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Saint-Petersburg & lake Baikal. Cultural & Natural Heritage of Russia (hotel is not included)

Explore Russia on this fantastic tour from world-famous St Petersburg to the legendary Lake Baikal, one of the most amazing destinations in the world. You have a unique possibility to visit two most popular suburbs of St Petersburg: Peterhof with its fountain parks and Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) with its Catherine’s Palace and Amber Room. Walk around Irkutsk historical city center and then visit the old-style Siberian village of Listvyanka, located on Baikal Lake, the deepest, oldest and most astonishing of all lakes. This tour is a great chance to see probably the most beautiful part of Russia and have an unforgettable journey!
Duration: 7 days

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Day 1: Saint-Petersburg

In the morning board an air-conditioned car or minivan and head to the main incredible highlights of St Petersburg. Admire the golden dome of St Isaac’s Cathedral, the royal geometry of Palace Square, the glorious Peter & Paul Fortress and the Cathedral, where the Romanovs are buried, and an excellent exhibition of unique waxwork figures dedicated to the Romanov Dynasty.

After tasty lunch visit one of the largest and oldest museums of art and culture in the world, The State Hermitage Museum. Our expert-guide will show you all the great masterpieces of the world's art at a glance in 2-hours.
Day 2: Peterhof and St.Petersburg

In the morning your guide will take you to Peterhof, an immensely luxurious royal estate on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. It is a combination of several amazing palaces and parks, the "capital of Russian fountains" and the most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year.

Start your evening program in a real masterpiece of architecture – Nickolayevsky Palace, and see dynamic and colorful folk show performance. Taste some traditional snacks and drinks. Come back to the hotel.
Day 3: Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) and Amber Room

Your guide will take you to the vast baroque Catherine Palace and parkin Tsarskoe Selo, a real pearl among the summer residences of the Romanovs and a UNESCO site. The interiors are superb, with highlights including the world-famous Amber Room, where the whole surface of the walls is covered with natural amber. Finish your tour at the hotel.

Day 4: St. Petersburg
Depart on a comfortable flight to Irkutsk.
Day 5: Irkutsk, Siberia
Meet your friendly guide and leave your hotel in the morning to explore the beauty of Irkutsk on this City Tour, which offers a comprehensive view of the city, including a visit to Spasskaya church, The Epiphany cathedral, The Polish Roman Catholic Church, The Monument to Explorers of Siberia, the Okhlopkov Drama Theater, The Museum of Local Lore etc.
Day 6: Legendary Lake Baikal; Listvyanka Village
Drive to the best destination for the first acquaintance with Baikal, Listvyanka Village, which offers excellent views. You’ll go through Taltsy Wooden Architecture Museum. In Listvyanka visit St. Nicholas Church and souvenirs market and try local delicacy - Baikal fish. Walk to Tshersky Mountain and take the excursion to the Museum of Baikal.
Day 7: Lake Baikal & Circum-Baikal Railway
Meet your guide and get ready for your exciting 2-hour Boat Trip with sightseeing at the Circum-Baikal Railway, the biggest architectural monument in Russia nowadays and the most expensive railroad built in royal Russia!
Day 8: Irkutsk
Transfer to Irkutsk. Departure.

What's included

    St. Petersburg:
  • 10 excursions by car or mini-van;
  • 3 meals (2 lunches on the 1st and 4th day, 1 drink reception on the 2nd day);
  • Transportation by car or mini-van: 1st day 3 hours, 2nd day - 3 hours, 3rd day - 5 hours, 4th day - 11 hours; 5th day - 5 hours;
  • Guide assistance: during all the tour activities;
  • Entrance fees: all the visits according to the tour itinerary.
    Irkutsk:
  • Economy class airfare from St.Petersburg to Irkutsk: (business class upon request);
  • 3 nights accommodation in a 3-star hotel;
  • Breakfasts;
  • Economy class airfare from Moscow to Irkutsk: (business class upon request);
  • Guide assistance: during all the tour activities;
  • Entrance fees: all the visits according to the tour itinerary.

Visa

Russian visa support (Russian visa invitation letter) is included.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peter and Paul Fortress
Located on the banks of the beautiful Neva River, the towering Peter and Paul Fortress dominates the skyline of St Petersburg. Built in 18th century, this amazing fortress is a must-see attraction for anyone interested in the city's rich history. The oldest building in St Petersburg, the grandiose Peter and Paul Fortress is the perfect destination for culture seekers and history buffs. Planned by Peter the Great as a defense against possible atta... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Amber room
The Amber Room is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. Often hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world," it is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. When Peter the Great met Frederick William I in November 1716 to mark the conclusion of an alliance between Russia and Prussia, the King gave the Emperor gifts that included the Amber Study. Peter wrote at the time to Empress ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Palace Square
Palace Square, one of the most famous squares in the world, serves as an excellent example of how different architectural styles can be combined in a most elaborate and aesthetically pleasing way. This amazing Square, connecting Nevsky Prospekt with Palace Bridge leading to Vasilievsky Island, is the central city square of St Petersburg and of the former Russian Empire. It was the setting of many events of worldwide significance. The architectura... Read more
A true adornment of Irkutsk is the Epiphany Cathedral. This church looks quite unusually. It is colorful and ornate and does not resemble classic orthodox churches. The matter concerns its decoration: the church’s façade and its tholobate are decorated with pictures of the saints in whole-length. Besides, the church is fancy decorated with ornamented tiles, and brightly painted like Russian popular prints. The influence of old-Russia... Read more
The first building was built in Irkutsk in 1851. Throughout its history, the theater has gone through 3 fires. In 1897, construction was completed on a stone building designed by the chief architect of the Board of Imperial theaters V.A. Shreter. In 1997 - 99 years the building was reconstructed. It was the largest building in the region in the late 20th century. Today Irkutsk Drama Theatre is one of Russia's best in technical equipment. Read more
The monument to the founders of Irkutsk was unveiled on September 14, 2011. This was the date of the celebration of the city’s 350 years anniversary. The monument is located on the banks of the River Angara, near the Cathedral of the Epiphany. It is a collective representation of the Cossacks, pioneers of Siberia. On the pedestal one can read “To the founders of Irkutsk, from the citizens”. This 6 meters high statue was casted i... Read more
Irkutsk regional Museum is one of the oldest museums in Russia, was founded in December 1782 on the initiative of the Governor of Irkutsk F. Klichka, who urged the city fathers to donate funds for the construction of the Museum and the first KNIGHTRIDERS. Responded local merchants - Melnikova, Tudorovskii, Medvednikova, Trapeznikova basnin worked, the sibiryakovs and butyny. A significant sum was made and the Governor F. Nickname. The main organi... Read more
The Polish Roman Catholic Church of Irkutsk is enrolled on the Polish Cultural Heritage List, as its construction was carried out with the support of Irkutsk Poles. Today the church building houses the Organ Hall of the Philharmonic, where services are conducted after the concerts.  Read more
Among the surviving churches of Irkutsk, the most important place is occupied by the most ancient Cathedral of Christ the Savior, also known as the Spassky temple. Due to its amazing features and rare shrines, the temple is recognized as the main church landmark of Irkutsk and is known not only in the territory of the region, but throughout Siberia. Be sure to visit this amazing place and take a look at its unique paintings and old icons. Read more
Baikal : Irkutsk
An unique old city, Irkutsk was known as «Paris of Siberia» in the middle of the 19th century. It plays a remarkable role in the Russian history and it's not accidentally called the city-museum. Irkutsk saves many ancient monuments, romantic look, church cupola's lighting upon the blue current of Angara River. This incredible city is called the midst of the Earth, since it's equidistant from the three world's oceans: the Arctic, the P... Read more
Listvyanka is perhaps one of the oldest Russian settlements on the shore of the great Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. It is a charming village dotted with traditional Siberian wooden houses, with a main road that runs right along the shore of fantastic lake, making it the perfect base to explore this picturesque region. This old-style Siberian village is one of the most visited places in Siberia. Everything about it impresses our imag... Read more
Baikal Limnological museum is located at the beginning of Listvyanka, beautiful old-style Siberian village, on the shore of fabulous Lake Baikal. The museum is engaged in collecting and storage the materials and analysis of the information bound with the lake.The unique exhibits tell about the origin and the history of the lake, its fantastic flora and fauna, geological structure, climate and tectonics of Pribaikalye. All scientific activities of... Read more
Taltsy Museum of Wooden Architecture is an unique storage of history and culture of the peoples of Eastern Siberia. This incredible open-air museum consists of several fabulous exhibit areas which hold interesting ethnographical collections and show life of the Siberians. The variety of amazing Siberian wooden izbas, churches, living houses and Buryat wooden yurts were brought together from different parts of Siberia. The museum is conveniently l... Read more
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is one of the few preserved architectural monuments in Listvyanka. The building dates from the middle of the century before last. Such buildings in Russia were called the "octagon on the quadrangle". A wooden two-tiered church with belfries is very beautiful and majestic. St. Nicholas Church has its own interesting story. Read more
In truth the Circum-Baikal Railroad is an amazing creature of the human's labour and thought, worthy of your attention. The section of the Trans – Siberian Railroad on the southern shore of fabulous Baikal from Port Baikal to Kultuk is called the Circum-Baikal Railway and was built more than 100 years ago. There are a lot of beautifully constructed tunnels and amazing bridges along the way, making the Circum-Baikal a fantastic monument in i... Read more
1/7th of the World : Baikal
Lake Baikal in Siberia is listed as a Unesco World Heritage site and was also voted as one of Russia's Seven Wonders. It's not hard to see why. Baikal is one of those rare spots on the earth where nature has still remained genuine and untouched. The magnificent landscapes – the lake is surrounded by high mountain chains - and the unique clarity of the crystal-clear water, which runs into a darkness teeming with fish. Siberians believe that ... Read more
The city of Saint Petersburg is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, and virtually any building in the large historic center, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world's gr... Read more
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