Experience Siberian Winter!

Duration: 4 days
Destination: Russia, Siberian District, Irkutsk
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  • 4 days
  • Irkutsk
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

This special 4-day tour includes two nights on Lake Baikal where you will enjoy delicious dinner and a dog-sleigh ride through a winter wonderland that is unlike anything else. You will relax in a Russian banya, swim in the famous Siberian river, and cruise by boat to witness the deepest lake in the world! This tour is perfect for those who want to experience a true Siberian winter that you will always treasure!

Itinerary

Day 1: The capital of Eastern Siberia is fabulous Irkutsk.

Stop At: Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk, ulitsa Nizhnyaya Naberezhnaya, 2, Irkutsk 664011 Russia
In winter, Irkutsk is no less beautiful than in summer; the golden domes of churches are covered with the overflow of fresh snow, the narrow streets are full of cozy lights, and the city center appears in all its glory with a Christmas tree at the center. And today we want to share this magical atmosphere with you, guests of our city. We want to give you a piece of the Irkutsk warmth, get acquainted with Siberian banya (sauna) and night swiming in the Angara River afterwards, and, of course, have you understand what Siberian cuisine tastes like.

Meeting with an English-speaking tour guide at the Irkutsk Airport or on the Irkutsk Railway station. Transfer to a hotel. After taking a rest, there will be a sightseeing tour around the historical part of the city, and lunch in a cafe that features Buryat cuisine. There will then be a short ride within the city to get acquainted with Siberian winter activities. Experience a Siberian bath with a swim in the Angara River afterwards.
Duration: 6 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel room with a private bathroom

Day 2: Listvyanka village is the Baikal gateway.

Stop At: Baikal Museum, Listvyanka rp, Listvyanka 664520 Russia
This is your first day on Lake Baikal and we want to fill it with only good emotions! After a delicious breakfast, we will go to the shore of Lake Baikal and the village of Listvyanka. At the entrance to the village we are met by the Angara River, the only river that drains Lake Baikal. Since time immemorial, local tribes have worshipped spirits at the source of the Angara, and we want to introduce you to one of these rituals. The further you go, the more you see! Voilà, and you will find yourself already on a boat that plows the expanses of the deepest lake in the world and observing the Circum Baikal Railway! And the final stage of today will be an excursion to the Siberian Husky center, where we will ride a dog sled and enjoy hot herbal tea with Siberian delicacies. What a day is waiting for you!
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel room with a private bathroom

Day 3: Snowmobile tour to an observation point!

Stop At: Cableway, Listvyanka Russia
We would like to make your acquaintance with Listvyanka by means of a scenic snowmobile tour to a lookout from which we will once again enjoy the view of the source of the Angara, the snowy Primorsky ridge, and of course, Lake Baikal. Today we will also personally get acquainted with the Baikal seal and some interesting facts and unsolved secrets of the oldest lake in the modern museum of Baikal. After that, we will visit the real post office and send postcards full of kind and sincere words to our loved ones and friends from the shores of Lake Baikal. This journey will be remembered for a long time.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel room with a private bathroom

Day 4: Culinary master class in Irkutsk!

Stop At: Irkutsk Hydropower Dam, Irkutsk Russia
The time to say "Good Bye, Lake Baikal!" has come but this is not the end of the journey yet! Today we are going to attend a culinary master class in Irkutsk and will cook several meals from the Siberian cuisine menu. This is going to be our delicious dinner and the final dot in the Baikal story. We hope we have managed to fill it with kind and memorable moments and to charge your inner batteries until your next vacation comes around.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in a hotel room with a private bathroom

Inclusions
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 1x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • 2 hour city tour around historical center of Irkutsk Town
  • Rent of the Russian Banya (Sauna) for 2 hours
  • 1 hour fee for the winter theme park
  • 1 hour boat excursion
  • 15 minute dog sledding
  • 1 hour snowmobile tour to an observation point
  • Excursion to Baikal Limnological Museum
  • 2 hour culinary master class
  • Services of private transportation
  • English-speaking guide service throughout the tour
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Monument to the Founders of Irkutsk
  • Entry/Admission - Baikal Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Cableway
  • Entry/Admission - Irkutsk Hydropower Dam

Exclusions
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Near public transportation
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Irkutsk International Airport, Irkutsk Railway Station, Listvyanka village

Voucher info

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

Duration

4 days

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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