A great journey. Baikal Cruise

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A great trip around the majestic Lake Baikal on a comfort-class motor ship. We invite you to an unforgettable cruise through the most protected corners of the glorious lake-sea to admire the vast expanses of water and feel the almost mystical energy that the sacred sea gives to everyone who comes to its shore. 

Route: Listvyanka village — Circum-Baikal Railway – Sandy Bay – Small Sea Strait – Olkhon Island – Chivyrkuysky Bay – Small Sea – Sandy Bay – Listvyanka village.

Location

Listvyanka work settlement, Irkutsk district, Russia
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Duration
9 Days
8 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 22 – 30 Jul
    • 1 – 9 Aug
    • 11 – 19 Aug
or
Accommodation
  • Cabin on the boat
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 12 people
Group meet at
Listvyanka work settlement, Irkutsk district, Russia
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Baikal seal
Let's go to the Ushkany Islands to watch the seal rookery
Delicious fishing
For lovers, we will organize fishing for grayling, pike, perch and carp, and the cook will be happy to cook our catch for lunch
Pleasant walks
Enjoy hiking in unique natural places
Hospitable Chivyrkui
Let's spend the day relaxing, swimming or boating in the bay
The famous KBZHD
We will walk with a guide through the abandoned tunnels and galleries of the Circum-Baikal Railway

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - The Golden Buckle of Russia

    12:00 Boarding a cruise ship in the village of Listvyanka.

    The tourist village of Listvyanka is located on the southwestern coast of Lake Baikal, 65 kilometers from Irkutsk, at the source of the Angara River, the city and the village are connected by a picturesque paved highway.

    Accommodation in the cabins of the ship.

    Getting to know the team, safety instructions and rules of conduct on board and on Lake Baikal.

    Transfer to the Circum–Baikal railway (travel time is about 2 hours).

    Lunch on board the ship.

    After lunch, a guided walking tour of abandoned tunnels and galleries of the early 20th century, the route starts from Ulanovo station (Khvoynaya – 98 km KBZHD) and runs along the lake shore (about 1.5 km) among extremely picturesque nature.

    Dinner on board the ship.

    Overnight on board the ship in one of the convenient bays of the KBZHD.

    In adverse weather conditions, by the decision of the captain, the ship can go for an overnight stay in the village of Bolshye Koty, which is located 40 km from the KBZHD.

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  • Day 2 - Sandy Bay
  • Day 3 - Petroglyphs of the Sagan-Zaba Cliff
  • Day 4 - Islands of the Small Sea
  • Day 5 - Wildlife of the Chivyrkuy Bay
  • Day 6 - Hospitable Chivyrkui
  • Day 7 - The mystery of the Ushkany Islands
  • Day 8 - The bays of Olkhon
  • Day 9 - The Pearls of Lake Baikal
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Cabin on the boat
    8 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale

The tour provides accommodation on a comfort class ship.

The cost of the tour for 1 person, depending on the accommodation, RUB.:

CABINSDouble cabin
For 2-bed accommodation 
Double cabin
For 1-bed accommodation 
Triple cabinFour-person cabin
Improved
(№ 2 twin, 3 Twin/DBL)
175 000300 000134 000113 000
Twin standard (No.1,4)170 000290 000--
Internal Twin/DBL (No.5)140 000230 000110 000-

The ship "Vympel".

The Vympel motor ship is a modern and comfortable motor ship for traveling around Lake Baikal. 

A comfort class motor ship with a passenger capacity of up to 15 people. 

Most cabins have a shower, toilet, upholstered furniture, carpet on the floor.

Each cabin has a telephone connection to the captain's cabin.

Spacious cabins provide more comfort and individual space for each passenger. 

On the second deck there is a comfortable lounge where you can watch movies and listen to music. 

Or just sit for conversations and a cup of tea with the guests of the cruise, because nothing can replace simple human communication. 

Navigation equipment: the ship is equipped with modern navigation equipment and radio communications, an echo sounder, and rescue equipment that meet the requirements of the Russian River Register. 

Life-saving equipment: an inflatable motorboat and an unsinkable lifeboat. Life jackets and lifebuoys.

Cabin No. 1 standard or Cabin No.2 Improved or 8 nights
Cabin No. 1 standard

Cabin No. 1 standard + "TWIN" entrance to the cabin from the corridor, double, separate beds.

The total area of the cabin is 7.8 m2

In the cabin:

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Windows
  • Sockets (2 pcs)
  • Safe, place for clothes, heater
  • Sleeps: 2 beds 70cm by 1.90m. TWIN
  • Accommodation: 2 people
Another option
Cabin No.2 Improved

Cabin No. 2 improved "TWIN" - Entrance to the cabin from the corridor, four-bed, spacious, separate beds (compartment).

The total area of the cabin is 8.4 m2

In the cabin:

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Windows
  • Sockets (2 pcs)
  • Safe, wardrobe, heater
  • Table
  • Sleeps: 4 beds, TWIN
  • Accommodation: 4 people
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Cabin No.3 Improved

Cabin No. 3 is improved: entrance to the cabin from the mess, quadruple, spacious, 2 separate beds (compartment), large double sofa.

In the cabin:

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Windows
  • Sockets (3 pcs)
  • Wardrobe, safe, heater
  • Sleeps: 2 beds 70cm by 1.90m. TWIN/DBL
  • Accommodation: 4 people
Another option
Cabin No. 4 Standard

Cabin No. 4: entrance to the cabin from the stern, double, ceiling height 180 cm, beds are separated by stairs.

The total area of the cabin is 6.6 m2

In the cabin:

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Windows
  • Sockets (1 piece)
  • A place for clothes, a safe, a heater
  • Sleeps: 2 beds 65cm by 2 m. TWIN
  • Accommodation: 2 people
Another option
Cabin No. 5 Standard internal

Cabin No. 5 standard: located on the upper deck, spacious, 1 bed and a sofa.

Total cabin area: 5.7m2

Bathroom next to the cabin

In the cabin:

  • Windows on the promenade
  • Sockets (2 pcs)
  • A place for clothes, a safe, a heater
  • Coffee table
  • Sleeps: 1 110cm bed and a sofa. TWIN/DBL
  • Accommodation: 2-3 people

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Duration
9 days 8 nights
Group meets at
Listvyanka work settlement, Irkutsk district, Russia

Included in price

  • accommodation on board the ship;
  • accompanying guide;
  • full board;
  • daily excursion program along the entire route with landings;
  • tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water and snacks throughout the cruise;
  • medical insurance;
  • fees for visiting the national Parks (except Ushkany Islands);
  • information material provided before the start of the trip;
  • memorable gifts and souvenirs;
  • optional photos and videos;
  • table games;
  • master classes.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • hotel accommodation and excursions before and after the expedition cruise;
  • Irkutsk – Listvyanka transfers – 1,700 rubles/person.;
  • group transfer Listvyanka – Irkutsk – 1,700 rubles/person.;
  • accident insurance;
  • baggage insurance and travel cancellation risks (recommended);
  • tips for staff and team (recommended).

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

1. Clothes:

  • a fleece jacket and a sweater that will be useful to you in cool weather;
  • windproof and waterproof jacket and trousers (it is windy on the open deck during transitions);
  • a pair of T-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt, thermal underwear;
  • shoes – light, comfortable, sporty (sneakers, light trekking boots) (without heels!);
  • headdress – to choose from: a hat with a brim or a panama hat, a cap with a long visor to protect from the blinding low sun, a light fleece or wool cap;
  • socks – 2-3 pairs of cotton or linen, 1 pair of wool;
  • bathing suit;
  • toiletries and hygiene products, including lipstick and sunscreen with a high protection factor;
  • sunglasses that protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays;

2. waterproof liner (bag) to protect especially valuable personal items (money, documents, camera, etc.) from water;

3. A small flashlight powered by finger batteries, binoculars (if you have one);

4. Medicines that you may need personally (for allergies, headaches and gastrointestinal disorders) or that you need for regular intake;

5. repellents that protect against mosquito bites and midges (while walking on the mainland);

6. Camera (with spare batteries or charger);

7. Safety pin, needle and thread;

8. Documents: an identity card or a photocopy of the first pages and the page with the registration registration of the passport, a voucher or a document replacing it (voucher, reservation sheet) and a medical insurance policy.

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Dates and Prices

  • from US$ 1 236
    22 – 30 Jul 9 days 8 nights
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    1 – 9 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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    11 – 19 Aug 9 days 8 nights
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