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Church Exaltation Holy Cross God

Irkutsk Region Administration

The Irkutsk Babr

Znamensky Monastery

Irkutsk Theater

Znamensky Monastery and Kolchak monument

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

The monument to V.I. Lenin in Irkutsk

Bogoyavlenskiy - Epiphany Cathedral in Irkutsk

Chapel in Kirov Square

Russian Traditional Windows

Vladimir Sukachev Museum

The Moscow Gates

The Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk

The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God

View Of The Irkutsk Sloboda 130 Quarter Located In Irkutsk

The house of the merchant Sibiryakov in Irkutsk

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

The Decembrist House Museum in Irkutsk

Sculpture Park Irkutsk

Organ Hall of the Assumption Cathedral

Sculpture Park Irkutsk

Rainbow over Irkutsk

Polish Roman Catholic Church

Monument to the Russian-Japanese Friendship

Monument to Mikhail Speransky

Monument Tourist

Monument to Alexander III

Monument Irkutsk

The monument to V.I. Lenin in Irkutsk

Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk

Monument to Admiral Alexander Kolchak

Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk

Monument to Alexander Vampilov

Monument of Alexander III in Irkutsk

Interior of the Temple of Prince Vladimir

Irkutsk Academic Drama Theater. N.P. Okhlopkova Irkutsk

Irkutsk by night

Church of the Savior of the Holy Face

House of Europe in Irkutsk

Holy Trinity Church

Church of the Feast of the Cross

Fountain at the House of Artists

Glazkovskiy Bridge

Church Exaltation Holy Cross God
Irkutsk Region Administration
The Irkutsk Babr
Znamensky Monastery
Irkutsk Theater
Znamensky Monastery and Kolchak monument
Holy Trinity Church is one of the oldest orthodox churches in Irkutsk
The monument to V.I. Lenin in Irkutsk
Bogoyavlenskiy - Epiphany Cathedral in Irkutsk
Chapel in Kirov Square
Russian Traditional Windows
Vladimir Sukachev Museum
The Moscow Gates
The Bogoyavlensky Cathedral in Irkutsk
The Kazan Icon of the Mother of God
View Of The Irkutsk Sloboda 130 Quarter Located In Irkutsk
The house of the merchant Sibiryakov in Irkutsk
The Epiphany Cathedral and the monument to the founders of Irkutsk in the spring
The Decembrist House Museum in Irkutsk
Sculpture Park Irkutsk
Organ Hall of the Assumption Cathedral
Sculpture Park Irkutsk
Rainbow over Irkutsk
Polish Roman Catholic Church
Monument to the Russian-Japanese Friendship
Monument to Mikhail Speransky
Monument Tourist
Monument to Alexander III
Monument Irkutsk
The monument to V.I. Lenin in Irkutsk
Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk
Monument to Admiral Alexander Kolchak
Monument to Jacob Pokhabov in Irkutsk
Monument to Alexander Vampilov
Monument of Alexander III in Irkutsk
Interior of the Temple of Prince Vladimir
Irkutsk Academic Drama Theater. N.P. Okhlopkova Irkutsk
Irkutsk by night
Church of the Savior of the Holy Face
House of Europe in Irkutsk
Holy Trinity Church
Church of the Feast of the Cross
Fountain at the House of Artists
Glazkovskiy Bridge

Irkutsk City Tour with Church of the Exaltation of the Cross (with transport) (3 hours)

During the tour you will get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk and will see the city's main streets, churches, famous buildings and monuments. The city tour includes visiting the historic centre of Irkutsk. The duration of the city tour is 4 hours. You will visit the location of Irkutsk fort building, some orthodox churches, the historic quarter with its wooden houses built in Siberian style. You will be impressed by seeing the Roman-Catholic Church that was built in memory of Polish rebels in Siberia and many more.

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 economical, 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 is a large city in Eastern Siberia and the administrative centre of Irkutsk region. It is situated on the bank of Angara river. Irkutsk is traditionally considered as the cultural capital of Eastern Siberia. The city has more than 80 cultural and art institutions, including theatres, museums, libraries, art centres, concert and exhibition halls. Irkutsk is a historical city with a large number of historically preserved neighbourhoods. It has about 685 historical and cultural monuments, 108 of them are on the federal list of historic preservation.

We invite you to discover the history of the city with us!

What you will see:


• Historical city centre, the location of Irkutsk fort building
• The “Eternal fire”
• Polish church. Spasskaya church. Epiphany Cathedral
• Monument to the pioneers of the city
• Moscow Gates
• Kirov square. Linguistic University
• Monument to tourist
• The government of Irkutsk region
• The square of “Trud”. The first telegraph
• Irkutsk – historical architecture monument. The mansions of merchants
• Monument to Decembrists wives.
• Znamensky convent. The place of Admiral Kolchak death, the monument of Admiral Kolchak
• Karl Marks street. Irkutsk Drama Theater
• “White House”. Irkutsk state university
• Walking on the embankment of Angara river. Monument to Alexander III.
• The historic quarter "Irkutsk Sloboda"

What you will visit:

  • Exaltation of the Cross Church

 Irkutsk's Exaltation of the Cross Church was built between 1747 and 1760 and is one of the most striking examples of the architectural style known as Siberian baroque, characterised by the bright decorations on the church's façade. The church is also unique for Siberian churches in the fact that its original 19th-century interior has been preserved.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours

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)
  • Entrance fee to Exaltation of the Cross Church
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
Irkutsk's Exaltation of the Cross Church was built between 1747 and 1760 and is one of the most striking examples of the architectural style known as Siberian baroque, characterised by the bright decorations on the church's façade. The church is also unique for Siberian churches in the fact that its original 19th century interior has been preserved. 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$ 190 (US$ 95 per person)
3 person - US$ 192 (US$ 64 per person)
4 person - US$ 232 (US$ 58 per person)
5 person - US$ 260 (US$ 52 per person)
6 person - US$ 276 (US$ 46 per person)
7 person - US$ 294 (US$ 42 per person)
8 person - US$ 304 (US$ 38 per person)
9 person - US$ 342 (US$ 38 per person)
10 person - US$ 380 (US$ 38 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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