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Irkutsk

Listvyanka, Olkhon and Siberian winter

from 542 $

Itinerary: Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Olkhon island – Irkutsk

Duration: 6 days/5 nights

Period: February – March 2021

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.

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.

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.

Return to the hotel in Irkutsk.

3day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out. 

Departure to Olkhon island (300 km from Irkutsk, travel will take about 5 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.

Arrival in Sakhurta village. Crossing to Olkhon island. 

Arrival in Olkhon island. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.

Lunch at the hotel restaurant.

Hiking to Shamanka Rock

Shamanka Rock is a landmark of Baikal Lake and Olchon Island. It is natural and historical landmark as well as sacral place for locals. This rock is one of nine great sacred objects of Asia.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

4day

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 on the ice. 

Return to the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant. 

5day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out. 

Departure to Irkutsk.

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 12 persons:

542 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 10 persons:

581 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 8 persons:

640 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 6 persons:

679 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 4 persons:

848 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 2 persons:

1240 $.

Single rooms occupancy surcharge:

166 $.

Package price includes

double “standard” room occupancy

hotel 3* (Irkutsk)

hotel (Olkhon island)

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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