6 Days at Lake Baikal Siberia Winter season 2021 full board

- Unique Russian destinations/experiences
- Multilingual guides on all our destinations
- We include most meals
- Our prices are the lowest on the market, our services are always top-quality
- High standing hotels
- National Network (Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Karelia Republics, Altai, Siberian regions: Kamchatka, Baikal. Seaside resorts: Sochi, etc.)

per adult from

$2,687

NZD

Duration

6 days

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  • What's included :
    • 5x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • 2 nights at the hotel in Irkutsk
    • 1 night at the hotel in Listvyanka
    • 2 nights at the hotel in Olkhon
    • Transport service according to the program
    • Multilingual guide service according to the program
    • Meals according to the program
    • Entrance fees according to the program
    • Invitation letter for visa (scan) if necessary
    • Entry/Admission - Taltsy Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Baikal Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock
    • Entry/Admission - Ethno Park Zolotaya Orda
    • Entry/Admission - Buddhist Datsan
    • Entry/Admission - International Airport Irkutsk
    What's excluded :
    • International flights
    • Visa, and visa fees
    • Meals and drinks if not mentioned
    • Tips
    • Visits and optional services
    • Delivery of the original visa support if necessary
    • Entry/Admission - The Great Baikal Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Baikal

  • Day 1: Arrival in Irkutsk - Transfer to your hotel

    Stop At: Irkutsk, Irkutsk, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Get ready to explore a typically Siberian and centuries-old merchant town center! Pass the remains of the Irkutsk Fortress and the Spasskaya Church, once part of the Irkutsk Kremlin. As the fortress developed, merchants settled in the city to exchange the riches of Siberia, mainly furs. Their wooden houses with sophisticated designs will take you back in time. Your journey through the centuries will take you to the house where the Decembrists, noble Russian rebels lived in exile, the building of the Museum of XIXth century history resembling a gingerbread, then to the tomb of Alexander Kolchak, the legendary general of the Russian Civil War.
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: In town (according to arrival time)
    Accommodation included: 3 *** ibis Irkutsk hotel

    Day 2: Taltsy Museum, chairlift breathtaking views of Lake Baikal and visit of Listvyanka

    Stop At: Taltsy Museum, Baykalsky highway 47km, Taltsy 664518 Russia
    Until the middle of the 20th century, Russians and Siberian indigenous tribes produced wooden architecture. Irkutsk has managed to preserve this heritage at Taltsy, a unique open-air museum. Once you intervene, you completely forget modern life. The fascinating 17th century fortress towers and authentic huts invite you to directly explore the history of the region. Don't miss the chance to step into one of these luxurious homes and see the authentic way of living in Siberia with your own eyes! If you want to immerse yourself even deeper in authentic ethnic culture, attend traditional craft workshops and unforgettable shows at the museum.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baikal Museum, Listvyanka rp, Listvyanka 664520 Russia
    In this museum, you will get acquainted with the diversity of the fauna and flora of Lake Baikal, as well as with its geology and geography. You will experience a virtual dive into the underwater life of Lake Baikal through a reconstruction of a submarine periscope. You will be impressed by the mixture of authenticity and technology of this museum which will make your visit a true discovery of the environment of the lake.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Lake Baikal, Lake Baikal, Siberian District
    Climb by chairlift to the Pierre de Cherski which is an observation platform, located on the height of 728 meters above sea level. After climbing to the top of the mountain of the same name by funicular, you will discover this observation platform, which offers a picturesque panorama of Lake Baikal, the Angara river and the legendary Shaman stone. Your photos will be breathtaking!

    Stop At: Listvyanka, Listvyanka, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Listvyanka is an urban complex located 70 kilometers from Irkutsk, near the place where the Angara River separates from Lake Baikal. Despite its modest size, Listvyanka is one of the most important tourist sites in Siberia. This village has always been inhabited for 300 years and has even hosted a boat building workshop. During this excursion, you will see the Saint Nicolas Church, built in the XIX century.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: The Great Baikal Trail, Listvyanka Russia
    Dog sledding is one of the best activities for tourists in the Lake Baikal region. Pulled by huskies who will use all their energy for you, you will discover magnificent landscapes in the forests of Siberia on your sled. A breathtaking sensational experience to live in one of the most incredible sites in Siberia.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At your hotel
    • Lunch: Between visits
    • Dinner: At your hotel
    Accommodation included: 3 *** Nikola Hotel in Listvyanka

    Day 3: From Listvyanka to Olkhon

    Stop At: Reka Peschanaya, Russia
    Transfer to Khuzhir village on Orklon Island: You will cross frozen Lake Baikal on the hovercraft “Khivus” in Pestchanaïa Bay. Khivus is one of the best and most typical means of transportation on Lake Baikal. Capable of reaching 70 km / h, this vehicle operates not only on water but also when the lake is frozen, which is the case almost all the time. In addition, the “Hivus” will allow you to visit coasts of the lake that cannot be reached by land.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Baikal, Baikal, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
    Lake Baikal is rich in breathtaking picturesque places. Prepare to have a nice and tasty picnic with an incredible view of the fluffy mountains, covered by forests, cliffs and the surface of the water as far as the eye can see. A delicious lunch as well as a moment of absolute calm and harmony with nature will give you strength for new discoveries around Lake Baikal.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At your hotel
    • Lunch: Picnic lunch in Pestchanaïa bay
    • Dinner: At your hotel
    Accommodation included: Villa Malina on the island of Olkhon or similar

    Day 4: Olkhon

    Stop At: Cape Burkhan/Shamanka Rock, Western bank of Olkhon island, Olkhon Island 666137 Russia
    Take the time to visit the main attraction of the island and the most famous place of Lake Baikal: the Shaman's Rock and Cape Bukhran. It is one of the nine sacred shrines of Asia, a high place of shamanic power. If you are looking for magical places around the world, then this is the perfect place to start or end your trip!
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Olkhon Island, Olkhon Island, Olkhonsky District, Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District
    You will discover one of the interesting places in the Lake Baikal region. Indeed, Ogoy Island, in addition to its caves and its extraordinary carved rocks, presents one of the most important symbols of the Buddhist faith: a Stupa of Light. This monument located on the highest point of the island will allow you to learn more about the cultural diversity of Russia, in addition to offering you a remarkable view of Lake Baikal in 4x4 Russian UAZ
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lake Baikal, E Russia
    Optional:
    Buggy, tubing and ice skating on Lake Baikal.
    Supplement for this optional excursion:
    +36,000 ₽ (RUB) per person
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At your hotel
    • Lunch: Outdoor picnic lunch
    • Dinner: At your hotel
    Accommodation included: Villa Malina on the island of Olkhon or similar

    Day 5: Olkhon, Irkutsk

    Stop At: Ethno Park Zolotaya Orda, 72nd km of Kachgskiy Hwy., Ust-Ordynsky 664001 Russia
    Visit of the "Golden Horde" Ethnopark: Baikal is known for its magnificent nature, but there is something else that completes the unique image of this place. Over the centuries, the Buryats have lived around the great lake, cultivating their centuries-old traditions. Zolotaya Orda Park, or the Golden Horde, preserves the lifestyle of this ethnic group. Colorful national dress, music and ethnic dances, tantalizing traditional cuisine and authentic Buryat houses ... A visit to the Horde d'Or park will be an unforgettable journey at a time when people lived in perfect harmony with nature!
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Buddhist Datsan, Mountain Kholma-Ula, Nilovka Russia
    "The land of rebirth of the teaching of the Buddha": This is what the name of Tubden Darzhelin datsan means in Tibetan. One of the most important Buddhist monastic complexes in Russia, it is located in the village of Ust-Orda, not far from Irkutsk. Datsan was founded in the 1990s, paving the way for a Buddhist renaissance in the country.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At your hotel
    • Lunch: Lunch at Ethnopark
    • Dinner: At your hotel
    Accommodation included: 3 *** ibis Irkutsk hotel

    Day 6: Transfer to the airport and departure at destination

    Stop At: International Airport Irkutsk, Ulitsa Shiryamova, 13, Irkutsk, Irkutskaya oblast', Russia, 664009
    Airport transfer
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: At your hotel
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    International Airport Irkutsk, Ulitsa Shiryamova, 13, Irkutsk, Irkutskaya oblast', Russia, 664009
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide, English - Audio

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by BALADES RUSSES

Activity ID: V-216796P6

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