Round № 1 WINTER FAIRY TALE of Baikal
IRKUTSK – LISTVYANKA – THE ROUND BAIKAL RAILWAY – BAIKALSK – IRKUTSK
Validity period: December – March
Duration - 7 days/6 nights
Arrivals: on Thursdays
The round program:
Day 1, Thursday
Arrival in Irkutsk.
Meeting at station or at the airport and a transfer in hotel “Victoria ***”.
The new, modern building of hotel Victoria is located in the historical city center. Comfortable and cozy numbers with all conveniences, the hospitable personnel will provide you with a pleasant rest. You can be housed in home stay, located in the city center, if you wish.
Sightseeing tour around the city (3 hours) during the course of which you will be familiarized yourself with the main sights of Irkutsk: you will visit the main streets of Irkutsk (Lenin street and Karl Marx street), examine buildings of old churches (Spassky church (the Savior church), Krestovozdvizhenskaya church (Holy Cross Church), the Epiphany Cathedral), visit Znamensky Monastery (the Monastery of the Sign) in which territory there are tombs of Decembrists, and also a well-known merchant and traveler Grigory Shelikhov.
Day 2, Friday
Breakfast in the hotel
The whole day excursion to Lake Baikal, to settlement Listvyanka (70 km).
On the way to Baikal – visiting the museum of architectural - wooden art of building "Taltsy".
Architectural-ethnographic museum "Taltsy" is a unique storehouse of monuments of history and culture of the peoples of Eastern Siberia. The museum is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara River in Taltsinsky natural boundary on 47 kilometer of the Baikal tract.
Further you will go to settlement Listvyanka and stay at “Mayak ***” (a modern hotel) or private cottage “At Nicolay”.
Hotel "Mayak" was opened in the summer 2006 and is situated on the shore of Baikal, in the center of Listvyanka settlement. The private cottage is in 900 meters from the shore, there are a shower and a toilet in each number, and also there are a bath-house and a lunch room.
After accommodation – an excursion to the museum of Baikal where you will be told about flora and fauna of Lake Baikal and you can admire the seals (the nerpas) swimming in the aquarium of the museum.
Further there will be the tasty dinner at local restaurants "The Last Century" or "Podlemoriye" (fish menu) offered.
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
Breakfast in the hotel
The day off
For some extra pay you can do skiing or ride the tube at hotel "Pribaikalskaya", ride snowmobiles, dog sledding, and cross-country skis in the center of active rest at hotel «Baikal Towers» or can make independent walk along Listvyanka settlement and enjoy the beauty of Lake Baikal.
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).
Accomodation 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.
Departure from Irkutsk.
The price includes:
- Accomodation in the selected category of hotels;
- Meals: breakfast at all hotels except for hotels “Edelweiss”, “Coziness” (“Uyut”) (for the additional fee on the spot), lunch in the restaurants "The Last Century" or "Podlemoriye”;
- Transfers and excursions of the program;
- A ticket for an excursion of the Round Baikal Railway;
- Entrance tickets to 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.