Russia Leisure Tours

Tour Cost

10 Day Tour. 

Summer Tour is $2165 USD p.p. Winter Tour is $2215 USD p.p. 
Single supplement $500 USD

Summer Tour Outline

June-September

  • Day 1. Arrive to Irkutsk, meet with guide and take transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 2. Guided tour of Irkutsk - half day. Followed by lunch at 14.00. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 3. After breakfast depart for Listvyanka with guided tour of the museums Taltsy and Baikal, have lunch and then visit fish and souvenir markets. Return to Irkutsk for dinner.
  • Day 4. Circumbaikal Train Tour - full day guided tour.
  • Day 5. Visit to the Island of Olkhon on Lake Baikal. Lunch at 14.00. Dinner at leisure.
  • Day 6. Full day guided tour of Olkhon Island with picnic lunch surrounded by breathtaking views.
  • Day 7. Free Day. After Breakfast there is an optional 1.5 hour guided walking tour to see the Shaman Rock and Cape Burhan.
  • Day 8. Breakfast then guided tour to local ethnic Buryat village for introduction to their customs, culture and cuisine.
  • Day 9. Return transfer to Irkutsk. Lunch at leisure.
  • Day 10. Shopping - Karl Marx Avenue and 130 Kvartal. Departure to airport at the Afternoon.

Winter Tour Outline

December-March

  • Day 1. Arrive to Irkutsk, meet with guide and take transfer to the hotel.
  • Day 2. Guided tour of Irkutsk - half day. Followed by lunch at 14.00. Afternoon at leisure.
  • Day 3. After breakfast depart for Listvyanka with guided tour of the museums Taltsy and Baikal, have lunch and then visit fish and souvenir markets. Return to Irkutsk for dinner.
  • Day 4. After early breakfast (8.00am) checkout and depart to Olkhon Island. Lunch during the return trip.
  • Day 5. Guided tour to an area called small sea for ice fishing. After fishing there is free time to explore village. Russian Banya in the evening (Sauna with difference).
  • Day 6. Breakfast. A choice of guided walking tour and free time to wonder around. Depart for Irkutsk.
  • Day 7. Depart for Arshan in the Tunka Valley. Lunch. Free time.
  • Day 8. Excursion to Kyngarga River and waterfalls. Lunch. Visit to hots springs. Dinner.
  • Day 9. Depart for Irkutsk. Lunch. Free time.
  • Day 10. Shopping - Karl Marx Avenue and 130 Kvartal. Departure to airport at the Afternoon.

Day 1. 
Arrival to Irkutsk, meet with the Guide, transfer to hotel, dinner and rest.

Day 1. 
09:00 Breakfast.

10:30 City tour (Cathedral, historic city centre, quay hangars, visit historic churches and other famous landmarks) lunch at 14:00, afternoon at leisure.

20:00 Dinner.

Day 3. 
09:00 Breakfast.

10.15 Departure for p. Listvyanka. At Listvyanka we visit to the "Limnological Museum" (Museum of Baikal) Excursion by funicular "peak" Chersky.

14.00 Lunch, then a visit to Nerpinariya (Baikal Seals), cruise on Hiuse (hovercraft) on Lake Baikal, a visit to the Fish and Souvenir Markets.

19:00 Departure to Irkutsk.

20:00 Dinner in Irkutsk.

Day 4. 
8.00 Early Breakfast. Transfer to Lystvyanka.

9.45 Arrive to Listvyanka. Ferry to port Baikal.

10.40 Departure on the CIRCUM-BAIKAL guided rail tour. On tour you will be shown films highlighting the history of Lake Baikal and construction of the railway. There will be 5-6 stopovers with guided walks (stops from 20 to 90 min). Lunch at base camp called "Forest Tale".

18.35 Arrival in Slyudyanka.

19.00 Depart for Irkutsk.

22.00 Late dinner.

Day 5. 

Breakfast, checkout from hotel after breakfast and depart for Lake Baikal, Olkhon Island (en route stop for a photo shoot).

Arrive to Baikal (Small sea).

Check in to the hostel.

Lunch at 14:00. Free time.

Dinner at 20:00. .

Day 6.
9.00 Breakfast.

Full day guided tour on 4WD vehicle to sandy Cape Saagan -Khusun, Cape Khoboy, Cape Khunte - Left and Uzury. Picnic Lunch.

Dinner at 20.00.

Day 7. 
9.00 Breakfast.

90 minute guided walking tour to Shamanka Cliffs through the village of Khumir and Cape Burhan.

14.00 Lunch. Free time.

20.00 Dinner.

Day 8. 
9.00 Breakfast.

Guided tour of local Buryat village observing their customs, cuisine and entertainment presented by ethnic Shaman.

14.00 Lunch. Free time.

20.00 Dinner.

Day 9. 
Check-out and return back to Irkutsk.

14.00 Lunch stop during return journey.

Check-in at the hotel.

Day 9. 
9.00 Breakfast.

Check out.

Shopping - Karl Marx Avenue and 130 Kvartal.

Lunch 13.30 then depart for Airport.

Winter Tour Details

Day 1. 
Arrival to Irkutsk, meet with the Guide, transfer to hotel, dinner and rest.

Day 2. 
09:00 Breakfast.

10:30 City tour (Cathedral, historic city centre, quay hangars, visit historic churches and other famous landmarks) lunch at 14:00, afternoon at leisure.

20:00 Dinner.

Day 3.
09:00 Breakfast.

10.15 Departure for p. Listvyanka. At Listvyanka we visit to the "Limnological Museum" (Museum of Baikal) Excursion by funicular "peak" Chersky.

14.00 Lunch, then a visit to Nerpinariya (Baikal Seals), cruise on Hiuse (hovercraft) on Lake Baikal, a visit to the Fish and Souvenir Markets.

19:00 Departure to Irkutsk.

20:00 Dinner in Irkutsk.

Day 4. 
Breakfast, Hotel check-out after breakfast and depart for Lake Baikal, Olkhon Island (en route stop for a photo shoot).

Arrive to Baikal (Small sea).

Check in to the hostel.

Lunch at 14:00. Free time.

Dinner at 20:00.

Day 5.
9.00 Breakfast.

Ice Fishing on "Small Sea".

Tourists are transported by car to the fishing spot. Try a hand of ice fishing with a professional instructor (drilling of holes, fishing, can be photographed for those who love memorable photos)

14:00 Lunch.

Afternoon fishing on the ice. If you wish, you can take a walk around the neighborhood to take pictures. Quad biking, skating or tube rides on Baikal ice (optional at own cost).

18:00 Russian bath (Banya - steam room).

20:00 Dinner.

Day 6. 
Free time (walk, explore the area).

Check-out and departure for Irkutsk.

14.00 Lunch.

Check-in at the hotel and then dinner at 20.00.

Day 7.
9:00 Breakfast.

Check out from the hotel and depart for p. Arshan (Tunka Valley). Great scenery for photos.

Arrival at Arshan and check-in at the hotel.

14.00 Lunch. After lunch free time to explore.

20:00 Dinner.

Day 8. 
9.00 Breakfast.

Guided excursion to the waterfall on Kyngarga River. The walk takes along the gorge and here you can drink mineral water in its most natural state. Picturesque scenery and the walk is easy-medium.

14.00 Lunch.

Walk to a spot called Pearls for a swim in the hot springs (Bring Towel and swimmers)

20.00 Dinner.

Day 9. 
9:00 Breakfast.

Check-out and departure for Irkutsk.

14.00 Lunch on the way.

Check in hotel then free time.

20:00 Dinner.

Day 10. 
9.00 Breakfast.

Check out.

Shopping - Karl Marx Avenue and 130 Kvartal.

Lunch 13.30 then depart for Airport.

Tour Inclusions

  • 5 Star accommodation on a twin share basis with daily breakfast.
  • All transfers on luxury class coaches.
  • Experienced English speaking guide according to program.
  • Entry tickets according to program.
  • All local taxes and duties.
  • All private tour.  Min 10pax.
  • Meals. 9 breakfasts, 5 lunches 3 dinners.
  • 2x500ml bottles of water per person per day.

Tour Exclusions

  • International airfares.
  • All drinks during meals.
  • Personal expenses and gratuities.
  • Hire of ski equipment.
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