Baikal - 6 days 5 nights

Baikal 6 days 5 nights


Day 1

Arrival in Irkutsk. Meeting with the guide in the airport. Transfer to the Listvyanka village on the Baikal’s shore (70 kilometers from Irkutsk). The road passes through the picturesque path, where beauties of Siberian forest can be already seen. Accommodation in hotel Dinner, rest.

(Meals included : Dinner)


Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel

09:30

Transfer to excursion in open Architectural – ethnographic museum “Taltsy” (47 km from Irkutsk) – unique collection of historical and cultural monuments of peoples, that inhabited Cisbaikalia in XIX – beginning of XX centuries. During excursion you will know more about daily life, tradition and customs of Russian settlers in those times . The whole museum is designed in the same style , the impression is , that you really walking through the streets , past the houses, schools and churches of those time.

Return to Listvyanka. Halt near the Shaman Stone – where Angara river flows out the lake Baikal

13:00

Lunch in the restaurants with meals of Baikal cuisine

Excursion in Baikal Ecologic Museum with beautiful exposition about the flora and fauna of Lake and Cisbaikalia, that includes aquarium with inhabitants of the Baikal. Virtual dive to the bottom of the lake Baikal.

Visit of Show of Baikal seals – unique and quite charismatic inhabitants of the lake , that will leave no one indifferent! Guests, who once saw these animals with a charming snout and black bottomless eyes , will never forget them.

Walk on the aerial lift to the Stone of Czerski, with a wonderful view of Angara river source and Port Baikal. In case of fair weather you can even see Chamar - Daban range on the opposite shore of the lake from this point! Walk in village, visit to the functioning Orthodox church of the Saint Nischolas (XIX century), and visit to the fish and souvenir markets

~17:30

Transfer to the hotel. (Dinner - optional). (Meals included: breakfast, lunch)


Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel

08:30

Transfer to the pier for the embarkation to the big ferry, with those you will cross the source of Angara and will reach the Port Baikal, big railway junction and port, that cannot be reached by the car. Here starts transfer with a special touristic train in the Circumbaikal railroad, that is also called The Golden Buckle of Transsiberian railroad, impressive memorial of architecture and engineering of early XX century. During the travel you will know more about the history of and unique features of the railroad. Quantity of tunnels and bridges on this short stretch of the road is impressive , especially when you recall the technological level of those time – everything was build manually , thorough and for centuries.

Lunch and dinner in the train.

By the evening you will reach the southernmost point of Lake Baikal, at the very foothills of the great Chamar – Daban mountains, wherefrom train will take you to Irkutsk.

~21:30

Evening – Arrival to the Irkutsk railway station. Transfer to the hotel, accommodation in the hotel.

(Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner)


Day 4

11:00

Departure from Irkutsk to Ust - Ordynsky - capital of the Ust-Orda Buryat Okrug, which since 2006 is the part of the Irkutsk Oblast. There you will be provided with the excursion and entertainment: you will visit the museum of local lore , that will tell you about the culture, daily life, traditions and customs of the western buryats.

  • For group of 1-5 persons .:

Workshop - cooking of traditional dishes – buuz – meal of buryat and Baikal cuisine , loved by local people. During this workshop experienced masters will learn you all the niceties of buuz cooking, and will tell you about the history of this meal

  • For group of 6-10 persons.:

You will see the concert of the local buryat folklore ensemble, during which you will hear traditional buryat songs, accompanied with the national musical instruments , will learn traditional “yohor” dance, and get unforgettable impressions. Lunch - authentic Buryat cuisine

~17:00

Return to the Irkutsk . Free time. Dinner in the city (optional).

(Meals included: breakfast, lunch)


Day 5

11:00

After the breakfast – sightseeing tour in Irkutsk: visit to historical centre, to the place, where 300 years ago Irkutsk ostrog (fortress) was founded, embankment of Angara , visit to city’s architectural monuments. Excursion in Znamensky monastery , where one of the most beautiful cathedrals of Siberia is located, This monastery is also famous for iconostasis and as a burial place of Decembrists and Grigory Shelichov.

14:00

Lunch in the restaurant in the centre of the city

Excursion to the Decembrists’s museum, that tells about the participants of 14 December 1825 . rebellion and about their exile in Siberia.

Thematic excursion to the mansion – cultural memorial, masterpiece of Siberian wooden architecture. Atmosphere of Russian hospitality will enfold the visitors. You will see the excursion in the house with a tale about the daily life of Russian people. You will take part in workshop in ceramics too. In the end of visit traditional Russian tea party is waiting for you.

18:00

Evening – return to the hotel. Dinner (optionally).

(Meals included: breakfast, lunch)


Day 6

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer in the airport . Departure from the Irkutsk.

(Meals included: breakfast)


Prices of program (without accommodation)

Number of persons Prices in EUR(Prices are valid for English, German, French- speaking guides)
1 2040
2 1210
3 910
4 765
5 680
6 710
7 650
8 610
9 580
10 550

Price includes:

  • Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Guide
  • Entrance tickets in the museums according the program
  • Transport according the program - according to the transport accessibility
  • Meals according the program

Price do not includes:

  1. 1. Air flights Moscow – Irkutsk – Moscow

Tickets to airplane cost approximately from 500 EUR per person both ways

  1. 2. Accommodation

Accommodation in double room costs approximately from 550 EUR per person

Price of accommodation depends on the dates of tour

  1. 3. Tips for guide or driver

Guides with European languages except the English, French and German are provided by request


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