Tundra, taiga, white nights. Tours by ships from Novosibirsk to Salekhard will be organized for foreign citizens
15:54 22 апреля 2019
Категории: News in English
Within the navigation season of this year the shipping company “Nord-West” plans to organize tourist travels on the route Berdsk (Novosibirsk Oblast) — Salekhard. This information was given by the first deputy head – the chief engineer of the administration of the Ob Inland Waterways Basin Pavel Meshkov.
According to him, stops in Tomsk, Kolpashevo, Nizhnevartovsk and Surgut are planned during the cruise. The specificity of the proposal is that foreign citizens — residents of Switzerland and the Netherlands will be the passengers.
The company “Nord-West” informs that there will be six travels: three on the route Berdsk -Salekhard and the same number — in the opposite direction.
“This project is a joint initiative of our company and the Swiss tour operator Thurgau Travel. We organize and serve travels from the technical point of view, and the partner is busy with attracting tourists and selling seats on cruises. The talk is about international clients — European tourists”, as it is explained in the company.
About 50 foreign tourists will be transported within one travel, and about 300 people — within one season. About 10 stops are planned on the way; an excursion program, which is formed by local tour operators, is organized at each point of the route.
On Thurgau Travel website the cruise on the Ob River is presented as an innovative (pioneer) travel through tundra and taiga to the Polar Circle. As it is promised the tourists will be able to see untouched landscapes, white nights, to go to excursions around towns, to visit museums of local history along the way, to see healing springs, to meet with a shaman, to go fishing, to visit ethnic settlements of indigenous peoples of the North, as it is informed on the Novosibirsk website InfoPro54.ru.
The duration of the cruise is 17 days; the cost is from 3550 Swiss francs (in terms of rubles — about 227 thousand rubles).
The first cruise from Novosibirsk will be started in early June, the second — in early July. Judging by the website of the tour operator, all the seats have already been booked. The third will take place in early August.