snowflake  Winter Mystery

Departure dates:

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. Overnight.

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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Price per person:

 55900 rub. or $1055 or €981

Single supplement for the tour is 9450 RUR/person

The price includes:
  • 2 night twin accommodation at the Angara hotel 3* in Irkutsk
  • 2 night twin accommodation at Nikolay's guesthouse in Listvyanka, ensuite room
  • 2 night twin accommodation at the Baikalov ostrog hotel on Olkhon Island, ensuite room
  • 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
  • National park entrance fee
  • Visa support documents