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Listvyanka City Tour

This tour is not available and is archived.
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
  • Ideal option to discover Lake Baikal in a short space of time
  • Discovery of traditional Siberian wooden architecture
Tour Overview

70 km from Irkutsk, on the spot where the Angara takes its source, Listvyanka is located remaining the most accessible village from the lake. We will go there early in the morning to visit its sights, to walk along the shore, to climb a hill to enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Baikal.

Many years ago the cargoes of tea, salt, meat, fish and furs were transferred through the port of Listvyanka. At the Soviet time the Institute of Limnology of the lake, that is now in Irkutsk, was located there and conducted great researches on this gigantic natural laboratory called Lake Baikal. The building of the Institute in Listvyanka is nowadays the Baikal museum. It desposes of unique expositions representing the variety of the Baikal flora and fauna.

Tour programme
  • Day 1
    Morning leave for Listvyanka. En route visit to the museum of wooden architecture Taltsy representing the Siberian village and the lifestyle of the natives in 18-19 cc. Discovery of Lake Baikal and the Shaman rock emerging from the mouth of the Angara. Visit to the Baikal museum to see its aquarium with fish and seals of the lake. Ascent of the Chersky Rock by ropeway or on foot - at will (30 min. approximately), wonderful panorama of the lake and the Angara River. Opportunity to have lunch at the restaurant offering a nice view of Lake Baikal. One-hour boat tour*. Discovery of village with its typical saleswomen of omul. Opportunity to taste smoked omul, endemic fish of the lake. Return to Irkutsk by car in the evening. * Boat tour is only available from May 15 to November 4 due to climatic conditions (extra fees).
    Detailed description
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    Price includes
    • English-speaking guide
    • Transport as per itinerary
    • Meals
    • Excursions and visits as per itinerary
    Price does not include
    • Administrative registration
    • Personal expenses and tips
    • Visa fees and travel insurance
    • Ropeway to Chersky Rock
    • Accommodation
    • Boat trip
    For more info, please download the detailed description of the trip.
    Note

    The price includes lunch, breakfast and dinner are not included.

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