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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: 4 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: Explore the Listvyanka

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.   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. Feel the local flavor staying overnight at chalet in Listvyanka Villagebuilt in the traditional Russian wooden architecture style. It is situated in Listvyanka settlement, 750-800 m up valley from the lake, surrounded by gardens and cabins of the local people. A spectacular view to the Lake Baikal's blue mirror opens from windows of the lodge. Lovely hills with silver birch, pines and larch trees start beyond our garden. It's a great place to admire the outstanding nature of the greatest lake, feeling real Russian countryside atmosphere. All rooms with the view to the lake Baikal. Breakfast is included and on your wish traditional  Siberian lunch and dinner (for an extra charge), with Baikal omul fish, are served. Spacious dining room and a balcony welcome you for a cup of tea or a sit outside with a great view to the lake. 
1 night in Baikal Chalet Listvyanka
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3: Free time in Listvyanka

Free time in Listvyanka village. 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.  Afternoon transfer to Irkutsk by shuttle minibus.  (Or in the evening, if needed).
1 night in Victoria hotel, Irkutsk
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4: 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*** in Irkutsk and Listvyanka chalet (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).


Baikal Chalet Listvyanka
"BAIKAL CHALET LISTVYANKA" is a cosy wooden chalet for inquisitive travellers at lake Baikal, built in the traditional Russian wooden architecture style. It is situated in Listvyanka settlement, 750-800 m up valley from the lake, surrounded by gardens and cabins of the local people. A spec... 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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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 12% 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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