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Irkutsk

Baikal ice expedition trip

from 751 $

Itinerary: Irkutsk – Listvyanka – CBR - Bolshoe Goloustnoe

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Period: February – March 2020

Day by day itinerary

1day

Arrival in Irkutsk.

Welcome to Irkutsk – capital of Eastern Siberia! We will meet you in the airport or railway station.

Departure to Listvyanka (65 km from Irkutsk, travel will take 1 hour).

Listvyanka is Siberian village located on southern coast of Baikal Lake, at the source of Angara – the only river flowing from this unique lake.

Listvyanka is justly considered as the center of tourism on Baikal. There is harmonious combination of endless mirror-like surface of the great lake, pictorial hills covered by softwood forest, rural houses and modern hotels.

Visit to the Baikal Museum.

You will get acquainted with inhabitants of Baikal underwater world: Baikal seal (nerpa), omul, umber, sturgeon dwelling in unique aquarium where natural Baikal water taken from over 400 meters depth is used.

You will also make virtual immersion in the bathyscaphe to the bottom of Baikal, to its maximum depth – 1637 meters.

Lunch at a restaurant in Listvyanka. You’ll enjoy Baikal fish dishes.

Viewing trip in Listvyanka.

Within sightseeing tour, you will visit observation platform opposite Shaman-Stone and will learn a legend about Baikal and his daughter Angara, visit St. Nicholas Church built in XVIII century.

Arrive at a hotel in Listvyanka. Check-in. 

2day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Visiting Baikal dogs sledding centre. You will meet friendly Siberian Husky dogs.

Dogs sledding will give you unforgettable impressions and positive emotions.

Visit to the architectural and ethnographical museum “Taltsy”.

You will visit outdoor museum complex located in the pictorial environment, by the side of Angara River. Unique historical, architectural and ethnographical landmarks dated back to XVII – XX centuries are collected in the museum.

Return to the hotel.

3day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Trip by hovercraft on Baikal ice along Circum Baikal Railway. 

During the trip, you will enjoy pictorial coastal landscape of Baikal Lake and unique combination of wild nature and architecture of engineering structures.

Circum-Baikal Railway has 38 tunnels having total length 9063 meters, 248 bridges and viaducts. With reference to saturation of engineering structures, Circum-Baikal Railway has no peers in Russia and takes one of the leading places in the world.

Several stops are provided during the trip with short walking tours.

Return to Lisrvyanka.

Rising by the ropeway to the observation platform of Czerski Stone (728 meters height).

There is amazing panoramic view to Baikal Lake, source of Angara and Chamar-Daban mountains.

Visit to the local fish and gifts market.

Return to the hotel. 

4day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Expedition by snowmobiles on Baikal ice

Itinerary goes along western coast. You will see Skriper Rock and Kadilny Cape. You will ride by snowmobile through ice-hummocks, cracks and open ice glassy. Several stops for making photo and sightseeing are provided.

Lunch.

Return to the hotel.

5day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out.

Departure to Irkutsk.

City tour.  

Irkutsk is Siberian city founded 350 years ago and having over 700 historical and cultural landmarks.

During sightseeing tour, you will see the main sights of Irkutsk: historical start of Irkutsk city – place of construction of Irkutsk dungeon, Spassky Church, Znamensky Nunnery, admiral Kolchak monument, Karl Marx street, Kirov public garden, Gagarin boulevard and 130th block.

Arrive at a hotel in Irkutsk. Check-in. 

6day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out.

Transfer to the airport or railway station. 

 

Package price

Package price per 1 person, group of 2 persons:

1249 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 4 persons:

958 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 6 persons:

848 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 8 persons:

796 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 10 persons:

776 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 12 persons:

751 $.

Package price includes

double “standard” room occupancy

“Mayak” hotel (Listvyanka)

“Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre” hotel (Irkutsk)

excursions as per the itinerary

guide service as per the itinerary

entry tickets as per the itinerary

meals as per the itinerary

transportation as per the itinerary

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