orthodox Cathedral. Located on the city’s highest point, it offers both a beautiful view of the building ad a privileged point to see the city’s panorama.


    Need to Know:

    Note: It is recommended that guests wear comfortable clothes, a weatherproof jacket and comfortable shoes.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Limited Accessibility

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 04:16am