An active day in Irkutsk and Baikal
On this tour, you will see the best sights of the city and its famous wooden architecture, and then take a deep breath of the fresh Baikal air. You will see ancient architecture, mountains and of course our "Glorious Sea". You will try the local cuisine — Baikal fish or Buryat buuza. Walk along the embankment and take gorgeous photos from the viewpoint. You`ll also listen to a lecture about Lake Baikal, as well as local legends.
We start from the historical center of Irkutsk, you will learn about the development of Siberia, look at the monuments of Siberian architecture of the 18-19th centuries. Next, we take cool photos next to the beautifully carved window frames of wooden houses. The wooden houses will help you to get acquainted with Slavic mythology.
Our next stop is the Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography, where you can literally touch the history. This place with a unique atmosphere and the most pleasant smell of a birch grove and wooden buildings is located halfway from Irkutsk to Lake Baikal. We walk at a comfortable pace, watch everything we like, and learn a lot about the life of local indigenous peoples and Russian Siberians.
We are moving to Baikal, to Listvyanka village, where we will finally see the lake and replenish our knowledge about it either in the Baikal Museum - a place with a rich exposition on the history and geography of Baikal (here you can also see the famous Baikal seal in one of the aquariums), or under the open sky in a place with a beautiful view of the lake - if you want to spend more time on its shore. We`ll climb up higher for beautiful shots, see the source of the Angara and the legendary Shaman-stone and then go down straight to the water's edge to enjoy a walk along the shore, and also we will be able to visit the local fish market and buy delicious souvenirs.
Guide services, transport throughout the excursion
Admission tickets: Taltsy Museum (250 rubles per person), the Baikal Museum (from 310 to 370 rubles per person); meals in a cafe/restaurant; optionally a chair lift to one of the viewpoints (400 rubles / Or we can take a stroll along an asphalt path, which is obviously for free).
Every day at 10 AM
- Historical center of Irkutsk
- The house of Europe
- Taltsy Museum
- Shaman Stone
- Baikal Museum
- Church of St. Nicholas
- Listvyanka fish market
- Chersky stone
At your hotel in Irkutsk