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Irkutsk

Combined tour: cruise and rest on Olkhon island

from 1168 $

Itinerary: Irkutsk - Listvyanka - CBR - Sandy bay - Olkhon island

Duration: 8 days/7 nights

Period: June - September 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 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

Visit to the local fish and gifts market.

Arrive at a hotel in Listvyanka. Check-in. 

2day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out. 

Transfer to the pier. 

Boarding on a cruise ship. 

Cruising along Circum Baikal railway. 

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 excursions as well as free time for individual walking.

Lunch on board. 

Several stops are provided during the trip with short walking excursions as well as free time for individual walking.

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

3day

Breakfast on board.

Departure to Sandy bay (travel will take about 5 hours)

Sandy Bay is one of the most famous and pictorial locations of Baikal named “Siberian Riviera”. Sandy Bay is located on the territory Pribaikalsky National Park and has status of state landscape natural landmark.

Here you can see famous “stilted trees”; water and wind are constantly washing and blowing away soil from under them.

Clear sandy beach having semicircle shape, 750 m length and 15-20 m width, is framed by pyramid-shaped rocks. There is benign microclimate and large number of sunny days per year in Sandy Bay.

Lunch on board. 

Dinner on board. 

Overnight on board. 

4day

Breakfast on board. 

Departure to Olkhon island (travel will take about 8-9 hours).

The biggest island of Baikal located in the central part of the lake. Unique nature of the lake has various landscapes and marvelous sceneries: spacious hilly steppes, pine woods and pictorial rocks.

There are plenty of archeological landmarks and ancient legends connected with Olkhon Island.

Lunch on board. 

Cruise to Ogoi Island

Departure to the islands of Maloe More by motor ship. You will rise to sacred Buddhist Serenity Stupa devoted to Buddhist goddess overpowering all negative manifestations in the world. You will have possibility to walk around the Stupa: according to Buddhism, walking around sacred places with kind thoughts and intentions promises your wishes come true.

Arrival on Olkhon island. Leaving the cruise ship. 

Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant. 

5day

Завтрак в ресторане гостиницы.

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. 

Trip to Khoboy Cape

Travelling by SUV at the northern part of the island you will see the most beautiful locations, natural landmarks and religious places.

Arrival to Khoboy Cape – the most northern point of Olchon Island; there is panoramic view to Baikal opening from there.

Picnic with Baikal fish soup.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant. 

 

6day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant.

Leisure time.

Lunch at the hotel restaurant. 

Leisure time.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.  

7day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out. 

Departure to Irkutsk. 

Lunch at a cafe in Ust Orda. You’ll enjoy Buryat cuisine dishes.

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. 

8day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out.

Transfer to the airport or railway station. 

Package price

Package price per 1 person, group of 8 persons:

1691 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 10 persons:

1469 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 12 persons:

1336 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 14 persons:

1253 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 16 persons:

1168 $.

Package price includes

double “standard” room occupancy

“Mayak” hotel (Listvyanka)

“Baikal view” hotel (Olkhon island)

“Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Centre” (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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