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Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Pyramidal piano in the house-museum of Decembrist Count Sergei Volkonsky

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum

Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Delicate dresses from the 19th century, owned by the wives of the Decembrists of Siberia

Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

Decembrists Museum. The first eight convicts who arrived in hard labor

Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Pyramidal piano in the house-museum of Decembrist Count Sergei Volkonsky
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House
Interior of Volkonsky Manor, Irkutsk Regional Historic Memorial Decembrists' Museum
Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House
Delicate dresses from the 19th century, owned by the wives of the Decembrists of Siberia
Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House
Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House
Decembrists Museum. The first eight convicts who arrived in hard labor

Irkutsk Сity Tour with Decembrists' Museum Visit (with transport) (4 hours)

During the tour the guide will show you the city's historical centre, you will get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk and will see the city's main streets, churches, famous buildings and monuments, as well as visit Decembrists museum.

Often called the Siberian Paris, Irkutsk is one of the largest and most beautiful cities in Siberia, Russia. The city boasts magnificent churches, whose histories date back centuries. 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.

Begin at the historical centre of Irkutsk on the Angara coast. The history of the city began on Kirov Square. Nearby, see the Savior Church, which is considered the oldest stone building in all of Eastern Siberia. Visit the Epiphany Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church. Explore the Znamensky Monastery and the illustrious collection of icons at the Holy Cross Church. Walk along the main street of the city, Karl Marx Street, to the Angara River. There is the Irkutsk Drama Theater, the Irkutsk Regional Museum, and many other buildings built in the early 20th century. Proceed to the central embankment of Irkutsk at Angara River, which is a favourite place for walks and mass celebrations. Away from the embankment, visit an interesting historic district, the buildings of which appeared in the early 18th century. Due to a large number of wooden buildings, this area has formed a special historical zone of the city. Explore the heart of the blacksmith and pottery workshops and souvenir shops. 

Then pay a visit to Decembrists' museum in Irkutsk - the Trubetskies’ house museum, the Volkonskies’ house museum. This museum was opened in the former houses where the families of Sergey Trubetskoi and Sergey Volkonskiy lived. The museums’ expositions which are devoted to Decembrists’ life in East Siberia, in convict prisons, in deportations. The family life of Decembrists, their household articles, furniture, musical instruments are presented in the museum as well.

The first Decembrists arrived in Irkutsk in the summer of 1826. They were given hard labour, or forced to work in factories or prisons. As the Decembrists were the Russian nobility and intelligentsia, they made a considerable impact on the cultural, historical and political development of the eastern Siberian region. In their spare time, the Decembrists taught the younger generation and the peasants maths, languages, medicine, natural sciences and music. A particularly important role in the life of Irkutsk society was played by Grand Duke Sergey Volkonsky, a veteran of the 1812 Great Patriotic War, and one of the leaders of Decembrists’ Society. Volkonsky was sent to a village near Irkutsk, where he cultivated the fields with the peasants teaching them advanced farming methods. His house in Irkutsk became a centre of cultural and spiritual life. Among other famous Decembrists’ houses in Irkutsk, there is the house that belonged to Grand Duke Sergey Trubetskoy and his wife Yekaterina Trubetskaya (who was the first woman to leave to follow her husband to Siberia). The Decembrists also made a great contribution to the history, geography and political ideas of Irkutsk and Siberia in general. Nowadays, people from all over the world come to Irkutsk to learn about the destiny of the “state criminals” who dared to rebel against the monarchy in December 1825 and were exiled to Siberia. Most of their houses are located in the centre of Irkutsk.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to Decembrists' museum
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Food / Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Departure and Return
Departure and return point: your centrally located Irkutsk hotel
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 is recognized as the Decembrists' center of Russia. Museums were opened (in 1970 and 1985, respectively) in houses where the families of Sergei Trubetskoy and Sergey Volkonsky had lived. You'll find here genuine things that belonged to the Decembrists and replicas of lost things such as pieces of furniture, tableware, stoves, musical instruments, ancient chandeliers, embroidery, books, sheet music, and pictures and photographs. On certain... 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$ 221 (US$ 221 per person)
2 person - US$ 228 (US$ 114 per person)
3 person - US$ 240 (US$ 80 per person)
4 person - US$ 260 (US$ 65 per person)
5 person - US$ 290 (US$ 58 per person)
6 person - US$ 330 (US$ 55 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 6

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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.

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