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Irkutsk: Lisvianka Day Tour near Lake Baikal

1. Irkutsk: Lisvianka Day Tour near Lake Baikal

Irkutsk, Siberia and Baikal are truly romantic destinations, offering an inspiring escape from the grind of city life. Covered in ice and snow, this tour will offer you access from Irkutsk, taking you to the stunning Lake Baikal, often considered the deepest lake in the world. In addition to this, you will also get to witness the city center of Irkutsk on your outing, a place acknowledged as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  On your tour you will travel from Irkutsk to Listvyanka village. Upon arrival, immediately be in awe of the views from the mouth of the Angara river as you hike to the top of the hill to Chersky rock for an amazing panorama that will leave you speechless. With your local charismatic guide, you will visit the Krestovka wooden orthodox church, the junk museum with a collection of statues made of old car parts by local artists, the fish market and of course, spots where you can receive magnificent views of Lake Baikal.

Irkutsk: Magical Christmas tour

2. Irkutsk: Magical Christmas tour

Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a tour through the beautiful and festive city of Irkutsk. Explore the city’s stunning buildings and structures decorated with magical Christmas lights. With your local expert guide, visit the most exquisitely decorated places in the city. Wander through the streets draped in Christmas decorations and feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere of Irkutsk during the festive time. Hear interesting the stories of the Christmas tree, Christmas spells, and the Christmas legends of the city. See the beautifully decorated Christmas tree and know who was the first person in the world to decorate it. Visit the famous old-fashioned Christmas Market in the Central Marketplace and savor some of the most renowned local products of the city. Fill your heart with joy and experience the magic of Irkutsk. 

Irkutsk: Guided City Walking Tour

3. Irkutsk: Guided City Walking Tour

Start your day of adventure by meeting your friendly and informative guide. After a short meet and greet, set-off to discover the famous landmarks that make Irkutsk so unique. Irkutsk is the administrative centre in Siberia and a UNESCO World Heritage site popular amongst tourists. After being in this place for a short amount of time, you can see why it is the birthplace of so many fairytales. One of the main attractions shown to you during your exciting day is the oldest icebreaker in the world, truly a sight to behold for any history buff. You'll also get to take a trip to the Irkutsk Museum where paintings, sculptures, icons and collections of folk art reside in the plenty.  Discover and marvel at the famous Saviour Church, considered the oldest stone building in all of Eastern Siberia. Your guide will also be sure to entertain you with the locally famous legend surrounding the crystal clean Lake Baikal, not to mention, the beautiful tales of the Znamensky Monastery and its illustrious collection of wooden icons at the Holy Cross Church.  With your charismatic guide you will also get to visit landmarks such as the Angara coast, Kirov Square, the Saviour Church, Karl Marx Street, Irkutsk Drama Theater. No trip is complete without a visit to the historical district where stunning wooden structures dating back to the 18th-century await you.

Irkutsk: Guided Churches Walking Tour

4. Irkutsk: Guided Churches Walking Tour

Siberia is one of the most mysterious places in Russia. Covered in ice and snow for most of the year, Irkutsk is an accurate portrayal of typical Russia and sits on the edge of Lake Baikal. You will learn how the center of Irkutsk is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before encountering the Savior Church which is considered the oldest stone building in Eastern Siberia. Hear beautiful stories about the Znamensky Monastery and its illustrious collection of icons at the Holy Cross Church, with its architecture and decorations bound to leave you speechless. Along with your charismatic guide, you will visit the Savior Church, the Church of the Exaltation of the Cross, the Znamensky Monastery, and the Holy Cross Church. You will also find out why Krestovozdvizhenskaya Tserkov’ and Spasskaya Tserkov’ are the two churches in Irkutsk which you simply must visit.


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