BaikalNature Tours Classic Baikal

Classic Baikal (Tour # 65945)

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Trip Length: 7 days Group: 4-10 Departure: Fixed Period: June - August Tour type: Classic Tour Destinations: Lake Baikal Transport: Private car / bus, Train, Ferry, Hydrofoil, 4х4 Accommodation: Hotel, Resort Activities: Cruise / Navigation, Cultural exploration Visited areas: Irkutsk, Olkhon Island, Maloye More, Listvyanka, Slyudyanka, Port Baikal, Circum-Baikal

Highlights of the Tour:

Simple and basic itinerary for reasonable price
Visit to Old Circum-Baikal Railway
Visite of Olkhon, the largest island of lake Baikal
City tour of Irkutsk
Discovery of the Western shore by soviet hydrofoil

Tour Overview:

Classic itinerary based on our long-term experience - the best solution to discover the basic places of the lake for a reasonable price. It includes visit to Listvyanka, famous Circum-Baikal Railway, and of course visit to Olkhon Island, compulsory point of the travel. The trip provides with different means of transport: bus, hydrofoil, Circumbaikal train, 4x4 and walks. You will discover the beauty of majestic Baikal nature, learn about history and culture of the region and also cross the half of the lake by boat!

This tour is also a good opportunity for those who travel on Trans-Siberian and do not want to leave Lake Baikal through the train window: the best stop during crossing of Russia.



Tour Programme:

Day 1
Arrival in Irkutsk. Morning arrival in Irkutsk. Pick up at the airport and meeting with you guide at 10:30. Transfer to the hotel, check-in. Rest. Lunch in the restaurant at 13:00. City tour on foot: discovery of old wooden houses, Orthodox churches, the Decembrists' museum, central markets. Free time. Overnight in the hotel.
Day 2
Early in the morning breakfast and transfer to the meeting place. Departure of the train from Irkutsk-Passazhirsky station, the train goes without stops to Slyudyanka. Arrival in Slyudyanka. Here the excursion programme begins — with sightseeing stops and leaving the train accompanied by guide. Arrival in Port Baikal, visit to the old building of the railway station. Your guide takes you to the quay where you will get aboard a ferry to the side of Listvyanka. Transfer to the hotel. Diner and overnighnt in the hotel.
Day 3
Breakfast. This day is devoted to discovering of Listvyanka. Departure by private car on minibus at 10:00. We will visit the Baikal museum to learn more about the Baikal fauna and flora; will take a lift to the Chersky rock to discover the lake and Angara river panorama. Lunch at restaurant where you will taste the Baikal cuisine based on omul, the lake endemic fish. Walking with your guide, visit of fish and souvenir markets. Free time. Optionally you can go to the nerpenarium (seal park show) or take an boat excursion (extra charges). Overnight in the hotel.
Day 4
After breakfast crossing the Angara source on ferry. Boarding on the hydrofoil boat to Olkhon Island. Arrival in Khuzhir at 14:00, main village of the Island. Transfer to the resort. Late lunch. Excursion on foot around the village, discovery of the Burkhan Rock, "place of residence of the Baikal's God" and one of new sanctuaries of Asia. Banya. Dinner. Overnight in the resort.
Day 5
After breakfast excursion on 4x4 (UAZ) to the north of the Island. Discovery of Khoboy Cape (northernmost point of Olkhon), sacred site for shamans, spectacular 360° view. Outdoor lunch near the cape. The road goes through steppes, sandy beaches, taiga. The trip will allow you to discover the beauty of the Maloye More (Small Sea). Walk to the cape. Outdoor picnic. Return to Khuzhir. Dinner and overnight in the resort.
Day 6
Breakfast. Day at leisure. Optionally: excursion by 4X4 to the south of the island to discover the remains of ancient walls of the Kurykans, excursion by boat on the Ogoy Island, mountain bicycle, horseback ride (extra charges). Dinner and overnight in the resort.
Day 7
Breakfast. Return to Irkutsk at 10:00. Crossing of the strait by ferry and we will take another car or minibus to go to Irkutsk. The road passes through the taiga, steppes, bouryat villages. Arrival in Irkutsk by 16:00. End of the programm.

This tour is offered with the fixed departure dates. To book the tour please contact us.

Departure: Base price per pers.: Status:
1. From 24.06.2017 to 30.06.2017 69,700 RUB  /  1,214 $ /  1,127 On sale
2. From 15.07.2017 to 21.07.2017 69,700 RUB  /  1,214 $ /  1,127 On sale
3. From 05.08.2017 to 11.08.2017 69,700 RUB  /  1,214 $ /  1,127 On sale

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Price includes: Price does not include:
English-speaking guide
Accommodation as per itinerary
Transport as per itinerary
Excursions and visits as per itinerary
Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
Ropeway to Chersky Rock
Letter of invitation
Meals in train
Medical insurance
Personal expenses and tips
Visa fees and travel insurance
Optional activities

Price Comment

The order of the activities of 2 last departures can be changed according to the schedule of the boat.

Guaranteed departure from 4 participants.

The price includes breakfast on Day 2-7, lunch on Day 1-5 and dinner on Day 4-6.

The price includes the excursion on the Circumbaikal Railway.

Banya is included on Day 4.

Single supplement – 12 350 RUB / pers. (for days 1-6).

We can switch the category of rooms or accommodation according to your request. Please contact us before your departure.

Booking Options

Booking is made by paying a 30% deposit of the total cost.
The balance of 70% is to be paid 21 days before departure.
If late booking (made less than 21 days prior to departure), full payment is required at the time of booking.

Cancellation Options

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List of landmarks that are to be visited (click on the links below):

Irkutsk Kirov Square
Circum-Baikal Ptichiy Bazar
Circum-Baikal Polovinny Tunnel
Circum-Baikal Belaya Viyemka
Circum-Baikal Podpornaya wall
Circum-Baikal Beryozovaya bay
Port Baikal Lighthouse
Listvyanka Shaman rock
Listvyanka Cherskiy rock
Bolshiye Koty Screeper Cape
Kadilny Cape Kadilny Cape
Peschanaya Bay Peschanaya Bay
Sagan-Zaba Cape Sagan-Zaba Cape
Olkhon Island Budun Cape
Olkhon Island Urochishe Peschanoye
Olkhon Island Sagan-Khushun cape
Olkhon Island Khoboy Cape
Olkhon Island "Deva" rock
Olkhon Island Shunte-leviy cape
Olkhon Island Uzury area
Olkhon Island Khankhoy lake
Olkhon Island Khorgoy cape
Olkhon Island Kurykan fortress wall
Olkhon Island Shara-Nur lake
Tazheranskaya steppe Sacred mountain Tan-Khan
Tazheranskaya steppe Orso Cape

NB : The above description of the landmarks (sights) is for you information only and subject to the available texts. Although we do our best to make this description as specific as possible, just like we try to show a maximum of things during our tours, the real visits may slightly differ. All the landmarks might not be visited, some might just be approached and just as well some sites may be visited that are not described here.

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