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Legends of lake Baikal and Buryatia

7 days / 6 nights
This unforgettable trip is very interesting for persons who want 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 2016
Tour starts on Tuesdays/Fridays in summer and on Fridays in Winter
Route Irkutsk – Circumbaikal Railway – Port Baikal – Listvianka – Ulan-Ude
Number of people in a group from 2 persons


  1. Day 1: IRKUTSK 
    Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet by local guide and transfer to hotel Courtyard Marriott /Viktoria or homestay. 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 to the Decembrist`s museum. Return to the hotel or homestay. Rest. 
    Breakfast. Meet with your guide and transfer to the railway station of Irkutsk to start a fascinating trip by tourist train on Circumbaikal Rail Road. Arrival at the railway station, boarding in the first class carriage and departure. During excursion you`ll have 3 stops 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.  The train always goes on Baikal shore and you`ll have a possibility to admire beautiful landscapes of the lake. In the evening arrival at the village Port Baikal. Departure by ferry to the village Listvyanka (10 minutes). Accommodation at hotel Krestovaya Pad + / Baikalskaye Terema or homestay. 
  3. Day 3: LISTVYANKA village
    Breakfast. The day is dedicated for excursion in Listvianka village. Visit to the observation platform to see the famous Shaman Rock. Lunch at local restaurant at the shore of the lake, tasting dishes of famous lake Baikal fish omul. Then excursion at the Baikal museum to see the flora and the fauna of lake Baikal. Visit by cable car to Mountain Chersky where a beautiful view opens at the south part of lake Baikal and the source of the Angara river. Walking tour at the village Krestovka with visit to the Saint Nicolas church. Return to the hotel or the homestay. Russian banya (supplement service). 
  4. Day 4: LISTVYANKA village – IRKUTSK – ULAN-UDE
    Breakfast.  Free time to walk in Listvianka, to visit souvenir and fish market or have a leisure at lake Baikal shore. In the afternoon departure to Irkutsk. On the road visit to the museum of wooden architecture `Taltsy`, located 23 km from Listvyanka. Arrival in Irkutsk, free time with guide and driver to visit central market and shops. In the evening dinner at city restaurant and transfer to the train station.
    22.10 Departure by train # 362 to Ulan-Ude. Overnight at the train. 
  5. Day 5: ULAN-UDE
    06.03 Arrival in Ulan Ude, capital of Buryatia. Meet by local guide and transfer to hotel Baikal Plaza /Geser or homestay. Breakfast. City tour of Ulan-Ude – the capital of Buryatia Republic founded in 1661 by Russian Cossacks.
    During city tour you`ll see the historical center of Ulan-Ude: main place with Lenin monument, Ballet and Opera Theatre, Odigitrievsky Russian Orthodox Cathedral, Holy Trinity Church. Lunch at city restaurant to taste dishes of buryat cuisine. Excursion to the Ivolginsky Datsan located 25 km from Ulan-Ude. Return to your hotel. Rest.
  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. Rest. 
  7. Day 7: DEPARTURE
    Breakfast. Transfer to railway station or airport of Ulan-Ude. Departure from Ulan-Ude.

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Prices per person in RUB

Accommodation 2 PAX in group 4 PAX in group 6 PAX in group 8 PAX in group 10 PAX in group Single Suppl
4* hotel 70800 55400 50400 47700 45900 15300
3*hotel 65300 49900 44900 42200 40400 9800
homestay 59900 44500 39600 36800 35000 2700

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