View from the Lower Embankment of the Angara to the Epiphany Cathedral and the monument to the founders of Irkutsk
Irkutsk Tours open the door to one of the most beautiful river cities in Russia. Irkutsk is the capital of Eastern Siberia, a crossroads of trade routes located just over 60 kilometers from the legendary Lake Baikal. Today there are nearly 700 historical and cultural monuments in the city, which is recognized by UNESCO as a potential World Heritage Site.
Irkutsk’s oldest buildings date back to the 18th century and reflect the unique Siberian Baroque style. The city has the largest number of baroque churches in all of Russia as well as an incredible collection of historic stone and wooden buildings which manage to blend seamlessly with its 21st-century architecture.
Travel between Irkutsk and Moscow could not be easier, for the cities are connected by regular flights and trains. Irkutsk Tours are a great chance to see a colorful, lesser-visited Russian town and its exquisite natural neighbor, Lake Baikal.
Circum-Baikal Railway tour is a day trip by train along the route: Irkutsk - Sludyanka station - Port Baikal. You will see the longest tunnel on the railway, the old water tower and ferry on the Baikal Lake.
Highlights of this 1-week Lake Baikal Summer Tour include exploring the vibrant Siberian city of Irkutsk, relaxing on the shores of the legendary Lake Baikal in the village of Listvyanka, and taking a leisurely day trip on the Circumbaikal Railway, a unique and impressive feat of engineering, while surrounded by stunning scenery.
Experience winter in stunning Siberia as you journey across the frozen Lake Baikal on an all-terrain vehicle, take a thrilling snowmobile trip through the Baikal taiga, and visit many more natural, cultural, and historical sights on this Baikal Winter Magic Tour.
This Trans-Siberian Railway tour is an epic journey on Russia’s legendary route across the vast Siberian steppe to Yekaterinburg, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, and the stunning Lake Baikal.