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Winter Ice of Lake Baikal

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. 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. Experience real Russian winter, explore indigenous cultures and enjoy true Siberian hospitality.

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Itinerary

Winter is the right time to feel the power of world's largest and deepest freshwater lake, time when it's unrivaled beauty is most amazing. Meet real Siberian winter, explore indigenous cultures and enjoy true Siberian hospitality.

Dates & rates

Dates & rates

Reminder about season

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)

Transportation

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

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
  • Irkutsk half-day (4 hours) guided tour: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square, historical downtown
  • Activities: dog-sledding // Sledge and snowmobile tour

Entrance tickets & visas

  • Entrance tickets to all listed attractions (except optional)
  • Russian visa letter of invitation (required by the Ministry of Tourism to grant you a Russian visa) is provided free of charge

Your comfort counts

  • Dedicated local English-speaking guide in all places as per program
  • Russian local sim card with data
  • Discovery Russia 24/7 English-speaking support line
  • Best places to stay, to eat, to go out and have fun - safe and secure with the tour operator that specializes in Russia
  • Tour quote is based on minimum 2 people to go. Please enquire to requote if you're travelling alone or have more than 2 people in your party
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