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Lake Baikal and Irkutsk observation trip

Lake Baikal and Irkustsk tour includes the all interesting sites and provides information about local history, culture, traditions and nature.

All year round.

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: Listvyanka village

Morning transfer by private car to settlement of  Listvyanka Villagesmall but tourist-wise village of Listvyanka is located on the western shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk.  Accommodation in hotel "Mayak" 3*** - New Modern Conference Hotel Mayak is situated at the lakeside of Baikal. Supply conference hall- restaurant and different services- Conference Hall with all the necessary equipment for holding conferences- Sauna- Billiard room- Steam room make the hotel a perfect choice either for business or leisure. 
Excursion of Listvyanka Village town by car includes the most interesting sites and providesgood piece of information about local history, culture, traditions and nature. The small but tourist-wise village of Listvyanka is located on the western shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk. This old-style Siberian village is famous for its trade history. From the 18th century its ferry took merchants across the lake to Mongolia and China and the Far East. The best museum of Lake Baikal's flora and fauna (Limnological Museum) 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. The old church of St. Nicolas, chair lift to the Cherskiy peak view point, Angara river outlet with shaman stone, souvenir market are the other attractions of Listvyanka. In the town, a variety of hot- or cold-smoked and salted omul and grayling fish is on sale. A great snack on the shore is omul, a delicacy of Lake Baikal, which has been just smoked for you.
1 night in Mayak hotel, Irkutsk
Meals: -

Day 2: Architecture museum and Irkutsk City tour

Mid-day transfer to Irkutsk and during transfer  visit to the Baikal Museum of Wooden Architecture (Taltsy) - are over 40 monuments of architectural heritage and 8,000 exhibits of high historical value. Two architectural-ethnographical areas - Russian and Buryat - show a large variety of housing and life of the Siberians. Transfer  to  the hotel Victoria 3***,  small but classy modern hotel conveniently located in the heart of Irkutsk City. Comfortable and spacious rooms, European cuisine, helpful and freindly staff. After 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  city tour in private car of Irkutsk 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: 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 Mayak 3*** in Listvyanka village and Hotel Victoria 3*** in Irkutsk (standard rooms)
  • City tour (by private car)
  • 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).


    Mayak, Lisvyanka village
    New Modern Conference Hotel Mayak is situated at the lakeside of Baikal in Irkutsk region- Listvyanka village. The only hotel at Baikal can accommodate up to 150 people- supply conference hall- restaurant and different services- Conference Hall with all the necessary equipment for holding conference... Show more
    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
    Listvyanka is perhaps one of the oldest Russian settlements on the shore of the great Lake Baikal, the deepest lake in the world. It is a charming village dotted with traditional Siberian wooden houses, with a main road that runs right along the shore of fantastic lake, making it the perfect base to explore this picturesque region. This old-style Siberian village is one of the most visited places in Siberia. Everything about it impresses our imag... 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
    Baikal : Cherskiy peak
    Cherskiy peak (peak mosquito) is named in honor of Ivan Dementevich Cherskogo, known researcher of Lake Baikal, geologist and geographer, who was exiled to Siberia for their participation in the Polish revolution in 1863 the peak height Cherskogo - 2090 m above sea level. Read more
    St. Nicholas Orthodox Church is one of the few preserved architectural monuments in Listvyanka. The building dates from the middle of the century before last. Such buildings in Russia were called the "octagon on the quadrangle". A wooden two-tiered church with belfries is very beautiful and majestic. St. Nicholas Church has its own interesting story. Read more
    Baikal : Shaman Stone
    Shaman Stone is a rock near the source of the Angara, a natural monument of the Pribaikalsky National Park and also a sacred place of shamanists. This is one of the symbols of Lake Baikal. Only a small tip of the Shaman Stone is visible above the water, protruding to 1-1.5 meters, but a rock massif dividing the river into two parts lies under the water and, moreover, it is a boundary between the river and the lake. 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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