Baikal – a smile of the Earth

Price from 550 Euro
Siberia is very huge. There is always not enough time to see everything you want. This tour allows seeing the major sights of Lake Baikal for less than a week.

Route:Irkutsk – Olkhon – Listvyanka – Ulan-Ude

6 days/5 nights
Second half of June– second half of August
Excursion, bus tour
Private travelling
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1 day Arrival in Irkutsk

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Distance per day: 30km by bus

Arrival to Irkutsk. Meeting with a guide and transfer for lunch at city restaurant. Start Irkutsk city tour. Main sights: The square of three churches: Epiphany cathedral, the Church of the Savoir, Polish Cathedral  The monument to Alexander III 130th Quarte Decembrist’s Museum.
Check in hotel, dinner at hotel restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

2 day Cruise to Olhkon Island

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B/L (boxed)/D
Distance per day: 450 km by ship, 3 km on foot

06:45 Bus transfer to Listvyanka 08:15 Boarding Cometa
12:15 Arrival in Olkhon
12:15-16:50 Olkhon tour (cape Burkhan, Shamanka rock, Khuzhir village, lunch, Cape Khorgoy, the ancient wall)
Olkhon Island is worth visiting because of its energy and historical value. The Buryat people believe that Olkhon Island is energetically strong place where the first shaman was gifted his shamanic power.
16:30/17:00 Departure from Zagli Bay, Olhon Island
21:00 Arrival in Listvyanka
Check-in at hotel

3 day Listvyanka sightseeing

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Distance per day: 90 km by bus

Start of excursion to Listvyanka.
Going uphill by the ropeway to the observation viewpoint Chersky Stone, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Lake.
Viisit Baikal museum visit where you will get to know about Lake, Baikal flora and fauna, meet Baikal seals in aquarium and make an interactive diving tour to the Baikal bottom.
Then visit ancient wooden Saint Nicolas Church and fish and souvenir markets.
On the way to Irkutsk visit the ethnographical museum of wooden architecture Taltsy (about 40 km from Irkutsk) where you will see a lot of ancient wooden houses, real Buryat and Evenk traditional houses.
Upon arrival in Irkutsk, check-in at hotel, rest.

4 day Departure to Ulan-Ude

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Distance per day: 10 km by bus

Take a day train to Ulan-Ude
08:57 Departure by train #008 to Ulan-Ude
16:22 Arrival in Ulan-Ude
Transfer to hotel, check-in

5 day Exploration of Ulan-Ude

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Distance per day: 120 km by bus

Today you will get acquaintance with Ulan-Ude, which is also known as the capital of Baikal… its Asia part.
Going through the main places of interest with an experienced guide, you will know the history of the city since its foundation until the present days, memorable events and interesting facts.
Afterwards we invite you to visit the old believer family.
This short visit will become a real trip to the past. You will visit the museum of old believers, local church, and have fun with locals, hear their traditional songs and take part in games. Lunch with local dishes is included. Don’t miss it! Coming back to Ulan-Ude.
Overnight at hotel. Visiting Ivolginsky Datsan is available for extra charge.

6 day Flight back home

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Distance per day: 15 km by bus

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to the airport

 Price - from 550 Euro per person

  • Twin accommodation and meals as per program
  • English-speaking guide services
  • Meals as mentioned (B-breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • Transport services
  • Entrance tickets
  • Train ticket Irkutsk-Ulan-Ude (2d class, 4-berth compartment)
  • Scheduled group transfer Irkutsk - Olkhon Island- Olkhon by fast boat
  • 180 Euro per person
  • Airline, train tickets
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Insurance
  • Souvenirs
  • Services, not mentioned in the program
  • The price is valid till the 01st of October 2020. The mentioned rates are valid for 6 people in a group. But the tour may be conducted from 1 up to 10 participants. The price for other number of participants is upon request.

    If you travel by train this tour might be a good decision to get acquaintance with Lake Baikal. The short but interesting program covered all the main places of interest.. SiberiaDa Tour highlight

    Accommodation en route

    Irkutsk hotel 3*
    We offer to stay at Irkutsk hotel ***, located in the city center. This hotel is one of the first hotel opened in Irkutsk.
    The hotel is located close to the Angara quay, some rooms have the Angara river view. Nowadays this is modern hotel with good quality services. There are fresh rooms with all necessary stuff, private WC and shower (or bathtub), open buffet, Wi-Fi).
    Distance from airport: 10 km
    Distance from railway station: 3 km
    Available category of rooms: Standard, Superior, Junior Suite, De-luxe, Executive de-luxe, Presidential de-luxe

    Krestovaya Pad hotel 3*
    This is one of the best hotels in Listvyanka settlement. The hotel is located in 15 minutes walking from Baikal shore.
    The hotel is built in the chalet style. There are several wooden houses with comfortable rooms. Private WC and shower are in every room. Wi-Fi is also available. Breakfast is an open buffet.
    Distance from airport: 140 km (the nearest one in Irkutsk)
    Distance from railway station: 150 km (the nearest one in Irkutsk)
    Available category of rooms: Standard, Superior, Luxe, VIP cottage

    Buryatia hotel 3*
    This hotel has good quality and price policy in the city. A good location adds more advantages.
    The rooms have private bathroom, TV set, and fridge. The beds might be two separates or a big-size bed. Wi-Fi is also available. There is a good restaurant inside a hotel.
    Distance from airport: 15 km
    Distance from railway station: 2 km
    Available category of rooms: Economy, Standard, Junior Suite, Luxe, Apartments

    Route distance

    By car asphalt road
    390 km
    By ship
    300 km
    25 km
    On foot
    3 km

    The trip is organized by comfortable vehicle depending on a group size.

    Itinerary start and finish point

    Start is in Irkutsk and finish is in Ulan-Ude.
    Arrival and departure transfers are included.

    Travel tips

    Before go to Siberia, we kindly ask to learn travel tips carefully.

    What to take

    This trip is an excursion kind of tour with the elements of some activities. It means you don’t need any special equipment; please take with you all the necessary things for leisure vacation.

    Limitations & dangers

    Age: from 12 years.
    No special physical fit is required.
    Tick-borne insurance is recommended.

    Booking steps

    1. Send us a request
    2. Confirm an itinerary
    3. Conclude a contract
    4. Make prepayment, full payment
    5. Receive the vouchers, pack the stuff and start travelling


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