Traveling around the southern Baikal
Tour Lake Baikal by train, bus and boat tour 
                                   Tour BB-11
8 days from € 690.- Irkutsk - Ulan Ude & Bay Posolskii Sor – swimming day, including English-speaking tour guide, half board
Who wants, there are many possibilities of hiking during this trip, separate luggage transport !

                                                                                                            

Irkutsk - Listvyanka - Port Baikal - Circum-Baikal Railway Polovinnaya km 110 - Slyudyanka - Ulan Ude – Selenga delta – Bay Posolskii Sor - Irkutsk

Travel highlights
Swimming in Lake Baikal at 25 degrees (bathing season June-August)
Irkutsk - old architecture & Decembrists
Lake Baikal - Pearl of Siberia and National Park
Lake Baikal travel by boat to the Shaman Rock
Talzy open-air museum - discover the old Siberia
Listvyanka at Lake Baikal - Nikolai Church, market & omul
Train travel along the Baikal coast
Polovinnaja km 110 - discover the authentic Siberian life
Visit a small shop - Olgas kiosk
Crossing Polovinits tunnel 780 meters
Fireplace at the Baikal beach
Slyudyanka - unique railway station of white marble
Buryatia, Ulan-Ude & monastery Iwolginsk
Sandy bay Posolskii Sor & swimming in Lake Baikal

 

Itinerary
B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner, AC = accommodation

Day 1 Irkutsk & Lake Baikal (B, D)
10:00 am meeting with your guide at Irkutsk railway station (separate luggage transport to Listvyanka) and sightseeing.
First you visit the Decembrist Museum, then Irkutsk city tour with a walk through the large market halls. Irkutsk is often called the Paris of Siberia, because of its cultural and diverse architecture. Of particular interest are the Gothic cathedral Polish, the Cathedral of the Epiphany and the Redeemer Church, you will visit during the tour. In the early afternoon you travel by bus to Listvyanka on Lake Baikal with a stop in Talzy Museum, where you can experience the 'old' Siberia. This wooden architecture museum is a place of cultural heritage of the Russian people. Upon arrival at Lake Baikal in Listvyanka tour, you see the Nikolai Church and market.
Evening campfire and barbecue grill, try the local beer and a Baikal Omul. AC hotel in the center of Listvyanka.

Day 2 Boat tour & Baikal Railway - Circum-Baikal train Matanya (B, D)
After breakfast cruise on Lake Baikal to Port Baikal with a short stop at the shaman stone. In Port Baikal you will get an exclusive tour through the museum about the construction of the Baikal Railway. Late morning departure on the tourist train along Lake Baikal with photo stops.

Directly along the Baikal shore between Port Baikal and Slyudyanka the 84 km long route of the Baikal Railway has been buit. 352 bridges, over forty tunnels, 77 retaining walls and 18 galleries leading along from rock tunnels were built. You can enjoying the view of Lake Baikal, get off at some stations and explore the surroundings.
This tourist train will go all the way until Irkutsk today, we have organized an exclusive stop for you, because you will live in Polovinnaja KM110 in a small Siberian holiday village.
The arrival in Polovinnaja is about 14:00 pm, so we do have a walk up to the settlement Maritui along the Baikal Railway. (Those who do not would like to walk, can stay in the beautiful holiday resort.)

Once in Maritui we take back to Polovinnaya the original Baikal train "Matanya".
In the evening, traditional Buryat cuisine, AC Holiday Village.

Day 3 The Baikal beach (B, D)
A day of relaxation at Lake Baikal, cross with us the Polovints tunnel, and we reach one of the most beautiful Baikal beaches. Who wants to dare despite the cool water temperatures: here is also a nice place to swim, after you can warm yourself at a campfire. Day 6 we will arrive at the sandy bay Posolskii Sor with water temperatures about 25 degrees. In the afternoon walk through Polovinnaja, visit Olgas kiosk and learn a lot about the Siberian life at Lake Baikal, meet the locals. AC Holiday Village.



Day 4 Tour Slyudyanka by train "Matanya" & Trans-Siberian to Ulan Ude (B, D)
Early in the morning you take train "Matanya" to Slyudyanka. In Slyudyanka is still plenty of time to explore the town and to visit the only station in the world, built of pure white marble, the station is a real jewel. The railway station Slyudyanka-1 was built in 1904 as a memorial of the builders of the unique Baikal Railway. Late this morning we continue our trip by train along Lake Baikal towards Ulan Ude, arriving early evening. AC hotel.

Day5: Ulan Ude (B,D)
City tour in Ulan Ude, capital of Buryatia and we visit the Ivolginsk monastery, in the afternoon train ride to the sandy bay Posolskii Sor (Kultuschnaja station, dinner at the resort, AC resort.

Day6: Sandy Bay Posolskii Sor Kultuschnaja (B, D)
Bath day at Lake Baikal: The holiday resort is located on the shores of Lake Baikal in the Bay Posolskii Sor, close to the Selenga Delta. The bay separates a sandbank from the open lake, so that the water is heated here around 25 ° C in July and August, the season begins in June. The resort consists of a hotel complex and chalets of different sizes. On the area you find a tennis court, billiard room, shooting range, outdoor swimming pool, a terrace and gazebo to relax, picnic area, wellness center with fitness room, solarium, pool, further are offered Waterski & Catamaran rental . AC resort.

Day7: Selenga Delta (B, D)
In the morning excursion to the Selenga Delta, the afternoon we travel by train to Irkutsk, arriving in the evening. Transfer to a middleclass hotel in the center of Irkutsk, AC hotel.

Day 8: Irkutsk (B)
After breakfast individual travel arrangements.

Minimum group size: no
Guaranteed departures
Maximum group size: 12

Travel dates
13.05.2017 - 20.05.2017 
20.05.2017 - 27.05.2017 
27.05.2017 - 03.06.2017 
03.06.2017 - 10.06.2017 
10.06.2017 - 17.06.2017 
17.06.2017 - 24.06.2017 
24.06.2017 - 01.07.2017 
01.07.2017 - 08.07.2017 
08.07.2017 - 15.07.2017 
18.07.2017 - 25.07.2017 
22.07.2017 - 29.07.2017 
29.07.2017 - 05.08.2017 
05.08.2017 - 12.08.2017 
12.08.2017 - 19.08.2017 
19.08.2017 - 26.08.2017 
26.08.2017 - 02.09.2017 
02.09.2017 - 09.09.2017 
09.09.2017 - 16.09.2017 
16.09.2017 - 23.09.2017 
23.09.2017 - 30.09.2017 
30.09.2017 - 07.10.2017 


tour price includes: 

Train travel in 2nd class Port Baikal - Polovinnaja - Slyudyanka - Ulan Ude – Bay Posolskii Sor – Irkutsk
Boat tour on Lake Baikal
Exclusive ride at the top of a locomotive between 2 stations

All accommodations in good middle class hotels, rooms with shower or bath / WC, during stay in the Holday Village Baikal beach toilets are partly separately on the floor. (we also offer holiday houses with own bath/shower)

Meals: half board

All transfers
All city tours and excursions as described according to the program including entrance fees

English-speaking tour guide from/to Irkutsk

Services not included
Meals and beverages at meals, except not mentioned, tips, expenses of personal needs, personal travel insurance, visa fees.

Prices in Euro / person
3 bed room  690.-
Doubleroom 790.-
Singleroom  890.-

Extra costs for holiday houses with bath, shower, toilet
1 person 90.-
2 person 45.-
3 person 30.-


general terms