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Irkutsk and lake Baikal short break

4 days / 3 nights

This short trip will help you to discover Irkutsk, its historical and architectural sights, to see lake Baikal and to feel its power and majesty. This trip is convenient for persons who travel by Trans-Siberian or Trans-Mongolian Railway and have not much time for long stops in each city.

Duration 4 days / 3 nights
Season May - October 2019
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On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in May, June, September and October
All days exept Thursday in July and August.
In winter time on demand

Route Irkutsk – Circumbaikal Railway – Listvyanka – Irkutsk


  1. Day 1: IRKUTSK 
    Arrival in Irkutsk.
    Meet a driver and local guide in the airport, transfer to a hotel. Check-in.
    City tour of Irkutsk: wooden houses, churches, Znamensky Monastery, main streets of Irkutsk, theatres and many other historical sights.
    After lunch in a local restaurant and tasting dishes of Siberian cuisine visit the Decembrist`s museum.
    Return to a hotel.
    Breakfast. Meet with a driver in a hotel lobby.
    Transfer to the railway station of Irkutsk to start excursion on Circumbaikal Railway in a tourist train.
    Train goes along Trans Siberian railway from Irkutsk train station to Slyudyanka town without stops.
    Circum Baikal railway starts from Slyudyanka. Train speed is about 30 km/h. There will be 4 stops en route to see galleries, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, to walk in the forest and at lake Baikal shore. Lunch or lunch box will be served in the train. Railway goes along Baikal shore.
    Arrival in Port Baikal settlement in the evening. Crossing the Angara river outlet to Listvyanka village by ferry (10-20 minutes). Transter to a hotel in Listvyanka, check-in. Overnight. 
  3. Day 3: LISTVYANKA
    Breakfast. Full day excursion in Listvyanka village and surroundings.
    10:00 meet with a guide in a hotel lobby.
    Excursion to Taltsy open-air museum of wooden architecture, situated 23 km from Listvyanka.
    Stop at the observation deck to see famous Shaman Rock. Lunch in a local restaurant at the shore of the lake, tasting Baikal cuisine. Excursion to Baikal museum to see the flora and the fauna of lake Baikal. Baikal fish and fresh water seals nerpas live here in big aquariums.
    Chairlift to the top of Chersky Mountain. You can see southern part of lake Baikal, the source of the Angara river and Khamar Daban mountain range from the view point. Walking tour to Krestovka village to see Saint Nicolas church. Return to a hotel in Listvyanka. 
    Breakfast. Meet with a driver in a hotel lobby. Transfer to railway station or airport of Irkutsk and departure.

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Prices 2019 per person in RUB

Accommodation2 PAX in group4 PAX in group6 PAX in groupSingle Suppl
3* hotel 34150 27400 24800 7000
4* hotel 46300 39600 36900 7600

Services included:
  • accommodation in 3*/4* hotel in Irkutsk 1 night, 3*/4* Hotel in Listvyanka 2 nights
  • individual transfers acc. to program
  • excursions acc. to program with English or French or German or Spanish speaking guide (other languages are possible upon request)
  • entrance fee in Decembrists museum, Bakal museum, Taltsy open-air museum, chairlift to observation deck on Chersky mount.
  • train ticket on Circum Baikal railway excursion
  • meals - breakfasts in hotels, lunch on Day 1, 2, 3

*Please note: 4* hotel in Irkutsk is Courtyard by Mariott hotel. Price includes accommodation in a double room. Extra charge for twin room is 2100 RUB per person.

Price doesn’t include:
English (French/ German/ Spanish) speaking guide for Circum Baikal railway tour – 10000 Rub

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