Day Tour to Listvyanka

MAIN HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit open-air etnographic museum
  • Discover the legend of Lake Baikal and the Angara river
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of the lake from the top of Chersky hill
  • Taste delicious and famous Baikal Omul fish
DURATION: 8 hours (10:00—18:00)
TRANSPORTATION: Van/car, walking
About this tour
One-day tour to Listvyanka is for everybody who wants to discover Lake Baikal and does not have much time for that. We will experience several different activities which will give you an understanding and feeling of local life and nature. We will visit a reconstruction of a real Siberian village, gathered from different parts of Baikal region. We will see the lake from several breath-taking viewing points, touch the legends and stories of this inspiring place. We will visit the old Orthodox church, the only one married couples during Soviet Union times. After that we will visit fish and crafts market, see the process of Omul (also called Baikal salmon) fish smoking, and enjoy local meals for the lunch. The tour can include other seasonal activities (winter: dog-sledding, snowmobiling, hovercraft ride; summer: boat ride, swimming ;)) on your request.

Program

  • 10:00
    Departure from Irkutsk
  • 11:00
    Open-air ethnographic museum “Taltsy”. Taltsy museum is alive Siberian village of the end of 19th century. It has a school, watermill, real fortress (“ostrog”), Buryat and Mongolian yurts (gers) and, frankly speaking, everything necessary for living in the past. We see wooden houses made without any nails, look at the real Siberian treasures (which were not only gold) and get know, how the people lived in such severe lands.
  • 12:30
    Shaman Rock, and the top of Chersky Hill. Shaman Rock is a stone located in the middle of the Angara headwaters, the only river flowing out from the lake. Shamanism is a traditional beliving and way of life for locals, and this rock is a special place for them.
  • 14:00
    Wooden Ortodox church. This church was built in 19th century by local merchant, miracly escaped from the death in Baikal storm. Sailors and merchants asked for the blessing for a good journey here, and the church is still important for the people.
  • 14:30
    Lunch. We stop at one of the most popular cafes serving local dishes. During summer we can have a lunch right at the lake shore.
  • 15:30
    Free time: fish, souvenir and crafts market. Listvyanka is a gateway to Baikal, and there is always something more to do: shore walks, Baikal Seal Show, Baikal Nature Museum, and seasonal activities (winter: dog-sledding, snowmobiling, hovercraft ride; summer: boat ride, swimming)
  • 17:00
    Departure from Listvyanka. We depart from central part of the town.
  • 18:30
    Arrival in Irkutsk. We arrive to Irkutsk and drop you off to where you need.

Price and Policies:
Price includes transfers, Taltsy museum entrance fee, local guide services. Lunch, cable car to Chersky Hill and additional activities are paid extra.
The price is valid per person in the group of equal or more than 4 people.
1 person – 7000 rub,
2 persons – 4000 rub per person,
3-5 persons and more – 3000 rub per person
6-8 persons – 2500 rub per person
9+ persons – 2000 rub per person
Large group (12 and more people) – ask for a special price!

Consider our other tours to Listvyanka: Baikal Diving Tour, Tour to Listvyanka and Circum-Baikal Railway, 2-day trekking to Bolshiye Koty, 3-day tour to Lake Baikal – Irkutsk, Olkhon Island, Listvyanka, Circum-Baikal Railway. What to take to the tour? Baikal Travel tips and pack list.