Immerse yourself in the captivating beauty of Siberia with a visit to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal. Explore the charming city of Irkutsk, known for its unique architecture, and witness the awe-inspiring wonder of Lake Baikal, the deepest and oldest freshwater lake in the world.
Arrival to Irkutsk
The journey begins with city sightseeing. Discover the city’s rich history and architectural gems, including the stunning Church of the Savior.
Continue with the Ethnographical Museum of Wooden Architecture «Taltsy», located about 40 kilometers from Irkutsk, where visitors can step back in time and experience the traditional Siberian way of life. Located just a short distance from Irkutsk, Taltsy is a remarkable open-air museum that offers a captivating glimpse into Siberian history and culture. Covering an area of around 67 hectares, this unique museum showcases over 40 wooden structures from different periods in Siberian history, carefully reconstructed to provide an authentic experience for visitors. One of the main highlights of Taltsy is the exhibit portraying the life and customs of the indigenous Siberian people, including the Evenki and Buryat tribes.
Enjoy a trip to Listvyanka.
Listvyanka is a charming village nestled on the shores of Lake Baikal, showcasing the beauty and tranquility of the region. The village is characterized by its rustic wooden houses, which add to its charm and authenticity. Visitors can immerse themselves in the local culture by exploring the traditional markets, where they can find an array of local produce and handicrafts. Explore Baikal Museum, where visitors can learn about the unique ecosystem of Lake Baikal and its diverse flora and fauna.
Visit the largest island on Lake Baikal Olkhon Island and explore its unique nature and cultural heritage. Situated in the middle of the lake, this island is a true gem for nature enthusiasts. The island is characterized by its diverse topography, which ranges from sandy beaches and rocky cliffs to hills and vast open steppes. Olkhon Island is known for its sacred spots and spiritual significance among the local indigenous Buryat people.
Visiting Ust Orda, offers a unique opportunity to discover and learn about the indigenous Buryat culture. In Ust Orda, visitors can immerse themselves in the traditional lifestyle of the Buryat people, experiencing their customs, music, dance, and craftsmanship. One of the highlights of exploring Ust Orda is witnessing a traditional Buryat shamanic ceremony, where shamans communicate with ancestral spirits and perform healing rituals.
In the morning head to the «Raketa» pier and embark on the «Barguzin», the high-speed passenger ship to enjoy tour along the Transsiberian railway. It is an outstanding world-famous engineering masterpiece running along the Baikal. The railway gives travelers an opportunity to enjoy wonderful views of the lake Baikal.
The uniqueness and significance of Lake Baikal cannot be overstated. As the world’s deepest and oldest freshwater lake, it holds a variety of records, making it a true natural wonder.
Transfer to airport to take flight home
The touroperator reserves the right to change the sequence of excursions and visits to objects.