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The Kazan Church in Irkutsk imageThe Kazan Church in Irkutsk

Day Schedule

➤ Arrive Irkutsk in the morning

➤ Breakfast

➤ Guided city tour in Irkutsk

➤ Transfer to Listvyanka village at Lake Baikal shores (65 km)

➤ Visiting Taltsy Museum

➤ Siberian lunch

➤ Arrive Listvyanka village and check-in at the hotel

➤ Evening free at leisure

➤ Optional Russian Banya

Taltsy Museum imageTaltsy Museum


The open-air museum Taltsy is located 20 kilometers away from Listvyanka. The exposition features wooden buildings brought from all over Siberia. Right now, 40 landmarked buildings and 8000 artifacts dated by XVII-XIX centuries are presented as part of the exhibition.

The museum looks like an ancient village with long streets, wooden houses, water mills, and even a small school. It should be noted, that in the past real village “Taltsy” was located here. However, with the construction of the Ust-Ilimskaya hydroelectric power station, a part of the village came under the threat of flooding. Authorities decided to preserve the unique village and turned it into the museum.

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