This short tour will help you discover Irkutsk and lake Baikal. This tour is convenient for persons who travel by Trans-Siberian Railway and have not much time for long travel in each region.
Price per person in the group of 2 participants: 26 500 RUB/pers.
Price per person in the group of 4 participants: 18 500 RUB/pers.
Price per person in the group of 6 participants: 15 500 RUB/pers.
Arrival in Irkutsk. Meeting with guide. City tour, 4 hours with visiting the Decembrists’ museum, Kirov Square, enter to Church , Karl Marks Street, Lenin Street. Lunch at the restaurant (tasting dishes of Siberian cuisine).
Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Meeting with the guide. Transfer to Listvyanka. On the way excursion to Taltsy museum. Visit to the museum of Baikal lake with the aquarium of Nerpa, the Baikal Seal. Visit by cable car to Chersky Rock where the beautiful view opens at the south part of lake Baikal and source of the Angara river. The guide will tell you the beautiful legend about Lake Baikal and his daughter, the Angara river. Walking tour at the village Krestovka with visit to the Saint Nicolas church. Lunch at a local restaurant, tasting dishes of lake Baikal fish. Visit to the local market, selling smoked fish and souvenirs. BOAT CRUISE for 1 hour.
Transfer to Irkutsk. Accommodation at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight.
Breakfast. Transfer to the train station. Seeing off
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.
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.
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.
Yes, all the restaurants provide vegetarian menu.
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.
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).
Yes, we have some special tour discounts. Besides, we can provide an individual discount after we discuss your program details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.