Lake Baikal 2020

Irkutsk – the Middle of the Earth

Sightseeing Tour
Irkutsk – the Middle of the Earth
Irkutsk - Listvyanka - Irkutsk

Duration :
3 days / 2 nights

- upon request

Tour price per person:
from 12 500
3 500 single room supplement

A short but interesting itinerary demonstrating the most prominent sights of Irkutsk and Listvyanka

The tour program:

Day 1

Arrival in Irkutsk. Transfer to the hotel, check-in*, time at leisure.

A sightseeing tour of Irkutsk, during which you will see the historical centre, the place, where over 300 years ago Irkutsk was founded; the Angara river’s embankment and the most prominent monuments of architecture. Excursion to the Znamenskiy Russian Orthodox convent with one of the most beautiful Siberian cathedrals noted for its iconostasis and graves on the territory (graves of the Decembrists, Gregory Shelikhov and others). A visit to the Ferris Wheel, from the height of which a panoramic view of the entire central part of Irkutsk city opens. After the sightseeing you will have some time for shopping at the central market and a souvenir store.

Lunch at a restaurant in the city centre.

Return to the hotel. Overnight.

Accommodation at the hotel
Meals incl.: lunch at the restaurant
A sightseeing tour of Irkutsk with excursion to museum
Day 2
Breakfast at the hotel’s restaurant. Departure for a whole-day excursion to Baikal lake (65 km). En route – visit to “Taltsy” Open-air ethnographic museum – a unique collection of architectural monuments, utensils and other things demonstrating the history, culture and everyday life of the people, who lived in Pribaikalye in the 19th century and the early 20th century.

Arrival at Listvyanka settlement located on the shore of Baikal lake. A stop at the Shaman-rock observation platform next to the Angara’s outflow from the lake, where you will hear a beautiful local legend and learn some curious customs connected with this place.

Lunch at a local restaurant (specialities made of Baikal fish).

Excursion to Baikal Ecological museum with a marvelous exposition on the lake’s flora and fauna including aquariums with live inhabitants of Baikal. Upon request – virtual submerging to the lake’s bottom (for extra charge). Walking tour around the settlement; visit to the functioning Russian Orthodox church of St. Nicholas-the-Miracle-Worker (the 19th century) and the local fish market. Return to Irkutsk. Overnight. 
Transfer to Listvyanka settle. (65 km)
Accommodation at the hotel
Meals incl.: breakfast at the hotel, lunch at the restaurant
A whole-day excursion to Listvyanka settlement
Day 3
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. Transfer to the airport or railway station. Departure.
Transfer to the airport or railway station
Meals incl.: breakfast at the hotel

Tour price:

 Number of people     Price per person, RUR
              1                 38 100
              2                 22 200
            3-5                 19 500
            6-7                  14 500
           8-11                 14 000
         12-14                 14 000
         15-20                 13 500
     21 and more                12 500

Tour price includes:
- hotel accommodation (2 nights) on twin-sharing basis; 
- meals as per program; 
- guided transfers and excursions as per program;
- museum entrance fees as per program.