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Christmas Holidays at Lake Baikal ( VIRK4 )
Spend your Christmas holidays at this captivating tour to Baikal. Have a walk on crystal clear endless Baikal ice, learn the ancient legends of the mysterious Olkhon Island and enjoy genuine Siberian treats. This Christmas will be truly unforgettable!
IRKUTSK • Listvyanka • Irkutsk • Ust-Orda Settlement • IRKUTSK
Day 1, 29 December
Today you arrivein Irkutsk. You will meet with the group at 10am* at the airport. You will start your day with an introductory 3h long Irkutsk city tour. Enjoy lucnh at a local restaurant before being transferred tothe open-air museum “Taltsy” (the drive time will take around 45 min). You will have about 1h30min tovisit the museum before traveling to the Listvyanka settlement. Check in in in the “Krestowaya Pad” hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure! Meals Included:Lunch.
Day 2, 30 December
After breakfast at the hotel, meet your guide at the reception. You will travel to the dog sledding centre today! Here, you will see Siberian husky dogs and for the extra charge you can try dog-sledding. Later you will be transferred to the Baikalmuseum for an informative tour. Check-out from the hotel. After a hearty lunch at a local restaurant, you will get a chance to visit Listvyanka itself and see Baikal seals show and Chersky Stone view point. You will now travel back to Irkutsk and check in at the hotel “Empire”. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure! Meals Included: Breakfast,Lunch.
Day 3, 31 December
Enjoy a breakfast at the hotel before meeting with the guide at 12:00. Transfer to Ust-Orda settlement (around 1h drive) where you will visit a unique ethnographic complex of Buryat culture (around 2h). The program includes meeting in accordance with traditions of Buryat people, visiting the zoo, excursion to local Buryat yurts and folklore performance.Enjoy Lunch at the centre (Traditional Buryat cuisine). Return back to Irkutsk. After some free time to relax and to get ready for the Hogmanay celebrations, you will meet with the guide to be transferred to the restaurant. Spend the New Year’s Eve dinner watching a traditional show and chatting with your fellow travellers. Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch, Gala Dinner.
Day 4, 1 January
Breakfast at the hotel. Today is a free day in Irkutsk, so you will be able to rest at the hotel or have a walk in a beautifully decoratedfestive city centre. Meals Included:Breakfast.
Day 5, 2 January
Your holiday comes to an end. After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. *The tour is operated in conjunction with our Russian partners and is not exclusive to IntoRussia clients. The tour operates with a minimum of 10 persons. Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of excursions.
Please note that our local partners reserve the right to change hotels to similar hotels of the same standard and change the order of excursions.
Christmas Holidays at Lake Baikal
The Tour is available on enquiry basis.
Please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a perfect holiday for you.
Christmas Holidays at Lake Baikal tour is available on enquiry basis.
Please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a holiday of a lifetime for you.
Standard Packages Include:
• Accommodation at the hotel "Krestowaya pad" in standard twin rooms, 1 night
• Accommodation at the hotel "Empire" in standard twin rooms, 3 nights
• English speaking guide service day 1 – day 3
• Sightseeing: Irkutsk city tour, excursion to Listvyanka village, visiting of the ethnographic complex
• "Golden Horde"
• Entrance tickets to the museum "Taltsy", Baikal limnological museum, tickets for the lift chair and Baikal Seals show
• Meals as per itinerary
• Transport service as per itinerary
• New Year's Eve dinner with a show program
• Full Russian visa support
Package does not include:
• International and domestic flights (speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Russian visa fees paid directly to the Consulate
• Travel insurance
• Regional add-ons