20 February 2017 - 27 February 2017
3 March 2017 - 10 March 2017
Group size: 4-7
Duration: 7 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 city tour by car. 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. 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 a 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 Listvyanka (B)
Free day to sleep in and be lazy or try some truly Siberian entertainment like dog-sledding and
snowmobiling. You’ll see many beautiful sculptures made of transparently clear ice of Lake Baikal.
Day 4 Olkhon Island (B, D)
Breakfast. Transfer to Khuzhir village on Olkhon Island by car. It takes about 5-6 hours. Khuzhir is the main village of the
Island with the population of 1500 people. Check-in to a hotel in the afternoon.
Shower/rest. Enjoy the sunset on the Shaman cape near the Khuzhir village. Overnight.
Day 5 Olkhon Island (B, L, D)
Breakfast. A day long trip to the northern part of the Island by car. 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 on a campfire. Return to the village. Overnight.
Day 6 Irkutsk (B)
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Irkutsk. Check-in to the hotel in the late afternoon. Free time. Overnight.
Day 7 Irkutsk (B)
Breakfast. Check-out from the hotel. End of the programme.
Please note that if you arrive at night (10pm-7am), extra charge will occur.
The price above applies for the group of minimum 4 people.
The group departure is guaranteed if there are at least 3 people in a group, however the following surcharge is applied:
3 people in a group -
9700 RUR or $184 or €171 / per person
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