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New Year's Eve 2015 in Listvyanka on Lake Baikal

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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
Difficulty
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.
Comfort
Highlights
  • Celbrate New Year's Eve on Lake Baikal
  • Discover the warm and generous Siberian soul
  • Cross the snow-covered taiga on dog-sledding
  • Watch a rare phenomenon when water is steaming
Tour Overview

Would you like to celebrate New Year's Eve far away from a noisy city in the countryside? BaikalNature is please to organize unforgettable holidays on the 31st of December on the shore of sacred Baikal.

According to the Russian tradition you need to take banya (Russian sauna) in the evening before entering the New Year. Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) with his granddaughter Snegurochka will entertain you and give a festive atmosphere during a delicious dinner this night.

Do not forget to make your wish during peal of bells. It will definitely come true! We promiss you.

Next day you will get a gift: you will ride a dog sled in the snow covered taiga where in the very forest you will be served with a hot Baikal herbal tea.

In this season the nature is amazing on Lake Baikal: the lake is not still frozen, trees and forest are covered with frost and snow. Give a fairy tale to you and to your close people!

 

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Morning arrival at Irkutsk. Pick-up at the airport or at the railway station. Transfer to hotel. Free time till noon. Lunch. Walking city tour, discovery of ice sculptures and Christmas tree on the central square. Visit to old churches, wooden houses, and central market. Excursion in the Decembrists Museum. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 2
    After breakfast departure for the village of Listvyanka located at 70 km (44 mi) on the shore of Lake Baikal. On the way visit to the open-air museum of wooden architecture named Taltsy, discovery of typical Siberian village of XVIII-XIX cen. Opportunity to slide on cow skins, traditinal Russian amusement. Arrival at Listvyanka. Accomodation in the homestay. Lunch. Walking in the village, fish markets. At 5-6 p.m. banya (Russian sauna), Russian tradition before New Year's Eve to "wash away" all problems of the previous year. Preaparation to New Year's Eve 2015. In the midnight we celbrate New Year 2015 with Ded Moroz (Russian Snata Claus) and his granddaughter Snegourotchka near the Christmas tree, traditional music, animation. Festive dinner. Homestead overnight.
  • Day 3
    Free time in the morning. Transfer to the riding sport centre, meeting with the instructor and dogs. Road passes through snow-covered taiga, way takes about 3 hh. Free time. Dinner at restaurant. Homestead overnight.
  • Day 4
    After breakfast excursion to the museum of Lake Baikal, learning about the Baikal flora and fauna. Ascending Chersky Rock by ropeway where you will discover a wonderful panorama of the lake and the Angara River with the Shaman-Kamen (the rock of Shaman), Baikal Port and Listvyanka. Return to the homestay to pick up the luggage. After lunch return to Irkutsk. Accommodation in the hotel. Free time. Overnight in the hotel.
  • Day 5
    Transfer to the airport. End of the program.
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            Price includes
            • Dog sled rental
            • Transfers in Irkutsk
            • English-speaking guide
            • Accommodation as per itinerary
            • Meals
            • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
            • Transfer from airport / railway station on first day
            • Transfer to airport / railway station on last day
            • Celebratory dinner with alcoholic beverages
            • Ropeway to Chersky Rock
            • Banya
            • Letter of invitation
            Price does not include
            • Medical insurance
            • Personal expenses and tips
            • Visa fees and travel insurance
            • Airline tickets
            For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
            Note

            The price is given for the group of 6 persons. If the number of participants is less than 6, the following supplement is applied: + 2 600 RUB / pers. for the group of 5 participants + 3 200 RUB / pers. for the group of 4 participants + 8 700 RUB / pers. for the grup of 3 participants + 13 100 RUB / pers. for the grup of 2 participant The price includes banya on Day 2 The price does not include breakfast on Day 1, dinner on Day 4 Single supplement 4 900 roubles

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