Lake Baikal New Year Break
Lake Baikal New Year Break

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Lake Baikal New Year Break
6 days / 5 nights

Bring in the New Year in a truly magical way- at beautiful Lake Baikal. Embrace the unique atmosphere of winter time in Russia; take part in traditional games, epic New Year celebrations and view breathtaking scenery. Lake Baikal holds 20% of the world’s total unfrozen fresh water and is the deepest lake on the planet. The water is crystal clear and during the winter months creates remarkable turquoise tinged ice. This New Year tour is full of exciting activities including a Gala Dinner, a trip to Irkutsk and a firework display with idyllic picturesque surroundings. Most certainly a once in a lifetime holiday to remember!

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Highlights of the tour:

Lake Baikal
Lake Baikal

Few natural sights can surpass the beauty and grandeur of the Pearl of Siberia. Lake Baikal is the deepest lake in the world and holds 20% of the world’s freshwater. It stretches for 636 km longwise and 80 km widthwise. The Baikal’s maximum depth is 1,637 m. It is known as a "laboratory of biodiversity" as it is home to nearly 3,000 species of animals and plants, many of which are found nowhere else, such as a unique breed of freshwater seal.


Listvyanka village is located on the shore of Lake Baikal 65 km away from Irkutsk city. This village was founded in the18th century and got its name from larch trees growing on the nearest cape. At the end of the 1920s, a Limnologicalstation was founded here; later it became the Limnological Institute of the Siberian Branch of the Academy of Sciences. Its museum is already 10 years in existence and is visited annually by over 50,000 people. The exhibits acquaint visitorswith the history of studying and researching Lake Baikal, its fauna and its flora.

Day 1, 31 December 

Upon arrival in Irkutsk, you are transferred to the Mayak Hotel situated in Listvyanka Village on the banks of stunning Lake Baikal. Relax with some free time before the New Year Gala Dinner in the hotel, complete with games, gifts, surprises and fireworks. What better way to welcome in the New Year? Meal Included: Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2, 1 January 

After breakfast, make the most of your free time in Listvyanka. Take a stroll on the banks of Lake Baikal where you can watch locals make ice sculptures, go dog sledding or take a trip on a Khivus motorship across the ice (payable locally). Meal Included: Breakfast.

Day 3, 2 January 

Today, visit the Baikal Musuem where you can virtually dive to the bottom of the lake and learn about the flora and fauna, some of which are unique to the area. In the afternoon, take a trip to the local market where you have the opportunity to buy souvenirs and try smoked Baikal fish. Meal Included: Breakfast.

Day 4, 3 January 

Visit the Talsty Open Air Ethnographic Museum located on the banks of the Angara River. The museum is home to examples of Eastern Siberian wooden architecture and will give you an insight into life in rural Russia. Transfer to Irkutsk for accommodation in Angara Hotel. Meal Included: Breakfast, Dinner.

Day 5, 4 January 

Free day in Irkutsk - spend the day at your leisure! Make the most of it before taking the flight back home the next day. Accommodation in Irkutsk – hotel “Angara”. Meal Included: Breakfast.

Day 6, 3 January 

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. Meal Included: Breakfast.

Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre

4 crown
Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre


Chkalov Street 15, 664025 Irkutsk, Russia


The hotel offers a perfect city centre location, just 3 minute walk from Kirov Square and the Angara River.


Rooms have large windows are equipped in dark wood furniture. Each has tea and coffee-making facilities, a mini fridge and a safe.


The hotel offers a well equipped fitness centre.

Business facilities

Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre offers well equipped conference and meeting rooms, catering for groups up to 300 people.

Other services

Guests can also benefit from a minimarket on site.

Hotel "Angara Hotel"

3 crown
Hotel "Angara Hotel" Hotel "Angara Hotel" Hotel "Angara Hotel"


Sukhe-Bator Str. 7, Irkutsk, Russia, 664011


This comforatble hotel is located in the heart of Irkutsk just a few steps from the Kirov Square and the main tourist attractions of the city. Therefore, most of rooms have beautiful panoramic views of the Irkutsk. The Irkutsk Airport is only a 15-minute drive while the railway and bus stations are just a 5-minute drive from the hotel.


  • 298 Rooms
  • 493 Places




  • Comfortable work area
  • Spacious Wardrobe
  • CRT TV
  • Telephone, intercity communication
  • Adjustable floor lamp
  • Electronic lock
  • Free Internet
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini fridge
  • Toiletries
  • Tea pair
  • Brush for footwear


  • Sauna
  • Billiard VIP Club
  • Restaurants and bars in the hotel

Krestovaya Pad

3 crown
Krestovaya Pad Krestovaya Pad Krestovaya Pad


664520, Irkutsk region, Listvyanka settlement, Gornaya street, 14 A


Set just 50 yards from the banks of Lake Baikal, Krestovaya Pad Hotel offers spectacular views, a sun terrace and a sauna.

New Year 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.

 Make an Enquiry



Lake Baikal New Year Tour is available on enquiry basis.

Please get in touch with our Destination Managers and they will put together a perfect holiday for you.

Standard Packages Include:

•  5 nights 3* accommodation based on 2 sharing a twin/double with private en suite facilities including breakfast (hotels may be subject to change)

•  Varied meal plan as outlined in the tour itinerary

•  New Year Gala Dinner(3 appetizers, 3 variants of salad, hot dish, fruits, dessert, alcohol: 1 bottle per person) 

•  Transfers as outlined in the tour itinerary

•  Excursions as outlined in the tour itinerary

•  Entrance fees to museums on the program: the Baikal Museum, Museum Taltsy

Package Does Not Include:

•  Flights (please speak with us to get the best prices on flights added to your tour)

•  Russian visa fees paid directly to Consulate

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