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Sacred Sea - lake Baikal

8 days / 7 nights
This trip will allow you to discover the capital of Eastern Siberia - Irkutsk, its museums, sights and historical monuments, visit to the Circumbaikal Railway by tourist train which goes along Baikal shore, to see the beauty of Baikal lake admiring picturesque places in Listvianka village and Olkhon Island. 

Duration 8 days / 7 nights
Season May – September 2019
Tour starts On Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in May, June, September and October
all days exept Thursday in July and August.
In spring and autumn on your demand
Route Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Port Baikal – Circumbaikal Railway – Olkhon Island – Irkutsk

Itinerary

  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.
  2. Day 2: IRKUTSK – LISTVYANKA village
    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.
  3. Day 3: LISTVYANKA – PORT BAIKAL – CIRCUMBAIKAL RAILWAY – IRKUTSK
    Breakfast. Transfer to the pier to take the ferry and go to Port Baikal settlement. Arrival at Port Baikal village. Boarding a train, 1 st class carriage. Departure for full day excursion by Circumbaikal railway. During excursion you`ll have 3-4 stops to visit galleries, tunnels, to walk in the forest. Lunch or lunch box will be served in the train.The train always goes on Baikal shore and you`ll admire beautiful landscapes of the lake.
    Arrival in Irkutsk railway station in the evening. Transfer to a hotel.
  4. Day 4: IRKUTSK – OLKHON Island
    Breakfast.
    Transfer to bus station.
    Departure by public bus to the Olkhon island – the biggest island of lake Baikal, located 300 km from Irkutsk. Arrival in Khuzhir village. Accommodation at a hotel or a guest house.
  5. Day 5: Cape KHOBOI
    Breakfast. Departure by UAZ (russian off-road minivan) at the Khoboi cape. Khoboi cape is the northern point of the Olkhon island, it is a very picturesque place where you`ll see a beautiful view on the central part of lake Baikal. If the weather is good you`ll see Ushkany`s islands and peninsula Saint Nose. Pick-nick in the open air. Return to the camp. 
  6. Day 6
    Breakfast.
    Free day.
    You can join boat excursion to Ogoi island or go to excursion to the local Regional museum and Shamanka Rock – sacred place of buryat people, Saraisky bay where it is possible to swim and take sunbath, Buryat homestead.
  7. Day 7: OLKHON Island– IRKUTSK
    Breakfast. Departure by public bus to Irkutsk. Lunch on the way in a café (extra paiment). Arrival in Irkutsk. Transfer to a hotel. Overnight in a hotel.
  8. Day 8: DEPARTURE
    Breakfast. Meet a driver in a hotel lobby. Transfer to railway station or airport of Irkutsk and departure.

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Price

Prices 2019 per person in RUB

Accommodation2 PAX in group4 PAX in group6 PAX in groupSingle Suppl
3*hotel 50400 42900 40200 11400

Services included:
  • Accommodation 3 nights in Irkutsk 3* hotel, 1 night in listvyanka settlment 3* hotel, 3 nights on Olkhon island (tourist camp with shower and toilet in the room)
  • Individual and group transfers acc. to itinerary
  • English-speaking guide for city tour of Irkutsk and Listvyanka excursion
  • Entrance fees in museums and chairlift
  • Train ticket for Circum Baikal railway excursion
  • Group excursion on minivan to Khoboy cape
  • Meals: breakfasts in hotels, lunch * 5 times
Price doesn’t include:
English-speaking guide for Circum Baikal railway tour – 10000 Rub per group

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