Listvyanka - Circum-Baikal railway - Small Sea
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Price from: 760 EUR
Listvyanka - Circum-Baikal railway - Small Sea
Duration: 8 days/ 7 nights
Cost of the tour (group from 2 pax):
single accommodation (economy class)- 930 euro /person
single accommodation (renovated rooms)- 1025 euro /person
double accommodation (standard rooms)- 760 euro /person
double accommodation (renovated rooms)- 810 euro /person
On arrival (airport or railway station) pick-up by the company representative, leaving for Listvyanka, located at the distance of 70 km from Irkutsk. En-route - a stop (1 hour) at the 47th km of Baikal motorway for the wooden architecture museum "Taltsy", featuring the exposition of culture and everyday life of the Eastern Siberian peoples: Ilimsk fortress, parish school, Kazan' chapel, pottery shop, water-mill cascade, the settlements of the Tofalars, the Evenks and the Buryats.
Arrival to Listvyanka, accommodation in a double room.
* Listvyanka the first closest to Irkutsk tourist center is famous for Baikal museum of Limnological Institute, featuring Baikal fishes and genuine Baikal nerpas (seals).
Famous Shaman-rock, wrapped into a wonderful, but rather sad legend will be visible from the observation point of Cherskii stone.
In the local market you have the possibility not only to buy different kinds of souvenirs and hand-made crafts from stone, wood, glass and birch bark made by Siberian artists, but also taste cold and hot smoked Baikal fish - omul, grayling and white fish.
Lunch at the local restaurant.
* Here you`ll taste the most famous dishes of Baikal cuisine.
Visiting the Cherskii stone where you`ll be impressed by the splendidpanoramic view upon Baikal lake and the upper stream of the Angara River.
* Cherskii stone is the observing point over the Baikal shore at the altitude of 700 m. You can get there either by the chair-lift or on foot. The walking will take about 40 minutes.
Returning to the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer to the harbor
At 10:45 going by boat to Port Baikal from Listvyanka, visiting the museum of Railways, embarkation on the train and start of excursion along the Circum-Baikal railways.
Excursion lasts from 11 a.m. till 8 p.m. There will be an exciting guided excursion with stops in the most interesting places of the Circum-Baikal railways: 102th km - Supporting wall "Italian", 110th km - Polovinnaya ('Half') valley, 123rd km - Kirkireiskii complex, 130th km - Shabartui complex of artificial constructions, 149th km - Staraya ('Old') Angasolka, 166th km - Slyudyanka.
Arrival to the railway station in Irkutsk at 22:00. Transfer to the hotel
At 09:00 leaving by a fixed-route bus to the tourist complex "Baikal Dar", located in the Small Sea of Baikal lake (250 km, about 4.5 hours en-route). Accommodation in a double rooms (3- and 4 persons accommodation is possible). Three meals per day in the cafe-bar.
Small Sea of Baikal lake or Narin-Dalai (its Buryat name, which means "narrow sea") separates Olkhon island from the big land. It is probably the most popular place for the tourists, as its bays and gulfs with sandy and pebble beaches are relatively shallow and the water warms up in summer till +22-24°?.
Start of the tourist season 20.06-05.07, high season 15.07-10.08, end of the season 20-25.08.
Holidays in the tourist camp "Baikal Dar"
At your service for additional payment:
horse-riding training with professional instructors;
horse riding in the surroundings;
trekkings, automobile and water excursions to the most interesting sights of the Small Sea and Olkhon island (Sarma gorge, Glacier, Meteorite lake, Kurykan walls, Mount Laninskaya, cave "Mechta" ('Dream'), Kurma grottoes);
water attractions in Mukhor bay (air-banana riding, rent of boats and jet ski);
open garden house for outdoors grill
paintball, shooting room;
dancing ground with the modern light and sound systems; during the day it is used as a tennis ground;
Check-out at 12:00, transfer to Irkutsk (bus from 13:00 till 14:00). Arrival to the city at 18:00 - 19:00. Accommodation at "Irkutsk" hotel.
Check-out. Transfer to the airport or railway station
The tour cost includes:
Airport or railway station pick-up, transfer to Listvyanka, transfer to Listvyanka harbor, transfer to the railway station or airport on departure day;
Accommodation within the itinerary: Irkutsk - 2 nights, incl. breakfast, Listvyanka - 1 night incl. breakfast, Small Sea (tourist complex "Baikal Dar" - 4 nights/ incl. 3 meals per day).
Guided tour in Listvyanka by car (incl. Baikal museum, going up and down by chair lift).
Lunch in Listvyanka, lunch during the tour along Circum-Baikal railways (packed lunch) We recommend to take with you some additional snacks for the latter tour (biscuits, nuts, juice, etc.)
tickets for the tourist train (1st class) along the Circum-Baikal railways
Services of a guide within the itinerary;
pick-up in Irkutsk and transfer to the hotel on arrival from the Circum-Baikal tour;
Transfer Irkutsk - tourist complex "Baikal Dar" - Irkutsk
Not included in the tour cost:
additional services not mentioned in the itinerary
excursions provided by the tourist complex