sun  Summer Mystery

Departure dates:

10 July 2017 - 17 July 2017
14 August 2017 - 21 August 2017

Group size: 5-7 pax

Duration: 8 days

Day 1 Irkutsk
Meet at the railway station accompanied by our English-speaking guide. Check-in to the hotel. Shower/rest. Enjoy a 2-hour walking city tour. It starts at the historical part of the city: Epiphany Cathedral, the oldest stone-structure Church of our Saviour and the only Catholic Cathedral in Irkutsk, Polish Roman Catholic Church. The tour leads you through the Kirov Square and circus, taking you to the main street of Irkutsk, the Karl Marks Street. You’ll walk along the street to get to the Angara river embankment. Right there, where the monument to Alexander III is, all young people gather, so you’ll have a chance to see “the youth culture” of Irkutsk. Free time. Overnight.

Day 2 Listvyanka (B)
Breakfast. Car transfer to the village situated only 60km away from Irkutsk - Listvyanka. Check-in to the guesthouse. Guided walk to a local Baikal museum that has a set of aquariums. There is one with the only mammal representative, the Baikal Seal, in it. Walk up to a nearby view point. There you’ll get a chance to take panoramic pictures of Baikal from above. Enjoy your visit to a local 19th century wooden St.Nicolas church and a local fish market where you’ll see a great variety of fish and different ways of cooking it. Free time. Overnight.

Day 3 Circum-Baikal Railway (B, L)
Breakfast. This is a circular route hike which starts and ends in Listvyanka. Cross the source of the Angara River on a ferry to Port Baikal. You’ll walk along the lake and the Circum Baikal Railway up to the first or second tunnel .On the shore the guide will cook a delicious lunch on a camp-fire for you. Return back to Listvyanka. Overnight.

Day 4 Listvyanka/Irkutsk (B)
Breakfast. Transfer to Irkutsk. On the way visit an open-air wooden architecture museum “Taltsy”. In the museum you’ll see the settlements of indigenous Siberian people of 17th-20th centuries. Some of the buildings presented in the museum were brought there from the villages that were flooded after building hydro-electric dams in the Irkutsk region. Check-in to the hotel in Irkutsk. Free time.

Day 5 Olkhon Island (B, D)
Breakfast. Car transfer to Olkhon Island. Check-in to the tourist resort in the afternoon. Dinner. Enjoy the sunset on the Shaman cape near the Khuzhir village. Overnight.

Day 6 Olkhon Island(B, L, D)
Breakfast. A day long group tour to the northern part of the Island by car. Visit to the highlights of the island, such as the Sandy Bay, “Three Brothers” cape and the mysterious Khoboi. You’ll be taken to the best view points of Olkhon Island where the guide will introduce you to all mysterious legends that this place holds. Enjoy lunch cooked by your guide on a camp fire. Return to the village. Overnight.

Day 7 Irkutsk (B)
Breakfast. Check-out from the tourist resort. Transfer to Irkutsk. Check-in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight.

Day 8 Irkutsk (B)
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. End of the program.

Please note that if you arrive at night (10pm-7am), extra charge will occur.

Attention:
The price above applies for the group of minimum 5 people.
The group departure is guaranteed if there are at least 4 people in a group, however the following surcharge is applied:

4 people in a group -   5450 RUR or $103 or €96 / per person

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Price per person:

 51050 rub. or $964 or €896

Single supplement for the tour is 10750 RUR/person

The price includes:
  • 3 night twin accommodation at the Angara hotel in Irkutsk 3*
  • 2 night twin accommodation at Nikolay's guesthouse in Listvyanka, ensuite room
  • 2 night twin accommodation at the Baikalov Ostrog hotel
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Tours and trips as listed in the itinerary
  • Museum tickets
  • Hydrofoil tickets Listvyanka - Bolshie Koty - Listvyanka
  • National park entrance fee
  • Visa support documents