A trip to Lake Baikal is a wonderful adventure and the best way to immerse yourself in the culture and history of Siberia.
Slap bang in the centre of Asia, Irkutsk is a pleasant surprise, a pretty historic gem in the middle of nowhere. It’s also the gateway to the world’s oldest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal (25 million years old — we asked Google). It started life as, you guessed it, a trading centre for gold and fur, and for centuries it has continued to attract passing travelers who are seduced by its unique atmosphere, traditional wooden architecture, and fascinating history. Come explore this unique city with us!
Enjoy the spectacular views and pretty flora and fauna of the Siberian countryside, and visit Russia’s biggest open-air museum of wooden architecture.