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Angara Icebreaker Museum, Irkutsk

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

The Angara Ice Breaker

The Angara Ice Breaker

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Ferry Angara in Irkutsk

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Museum-Icebreaker Angara

Znamensky Monastery and Kolchak monument

Russian Traditional Windows

Znamensky Monastery

View of Irkutsk town

The Irkutsk Babr

Russian Traditional Windows

Vladimir Sukachev Museum

The Moscow Gates

Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk

The Epiphany Cathedral and the monument to the founders of Irkutsk in the spring

Knyaze-Vladimirsky (Prince Vladimir) Church in Irkutsk

130-th Quarter historical area in Irkutsk

Russian Traditional Windows

Monument of Alexander III in Irkutsk

Gagarin Boulevard, Irkutsk

Holy Trinity Church is one of the oldest orthodox churches in Irkutsk

Chapel in Kirov Square, Irkutsk

Irkutsk Sculpture Park

Church of the Savior of the Holy Face

Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House

130-th Quarter historical area in Irkutsk

Church of the Kazan (Church of our Lady of Kazan)

Church Exaltation Holy Cross God

130-th Quarter historical area in Irkutsk

Angara Icebreaker Museum, Irkutsk
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
The Angara Ice Breaker
The Angara Ice Breaker
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Ferry Angara in Irkutsk
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Museum-Icebreaker Angara
Znamensky Monastery and Kolchak monument
Russian Traditional Windows
Znamensky Monastery
View of Irkutsk town
The Irkutsk Babr
Russian Traditional Windows
Vladimir Sukachev Museum
The Moscow Gates
Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk
The Epiphany Cathedral and the monument to the founders of Irkutsk in the spring
Knyaze-Vladimirsky (Prince Vladimir) Church in Irkutsk
130-th Quarter historical area in Irkutsk
Russian Traditional Windows
Monument of Alexander III in Irkutsk
Gagarin Boulevard, Irkutsk
Holy Trinity Church is one of the oldest orthodox churches in Irkutsk
Chapel in Kirov Square, Irkutsk
Irkutsk Sculpture Park
Church of the Savior of the Holy Face
Decembrists Museum, Volkonsky House
130-th Quarter historical area in Irkutsk
Church of the Kazan (Church of our Lady of Kazan)
Church Exaltation Holy Cross God
130-th Quarter historical area in Irkutsk

Irkutsk City Tour with Icebreaker "Angara" (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, see the city's main streets, churches, famous buildings and monuments. as well as pay a visit to the famous icebreaker “Angara”.

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 the icebreaker “Angara” - one of the first icebreakers in the world and the most ancient of this kind of ship that still exists today. The icebreaker was used on Lake Baikal for a long time. Before putting into operation of the Circum-Baikal Railway, the icebreakers “Angara” and “Baikal” served as ferries between the stations Baikal and Misovaya. The “Baikal” was the first Baikal icebreaker (constructed in 1899) and the “Angara” became the second one set afloat on July 25, 1900. The “Angara” was used on Lake Baikal until 1962. On the 5th of November 1990 the restored icebreaker “Angara” became a museum and took a permanent place a near the pier at Solnechny micro-district.

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 Icebreaker "Angara"
  • 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
Museum-Icebreaker Angara is located in Irkutsk. 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
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$ 220 (US$ 220 per person)
2 person - US$ 224 (US$ 112 per person)
3 person - US$ 228 (US$ 76 per person)
4 person - US$ 268 (US$ 67 per person)
5 person - US$ 300 (US$ 60 per person)
6 person - US$ 330 (US$ 55 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 6

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.

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