Tour Extensions & Day Trips in Irkutsk
Irkutsk City TourWe will have a guided city tour around Irkutsk, a beautiful town known as the "Paris of Siberia". During the tour, we will see the 18th century churches, brightly painted shutters and log houses decorated with wooden lacework, as well as examples of modern Russian architecture.
3 hours | £55 per person
Open-air Wooden Architecture Museum in TaltsyOpen air Wooden Architecture Museum in Taltsy is located in a picturesque forest on the bank of the river Angara. This museum is an open-air museum that has a large collection of original wooden houses equipped with old-style furniture and domestic utensils, and “wooden tents” belonging to the various ethnic groups which inhabited this region. They were brought from several local villages. The museum conveys the lifestyle of 16th – 19th century Russia.
4 hours | £125 per person
Day Trip to Lake BaikalA guided tour to Listvyanka settlement, a tiny village on the western shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km from Irkutsk. The road from Irkutsk to Lake Baikal goes through picturesque taiga-forest. We will visit the Museum of Lake Baikal (Limnological Museum) and learn about the origin and wild life of the lake.
7 hours | £145 per person
Olkhon Island Extension - 4 daysWe invite you to visit the heart of the lake Baikal - the island of Olkhon, glorified in many legends. It is the largest of the lake's 30 islands and it contains 143 unique archaeological objects – graves, remains of ancient settlements, ruins, shaman worship monuments and many others. You will also be able to enjoy magnificent natural views, sandy beaches and even swim in the lake (average water temperature in July – August 18 degrees C).
£475 per person