snowflake  Winter Mystery

Group size: 4-7 pax

Duration: 7 days

from 56250 RUR per person or $804 or €704

Day 1 Irkutsk
Meet at the railway station accompanied by a driver and transfer to the hotel. 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. You'll have a ride along the main street of Irkutsk, the Karl Marks Street, to get to the Angara river embankment, where you'll see the monument to Alexander III. Complete the tour with the visit to the district of historic wooden buildings. 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 the 17th-20th centuries. Some of the buildings presented in the museum were brought there from the villages that were flooded after building a dam in Irkutsk. A bus tour around Listvyanka on arrival. Tour to a local Baikal museum that has a set of aquariums. There is one with the only mammal representative, the Baikal Seal, in it. Take a chairlift 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. Check-in to a guesthouse. 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)
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)
Breakfast. A day long private trip to the northern part of the Olkhon Island by car. Visit to the highlights of the island, such as Peschanaya Bay, Sagaan Khushun cape and the mysterious Khoboi cape. You'll be taken to the best view points of Olkhon Island where the guide will introduce you to legends that this place holds. Enjoy lunch cooked by your guide on a camp fire. 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.

The tour can be booked from the middle of February till the middle of March due to the official ice road operation time.
The price might change depending on your dates and due to the accommodation availability.

The price above applies for the group of minimum 4 people.

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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 Olkhon Story guesthouse on Olkhon Island, ensuite room
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary
  • Transfers as listed in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide services
  • Tours and trips as listed in the itinerary
  • Museum tickets
  • Chairlift return tickets
  • National park entrance fee
  • Visa support documents

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