During the tour you will be introduced to the famous attractions of Baikal. In Lisvyanka you will plunge into the atmosphere of a small resort town with its views of snowy mountain peaks and ice-rocks, as well as enjoy the wooden architecture of Irkutsk.
Day 1 ( 24 Feb)
There is a 6h difference in time with Irkutsk. We fly out of Moscow in the morning and we land in Irkutsk in the evening. So, on this day we will settle into a hotel, visit a nice restaurant and start replenishing our forces for the week full of tours and advntures ahead of us 🙂
Day 2 (25 Feb)
Excursion in Lisvyanka (7 hours), located 70 km from Irkutsk.
— Fish and souvenir market, where you can try the Baikal delicacy – omul
— Lunch at local café with tasty local delicacy – omul fish
— Cable car to the stone of Chersky with a viewpoint to Baikal and the source of Angara
— Huski Dog Sledding Tour (acquaintance with dogs, 10 minutes ride and photoshoot)
— Hovercraft Short Trip
Transfer back to hotel
Accommodation in Irkutsk
Day 3 ( 26 Feb) , 7h
Tour to ‘Bolshoye Goloustnoye’ Village, located 2 hours drive from Irkutsk City.
The village is home to the famous ‘ice-bubbles’, making photographs look like they were shot in-space.
On the way we’ll make a top at the Malamute dog sledding center in the Small Goloustnoye village.
You’ll have a chance to make a dog sledding tour along the frozen river and the forest nearby.
You’ll feel like in the real fairy tale, surrounded by this wonderful winter beauty.
This is the greatest family vacation with kind dogs, hot tea and a lot of fun.
After our arrival in Bolshoye Goloustnoye at Baikal lake you’ll have lunch in local café with tasty Buryat (local ethnic group) dishes.
Then we’ll have an opportunity to skate the transparent Baikal ice, make photos.
You’ll have a chance to admire the unusual beauty of ice bubbles.
After skating , walking on ice we will have a short walk in the local forest, walk to the top of the hill with the view to Baikal.
We’ll also visit the local church with the beautiful history.
Then full of impressions and photos of Baikal ice we’ll return to Irkutsk
Day 4 (27 Feb)
Today after check-out from hotel you’ll have the city tour of Irkutsk (2,5 -3 hours)
— Historical center with churches, monument to the founders of the city, Polish Church, Moscow Gate
— Merchant street with ancient wooden houses
— The monastery with graves of Decembrists, monument to Shelikhov, founder of Russian America
— Lacy house — the most beautiful wooden house of Irkutsk
— Karl Marx Street with late 19th century stone buildings
— Monument to Alexander III, Upper Embankment of Angara
— Cozy wooden 130 quarter with shops and restaurant
Lunch at local café with tasty Siberian food
After lunch — transfer to the airport
Full of fresh Siberian experience and energy you will be ready for the flight and your further adventures!
24 Feb Moscow, SVO 07:40h — 18.35h landing at Irkutsk
27 Feb Irkutsk 13:05h — 14,30h landing at Moscow, SVO
The duration of the flight is 6.30h with Aeroflot