Gastronomic tour to Lake Baikal

An unusual gastronomic journey, where you will find a lot of food, wine and delicious activities. On this tour you will visit the best restaurants of Siberian and Buryat cuisine, discover new facets of taste and taste delicious delicacies. And you will also enjoy pleasant water walks along Lake Baikal, jeeping, a groovy folklore show and much more.

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
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US$ 1 500
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Duration
5 Days
4 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Premium
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 12 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
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Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Luxury restaurants
We will taste unique dishes in the best restaurants of Siberian cuisine
Baikal sunset
We will meet a stunning sunset in the Small Sea with a glass of sparkling wine in our hands
Cooking class
We will prepare national Siberian dishes under the guidance of the chef
"Comet" to Olkhon
Let's race across the water surface of the lake on the fastest and most unusual motor ship "Comet"
Wine and fun!
Tastings of sparkling wine, local tinctures and moonshine on cedar nuts will give a spark and mood
Siberian bathhouse with cedar scent
We will be happy to steam, swim and drink tea on Siberian herbs

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Breakfast in the panoramic restaurant, gastronomic lunch in the noble house and a master class of Buryat cuisine

    We will meet you at Irkutsk airport and head to the panoramic restaurant in the city center for breakfast

    Breakfast will be served with a glass of Prosecco: a delicious, wine-filled and soulful trip to Lake Baikal is declared open! 

    After a hearty breakfast, we will walk through the historical part of Irkutsk and get acquainted with the city, accompanied by a local guide. 

    We will not walk for a long time: we alternate walking with traveling by our minibus. 

    We will walk along the embankment of the Angara River, see the famous 130th block with historical buildings, see the ancient Church of the Savior and the monument to Alexander III, and take pictures at the icebreaker Angara. 

    Let's go to lunch! 

    It will take place within the walls of a cozy mansion in the center of Irkutsk, where we will be able to plunge into the welcoming atmosphere of a noble house, enjoying delicious dishes of local cuisine. 

    Here, traditional Russian pickles are prepared in special oak barrels, cheeses are brewed in their own cheese factory, and seemingly familiar recipes are executed with elements of molecular cuisine technology.

    For an aperitif, we will try an assortment of branded artisan cheeses, Baikal-style forest mushrooms and duck pate with dried fruits and onion marmalade.

    Lamb baked with beetroot and gremolata is waiting for us as the main course.

    The dishes are accompanied by velvety and full-bodied red wine. 

    And for dessert, we will taste the pear mascarpone mousse!

    With camembert ice cream and almond crumble. 

    A tea ceremony from a century-old samovar is also waiting for us!

    All meals are already included in the price of the tour, you just need to relax and enjoy! 

    After lunch, we check into one of the best hotels in Irkutsk - Marriott.

    According to our tradition, a bottle of sparkling wine with fruits will be waiting for you in the room to relax in the evening and tune in to a beautiful and bright vacation! 

    Let's rest a little and get ready for dinner! 

    Tonight we will go to the culinary studio, where, under the guidance of the chef, we will prepare national dishes of Siberia and Buryatia. 

    So, what awaits us? 

    Taiga salad with dried bear meat and pine nuts, Buryat bouzes and Siberian brushwood with fragrant Altai tea. 

    And in order for the master class to be held with a spark, there will be a wine accompaniment.

    So it will be delicious, interesting, vinous and fun! 

    After the master class, we start tasting our dishes.

    In addition, a national dance ensemble will join our evening. 

    The artists will teach us how to dance the Buryat Yekhor dance! 

    We have dinner, enjoy, dance and exchange impressions.

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  • Day 2 - Listvyanka, the best restaurant of Siberian cuisine and a hotel on the shore of Lake Baikal
  • Day 3 - A trip to Olkhon, Siberian-Buryat cuisine and a cedar-scented bathhouse
  • Day 4 - Jeep tour of Olkhon, a walk to an uninhabited island, a picnic on the shore of Lake Baikal and dinner at the best restaurant on the island!
  • Day 5 - Return to Irkutsk, Tazheran steppes, Mongolian lunch-tasting and transfer to the airport
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    4 nights
Comfort
  • Premium

The tour includes accommodation in hotels.

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

Conditions2-local1-local
The usual cost132 000148 000
Courtyard by Marriott Irkutsk City Center 1 night

Ideally equipped rooms, a convenient location in the city center, delicious author's cuisine – these and other opportunities will be discovered by both business travelers and tourists. All rooms are of the "Deluxe" category.

The IRKUTSK CITY CENTER Hotel is located in the historical center of the city. The Angara River embankment, Museums, the Irkutsk Drama Theater, historical and architectural monuments – wooden houses, temples of the early 18th century – are within walking distance from the hotel.

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The Legend of Baikal Hotel 4* 1 night
Baikal Khan Hotel Olkhon 2 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 12 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
5 days 4 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in high-rated hotels in Irkutsk, Listvyanka and Olkhon;
  • all breakfasts in hotels;
  • all meals according to the tour program (all lunches and dinners according to the program in the best restaurants of the region with wine accompaniment and one picnic lunch on the shore of Lake Baikal);
  • meeting and departure to the airport;
  • accompanying guide throughout the tour;
  • a trip from Listvyanka to Olkhon on a fast ship;
  • boat trip with access to the Small Sea and a tour of Ogoy Island, sunset meeting with sparkling wine;
  • jeep tour of Olkhon Island;
  • gastronomic master class with a performance by the Buryat folk ensemble;
  • all excursions with a local guide;
  • all tastings;
  • all entrance tickets according to the program;
  • Siberian bathhouse on Olkhon Island;
  • transfers within the tour by comfort class minibus (Mercedes Sprinter);
  • gifts for all participants of the tour.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Irkutsk and back;
  • personal expenses and souvenirs;
  • individual transfer (in case of arrival on flights other than the recommended ones) 1,500 rubles. for a car for up to 3 people.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the tour price?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

Is insurance included in the price of the tour?
Is it possible to travel with a child?
I am alone/alone. Do they often go on tour alone?
Does the tour price already include all meals in restaurants?

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