Baikal spirits

2 day individual tour program

   Listvyanka - the tourist capital of the lake Baikal, the nearest to Irkutsk and the city airport (75 km, 1.5 hours). The village is also called the "Baikal gates" - the most developed tourist infrastructure and the main attractions of the lake is concentrated here. It will be the first point of your journey to the great lake.


We will visit all the main attractions and spend the night in the most comfortable hotel with a view from the rooms to lake Baikal and the formidable mountains of Eastern Sayan. And the next day we are waiting for a cruise along the old Circum-Baikal railway, a walk through the mysterious tunnels and a picnic in the fresh air of the open deck of the ship.


Tour program

Day 1

Visit to the observation deck (The Chersky Stone)

The highest point closer to Listvyanka (728 meters), which offers stunning panoramic views of lake Baikal, the source of the Angara and the Eastern Sayan mountains, which can be seen in the distance. Special lifts will take us to the observation deck and back. It is believed that a particularly beautiful view here in winter.

The Shaman - stone observation

Perhaps the Shaman-stone is not only a visit card of Listvyanka, but also of Baikal itself. It defines the boundary between the great lake and the only river flowing from it - Angara. In ancient times, this stone was used for shamanic rituals, giving the stone magical powers. And yet, this stone has a very beautiful legend wich you'll know.

Visiting the show of trained seals

The world's first seal show. Charming Baikal animals-endemics know how to draw, play with a ball, jump out of their pool and much more. You will not remain indifferent!

Baikal museum

The largest Museum of lake Baikal, dedicated to the flora, fauna, Geology and history of the lake. It contains the most interesting exhibits, many of which are unique in their kind. Especially it is possible to distinguish aquariums with live Baikal fish and virtual dive to the bottom of lake Baikal.

St. Nicholas Orthodox christian Church

This is almost the only ancient monument of the village. The Church was restored in the 1950s, where icons were transported from many Irkutsk monasteries. Among the icons of the temple, there are valuable relics of the middle of the XVIII century. According to legend, the Church was built after the rescue of merchant Xenophon Serebryakov during the storm in 1846. During that storm Serebryakov began to pray diligently for the salvation of St. Nicholas the Saint, the patron Saint of seafarers, in the end, his entire team was saved. To this day, services are regularly held in the Church.

Hotel accomodation, visit to the fish and souvenir markets of Listvyanka

After hotel accomodation you'll visit fish and souvenir market. Listvyanka has the largest fish and souvenir market on lake Baikal. Here you can buy Souvenirs to remember the trip to Baikal for yourself and your loved ones. And also to treat them with delicious Baikal fish.

Tasting of Baikal and Buryat cuisine (dinner in a cafe)

Baikal and Buryat cuisine - is one of the attractions of lake Baikal. Therefore, every tourist who visited the sacred lake is simply obliged to taste this food. All menus are natural organic products. And the dishes are very juicy and tender.... melting in your mouth.

Free time for a walk along the coast

We will have some free time for a leisurely walk along the coast of lake Baikal, and daredevils will be able to swim in the lake.

Hotel "Mayak" in Listvyanka village

The largest, modern and comfortable hotel in Listvyanka (4*), is located in the center of the village, 20 meters from the coastline, overlooking the rooms on lake Baikal. Quality service and a welcoming atmosphere will help you to relax and rejuvenate after a busy day of sightseeing.


The hotel has a conference room for 160 people, a restaurant, a modern electronic security system, satellite TV, Wi-FI, long-distance and international telephone. Single and double rooms "standard", "Studio", penthouse and apartments are available. The rooms have air conditioning, telephones, Hairdryers and mini - bars. The hotel has a sauna, a Russian spa (banya), a barbecue area, a billiard room, a panoramic bar for 20 people, a summer terrace and Parking. There is an ATM in the hall (visa, mastercard, american express cards are accepted)


Day 2

Прогулка на катере вдоль старинной железной дороги (КБЖД)

After Breakfast in the hotel, we'll go to the waiting for us at the pier near the hotel a boat for a trip on lake Baikal. Circum-Baikal railway is one of the most beautiful Baikal attractions, recognized as a monument of architecture and engineering. Near the most beautiful places and tunnels of the road go ashore for a walk and explore the ancient places. Lunch on the deck of the ship. At the request you can catch some fish (arctic grayling) and taste the fish soup of freshly caught fish, cooked by the chef accompanying us. In the evening, return to the pier of the hotel, transfer by individual car to Irkutsk (75 km, 1.5 hours), check in the hotel star (4*).

Hotel "Zvezda" in Irkutsk

Very nice hotel, 5 minutes drive from the airport and 15 minutes drive from the city center. On the territory – a quiet Park atmosphere, despite the location of the hotel almost in the heart of the city.


Available rooms "standard", "Studio", "Suite" and "Presidential", made in the author's design in the "male" and "female" version. Solid wood furniture, modern appliances. There is a great bar, a Russian hunting-style restaurant serving Russian hunter's dishes and the best Chinese restaurant in the city. Many famous people love to stay in this hotel.



Additional options and activities:





Visit the architectural-ethnographic Museum





Dive to the bottom of the lake (diving on lake Baikal)





Helicopter Baikal lake excursion





Horse ridding





Ride sled dogs on the ice of lake Baikal (in winter)





To get acquainted with the Siberian animals in the zoo





Helicopter transfer





Ride on aero boat on the ice of lake Baikal

(in winter)






Snowmobiling on the ice of lake Baikal

(in winter)





Meet with a Buryat shaman

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Baikal lake individuall tours manager


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