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Winter Fairy Tale of lake Baikal

6 days / 5 nights
Lake Baikal is beautiful in every season of the year. We invite you to visit lake Baikal in winter to see picturesque landscapes: tops of mountains covered with snow, boundless white spaces, transparent and clean ice, hummocks, snow-covered forest. 

During this trip you`ll have a possibility to discover Irkutsk, Listvyanka village, Cicumbaikal Railway, try dog sledding riding, russian troika and snowmobile riding, to ski and to skate on lake Baikal ice.

Duration 6 days / 5 nights
Season December 2018 – March 2019
Tour starts on Fridays
Route Irkutsk – Circumbaikal Railway – Listvyanka village – Irkutsk
Number of people in a group from 2 persons


    Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet with guide and transfer to the hotel Courtyard Marriott, hotel Viktoriaor homestay located in the city center. After rest city tour of Irkutsk to see wooden houses, churches, Znamensky Monastery, 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. 
    Early breakfast. Transfer with guide to the Railway to start very interesting 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. 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 Listvianka. Accommodation at hotel Krestovaya Pad, hotel Baikalskye Terema or homestay. 
  3. DAY 3  LISTVYANKA village
    Breakfast. Full day excursion in Listvianka visiting, we continue to discover lake Baikal in winter. Stop at 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 chair lift to the 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
    Breakfast. Dog sledding on a distance of 10 km with lunch pick-nick at the forest. It is a fascinating trip at lake Baikal in winter.  After dog sledding free time to ski, to skate on Baikal ice or to ride on snowmobile (supplement service).
    Breakfast. Departure from Listvyanka village to Irkutsk. On the way visit to the museum of wooden architecture "Taltsy". After museum visit departure to the picturesque place at Angara river shore for Russian troika riding tour at the forest and driving from hill by the Angara river ice. Arrival in Irkutsk. Accommodation at hotel Viktoria or homestay. 
    Breakfast. Transfer to the train station or airport. Our trip at lake Baikal in winter is ended. Departure from Irkutsk.

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