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Circum Baikal railway train on the bridge summer tour

Classic Baikal Tour

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  • 3 Days
  • Group : 1-12 People
  • Min Age : 8+

This classical tour will help you to see lake Baikal , Circumbaikla Railway , visit interesting museums and admire Buryat folklore in Ust-Orda village.

Group Discount

Price of this tour in group of 2 people is 57 000 RUB. per person.

Price of this tour in group of 4 people is 39 500 RUB. per person.

Price of this tour in group of 6 people is 34 500 RUB. per person.

Price Includes

  • Transfers
  • 3 course meal
  • English-speaking guide’s service
  • Visits and excursions
  • All entrance fees
  • Tickets for the Circum-Baikal train, 1st class
  • Buryat folklor, meeting with shaman
  • Accommodation (4 nights)

Extra charge

  • Flight or transfer to Irkutsk from the place of arrival, and further, departure or transfer to the next place of arriving after the end of the program
  • Saunas
  • Alcohol
  • Food, excluding those in the program
  • Additional services listed in the program for an additional fee or not specified in the program
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Irkutsk. Meet with the guide. Departure from Irkutsk to Listvyanka (70 km) by road;
Excursion to the museum of wooden architecture in the open air “Taltsy”; Stop at the viewing platform at the Shaman Stone; Lunch with fish menu at a local restaurant “Last Century “;
Excursion to the Museum of Lake Baikal with a tour to the exhibition and Limnological aquarium. Rise by cableway at Stone Chersky (returning by feet,distance – 1.7km); Visit to the wooden St. Nicholas Church in Krestovaya fall the pier, fish market and souvenir rows;
Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the pier. Departure from Listvyanka to Peschanaya bay by boat. Lunch on the boat. Arrival to Peschanaya bay. Trekking to Babushka Bay that is one of the most beautiful on Lake Baikal. The excursion route takes place along the picturesque mountain path passing along the Primorsky Range. Peschanaya Bay is famous for its stilted trees, magnificent sea views from the cliffs surrounding the bay and a great sandy beach. The ship will wait in the bay! Russian banya on the shore of Lake Baikal in the evening should be paid for separately to maintainer at destination. After good warming up in banya one can take a dip in cold water of Baikal. Dinner on the board. Overnight.

Day 3

Breakfast on the board. Walking around the bay “Bolshie Koty`. Bolshie Koty is a settlement located on the western shore of Lake Baikal, 20 km to the north of Listvyanka settlement. Its name originates from the words “kotky” or “koty”. It was a name of wooden shoes that was made for convicts in this place. Return to the boat, departure to Listvyanka. Arrival in Listvyanka. Transfer to Irkutsk. Short city tour.

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FAQ

I’m a solo traveler can I join a group?

Yes, we can offer you a SINGLE room accommodation at the hotels.
We can also join you in a group. Please, send us your desired travel dates.

How can I book this tour?

Please, send us the desired travel dates, number of persons, your passport and flight details. We sign a contract with you, and on the basis of the contract we will send you the invoice for the prepayment. You can pay by credit card (VISA or MASTER CARD) and in cash. After we receive the prepayment we will send you the confirmation of the program.

Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

The price is fixed in RUB. The price in EUR/USD changes every day according to the current exchange rate. All the payment details we will send you by e-mail.

Do the restaurants provide vegetarian menu?

Yes, all the restaurants provide vegetarian menu.

When is it necessary to book a tour?

The best time to book a tour is 1-2 months in advance. Please note that almost all the tours require the Early Booking. The earlier you book the tour and pay for it, the better price you will have. For individual programs the booking time is 2-3 months before the start of the tour. June – September (summer) and January – March (winter) is a high season, so you should take care of your vacation in advance. In this case, you will get the best hotels, the best guides and the best programs. However, if you decide to go to Lake Baikal on the eve of your planned vacation, we will still be glad to offer the best program and services due to our vast experience in this field.

Who will meet us in Irkutsk?

Before you arrive in Irkutsk we will already have all your travel details. So you will be met by a company representative (tourist guide) with the sign “BaikalNova” or your “NAME” at the airport (or at the train station).

Do you have a discount system or any special offers?

Yes, we have some special tour discounts. Besides, we can provide an individual discount after we discuss your program details.

What kind of transport do you provide?

We always provide a safe transfer of the passengers to Lake Baikal on comfortable buses (45 seats, 35 seats, 21 seats, 19 seats, 12 seats, 7 seats, private cars and Jeeps) with comfortable seats, large windows, air conditioning / climate control and professional drivers.

Do you have a German speaking guide?

Yes, you can be accompanied by a German speaking guide. Our company works with French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Polish and English speaking guides. All our guides are certified for the guiding practice and accredited in the museums of the city. They are all in love with Lake Baikal and their native land. So, they are sure to help you discover traditions and the unique beauty of our Siberian land.

What's the difference between an electric train and a retro train?

Difference between the trains is that the retro train has a real steam locomotive at the head of the train. This fact makes the train more authentic. The carriages of both trains are almost the same, except that the electric train has two classes of carriage.

What kind of services affect the cost of the program?

The price depends on the hotel you choose. We can offer you homestay, guesthouse, hostel, hotel *** or hotel ****. The price depends on the kind of transfer you prefer (individual or group), accompaniment of the guide throughout the whole program of the tour. We can offer you excursions with a local guide for each part of the Baikal.

What should we take for a winter trip?

Participants of the tour must have adequate warm clothes for winter expeditions and additional equipment: a sleeping bag, a down jacket, insulated coveralls, a fleece jacket, a warm hat, 2 pairs of warm socks and gloves, winter boots, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen, a personal flashlight, personal first aid kit, a large towel for bathing in the springs.

Is tick vaccination necessary?

It is strongly recommended to have vaccination against tick-borne encephalitis. Ticks are active from early May to mid-July. Although we avoid visiting places of greatest tick-borne activity, insurance of encephalitis is included in the cost of our active tours.

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