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Great tour on Lake Baikal, which will introduce you to the most famous and the most picturesque places of Lake Baikal: Listvyanka, the legendary Circum-Baikal Railway and the majestic island of Olkhon. The power, majesty and beauty of the lake will be opened to you during this tour, which includes a fascinating tour and friendly evening around the campfire on the shore of Lake Baikal.

Day 1 Irkutsk

11.00 – Departure from the hotel for a tour of Irkutsk, during which you will visit the embankment of the Angara and the historic center, where the Roman Catholic Church (the church, the organ hall), the church of Our Saviour, Epiphany Cathedral and current female Znamensky monastery. In addition, You will walk through the 130 quarter, which is also considered a historic quarter has been restored to the 350 anniversary of the city. Next you will go to Lake Baikal, in the tourist village of Listvyanka on the shore of the lake. It provides for a sightseeing tour, a walk along the shore of Lake Baikal, visiting souvenir market and the fish market.

Excursion to the Baikal Museum deserves a more detailed description. The aquariums of the museum live giant cisco, whitefish, young sturgeon and the Baikal seal. Water in the tanks is supplied through a pipeline directly from the lake. In the museum you can observe through the microscope Baikal organisms, which are invisible to the eye, for example, microscopic crustaceans, which, according to scientists, the Baikal water is purified. Here you can dive into the depths of Lake Baikal on the bathyscaphe model. This is truly an exciting event! You go in the room, and your bathyscaphe slowly sinking down. 100 meters, 200, 500 – dark water in the ports, and here you come to the sheer cliff and falling into it in complete darkness at a depth of 1.642 meters.

Tour the Museum "Taltsy" – a unique open-air storage facility in Eastern Siberia monuments of history and culture of peoples. This is an old Siberian village where four recreated historical and cultural zones – Russian, Buryat, Evenki and Tofalar.

Return to Irkutsk, dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2 Irkutsk

Breakfast. Transfer to the pier "Rocket". Travel by boat along the Circum-Baikal Railway. Amazing beautiful monument of engineering art of the early XX century, where 424 engineering structures built by hand, including 39 tunnels with a total length of 8,994 m. By the number of jobs per 1 km. path Circum-Baikal railway surpassed all built railway lines in the world and is considered one of the most beautiful among railways. It is called the "Golden Buckle of steel belt of Russia." Interesting is the shore of Baikal lake and rises to the taiga, rock structures, reminiscent of medieval castles, which breached the tunnels. Among the numerous tunnels arches no with the same architecture. On the boat running guide path is provided during stop time for a walk, the opportunity to be photographed against the backdrop of the lake. Dinner.

Day 3 Irkutsk – Olkhon

Breakfast. 08.30 departure from the hotel to Lake Baikal, Olkhon island (on the bus, the journey takes 5-6 hours). Island Olkhon concentrated in its territory all the variety of natural landscapes of Baikal shores. Even in its form it resembles the outline of the lake.

The island stretches along the shore of Lake Baikal in 73 km., And its width is 15 km. Olkhon is situated in the territory of the National Park and deservedly considered one of the most attractive places on Baikal.

Ferry service to the island of Olkhon, travel to the capital of the island, the village of Khuzhir. Accommodation at the recreation center, free time. Dinner.

Day 4 Olkhon

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour of Khuzhir. Excursion to the sacred "Cape Burhan" (Shaman Rock), is one of nine Asian shrines. In the rock there is a through cave. According to legend, in this cave inhabited by the spirit of the island host. It was believed that this is one of its three palaces – the Earth, and hence have access to the celestial and underground palaces. For centuries, near the rocks were arranged shamanistic rites with sacrifices. Having been in this place for a long time you recharge your energy Baikal. A visit to the biggest on the island of artistic and souvenir shops. Your choice will be presented paintings, souvenirs handmade by local craftsmen, teas and herbs generous shores of Lake Baikal, jewelry made of precious stones Baikal. Free time.

Those interested can go to sunbathe on the five kilometer Sarayskiy beach with white sand. Dinner.

Day 5 Olkhon

Breakfast. Journey to the a / m UAZ to the northernmost point of the island – Cape Khoboy. Place of great power and beauty. Beautiful high rock at Cape Khoboy, similar in appearance to a sharp fang, has similarities with the profile of a female head with a bust. During the tour you can see an amazing difference between the natural rocky eastern shore and a gentle Western. In good weather, from Cape Khoboy views of the widest place of Baikal (80 km.). On headlands Sagan Khushun and shunt-left you will see the Baikal bird's-eye view. You will see exceptional view of the open, or as it is known locally, the Great Baikal. For lunch you can taste soup of Baikal omul cooked on the campfire our guides. During the trip you will visit the area "Tract Sandy", which in Stalin's time was the exiled camp where working family members "enemies of the people". Upon returning to the recreation center – free time. Dinner.

Day 6 Olkhon

Breakfast. Free day to relax and add. excursions. Dinner.

Day 7 Olkhon – Irkutsk

Breakfast, departure to Irkutsk by bus. 16.00-20.00 Arrival in Irkutsk.

Overview

Route: Irkutsk – Listvyanka – Circum-Baikal Railway (Circum) – Olkhon Island

Number of days: 7 days / 6 nights

Group: min. 2 people.

Schedule

Tour dates: 01.06, 04.06, 08.06, 11.06, 15.06, 18.06, 22.06, 25.06, 29.06, 02.07, 06.07, 09.07, 13.07, 16.07, 20.07, 23.07, 27.07, 30.07, 03.08, 06.08, 10.08, 13.08, 17.08, 20.08, 24.08, 03.09, 10.09, 17.09, 24.09

Fees

Tour price per person, USD

Accommodation in double rooms

Period of accommodation

01.06, 04.06, 08.06, 11.06, 15.06, 18.06, 22.06, 25.06, 03.09, 10.09, 17.09, 24.09

02.07, 06.07, 09.07, 13.07, 16.07, 20.07, 23.07, 27.07, 30.07, 03.08, 06.08, 10.08, 13.08, 17.08 20.08, 24.08 
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;Olkhon – a hotel complex "Baykalov Jail", a standard room, a bathroom and a shower room 570 600   585
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;Olkhon – a hotel complex "Baykalov Ostrog", sectional room, a bathroom and shower in the section of the 3 rooms 520 560   540
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;Olkhon – manor Alexander Kopylov, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room 510 560   510
Irkutsk – hostel, toilet and shower on the floor;Olkhon – manor Alexander Kopylov, the number in the summer house, on-site facilities 400 430   400

Accommodation in triple rooms

Period of accommodation 01.06, 04.06, 08.06, 11.06, 15.06, 18.06, 22.06, 25.06, 03.09, 10.09, 17.09, 24.09 02.07, 06.07, 09.07, 13.07, 16.07, 20.07, 23.07, 27.07, 30.07, 03.08, 06.08, 10.08, 13.08, 17.08 20.08, 24.08
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;(Extra bed – bed)Olkhon – a hotel complex "Baykalov Jail", a standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;(Extra bed – couch) 510 540 520
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;(Extra bed – bed)Olkhon – a hotel complex "Baykalov Ostrog", 2-seater and a single room, a bathroom and shower in the section of the 3 rooms 500 550   530
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;(Extra bed – bed)Olkhon – manor Alexander Kopylov, standard room, double and single bed, bathroom and shower room 460 520   460
Irkutsk – hostel, toilet and shower on the floor;Olkhon – manor Alexander Kopylov, the number in the summer house, three beds; amenities on site 370 410   370

Accommodation in single rooms

Period of accommodation 01.06, 04.06, 08.06, 11.06, 15.06, 18.06, 22.06, 25.06, 03.09, 10.09, 17.09, 24.09 02.07, 06.07, 09.07, 13.07, 16.07, 20.07, 23.07, 27.07, 30.07, 03.08, 06.08, 10.08, 13.08, 17.08 20.08, 24.08
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;Olkhon – a hotel complex "Baykalov Jail", a standard room, a bathroom and a shower room 840  890 870
Irkutsk – 3 * hotel, standard room, a bathroom and a shower room;Olkhon – a hotel complex "Baykalov Ostrog", sectional room, a bathroom and shower in the section of the 3 rooms 740 800 780
Irkutsk – hostel, toilet and shower on the floor;Olkhon – manor Alexander Kopylov, the number in the summer house, on-site facilities 500 540 500

Fees include

Price included:

- Transfers according to the program;

- Accommodation in the chosen hotel category in Irkutsk, 2 days;

- Accommodation in the chosen hotel category on Olkhon, 4 days;

- Meals: breakfast and dinner (when placed in Irkutsk hostel, breakfast on the second and third day of the tour is not included in the price);

- Excursions: sightseeing tour of Irkutsk and Listvyanka (bus); Baikal Museum, "Taltsy"; a boat trip along the Circum-Baikal Railway; Foot excursion around Khuzhir, the sacred "Cape Burhan" (Shaman Rock); journey to the Cape "Khoboy" on a Russian car 4x4 "UAZ" (with lunch).

Fees exclude

Additional charges:

- Med. insurance;

- Ext. excursions;

- Air / rail way to Irkutsk two way

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