WINTER CLASSIC

35 000 RUB

Overview

Winter on Baikal is a special period of time, which cannot be compared with anything else. Just imagine the snowy expanses and kilometers of crystal ice, ice cliffs and caves, huge hummocks, lots of photos and unforgettable emotions, all these things wait for you in this tour. For a week, you will visit almost all important places and sights of Baikal (Irkutsk, Listvyanka Olkhon), go by hovercraft, try Buryat cuisine and the famous Baikal omul, get acquainted with a flora and fauna of the lake, look at Baikal from a bird’s eye view and at a depth of 1500 meters, and of course take the famous Circum Baikal Train. 
This tour is very similar in content with the tour “Meet Baikal”, but it is totally different in emotional attitude. Winter Baikal is completely another Baikal, unfamiliar for “summer” tourist. In winter, you can walk there where it is impossible in summer, ride on a dog sleds, snowmobile, make unforgettable photos and so on.

Itinerary

IRKUTSK

Morning meeting at the airport / railway station with a nameplate “Baikal Vision”. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in.
Lunch in the restaurant at 13:00. Excursion with a guide in the historical center of Irkutsk: churches, old wooden houses, new entertaining zone “130 district”.
Free dinner. Your guide will advise you the best restaurant or cafe according to your wishes and desires. Overnight in the hotel.

IRKUTSK – LISTVYANKA – IRKUTSK

Breakfast. Meeting with your guide. Transfer to Listvyanka. On the way you will visit Taltsy museum – architecture museum under open air.  Then you will visit the Baikal Limnological Museum, where you discover flora and fauna of the Baikal region, you will see live seals, dive to the bottom of Lake Baikal at a depth of 1,637 m for 15 minutes.
After you will take a lift to Cherskiy rock to look at the picturesque panorama of the Baikal and Angara river.
Lunch in a restaurant of Baikal cuisine, where you will taste famous Baikal omul and Buryat national cuisine. After lunch you will visit a fish market.
You can also go to the nerpinary or enjoy a hovercraft trip or a dog sledding (extra charge). Return to Irkutsk. Free dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

IRKUTSK – KHUZHIR

Breakfast. Transfer to Khuzhir – central village in Olkhon island. On the way you will have several stops in interesting places. Lunch in Buryat restaurant. After you will drive on ice from main land to the Island. Check-in.
Today you will have an excursion around Khuzhir village: Shaman Rock, one of the nine sacred place of Asia. Dinner. Overnight in the resort.

KHUZHIR

Breakfast. Departure for an excursion (8 hours) at the northernmost point of the island – Cape Khoboy. Because of the lack of asphalt roads on the island, your trip will be in “off-road” style by specialized cars like UAZ or Niva.
Cape Khoboy, a sacred place for the indigenous people of the island – the Buryats. It takes plenty of shamanic rituals and religious ceremonies. Here you can see all four sides of the lake. During your excursion, the driver will prepare for you lunch from fresh fish. Return to Khuzhir. Dinner and overnight in the resort.

KHUZHIR

Breakfast. We continue our journey on Baikal ice. Today you will have an excursion around the South part of Olkhon Island. Also you will visit Ogoy Island where you will find the Buddhist stupa of Enlightenment. According to legend, if you make three circles around the Stupa and make a wish, it will definitely come true. You will also visit Cape Khorgoy, where you can see beautiful ice caves and take great photos. Our guide will tell you many legends and stories about these places. Return to Khuzhir at about 17.00. Dinner and overnight in the guest house.

KHUZHIR – IRKUTSK

Breakfast. Today we will have a long road to Irkutsk (about 5 hours). Departure at 10 a.m.
Lunch on the way (extra charge). On the road you can see the 3 types of terrain: rocks, forests and steppes. Arrival in Irkutsk. Please tell your driver where you need to go: to the airport or to a hotel. End of the program.

Standart rooms in the whole tour (private bathroom)

  • 41 000 RUB per person in a group of 10 people
  • 43 100 RUB per person in a group of 9 people
  • 42 300 RUB per person in a group of 8 people
  • 43 000 RUB per person in a group of 7 people
  • 45 500 RUB per person in a group of 6 people
  • 50 200 RUB per person in a group of 5 people
  • 55 700 RUB per person in a group of 4 people

Standart rooms in Irkutsk (private bathroom), econom room in Olkhon Island (bathroom for several rooms)

  • 35 000 RUB per person in a group of 10 people
  • 36 900 RUB per person in a group of 9 people
  • 36 300 RUB per person in a group of 8 people
  • 36 700 RUB per person in a group of 7 people
  • 39 500 RUB per person in a group of 6 people
  • 43 800 RUB per person in a group of 5 people
  • 49 700 RUB per person in a group of 4 people
  • Trip Length: 6 days
  • Group: from 4  persons
  • Departure: on request
  • Period: February – March
  • Accommodation: Hotel, Guest House
  • Activities: Excursions, Cruise, Cultural exploration
  • Transport: Private car / bus, 4WD car
  • Visited area: Irkutsk, Listvyanka, Small Sea, Khuzhir, Olkhon Island

Price includes:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Transport as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • English-speaking guide
  • Visits and
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary

Price does not include:

  • Airline tickets 
  • Alcohol
  • Visa fees and
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses and
  • Tips
  • Invitation letter

The sequence of visits can be changed depending on weather conditions.
Guaranteed departure from 4 people.
Accommodation is expected in rooms of the “Standard” category.
The room or hotel category can be changed according to your preferences. Please contact us before departure.

Other tours

Baikal Vacation – 50 500 RUB
Insta tour to Baikal – 27 000 RUB
Baikal Drive – 50 000 RUB
Baikal Ice – 54 500 RUB
Expedition “Even ice is hot here …” – 109 900 RUB
Baikal means freedom – 43 000 RUB
Winter Classic – 35 000 RUB
Baikal Robinsons – 105 000 RUB
East and West of Baikal – 67 000 RUB
Listvyanka – visit-card of Baikal – 15 500 RUB
Olkhon – soul of Baikal – 25 500 RUB
Baikal landscapes – 76 500 RUB

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