1 day Arrival in Irkutsk
Arrival to Irkutsk. Meeting with a guide and transfer for lunch at city restaurant. Start Irkutsk city tour. Main sights: The square of three churches: Epiphany cathedral, the Church of the Savoir, Polish Cathedral The monument to Alexander III 130th Quarte Decembrist’s Museum.
Check in hotel, dinner at hotel restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
2 day Cruise to Olhkon Island
06:45 Bus transfer to Listvyanka 08:15 Boarding Cometa
12:15 Arrival in Olkhon
12:15-16:50 Olkhon tour (cape Burkhan, Shamanka rock, Khuzhir village, lunch, Cape Khorgoy, the ancient wall)
Olkhon Island is worth visiting because of its energy and historical value. The Buryat people believe that Olkhon Island is energetically strong place where the first shaman was gifted his shamanic power.
16:30/17:00 Departure from Zagli Bay, Olhon Island
21:00 Arrival in Listvyanka
Check-in at hotel
3 day Listvyanka sightseeing
Start of excursion to Listvyanka.
Going uphill by the ropeway to the observation viewpoint Chersky Stone, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Lake.
Viisit Baikal museum visit where you will get to know about Lake, Baikal flora and fauna, meet Baikal seals in aquarium and make an interactive diving tour to the Baikal bottom.
Then visit ancient wooden Saint Nicolas Church and fish and souvenir markets.
On the way to Irkutsk visit the ethnographical museum of wooden architecture “Taltsy” (about 40 km from Irkutsk) where you will see a lot of ancient wooden houses, real Buryat and Evenk traditional houses.
Upon arrival in Irkutsk, check-in at hotel, rest.
4 day Departure to Ulan-Ude
Take a day train to Ulan-Ude
08:57 Departure by train #008 to Ulan-Ude
16:22 Arrival in Ulan-Ude
Transfer to hotel, check-in
5 day Exploration of Ulan-Ude
Today you will get acquaintance with Ulan-Ude, which is also known as the capital of Baikal… its Asia part.
Going through the main places of interest with an experienced guide, you will know the history of the city since its foundation until the present days, memorable events and interesting facts.
Afterwards we invite you to visit the old believer family.
This short visit will become a real trip to the past. You will visit the museum of old believers, local church, and have fun with locals, hear their traditional songs and take part in games. Lunch with local dishes is included. Don’t miss it! Coming back to Ulan-Ude.
Overnight at hotel. Visiting Ivolginsky Datsan is available for extra charge.
6 day Flight back home
If you travel by train this tour might be a good decision to get acquaintance with Lake Baikal. The short but interesting program covered all the main places of interest.. SiberiaDa Tour highlight
Accommodation en route
This is one of the best hotels in Listvyanka settlement. The hotel is located in 15 minutes walking from Baikal shore.
The hotel is built in the chalet style. There are several wooden houses with comfortable rooms. Private WC and shower are in every room. Wi-Fi is also available. Breakfast is an open buffet.
Distance from airport: 140 km (the nearest one in Irkutsk)
Distance from railway station: 150 km (the nearest one in Irkutsk)
Available category of rooms: Standard, Superior, Luxe, VIP cottage
This hotel has good quality and price policy in the city. A good location adds more advantages.
The rooms have private bathroom, TV set, and fridge. The beds might be two separates or a big-size bed. Wi-Fi is also available. There is a good restaurant inside a hotel.
Distance from airport: 15 km
Distance from railway station: 2 km
Available category of rooms: Economy, Standard, Junior Suite, Luxe, Apartments
Itinerary start and finish pointStart is in Irkutsk and finish is in Ulan-Ude.
Arrival and departure transfers are included.
Travel tipsBefore go to Siberia, we kindly ask to learn travel tips carefully.
What to takeThis trip is an excursion kind of tour with the elements of some activities. It means you don’t need any special equipment; please take with you all the necessary things for leisure vacation.
Limitations & dangers
Age: from 12 years.
No special physical fit is required.
Tick-borne insurance is recommended.
- Send us a request
- Confirm an itinerary
- Conclude a contract
- Make prepayment, full payment
- Receive the vouchers, pack the stuff and start travelling