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Monument to Alexander III

Gagarin Boulevard, Irkutsk

Znamensky Monastery

Znamensky Monastery and Kolchak monument

Russian Traditional Windows

The monument to V.I. Lenin in Irkutsk

Chapel in Kirov Square

Russian Traditional Windows

View of Irkutsk town

Irkutsk Theater

Church of the Saviour

Irkutsk Sculpture Park

Znamensky Monastery

The Spasskaya church of Our Saviour

Vladimir Sukachev Museum

Sculpture Park Irkutsk

The Moscow Gates

View Of The Irkutsk Sloboda 130 Quarter Located In Irkutsk

The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

The house of the merchant Sibiryakov in Irkutsk

Polish Roman Catholic Church

The Decembrist House Museum in Irkutsk

The Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk

Monument Irkutsk

Rainbow over Irkutsk

Organ Hall of the Assumption Cathedral

Monument Tourist

Monument of Alexander III in Irkutsk

Old bridge, Irkutsk

Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk

Monument to Mikhail Speransky

Knyaze-Vladimirsky (Prince Vladimir) Church in Irkutsk

Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk

Monument Irkutsk

130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk

130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk

Church of Michael the Archangel

The Irkutsk Babr

Irkutsk Komsomolets

Irkutsk by night

Irkutsk Academic Drama Theater. N.P. Okhlopkova Irkutsk

Church of the Savior of the Holy Face

Interior of the Temple of Prince Vladimir

Church Exaltation Holy Cross God

House of Europe in Irkutsk

Holy Trinity Church

Church of the Feast of the Cross

Church of the Epiphany

Angara River in Irkutsk

A restored traditional wooden house in the historical district of Sloboda in Irkutsk

130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk

130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk

130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk

Monument to Alexander III
Gagarin Boulevard, Irkutsk
Znamensky Monastery
Znamensky Monastery and Kolchak monument
Russian Traditional Windows
The monument to V.I. Lenin in Irkutsk
Chapel in Kirov Square
Russian Traditional Windows
View of Irkutsk town
Irkutsk Theater
Church of the Saviour
Irkutsk Sculpture Park
Znamensky Monastery
The Spasskaya church of Our Saviour
Vladimir Sukachev Museum
Sculpture Park Irkutsk
The Moscow Gates
View Of The Irkutsk Sloboda 130 Quarter Located In Irkutsk
The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
The house of the merchant Sibiryakov in Irkutsk
Polish Roman Catholic Church
The Decembrist House Museum in Irkutsk
The Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk
Monument Irkutsk
Rainbow over Irkutsk
Organ Hall of the Assumption Cathedral
Monument Tourist
Monument of Alexander III in Irkutsk
Old bridge, Irkutsk
Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk
Monument to Mikhail Speransky
Knyaze-Vladimirsky (Prince Vladimir) Church in Irkutsk
Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk
Monument Irkutsk
130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk
130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk
Church of Michael the Archangel
The Irkutsk Babr
Irkutsk Komsomolets
Irkutsk by night
Irkutsk Academic Drama Theater. N.P. Okhlopkova Irkutsk
Church of the Savior of the Holy Face
Interior of the Temple of Prince Vladimir
Church Exaltation Holy Cross God
House of Europe in Irkutsk
Holy Trinity Church
Church of the Feast of the Cross
Church of the Epiphany
Angara River in Irkutsk
A restored traditional wooden house in the historical district of Sloboda in Irkutsk
130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk
130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk
130 Kvartal Quarter, Irkutsk

Irkutsk Overview City Tour (with transport) (3 hours)

During the tour (by car/bus) the guide will show you the city's historical center. You will get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk and will see the city's main streets, churches, famous buildings and monuments.

Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Irkutsk to start exploring the city. 

Irkutsk was founded in 1661 on the place of the junction of the Angara and the Irkut Rivers. The Irkut River gave the name to the city. At first, it was just a little wooden town, but it developed very fast, and 25 years later Irkutsk was given the status of the city. Today Irkutsk is one of the largest economic, industrial and cultural centres of Eastern Siberia. The citizens of the city believe that Irkutsk means for Siberia as much as Paris for France and London for England.

Irkutsk had always been a part of the global economy, culture and political life. It started to develop during the industrial revolution.  Standing on the road from China to Russia and Europe it had played it’s small key role in building the Russian Empire. During Soviet times Irkutsk became one of the centres of industrial development of the East Siberia and the Far East. And now Irkutsk is standing out in the global travel market, lake Baikal nature sites attract people from all over the globe.

During this excursion, you will explore the main central historical and architectural sights, visit the main streets and squares of the city, see the Kirov Square, where the Saviour Church, the Epiphany Cathedral and the Catholic Church are situated. You will be invited for a walk along the embankment of River Angara. It offers you a chance to see the White House and the monument of Alexander the 3rd

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 02:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central hotel (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • City overview tour
Not included
  • Entrance fees
  • Food / Drinks
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
  • Personal expenses
Departure and Return

Departure time: flexible, contact us to confirm your preferred start time

Sights included in program

Irkutsk : 130 Kvartal
Transport yourself back in time and take a stroll along 130 Kvartal, a restoration project of traditional Siberian wooden houses of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, some transported from other locations, some constructed to blend in with original structures in the area. Read more
Current place the Lower Embankment has been used since the founding of Irkutsk. On the spot where now a mound and viewing platform, was a dock for privatewire ships and boats, which led to the carriageway of the Spasskaya tower of the Kremlin, Irkutsk. Along the shore of the Angara was formed meadows and the road to Znamensky monastery. Gradually (with the increase in the settlement) of the free territory was built up with blocks. On the Lower Pr... 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
Irkutsk's monument to Emperor Alexander III was erected in 1908 to commemorate the emperor's decision to build the Trans-Siberian Railway. 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 : Moscow Gates
Standing on Irkutsk's lower embankment of the Angara is a triumphal arch which is known as the Moskovskie or Moscow Gates as it marks the entrance to the city if coming from the European part of Russia.  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
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
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1 person - US$ 184 (US$ 184 per person)
2 person - US$ 184 (US$ 92 per person)
3 person - US$ 183 (US$ 61 per person)
4 person - US$ 220 (US$ 55 per person)
5 person - US$ 245 (US$ 49 per person)
6 person - US$ 258 (US$ 43 per person)
7 person - US$ 273 (US$ 39 per person)
8 person - US$ 280 (US$ 35 per person)
9 person - US$ 315 (US$ 35 per person)
10 person - US$ 350 (US$ 35 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 10

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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