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Legends of lake Baikal and Buryatia

7 days / 6 nights
This unforgettable trip is for travelers who like to discover unknown places, to see life style of Russian and Buryat people, to learn more of different religions and to admire beautiful landscapes of lake Baikal.

Duration 7 days / 6 nights
Season all the year round 2018
Tour starts on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in summer, in winter on your demand
Route Irkutsk – Circumbaikal Railway – Port Baikal – Listvianka – Ulan-Ude
Number of people in a group from 2 persons

Itinerary

  1. Day 1: IRKUTSK 
    Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet a local guide and transfer to a hotel. City tour of Irkutsk to see wooden houses, churches, Znamensky Monsatery, main streets of Irkutsk, theatres and many other historical sights. After lunch at local restaurant and tasting dishes of Siberian cuisine visit the Decembrist`s museum. Return to a hotel. 
  2. Day 2: IRKUTSK – CIRCUMBAIKAL RAILWAY – PORT BAIKAL – LISTVYANKA village
    Breakfast. Meet your guide and transfer to the railway station of Irkutsk to start a fascinating trip on Circumbaikal Railway on a tourist train. 
    Train goes along Trans Siberian railway from Irkutsk train station to Slyudyanka town with no stops. Circum Baikal railway starts from Slyudyanka. Train speed is not more than 30 km/h. Thee will be 4 stops en route to visit galleries, tunnels, to walk in the forest and at lake Baikal shore. Lunch or lunch box will be served to you in the train. Railway goes along Baikal shore and you`ll  admire beautiful landscapes of the lake. 
    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 village
    Breakfast. Full day excursion in Listvyanka village and surroundings.
    Excursion to Taltsy open-air museum of wooden architecture, situated 23 km from Listvyanka (1,5 - 2 hours).
    On the way back to Listvianka we stop at the view point to see the famous Shaman Rock. Lunch at 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 observation deck. Walking tour to Krestovka village to see Saint Nicolas church. Return to a hotel. Russian banya (supplement service). 
  4. Day 4: LISTVYANKA village – IRKUTSK – ULAN-UDE
    Breakfast.  Free time in Listvianka for visiting souvenir and fish market or having time at leisure at lake Baikal shore.
    Departure to Irkutsk in the afternoon. On the way to Irkutsk visit to Taltsy open-air museum of wooden architecture, located 23 km from Listvyanka. Arrival in Irkutsk, visit central market and shops.  Dinner at city restaurant and transfer to the train station in the evening.
    Departure by train # 362 to Ulan-Ude. Overnight at the train. 
  5. Day 5: ULAN-UDE
    Arrival in Ulan Ude, capital of Buryatia, early in the morning. Meet a local guide and transfer to a hotel. Breakfast. City tour of Ulan-Ude.
    During city tour you`ll see the historical center of Ulan-Ude: Soviet square with Lenin head monument, Ballet and Opera Theatre, Odigitrievsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church. Lunch in city restaurant to taste dishes of buryat cuisine. Excursion to the Ivolginsky Datsan located 25 km from Ulan-Ude. Return to your hotel.
  6. Day 6: ULAN-UDE 
    Breakfast. Departure for excursion at the Old Beliver`s village located 30 km from Ulan Ude. You`ll know the life style of Simeiskye peoples who represent ethnic group. You`ll see houses with wooden decoration, rare icons, old furniture, listen to the choral singing, visit to a local family with lunch. Return to Ulan Ude. 
  7. Day 7: DEPARTURE
    Breakfast. Transfer to railway station or airport of Ulan-Ude. Departure from Ulan-Ude.

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Price

Price 2018 per person in RUB

Accommodation2 PAX in group4 PAX in group6 PAX in group8 PAX in group10 PAX in groupSingle Suppl
4* hotel 79300 60200 55400 51900 50000 14100
3*hotel 71700 52600 47800 44400 42500 11800

Services included:
  • Accommodation in 3* or 4* hotel in Irkutsk 1 night, 3*or 4* hotel in Listvyanka 2 nights, 3 * or 4 * hotels in Ulan Ude;
  • Meals - breakfasts in hotels and lunches;
  • Excursions acc. to program with English/ French/ German/ Spanish speaking guide (other languages are possible upon request);
  • Individual transfers acc. to program;
  • Entrance fee in museums;
  • Train ticket on Circum Baikal railway excursion in a carriage of 1st class.
*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.

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