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Taltsy open air museum imageTaltsy open air museum

Day Schedule

➤ Breakfast

➤ Transfer to Irkutsk

➤ Stop en-route for guided tour to Taltsy Museum with Welcome Vodka Tasting

➤ Russian lunch in Taltsy, national folk show

➤ Guided tour in Irkutsk: St. Epiphany Cathedral, Kirov Square

➤ A visit to the icebreaker “Angara” museum

➤ Transfer to the hotel and check-in

Icebreaker “Angara” museum imageIcebreaker “Angara” museum

Amazing winter landscapes, horse riding through the fairy winter forest, on snow-covered fields, snowballs fight, figure skating - there is so much to explore!

Check out and transfer to the open-air Siberian culture museum Taltsy. The exposition features wooden buildings brought from all over Siberia. The museum looks like an ancient village with long streets, wooden houses, water mills, and even a small school. We will learn about life in Siberia and have Russian lunch with special Tea & Honey degustation and a national folk performance, an experience not to be missed!

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Continue to Irkutsk. This city was founded in the middle of the XVII century. The town is famous for its wooden houses and wooden lace perfectly preserved. In fact, the Irkutsk historic center is one huge open-air museum! Irkutsk is located on the banks of the mighty Angara river and was once used as a place of exile for revolutionary noble men from St. Petersburg and Moscow, for their participation in riots or civil disobedience. The biggest in Irkutsk’ history new arrival happened after the famous Decemberists riot against the tsar in December 1825 where some of the high-profile rebels ended up travelling to Siberia with wives and families.

Visit the icebreaker “Angara” museum, one of the most unusual monuments in Siberia. It is the only surviving ship of the original icebreakers in Russia and the second oldest icebreakers in the world (1900) after Swedish ship Bore (1894).

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