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Frozen Baikal imageFrozen Baikal

Day Schedule

➤ Arrive Irkutsk

➤ Meet your guide and transfer to Taltsy Siberian culture open air museum

➤ Taltsy guided tour & lunch

➤ Check in in your resort at the shores

➤ Baikal skating

Taltsy museum imageTaltsy museum

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!

Arrival at Irkutsk (morning), meet and greet at the train station or airport. We drive to Listvyanka village at Lake Baikal shores. En route, visit the ethnographic museum of Taltsy where you will see wooden houses built in the middle of the 18th century. Lunch in Taltsy.

Architectural-ethnographic museum "Taltsy" is a unique combination of history and culture of the peoples of Eastern Siberia. The museum is located in a picturesque place on the right bank of the Angara River on the way from Irkutsk to Lake Baikal. It is composed of more than 40 historical and architectural monuments and 8000 exhibits of great historical value.

Ice bubbles imageIce bubbles

In March, there are no more severe frosts, and the weather is comfortable. In the first half of March, the air temperature during the day ranges from + 1... -9S. The ice at this time still remains very strong. Snow falls sometimes, very often there is sunny weather and then you can literally sunbath under the March rays of Siberian sun!

On days like this, everything sparkles like diamonds. Ice becomes completely transparent, like glass, and acquires a saturated, blue color. Underwater life is perfectly visible to a depth of 40 meters. You can lie on the ice and watch it as if in a giant aquarium. March is a great month for outdoor activities on Baikal. ATV skating, dog sled racing and golf tournaments right on the icy surface of the lake are held. We can enjoy skiing, skating, snowmobiling and even bicycles with spiked rubber.

Maslenitsa celebration in Taltsy museum imageMaslenitsa celebration in Taltsy museum

Beginning of March, we travel during spring Maslenitsa fest!

Baikal Skating imageBaikal Skating

A must-do while at Baikal in winter, skating is one of the main entertainment here in winter. In the coastal zone, you will find placers specially cleared for skating. Or, just lie on the ice. This transparent crust covering waters of the world's deepest lake's turns it into a window to underwater space.

Accommodation options imageAccommodation options

Various accommodation options are available in the area.

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