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Winter tours



Winter tour to Lake Baikal

Dates: from January till April
Duration: 5 days/4 nights
Price per person – 25 000 R. (from 2 people in group)

Itinerary
Day 1
Arrival in Irkutsk. Hotel accommodation. Lunch at a local restaurant. Sightseeing tour around Irkutsk. You are going to visit the place of foundation of the city, where in 2011 thankful descendants built the chapel. You will visit the Church of Our Savior, which is called ‘the swansong of Russian architecture’. You will see the unique paintings on the front wall of the Church. We will come up to the monument devoted to the married couple -  Petr and Phevronia -  that was founded in 2011 according to the culture family program. You will visit the Epiphany Cathedral. You will be impressed by seeing the Roman-Catholic Church that was built in memory of Polish rebels who were sent in Siberia.
You will go round the Angara River embankment and see many interesting historic sites. In the end of city tour, you will go to the historic quarter where you will see many wooden houses.
Return to the hotel.
Dinner (extra paid)

Day 2
Breakfast.
Check out.
Our guide will meet you at the reception. You will go to the village of Listvyanka. The village of Listvyanka is located on the shore of Lake Baikal in 70 km far from Irkutsk. On the way, you will visit the ethnographic museum of Taltcy where you will see wooden houses built in the middle of the 18th century, the Church and the school. You can visit any house and see how Siberian people lived many years ago.
Hotel accommodation.
Lunch at a local café.
After lunch you are recommended to visit the Church of Saint Nicolaus, the Limnological Museum of Academy of Science devoted to Lake Baikal – its flora and fauna. In this museum you will see the Baikal seal – the unique mammal of Lake Baikal.
Dinner (extra paid).

Day 3
Breakfast.
Trip on the ice of Lake Baikal by air-cushion vehicles to the Circum Baikal Loop – the unique monument of architecture. It was the part of Trans-Siberian Railway, but nowadays due to the construction of hydro power electric station it does not work any longer.
It will take an hour to see the part of the Circum Baikal loop. It is warm and comfortable in the cabin. You can take brilliant photos while travelling on the ice by air-cushion vehicle.
Lunch at a local café.
After lunch, you will take part in dog sledding. The dogs will give you a ride in the snowy forest. We promise that you will like dog sledding.
Dinner (extra paid).

Day 4
Free day. You can order a tour by snowmobiles or spend free time walking in the forest or skiing on the slope of Cherskiy. We also recommend you to visit the fish and souvenir market in Listvyanka, where you can find presents for your relatives and friends.

Day 5
Breakfast. Check out before 12:00 a.m. Transfer to Irkutsk by car.

See you later, Lake Baikal!

Price includes:

 

  • Transport service (car rent)
  • Guide service (Russian and English speaking guide) – on the 1st and 2nd days
  • Accommodation in the hotels (BB)
  • Lunch during the excursions

Price does not include:

 

  • Museum entrance fee
  • Dinner