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Cruise «The Heart of Baikal»

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  • 3 Days
  • Group : 1-15 People
  • Min Age : 2+
  • 25.07.2020 — 27.07.2020 / 05.08.2020 — 07.08.2020 / 15.08.2020 — 17.08.2020

Route: Maloye More(the Small Sea) – Peschanaya Bay – Circum-Baikal railway (CBR)  – Listvyanka Settlement

Group Discount

Accommodation in a single cabin

(rubles per person)

Accommodation in a double cabin

(rubles per person)

Accommodation in a double cabin

(rubles per person)

Accommodation in a family cabin

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Accommodation in a family cabin

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single occupancy

double occupancy

single occupancy

triple occupancy

four-seater accommodation

39 500

39 500

49 000

33 000

28 000

Discounts
  • children under 3 years old free of charge (without a seat),
  • children from 3 to 7 years old – 10%
  • children from 7 to 12 years old – 5%

 

Price Includes

  • Excursions
  • Accommodation aboard the ship
  • Meals (FB)
  • Fees for visits to national parks
  • The medical insurance
  • Guide services
  • Fishing kits
  • On-board sauna use
  • Insurance
  • fishing equipment
  • Use of the sauna on motor board
  • Use of a motor boat in good weather
  • Information material provided prior to travel

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 1Islands of Maloe More (the Small Sea). Olkhon Island

Breakfast on board the ship
The end of the cruises «Golden Ring of Baikal” and “Mini golden ring of Baikal».
Disembarkation of tourists in the village of Sakhurta (MRS).
After disembarking passengers, departure to one of the bays of the Small Sea.

The beginning of the cruise «The Heart of Baikal».
Embarkation is from 2 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Sakhyurta (MRS) wharf on Maloe More (the Small Sea)
Dinner on board the ship
Having passed the strait the motor ship goes to the Great Baikal, the lake’s middle basin with a maximum depth of 1400 meters, and passes along picturesque western lake shore to the south.

If the water is calm sightseeing stop at the white marble rock “Sagan-Zaba” and viewing rock paintings (petroglyphs) of III-V centuries AD are possible on the way. The academician Okladnikov says: “petroglyphs of Sagan-Zaba are the real pearl of ancient culture and art of the peoples of Eastern Siberia. They are the most complex of all known rock paintings on the entire territory from Ural to the Pacific ocean due to their composition, writing and diversity of scenes.”

Arrival in Sennaya Bay which is a cordon of Baikal National Park is in the evening. In the evening one can visit Russian banya located on the shore of Lake Baikal.
Supper and overnight stay on board the motor ship.
The distance of the voyage is 120 kilometers, travel time is 8-10 hours.

Day 2Pearl of Baikal

Breakfast on board the ship
As an option one can have a walking tour along Baikal shore from Sennaya Bay to Peschanaya Bay (6 kilometers). 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 motor ship will wait in the bay. Dinner on board the ship
Passage to Circum-Baikal railway (CBR).
Circum-Baikal Railway is a unique historical and cultural complex, which includes monuments of history, technology, engineering, nature and absolutely unique landscapes. Constructive works and civilian objects left by past cultural epoch the most directly touch with geocomplexes.
Circum-Baikal Railway surpassed all the built railway lines in the world by the number of various kinds of objects per 1 km of track and the difficulty of their implementation. It’s considered to be the most beautiful railway among all the others in the world. There are about 39 tunnels, 500 grooves, culverts, bridges and viaducts including 6 grooves, 15 stone culverts, 411 small metal bridges and so forth on the railway.

The motor ship stops for a night in one of the convenient bays of Circum-Baikal Railway.
Walking guided tour through abandoned tunnels and galleries.
Supper and overnight stay on board themotor ship.
The distance of the voyage is 100 kilometers, travel time is about 8 hours.

Day 3Farewell to Baikal

Breakfast on board the motor ship.
Passage to Listvyanka, located at the source of the Angara River, after breakfast (2 hours). The end of the cruise.
At 12:00 p.m. disembarkation on the main wharf of Listvyanka opposite the biggest hotel on Lake Baikal – the hotel “Mayak”.
The distance of the voyage is 20-30 kilometers, travel time is about 1-2 hours.

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.

The time of embarkation and disembarkation can change, additionally specify when booking a cruise.
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