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Irkutsk

Listvyanka and Circum Baikal railway

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Itinerary: Irkutsk – CBR - Listvyanka - Irkutsk

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Period: May – 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.

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.

2day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out.

Transfer to the railway station. 

Departure by Circum-Baikal Express

Fascinating trip by comfortable train. 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 excursions as well as free time for individual walking.

Arrival in Port Baikal. Ferry to Listvyanka.  

Листвянка – сибирский поселок на южном побережье Байкала, у истока реки Ангары. Только эта река выпадает из Великого озера.

Листвянка признана центром туризма на Байкале. Здесь гармонично сочетаются бескрайняя гладь великого озера, живописные холмы, покрытые хвойным лесом, деревенские дома и современные гостиницы.

Arrive at a hotel in Listvyanka. Check-in.   

3day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. 

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.

Return to the hotel. 

4day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. 

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.

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.

Visiting the sealarium.

Baikal seal (nerpa) is a symbol of Baikal, one of its most beautiful inhabitants. It’s difficult to meet nerpa in its natural habitat due to its reserved and fear character. Besides getting acquainted with nerpa’s character and behavior, you can see in the sealarium the first in the world trained nerpas show. They can sing, dance, play ball and even count.

Visit to the local fish and gifts market. 

Return to the hotel.

5day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out. 

Transfer to the railway station. 

Package price

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Package price per 1 person, group of 12 persons:

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SIngle room occupancy surcharge:

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Package price includes

double “standard” room occupancy

“Mayak” hotel (Listvyanka)

“Victory” 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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