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The trip from the port of Baikal to Slyudyanka

A fascinating one-day trip from east to west along the Circum-Baikal railway, allowing you to see numerous nature monuments, unique engineering structures and a number of wooden buildings of the early XX century in the Art Nouveau style.

8:00 or 8:30 - boarding the buses at the Drama Theater named after Okhlopkov (square in front of the central entrance, address: Karl Marx street, 14).
9:00 or 9:30 - boarding a motor ship in the village of Listvyanka for the ferry to the port of Baikal.
10:40 - departure of the retro-train from the station of Port Baikal (on the way - travel information).

Exit at the following stops:

Ulanovo station (98 km of the Baikal-Amur Railway)
Excursion to the station, which arose in the first period of the construction of the Baikal-Amur Railway. At that time, it had a standard set of necessary structures for servicing trains and passengers. In the second period, the passenger building was moved to 150 m, expanding the way. Coniferous - the only one of the stations, which after the transformation of the site into a dead-end was eliminated. There are a few witnesses of that time: a stone water-lifting building with a pipe, the foundations of lost buildings and rare century-old poplars are fragrant and balsamic.

The stopping point "Italian Wall" (102 km of the Baikal-Amur Railway)
Excursion around two neighboring complexes. The first includes Cape Shumikhinsky with a tunnel and a bay, a sandy beach and a stone pipe across the river. The second consists of engineering structures: a bridge, a viaduct, a gallery and retaining walls. One of the walls - arched, called "Italian" (built with the participation of masters from Italy) - the only one preserved in its original form.

The station Half (110 km of KBR)
Excursion along the longest tunnel of the Baikal-Amur Railway. Information about the Circum-Baikal railway, its construction (research, choice of direction). Walking route with access to Baikal. Return on the cape (a small gentle rise and the same calm descent).

The stopping point "Brook Kirkirei" (123 km of the Baikal-Amur Railway)
Excursion on tunnels No. 18 and No. 18-bis, inspection of the lower arch retaining wall. This tunnel is a complex architectural structure. Above its Irkutsk part the powerful and fast small river Kirkirei flowed. For her challenge was created an unusual for those times construction - aqueduct - drainage system, carried over the tunnel.

Slyudyanka station (167 km of the Baikal-Amur Railway)
Excursion along the main and the biggest station of the Circum-Baikal Railway. All the main facilities of the station were built at the beginning of the last century on special projects. The most famous architectural masterpieces are the station with a white and pink marble, and a water-filled building made in the Art Nouveau style with motives of Gothic style.

21:00 - Arrival at the station Irkutsk-Passenger.

Type: Small Group Tours
Departure time: 08:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • transfer by bus from Irkutsk to Listvyanka;
  • ferry crossing from the village of Listvyanka to the port of Baikal;
  • a trip on a retro train from the station Port Baikal to the station Irkutsk-Passenger;
  • excursion service according to the program
Additional expenses
  • meals during the day
Additional info

Do not forget to bring along a good mood, as well as items that you may need during your journey and stay on excursions:

  • warm clothes;
  • the most comfortable shoes;
  • photo and video equipment;
  • a breast purse;
  • means of personal hygiene;
  • necessary medicines;
  • Spray spray from ticks and mosquitoes;
  • in summer - bathing accessories, beach covers, sunglasses, headwear, sun protection cream;
  • at will - meat for frying shish kebabs (skewers or bars), favorite foods, juices, mineral water, books, board games, paper and markers for children

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 : Sludyanka
Sludyanka is a beautiful small city located at the southern extremity of famous Lake Baikal, the deepest lake on the planet. It was found next to the amazing railway station of Slyudyanka that is the only station built of marble in the world. This lovely city is rich of unique minerals which are famous all over the world. Sludyanka is a place where a lot of marble is being mined and also a large railway center of the East Siberian Railway. This s... Read more
Sloping slope of rounded shape, with a slight drop and stone remains. The width of about 400 m, protrudes into the water area of the lake at 120 m. The name of the cape is found on the map of 1806 and at K. Ritter. Read more
In truth the Circum-Baikal Railroad is an amazing creature of the human's labour and thought, worthy of your attention. The section of the Trans – Siberian Railroad on the southern shore of fabulous Baikal from Port Baikal to Kultuk is called the Circum-Baikal Railway and was built more than 100 years ago. There are a lot of beautifully constructed tunnels and amazing bridges along the way, making the Circum-Baikal a fantastic monument in i... Read more
Baikal : Italian Wall
The “Italian” Retaining Wall (102th km) is one of the most beautiful places on the Circum-Baikal Railway. It was named in honor of the incredible arches that resemble the Italian architecture. This structure was developed by an immigrant from Italy named Ferrari. The Bolshaya Shumikhinskaya gallery is located on the same part of the railroad. It was built to protect the road from rockfalls. Read more
There are two tunnels built close to each other: tunnel № 18, the oldest and shortest one which keeps signs of rock collapses and a new tunnel № 18-bis which is longer than the first one and is located further from the shore. Read more
Baikal : Port Baikal
Port Baikal is located on the left bank of the Angara source, at the foot of the Baranchik Cape. The settlement is the end of the Circum-Baikal Railway. Port Baikal is the original settlement, it is located on the shore of Lake Baikal, and on the bank of the Angara river. All buildings fit in a narrow strip along the coast railway, which, in fact, is the main street of the village. Read more
Half - a settlement in the Irkutsk region. It is located on the shore of Lake Baikal, at the confluence of the river Polovinnaya. Station CBRW (Circum Baikal Railway). Read more
Ulanovo station on the Baikal railway, after this section of the road became a dead-end, was liquidated in 1962. Now only a stone water-lifting building with a pipe and the foundations of destroyed buildings, including a water reservoir, remained on this site. At the present time the hostel of the East-Siberian Railway "Coniferous" is located here. Next to the base is a clean small-gravel beach.  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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