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Old Railway, Listvyanka and Bolshiye Koty

Easy - nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
Moderately Easy - 1-3 hours of physical activity daily
Moderate - 3-5 hours of physical activity daily
Challenging - 5-7 hours of challenging physical activity daily
Extreme - 7+ hours of challenging/extreme physical activity daily
Basic — most of nights in tents or rooms with shared WC, some nights in comfortable rooms.
Standard — most of nights in comfortable rooms, some nights in tents or rooms with shared WC.
Upgraded — all nights in comfortable rooms.
Minimum age of the participant of this trip
  • Manysided tour offering lots of discoveries in little time
  • Journey by train along the shoreline of Lake Baikal
Tour Overview

This programme will make you discover a picturesque line of the Old Circum-Baikal Railway and the two charming villages, different from each other - Listvyanka and Bolshiye Koty. You will love the leisurely pace of this cultural route of the south Baikal.

Called "Krugobaikalka" in Russian, this part of the Trans-Siberian, genius of architectural engineering, was constructed in the beginning of last century. The railway was inlaid into the steep shore of the Baikal, which boggles the imagination. Along with enjoying beautiful sceneries, you will also discover culture and history.

You will be able to visit the sights of Listvyanka, to enjoy your hike along the shore, and to go up the hill to admire a splendid view of Lake Baikal.

In Bolshiye Koty you will have a chance to see a small welcoming museum devoted to Lake Baikal, to climb a hill to meditate quietly enjoying an incredible panoramic view. The next day you will have time to reach Skriper cape, breathtaking viewpoint... In the village you will sleep with a local family. Your journey back will be done aboard hydrofoil "Raketa".

Tour programme
  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
        Detailed description
        New departures available soon
        Price includes
        • Accommodation as per itinerary
        • Transport as per itinerary
        • Meals
        • Letter of invitation
        Price does not include
        • Transfers in Irkutsk
        • English-speaking guide
        • Administrative registration
        • Reserves and national parks entrance permissions
        • Personal expenses and tips
        • Visa fees and travel insurance
        • Banya
        For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.

        Single supplement - 2220 RUR On Wednesday and Saturday tour programme follows the itinerary. On Tuesday and Friday tour operates in the opposite direction: Irkutsk - Bolshiye Koty - Listvyanka - Circum-Baikal - Irkutsk. Departure from the riverside station from June 25 to August 30 at 9.00am; from May 23 to June 24 and from September 1 to 27 at 12.30pm. Meals included: lunch and dinner on Day 1, breakfast and dinner on Day 2, breakfast and lunch on Day 3.

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