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Ice Age: Lake Baikal & Olkhon

Can you walk on the water? Yes, you can as winter is a fairy tale time for Siberia. For just a few weeks, Lake Baikal becomes the largest ice-skating rink in the world with its 53 (!!) types of ice. Feel the power of nature, get stunned by the unrivalled beauty of the world's largest and deepest freshwater lake and its turquoise absolutely see-through ice. Cross Baikal on a hover boat, experience real Russian winter, enjoy true Siberian hospitality. We also celebrate Maslenitsa in Taltsy open air museum.

  • Ice caves and grottoes with ice stalactites, bubbles, cracks and kilometres of ice hummocks

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Itinerary

Travel to Lake Baikal at the most beautiful time of the year - when the legendary clear ice shines under your feet, grottoes are filled with crystal chandeliers of the purest water, and dawns and sunsets are filled with all shades of life!  See the colors and shades of Siberian winter, uncover mystical secrets and legends.  Lake Baikal winter tour is a perfect Russian winter break!

Dates & rates

Dates & rates

Reminder about season

RATE PER PERSON IN SINGLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ROOM: $0 USD
RATE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE ROOM: $0 USD
Rate from: $2,193 USD

Advanced Travel Experience

Please select the additional tour options (for the registered users these options will be added to their wish-list):

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Ice diving

Russia's exclusive winter extreme sport: the ice diving under the crystal clear ice of Lake Baikal. This activity is weather dependent and can not be guaranteed in advance. Please inquire when booking your Winter Baikal tour.

Extra cost, pp: $193 USD

TOTAL TRIP COSTS: $0 USD

Inclusions

Accommodation

  • 2 nights Listvyanka // 3 nights Olkhon island // 1 night Irkutsk

Meals

  • Full breakfast at the hotels (exсept Day 1)
  • Ice picnic

Activities

  • Maslenitsa celebration in Taltsy open air museum of Siberian culture
  • Snowmobile safari
  • Baikal crossing on a HIVUS boat
  • Husky dogs sledding tour
  • Full day Olkhon North Tour

Sightseeing

  • Taltsy Architectural and Ethnographic Museum // White marble rock Sagan-Zaba, famous for rock painting (2nd millenium BC) // The Khuzir settlement // The Small Sea // Buryat villages // Chersky Stone (cable ride) // Shaman Rock
  • Full day (8 hours) guided tour to the south of Olkhon island: the island of Ogoy, a bronze statue of the dakini Troma Nagmo, Cape Khorgoy
  • Entrance tickets to all included sightseeing attractions (except optional)
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, Angara icebreaker, historical downtown

Transportation

  • Private return airport/train station transfers
  • Meet & greet at the airports/train stations
  • Transportation on tours as per program in a comfortable a/c car/minivan/bus/HIVUS boat/special UAZ winter vans

We value your comfort

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • 24/7 support before and during your trip with us

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