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Fairy Tales of Lake Baikal
3 days/ 2 nights
A memorable taste of Russian culture and nature
Get to know Baikal in just three days! Each day of the tour will be fulfilled with excitement and joy; fascinating water journeys, incredible stories, breathtaking walking tours and unforgettable experiences at Listvyanka, the Baikal Museum, Taltsy, Krugobaykalka and Sandy Bay.
The tour can be combined with Trans-Siberian Tailor Made Tours. Speak with our destination experts to create a journey of a lifetime!
Day 1, Irkutsk - Listvyanka
The day will start with Irkutsk city tour. Discover the history of this ancient merchant city, see the main sightseeing places, and hear the stories about people whose life was closely connected with Irkutsk. On the way to Listvyanka you will stop at the Taltsy Museum of Ethnography. Here, under the open sky, 40 historical and architectural monuments are collected, including 37 wooden structures of the XVII-XIX centuries and more than 20,000 exhibits. The museum will acquaint you with the lifestyle and spiritual culture of not only the local Russian population, but also the indigenous peoples of the Baikal region - Buryats and Evenks. After lunch you will visit famous village Listvyanka, located near Angara River, the only river flowing from Baikal lake. Later today: Observation platform of Chersky Stone with the stunning view of Lake Baikal, Baikal Limnological Museum and Aquarium with show of Baikal’ seals. The perfect way to finish the busy day is Russian Banya (optional) and testy dinner at your hotel.
Day 2, Lake Baikal cruise - Sandy Bay
The exciting mini cruise on Lake Baikal will be a highlight of the day. Sandy Bay is one of the most famous and picturesque places on the lake. You will enjoy view of stunning white sandy beach, taiga forest, and unique stilted trees. The bay is guarded by two cliffs: Big Bell Tower and the Small Bell Tower. You can go ahead and clime one or even both of them. In the evening coming back to Listvyanka, dinner.
Day 3, Circum Baikal Railway
Today you will discover Circum-Baikal Railway, the historical Russian Railway which runs along the Northern shore of the Southern extremity of the Baikal Lake. Its outstanding example of construction and engineering art. The railway was built as continuation of the Trans-Siberian railway and was mainly used between 1904 until 1950, when the new railway from Irkutsk to Slyudyanka was built. Today is a quiet railroad with only a couple of trains a week. Lunch- picnic at the shore of Baikal Lake. Transfer to Listvyanka and after Irkutsk.
Fairy Tales of Lake Baikal
The tour is available all year round on enquiry basis.
Please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a perfect holiday for you.
Lake Baikal Cruise 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 Package Include:
• Full Board accommodation
• Excursions as per itinerary
• English speaking guide services
• Transfers as per programm
• Accommodation for 2 nights
• Russian Visa Support
Package Does Not Include:
• Flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)
• Russian visa fees