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Our Russian tours are offered as land only where you arrange your own airfare and we meet you at the airport and handle everything else. You can easily book the discount tickets yourself through our own discount internet ticket office. The airline tickets we offer are the cheapest available on the web.

Lake Baikal, 3 days and 2 nights

PACKAGE ITINERARY

Day 1

Arrival in Irkutsk
You will be met at the airport or station by our representative and taken to your hotel for check in and lunch.

City Tour including a visit to the Cathedral of the Holy Sign. Apart from ornate and rich iconostasis, the cathedral is famous for its graveyard where you will see the graves of the Decembrists Mukhanov, Beschasnov, Trubetskaya and the Russian Columbus Shelekhov. We will then proceed to the Museum of the Decembrists. The museum is housed in a mansion belonging to one of the leaders of Decembrist revolutionaries - these were Russian aristocracy who were banished to Siberia after their ill-fated attempt in December 1825 to overthrow the Russian Tsar in favor of a Constitutional regime. The museum really gives off an aura of 18th century Russia.


Dinner and Free Time

Day 2

Breakfast at the hotel
Departure for Listvyanka, a small settlement located on the shores of Lake Baikal. En route to Listvyanka we will also stop for a guided tour of Taltsy - an open air Museum of Russian/Siberian Wooden Architecture. The museum´s oldest building is the Spass Tower of the Ilimsk Fortress (1667) and the still active Kazan Chapel (1679). We will also stop by an Obo (a sacred place for locals). We will then proceed to the headwaters of the Angara River to see the famous Shaman Rock (another sacred site for locals). You will visit a market where locals sell smoked fish from the lake as well as local crafts.

We then check in at the hotel and proceed to lunch in a wooden, waterfront restaurant "Proshli Vek" (fish and vegetarian menus available). After that, we will visit the Church of Saint Nicolas the Wonderworker - the guardian angel of travelers. We then go to the Baikal Ecology Museum.

The day will end with a 2 hour boat cruise on the lake.
Return to your hotel. Dinner and Free Time

Day 3

Breakfast at the hotel
Check out from the hotel

Departure to the railroad station or airport in Irkutsk

 

PACKAGE COST

 

3 Star HOTEL

All seasons

Number of people

Price per person, USD

4 – 6

556

6 – 14

455

16 - 24

382

 

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single supplement

95

PACKAGE INCLUSIONS

Included in tour:

  • Three star double occupancy hotel accommodation for one night in Irkutsk and accommodation for one night in Listvyanka
  • Sail boat trip on the lake for 2 hrs on day 2
  • Full board as mentioned above
  • All ground and water transfers as mentioned above
  • Bilingual guide
  • Tours and entrance fees as mentioned above

Not included in the tour:
International airfare; passport and visa fees; plane tickets Moscow-Irkutsk and Ulaanbaatar-Moscow/Berlin; medical and trip insurance; evacuation costs; airport taxes; excess baggage charges; photography and video fees; food and beverages not included in the group meals; tips to drivers or guides; items of a personal nature, including alcoholic beverages, laundry and telephone calls; other items not specifically mentioned as included.


Please note that every effort will be made to adhere to the tour pricing, however, currency fluctuation beyond our control may affect final costs

Siberian tour payment terms
The Tour Participant must advance pay the tour in the amount of 100 % of the total amount listed above not later than 45 days before the Tour Participants’ arrival at the tour location.


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