Listvyanka in Summer

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Listvyanka is an excellent destination for a first brief encounter with Lake Baikal. It is just 1 hour away from Irkutsk. At the Baikal Museum and Aquarium, you can see freshwater seals called “nerpa”, sturgeon and omul as well as a relief map of Baikal.  Atop Chersky Rock, you can admire the delta of the Angara River and the magical blue tints of the lake surrounded by mountains. Listvyanka village is the departure point for boat excursions towards the Circumbaikal railroad as well as kayaking, horse-riding, hiking and more.

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Itinerary

Take off from Moscow for Irkutsk in the evening. Flight time: 5h30.

Morning arrival in Irkutsk ( +5 hours time difference with Moscow). Your English-speaking guide will meet you at the airport. Transfer to a cafe in town for breakfast. Tour of the town in a private vehicle (3 hours). Transfer to Listvyanka, a village located 70 km away on the shore of Lake Baikal. The roads follows the Angara River through the taiga and villages. Settle in at the hotel. Free afternoon to rest recover from the night flight and/or to visit the village and its fish market (no guide). Dinner and night in Listvyanka.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Meet your English-speaking guide at the hotel. Transfer to the Limnological Museum of Baikal to learn about the local landscape, flora and fauna. Then take a ski lift to the top of Chersky Rock (altitude: 728 m) where you can enjoy spectacular views of the Angara River and Lake Baikal. Lunch in a cafe that serves local specialities. Transfer and visit of the Taltsy Wooden Architecture Museum, located 20 km from Listvyanka on the Angara River. Return to Listvyanka. Dinner and night at the hotel.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Free day with a choice of several activities and excursions.

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.
Customise your trip

The Circumbaikal railroad is a unique monument of 20th-century architecture and engineering. Take a daytrip by boat along the Circumbaikal with three stops in picturesque places.

  • 9h00

Embark on a small, private boat at Listvyanka for a tour on Lake Baikal.

  • 4h00

Paddle along the shoreline for magnificent photo opportunities and spectacular views over the Pribaikalsky Mountains, rock formations and Baikal’s enchantingly translucid waters.

  • 1 day

Starting from Listvyanka, follow the forest path into the mountainous taiga of the Pribaikalsky National Park.

  • 4h00

Transfer to the Irkutsk airport. Flight to Moscow (flight time 6h00).

Customise your trip

Isolated by the taiga, and with an excellent beach of smooth stones, Bolshie Koty is a fantastic getaway for calm and relaxation - more so than Listvyanka, a very popular tourist destination.

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