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Irkutsk and Lake Baikal observation trip

Irkustsk and Lake Baikal tour includes the all interesting sites and provides information about local history, culture, traditions and nature.
Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 days

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Day 0: Getting to Irkutsk

The fastest way is to get to Irkutsk by plane from Moscow. There are 6 direct flights per day, duration is 5h 40m.
Usually travellers to Russia visit Moscow for several days before a trip to Baikal. Moscow is the capital of Russia and transport hub for journeys to the rest of Russia. UVisitRussia recommends our partner Aeroflot Russian Airlines for your flight.

If you want to have a fun, memorable and completely unique Russian experience - we would recommend you to get to Irkutsk by train from Moscow. There are 3 to 6 direct trains per day, duration is 3 - 3.5 days. UVisitRussia recommends our partner Russian Train Schedule for your train travel.

If you need assistance in getting to Irkutsk, please contact us and our travel professionals will help you gladly.

Day 1: Exploring "Paris of Siberia"

Arrival in Irkutsk, the fabulous capital of Eastern Siberia, where you will be met by your private driver for the transfer to your hotel Victoria. After the time to relax, your knowledgeable and experienced guide will invite you for a glorious overview tour. Irkutsk, known as the "Paris of Siberia", is an unique old city, the ancient crossroads of trade routes. During this 3-hour walking city tour of Irkutsk (in case of bad/cold wheather it is possible to change to private car tour) the guide will show you the city's beautiful historical center, you will get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk and will see the city's main streets, amazing churches, traditional wooden buildings and incredible monuments. There are many great museums keeping historical and cultural heritage of the city. You will visit one of the most famous museums.
1 night in Victoria hotel, Irkutsk
Meals: -

Day 2: Trip to the Lake Baikal
In the morning you will be transferred to the beautiful Lake Baikal by private car and spend a whole day exploring this unique and enchanting region. This day you will visit the Wooden Architecture museum (show a large variety of housing and life of the Siberians) and the Limnological museum -  the best museum of Lake Baikal's flora and fauna has a great collection of unique facts, samples and creatures as well as a new aquarium with seals, fish, sponges and Crustacea. It is a real highlight of the tour. In the evening you will return to Irkutsk by the private car also.
1 night in Victoria hotel, Irkutsk
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3: Free time in Irkutsk

This day is at your leisure. Following free time, You will be transferred to Irkutsk train station/airport to begin your journey home.

What's included

  • Daytime transfers from/to Irkutsk railway station
  • Transfers by private car according to the itinerary
  • English/German speaking guide
  • Accomodation at hotel "Victoria" 3*** (standard room)
  • City walking tour
  • Museum tickets (3 museums)
Not included in the price
  • Lunches and dinners are not included
  • Porter service is not included
Additional expenses
  • French speaking guide
  • Night time railway station transfers or airport transfers
  • Single supplement
Additional info
  • Tour price includes accomodation: 1 pax - single room; for 2 and more pax - twin room(s).


Victoria, Irkutsk
Hotel Victoria is a small but classy modern hotel conveniently located in the heart of Irkutsk City. Comfortable and spacious rooms, European cuisine, helpful and freindly staff - here is everything so you can make yourself at home whether you are on holidays or on a business trip. We will make your... Show more

* Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.


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

Sights included in program

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
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
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

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1 person - US$ 1,104 (US$ 1,104 per person)
2 person - US$ 1,327 (US$ 663.39 per person)
3 person - US$ 1,788 (US$ 596.05 per person)
4 person - US$ 2,213 (US$ 553.28 per person)
5 person - US$ 2,589 (US$ 517.79 per person)
6 person - US$ 3003 (US$ 500.50 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 9% discount and 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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