This interesting tour will help you to see lake Baikal. Peschanaya Bay is a visiting card of Baikal and a wonderful miracle – you can’t take your eyes off. The Bay is located in the middle of two rocks: the Small Bell Tower and the Big Bell Tower, with a beautiful beach. Mighty waves lift white sand from the very bottom of Lake Baikal.
Rout: Irkutsk – Listvyanka village –Peschanaya Bay – Bolshie Koty – Irkutsk
Price per person in the group of 4 participants: 49950 RUB/pers.
Price per person in the group of 6 participants: 39950 RUB/pers.
Price per person in the group of 8 participants: 29950 RUB/pers.
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.
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.
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.
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.