Boat excursion to the Circum Baikal Railway

Duration: 9 hours
Destination: Russia, Siberian District, Irkutsk
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  • 9 hours
  • Irkutsk
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

We are here to propose to you a personalized trip on the Circum Baikal Railway. It will perfectly fit you if you hate crowds and want to get 100% in harmony with nature. This is for you if you are looking for a route that reflects the most iconic spots along the way and doesn't take a lot of time; or if you would like to hugely diversify your knowledge on the subject of the railway construction and the history of the country and be treated as a welcome guest as well as a client.

The Circum Baikal Railway is rightfully considered the most beautiful part of the Trans-Siberian Railway. An open-air monument of engineering ideas with its numerous tunnels, bridges, viaducts, and protective walls has become one of the most favorite destinations on Baikal. And we are inviting you to join us on this trip and explore “the golden buckle of Transsib” in a very elegant and convenient way. With us, you will observe the most iconic places for a reasonable price and accompanied by a skilled guide.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Museum-Icebreaker Angara, Marshala Zhukova St., 36a, Irkutsk 664050 Russia

The Angara is the oldest steam-powered icebreaker preserved on the planet. Built in 1897 by Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

After a long wait in different places, the Angara was finally towed to Irkutsk, Russia and completely restored in the early 1990s.

Now the vessel has been turned into a museum dedicated to development of private and state shipping on Lake Baikal, as well as the history of the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Due to the Angara and another English icebreaker named “Baikal”, there was arranged quite an efficient transportation between two shores of the lake while the railway was being laid. During the years of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905), the Baikal icebreakers played an important role in the transfer of a large number of troops from the west to the east, thereby improving the conditions for the surrender of the Russian Empire when signing the treaty of Portsmouth in the United States of America.

Stop At: Baikal Museum, Listvyanka rp, Listvyanka 664520 Russia

In an hour, we will be on the shore of the deepest and largest by volume lake on Earth. The first thing we are going to do there is to wet our hands and say "Hello" to the lake. Also, according to an old Buryat tradition, we need to welcome local spirits by a special ritual. After that, we will get on board and head to the "golden buckle of the Trans Siberian Railway", the Circum Baikal Railway. The way to the road lies through the waters of Lake Baikal and the source of the Angara. According to different Buryat beliefs, this place is mysteryous and should be treated properly.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Lake Baikal, E Russia

Full speed ahead! The Circum Baikal Railway is waiting to be discovered! Today's excursion is all about it! We will visit an open-air monument of engineering ideas with its numerous tunnels, bridges, viaducts, and protective walls. During the excursion, we will get off the boat a couple times to observe the railway in a closer way and take memorable photos nearby the legendary line. One of the most beautiful attractions on Baikal will be explored in the most convenient way!

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Listvyanka Market, Gorkogo, 111/3 Next to Hotel Priboy, Listvyanka 664520 Russia

At the end of the day, we will rise by a ski chair lift to the observation point. There we may observe the Circum Baikal Railway again. The bird's-eye-view of the Angara River's source will touch your heart, too. Then we will go for souvenirs to the local market and take a short break for a glass of beer with a yummy-looking smoked fish traight from the lake.

Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks
  • Guide service throught the tour
  • 4 hour boat excursion
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Baikal
  • Entry/Admission - Listvyanka Market

Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Baikal Museum
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pick up is offered within Irkutsk City and Listvyanka Village. Point out where we need to pick you up when you book the tour.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

9 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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