The tour "Circum Baikal Railroad"
Circum Baikal Railroad is a unique monument of technical thought and
construction architecture of Russia at the end of the 20th century. It's one of
the transport wonders. The railroad is making its way through the rocks of the
Maritime mountain ridge over Baikal. "The Golden Clasp" connecting
East and West of Transsib. Circum Baikal Railroad is one of the most beautiful
and technically sophisticated railroads. 39 tunnels, 47 galleries, 6 viaducts,
29 medium-sized metal bridges, 411 small bridges were built. The longest tunnel
is 807 meters long, the largest single-span bridge is 123 meters long. Today you
can see well-preserved portals and arches of different tunnels made from ashlar,
a lot of viaducts, thick retaining walls, wooden constructions in modernist
style of the beginning of the last century.
Prime season - the whole year round
Day 1. Arrive in Irkutsk, transfer to the hotel***/****. Accommodation
at the hotel. City tour, including a visit to the main sights of interest.
You'll see buildings created in beautiful Siberian baroque, Russian classical
style, in neoclassicism and constructivism, nice merchant houses and wooden
houses so typical for old Siberia. Visit to Znamensky nunnery famous for its
original iconostasis and the site of foundation of Irkutsk fort.
Day 2. Transfer to the railway station. Tourist train Irkutsk-Sljudianka-port
Baikal-Listwianka Village (on Wednesday and Saturday only). Lunch on the train.
Transfer to the hotel in Listwianka. Accommodation at the hotel***.
Day 3. Full day at the Baikal Lake, the deepest lake in the world. Tour to
Baikal Museum (so called Limnological Museum) with Aquarium offering a great
variety of species of fauna and flora of Lake Baikal and the lake history. Lunch
at the restaurant on the shore of Baikal Lake. 1-hour boat trip on the lake.
Overnight in Listwianka village.
Day 4. Transfer to Irkutsk afternoon. Visit to the Open-Air Museum of Wooden
Architecture on the way. It occupies the territory of 70 ha. A unique collection
of historical and cultural memorials of Eastern Siberia peoples. Accommodation
at the hotel in Irkutsk ***/****.
Day 5. Departure transfer to the airport or railway station. Departure.
Included: transfers, accommodation, breakfasts and 2 lunches, english/
german -speaking guide, entrance fees, transportation according the
program, business class on the tourist train (Circum-Baikal Railway).
|Payment per person, USD
|| 2-3 PAX
| 4-8 PAX
| Single Supplement
|Hotel ***/ Double or Twin Accommodation
|Hotel *****/ Double or Twin Accommodation
You are welcome to Circum Baikal Railroad!