Lake Baikal New Year Break
Lake Baikal New Year Break

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Lake Baikal New Year Break
6 days, 5 nights from 610 £

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 2018

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? (L, D)

Day 2
1 January 2019

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). (B)

Day 3
2 January 2019

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. (B)

Day 4
3 January 2019

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. (B, D)

Day 5
4 January 2019

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”. (B)

Day 6
3 January 2019

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

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DEPARTURE 2018 Prices based on 2 passengers travelling,
PER PERSON FROM, excluding flights
31 DECEMBER 2018 - 5 JANUARY 2019 SOLD OUT From £830 per person
DEPARTURE 2019 Prices based on 2 passengers travelling,
PER PERSON FROM, excluding flights

We also offer discounts for larger groups:

4 passengers: from £670 per person

6-8 passengers: from £630 per person

10 passengers: from £605 per person


Tour Includes:

  • 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

Tour Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Russian visa fees paid directly to Consulate
Contact us by phone or email today with any queries, to book, or for excellent rates and service on add-ons to your trip.

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