Lake Baikal Tour
Join our Lake Baikal Adventure in a friendly atmosphere of local guides!
See Lake Baikal and feel the atmosphere of this amazing place. Learn about the uniqueness of the Lake on a Lake Baikal Tour and get to know more about the mysteries of the Siberian Pearl.
- explore Lake Baikal with a local English-speaking guide
- visit Taltsy museum and see shaman yurts and typical Siberian wooden houses
- make a photo from the observation platform and enjoy stunning views of the southern Baikal, Listvyanka, Port Baikal, and the Angara River with the Shaman Rock
- Try local delicious fish, pastry and sbiten
- Learn more about Baikal ecology and local community incentives to protect this unique place
- enjoy the pure beauty of Siberian nature
Lake Baikal Tour is the best option to explore Baikal in one day if you stay in Irkutsk. Your tour will start just from the center of Irkutsk and you will head to Lisvtyanka village. Listvyanka is claimed to be the most popular entrance to Baikal, yet we suggest you experience it in a very unique way, behind main touristic paths.
On the way to Listvyanka, you will have your first stop in Taltsy which is an open-air museum of wooden arts. This place is so charming and inspires one for many talks about how people used to live, how their everyday life looked like. Taltsy is promising to be a super fun time, as there you can go back to childhood and swing on wooden swings, try walking on stilts, and even learn how to dance traditional Russian dance!
Our guide will tell you about the traditions of the Siberian peasantry, about the severity of the nomadic life of Evenks, and you will visit the real Buryat and Mongolian yurts.
Let’s take a pause and follow your guide to a tea room to try Siberian sbiten drink and pancakes with honey and sour cream. Get to know what are the ingredients of this beverage!
Time to see Lake Baikal, so in a taxi you will arrive in Listvyanka to the shores of the magnificent Lake Baikal. Some consider Lake Baikal a place of power and sacred place. Take an opportunity to have your own experience from the meeting with the oldest lake in the world. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Lake Baikal, the source of the Angara with the majestic Shaman-stone rising above the water and the snow-capped mountains of the Khamar-Daban ridge on the other side of the lake. Make the best photo of the trip from the observation point.
Then you will have time to walk along the shore of Lake Baikal and breath the fresh air. And if the weather permits, find our favorite picnic spot, buy some local fish, and have a picnic. In case it is too windy, there is a cute cafe instead.
It’s time to say goodbye to Lake Baikal. On public transport take your 1,5-hour tour back to the center of Irkutsk asking your guide any questions about Lake Baikal, Irkutsk and some hidden gems of the area that are impossible to cover in one day.
Local English-speaking guide,
a ticket to Taltsy museum,
snack in Taltsy museum (pancake with tea),
a snack of smoked Baikal fish at the bay of Baikal (there are vegetarian options available),
public transport tickets,
a taxi ride from Taltsy to Listvyanka,
a ticket to the museum in Listvyanka
Additional food and drinks
shopping for souvenirs
tips for your guide
Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour
The price for Children 6-11 – 65 EUR
DepartureMain entrance to Central market (Центральный рынок, главный вход) in Irkutsk. Address: Litvinova, 17.
Departure Time9.30 a.m.
Includedentry fees in museumsFood and BeveragesPersonal Guide
Not Includedaccommodation in 3* or 4* hotels with breakfastAirport TransfersPrivate tours in citiesTrain stations transfersTrain tickets