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Irkutsk and myths and legends of fabulous Baikal

Irkutsk and myths and legends of fabulous Baikal
Starts from

Irkutsk

Duration

7 Days

Transportation

By Car

Length

848 km

Hotels

4

Guidance

Self-Guided

Categories

Sights in NatureHistory and CultureActive Leisure
Fabulous frozen Baikal. Mysticism and energy of Olkhon Island. Immersion in the history of Irkutsk and its region and much more awaits you on this itinerary!
This travel can be called exotic, unlike others. Just imagine! You are driving a car on a meter layer of Baikal ice among endless expanses of the largest lake.
And Listvyanka town, where we will stay during one of the days, will suit perfectly for spending Christmas and New Year holidays.
Besides you have a great opportunity to learn all the most unusual myths and legends of the famous Olkhon island, where you will feel enormous emotions and unforgettable feelings from the places of power you see there.
This tour is ideal for family vacations. Tranquil, cozy restaurants, small number of tourists, as well as entertaining museums and exhibitions in the city of Irkutsk and in Irkutsk region, which will surely please not only you, but also your children!
Recommendations:
  • It is important when visiting public places to keep a social distance, as well as to use personal protective equipment.
  • It is also worth remembering that when checking into hotels, as well as when visiting museums you may be required to wear a valid QR code or a negative PCR test for not more than 72 hours.
Viktoria Afanaseva
Viktoria Afanaseva
Traveller
  • Explore Irkutsk from all its corners.
  • Take stunning photographs of frozen Baikal.
  • Go by car to the most mystical island Olkhon along the ice track of the lake.
  • To visit the ethnographic museum of Taltsy.
  • Learn the history of Angara ice-breaker.
  • Taste local fish caught at the lake.

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Travel Itinerary

Evening in Irkutsk
Day 111 km

Evening in Irkutsk

Get a car, check into a hotel and enjoy some free time in the city. For the evening, a recommendation of a great restaurant in the heart of the city.
21:30
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The most interesting places in Irkutsk in one day
Day 212 km9 km

The most interesting places in Irkutsk in one day

Today, you will stroll the spacious streets of the city, admire the exquisitely designed landmarks around you, and visit museums and exhibitions. You also have a chance to visit the famous Irkutsk Drama Theatre and even listen to the organ!
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On the way to Baikal: Taltsy and Listvyanka
Day 381 km200 m

On the way to Baikal: Taltsy and Listvyanka

On the third day of the route we have planned to go to Baikal. During the trip we will stop at several interesting places - Angara museum, Taltsy ethnographic museum and finally we will reach the town of Listvyanka, where the real adventure on the frozen Baikal will begin.
22:00
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Ascent to Chersky Peak and road to Olkhon Island
Day 4370 km8 m

Ascent to Chersky Peak and road to Olkhon Island

Today we have a long way to one of the most picturesque places - Olkhon Island. Before departure you are to climb up to the Chersky Peak - the mountain, from which there is an unbelievably wonderful view of mountains, slopes and lakes. The route through the settlements will take several hours, but even in it you will be able to meet a couple of unusual monuments with their own history. If you want to get to your destination a bit faster, you may take the only track on the frozen Baikal.
21:30
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Other beauties of Olkhon
Day 541 km2 km

Other beauties of Olkhon

Today will be fully devoted to exploring the natural beauties of Olkhon. The plan is to see the legendary rocks, mountains as well as beaches and reefs.
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Last day of the trip in Irkutsk
Day 6327 km

Last day of the trip in Irkutsk

Today we have to go back to Irkutsk. On the way we will stop in a couple of remarkable places, and in the evening in the city we will walk along Gagarin Boulevard and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the Russian cuisine restaurant.
22:00
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Time to go home!
Day 77 km

Time to go home!

In the morning, I suggest visiting a wonderful breakfast café. If you don't leave early, take a leisurely stroll around the city. Maybe you'll find something interesting that I didn't!
18:00
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