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Round Baikal Railway



This small adventure will be interesting to everybody. It lasts all day long and during this trip you will be able to see the southern part of Lake Baikal.  The Circum Baikal Railway is the trans-Siberian Railway section that was built more than 100 years ago. There are a lot of beautifully constructed tunnels and bridges along the way. Nowadays this section does not work any longer due to the construction of the hydropower electric station on the Angara River that resulted in flooding the part of the Railway. On the way you can enjoy picturesque views of Lake Baikal. Our guide will tell you interesting facts about the construction of the Circum Baikal Railway.

Itinerary

There are two variants of the trip depending on the day of the week.
On Wednesday and Saturday you depart from Irkutsk railway station at 8 a.m. The train goes to Slydyanka, and then turns to the old railway. On the way you will see many tunnels, cut through the rocks, bridges, aqueducts and headwalls. The train makes stops from 15 min to an hour and a half, so that you can walk on the shore of Lake Baikal and take photos. At 8 p.m. the train comes to Port Baikal. Tourists take a ferry to Listvyanka. In winter tourists are delivered by air-cushion vessel. Then tourists go to Irkutsk by comfortable bus. Arrival in Irkutsk at 10 p.m.
On Thursday and Sunday at 9 a.m. you depart from Okhopkov’s Drama theatre situated in the center of Irkutsk. You will go to Listvyanka by comfortable bus. The way to Listvyanka takes about an hour. After arrival you take a ferry to Port Baikal where the touristic train waits for tourists. The train makes stops from 15 min to an hour and a half, so that you can walk on the shore of Lake Baikal and take photos. At 6 p.m. the train comes to Slydyanka, then goes to Irkutsk. You arrive in Irkutsk at 10 p.m.
Additional train in summer goes on Friday. You depart from Irkutsk railway station at 8 a.m. The train goes to Kultuk without stopping at Slydyanka, and then turns to the old railway. On the way you will see many tunnels, cut through the rocks, bridges, aqueducts and headwalls. The train makes stops from 15 min to an hour and a half, so that you can walk on the shore of Lake Baikal and take photos. At 5 p.m. the train comes to Port Baikal. Tourists take a ferry to Listvyanka. In winter tourists are delivered by air-cushion vessel. Then tourists go to Irkutsk by comfortable bus. Arrival in Irkutsk at 8 p.m.

Meals (extra paid) are offered only in the 1st class railway carriage. In wintertime, meals are not offered, so that you should take a snack with you.

Price

1st class carriage – 5000 R. per person
2nd class carriage – 4500 R. per person

Price includes:

Transport service (train, ferry, bus)
Guide service

Price does not include:

Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) – 2200 R. per person.
Lunch-box – 800 R. per person.