ROUND № 2: SKI SLOPES OF BAIKAL 2016
IRKUTSK - LISTVYANKA – THE ROUND BAIKAL RAILWAY - BAIKAL - IRKUTSK
If you are an avid skier, you should fill your piggy bank of winter resorts with Sable Mountain and its slopes. And if you're just going to become one, then you will be engaged by experienced instructors, and within a day or two you cannot imagine how you can do without skiing. Amazing picture of Baikal in winter appears in front of you with a bird's-eye view. Fatigue in your muscles after a day's conquest of the regular routes, and in the evening - a bath with scented broom and a hearty dinner. That's where your body and soul can have a rest!
Validity period: December - March
Duration - 8 Days / 7 Nights
Arrivals: on Thursdays
Day 1, Thursday
Arrival in Irkutsk.
Meeting at the railway station or the airport.
A brief tour of the city of Irkutsk, during which you can see the main historical and architectural sights of the city.
After the tour - transfer to Listvyanka settlement (70 km).
On the road – visiting the museum of architectural - wooden art of building "Taltsy".
Architectural-ethnographic museum "Taltsy" is a unique storehouse of history and culture of the peoples of Eastern Siberia. The museum is located in a picturesque location on the right bank of the Angara River in Taltsinsky natural boundary on 47 kilometer of Baikal tract.
Accommodation is at hotel “Pribaikalskaya **"
Hotel "Pribaikalskaya**” is located at the entrance to Listvyanka settlement, there are cozy rooms with all conveniences.
Day 2, Friday
Breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast, excursion to the Museum of Lake Baikal, where you will be told about the flora and fauna of the lake and you can admire the seals (the nerpas) swimming in an aquarium museum.
A delicious lunch will be offered at local restaurants ”The Last century" or "Podlemoriye” (fish menu).
After lunch, you will walk through Krestovka village, visit the church of St. Nicholas.
The excursion will be completed by the rise on cableway to peak Chersky, overlooking the magnificent view of the southern part of Lake Baikal and the source of the Angara River.
Day 3, Saturday
Skiing at hotel “Pribaikalskaya **".
Equipment rental and lifts services are paid additionally.
Day 4, Sunday
Transfer to the pier.
Landing on the ferry, departure to Port Baikal (travelling time – 20 minutes)
Embarking on a rail bus and departure to Slyudyanka over the Round Baikal Railway.
The Round Baikal Railway is a unique monument of engineering architecture. This is a unique place not only at the lake, but perhaps in the world.
This day you will get acquainted with the monuments of the Round Baikal railway. You will see a great number of bridges, arches, galleries and tunnels, and of course, enjoy the natural scenery of the lake.
In the evening – arrival at the railway station of Slyudyanka and transfer to Baikalsk (40 km).
Accommodation in private hotel "Edelweiss", which is located in a forest area, only 500 m from the ski resort.
Day 5, Monday
Downhill skiing on Sable Mountain at your own expense.
The mounting skiing resort “Sable Mountain” is some kind of a magnet for mountain skiers and snowboarders. Thousands of admirers of mountain skiing come here to have a rest and communicate. Anyone who has once visited this place, the next year, and some of them several times a year, come here again.
Day 6, Tuesday
Skiing on Sable Mountain at your own expense.
Meals: Lunch and dinner at your own expense, breakfast included in price.
Day 7, Wednesday
Transfer to Irkutsk, 150 km.
On the way, stop at the museum of Zhigalov’s country estate in Slyudyanka.
The museum contains more than 10,000 minerals from around the world.
Next stop in village Kultuk on a viewing platform overlooking the magnificent views of Lake Baikal.
Arrival in Irkutsk. Accommodation in hotel "Victoria ***”.
A new, modern building of hotel "Victoria ***” is in the historic city center. Comfortable and cozy rooms with all conveniences, friendly staff will provide a pleasant stay to you.
Day 8, Thursday
Transfer to the airport or the railway station.
Departure from Irkutsk.
The price includes:
- Hotel accommodation in “Victoria *** " in Irkutsk in standard rooms, in hotel "Pribaikalskaya**" in Listvyanka in standard rooms, in hotel “Edelweiss” in Baikalsk in standard rooms;
- Meals: breakfast at hotel “Victoria ***”, in hotel "Pribaikalskaya**”, dinner at the restaurants “The Last Century" or "Podlemoriye”;
- Transfers and excursions of the program;
- A ticket for an excursion to the Round Baikal Railway;
- Entrance tickets to the museums.
- Flight or transfer to Irkutsk from the place of arrival, and further, departure or transfer to the next place of arriving after the end of the program;
- Food, excluding those in the program;
- Additional services listed in the program for an additional fee or not specified
in the program.
To know all the current prices refer to the managers.