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Lake Baikal Adventure

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  • Take a stroll around the deepest lake in the world and let your breath be taken away by the magnificent views.
  • Enjoy a picnic by the water’s edge and sample traditional local cuisine such as smoked Baikal fish.
  • Explore an open-air museum of wooden architecture and shaman yurts, and get an insight into the lives of the Siberian people over the centuries.
  • Listen to the personal stories of your local guide, from ancient legends about the lake to stories about the local people.
  • Visit an unusual local museum in the charming village of Listvyanka.

Visit Lake Baikal in Siberia

A trip to Lake Baikal is a wonderful adventure and the best way to immerse yourself in the culture and history of Siberia. Alongside the spectacular views and pretty flora and fauna of the Siberian countryside, you visit Russia’s biggest open-air museum of wooden architecture, where you can see shaman yurts and typical wooden houses, and you visit a 17th-century church and orthodox school, too.

Once we’ve covered the architectural and historical gems, we head 20 kilometres south to the lakeside village of Listvyanka, known affectionately as the Baikal Riviera, to explore the water. We take a stroll along the bay, visit some spots that only locals know, and enjoy a picnic right on the Baikal Bay. A perfectly picturesque and fascinating day awaits you in beautiful Baikal.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, ticket to Taltsy museum, snack in Taltsy museum (pancake with tea), snack of smoked Baikal fish at the bay of Baikal (there are vegetarian options available), public transport tickets, a taxi ride from Taltsy to Listvyanka, a ticket to museum in Listvyanka

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule Details

  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Main entrance to Central market  (Центральный рынок, главный вход) in Irkutsk. Address: Litvinova, 17. Your guide will be holding an Urban Adventures sign. View on Google Maps.
  • Starting time: 10.30 am
  • Ending point: Central bus station in Irkutsk