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Moscow – Irkutsk – Circum Baikal railway

from 736 $

Itinerary: Moscow - Irkutsk - Listvyanka - Circum Baikal railway

Duration: 10 days/9 nights

Period: all year round

Day by day itinerary

1day

Arrival in Moscow. Meet & Greet.

Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.

Dinner at a hotel restaurant.

Return to the hotel.

2day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out.

City tour.

During the city tour you will see Tverskaya street, Manezhnaya Square, Bolshoy theatre, KGB Headquarter, Kremlin embankment with Kremlin walls view, Cathedral of Our Saviour, Novodevichi Monastery, Vorobiovy (Lenin’s) Hill with University and Observation platform, Poklonnaya Hill with Victory Park, Kutuzovsky Prospect with Triumphalnaya Arch.

Walk on Red Square.

You’ll see Lenin’s mausoleum, St.Basil’s cathedral and GUM store.

Moscow metro tour.

One of the largest and most grandly built underground rail systems in the world, the Moscow Metro was designed to showcase the Soviet Union’s achievements, for Russians and international visitors. It opened in 1935 with one line and 13 stations, but today has more than 180 stations. The labyrinth of tunnels remains one of the deepest in the world.

Walk on Old Arbat street.

Ancient pedestrian street.

Dinner at a city restaurant.

Transfer to the railway station.

Departure to Irkutsk.

3day

On board. 

4day

On board

5day

On board

6day

Morning arrival in Irkutsk. Meet & Greet.

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

Breakfast at a city restaurant.

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.

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.

Arrive at the hotel in Listvyanka. Check-in.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

7day

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.

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.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

8day

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.

Return to Listvyanka.

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.

Return to the hotel.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

9day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out.

Transfer to the pier.

Ferry to Port Baikal.

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 Irkutsk.

Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.

Dinner at the hotel restaurant.

10day

Breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Check-out.

Transfer to the airport. 

 

Package price

Package price per 1 person, group of 10 persons:

885 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 14 persons:

871 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 16 persons:

857 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 20 persons:

750 $.

Package price per 1 person, group of 24 persons:

736 $.

Train fare per 1 person:

275 $.

Package price includes

double “standard” room occupancy

4-stars hotel accommodation

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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