New Year 2025 on the ice of Lake Baikal

Do you want to celebrate the New Year brightly and joyfully? Are you ready to enjoy live communication, new acquaintances and see as much as possible during a short vacation? 

Just imagine a holiday like in a fairy tale, surrounded by first-class company and in the arms of a snowy Siberian winter. 

Crystal ice, flakes of snow, huge snowdrifts, fascinating locations and winter entertainment. This is exactly what the New Year on Lake Baikal will be like.  

The enchanting New Year's Eve will smoothly turn into a Baikal ethnic trip, during which you will see the very first crystal clear ice. You will fully immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the Siberian winter. And the New Year will be special, delicious and bright!

Location

Russia, Irkutsk
from
US$ 1 387
US$ 1 248
+ tickets to the starting point of the tour
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Duration
6 Days
5 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025
or
Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 16 people
Minimum age
6 years old
Group meet at
Russia, Irkutsk
Contact the tour coordinator
Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Ethnic reception
Let's take part in the folklore program in the Golden Horde ethno-park
Four-legged friends
Let's take a ride with the wind on a dog sled
The first ice
We will see the first Baikal ice: transparent and crystal clear
New Year's surprise
An incendiary show program and a bright fireworks are waiting for us
Places of power
We will visit the famous Shamanka Rock and the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment
Delicious Baikal
We will taste a lot of delicious dishes and feel the atmosphere of the holiday

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Irkutsk – Listvyanka. New Year's Eve

    So we have left behind the most hectic month of the year! Now you will give yourself up to the magical events that will soon happen in your life. 

    After checking into the hotel, we will walk around the village, where pre-holiday preparations reign: the aromas of smoked omul are in the air at the local market, friendly locals invite you to their shops, even the snow-capped peaks of the mountains add a special note to the overall atmosphere. Seize the moment of the coming magic!

    But don't waste all your energy, they should stay for New Year's Eve! After all, we will make it amazing!

    Delicious food, communication with great people, dancing till you drop, a charismatic presenter and a bright, unforgettable show will be waiting for you. 

    Enjoy a sparkling holiday surrounded by dizzying Baikal landscapes and do not deny yourself the opportunity to become truly happy!

    Included: lunch, New Year's banquet.

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  • Day 2 - Dog sledding
  • Day 3 - Listvyanka – Golden Horde – Small Sea
  • Day 4 - Small Sea – Ogoi on Khivus
  • Day 5 - Shamanka Rock – Cape Khoboy
  • Day 6 - Departure to Irkutsk
Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Hotel
    5 nights
Comfort
  • Midscale
  • Upscale

The tour provides double accommodation in Listvyanka and on the Small Sea.

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

 Double roomSurcharge for single occupancydiscount for children
up to 12 years old
The usual cost121 00019 00010 %
RB promotion until 01.09.24108 90019 0005 %
Krestovaya Pad Hotel or similar 2 nights

The Krestovaya Pad Hotel is located just 50 meters from the shore of Lake Baikal and offers scenic views. It offers a sun terrace and a sauna. Each room is equipped with tea/coffee making facilities and a flat-screen TV. The chalet-style rooms feature wooden paneling, a work desk, a minibar and a private bathroom. Free Wi-Fi is available in some rooms. The colorful bar-restaurant serves European cuisine and a variety of Siberian dishes from the Baikal region. A rich menu is provided for breakfast. 

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Uyuga Park Hotel or similar 3 nights

Tour conditions

Group
up to 16 tourists
Minimum age
6 years old
Duration
6 days 5 nights
Group meets at
Russia, Irkutsk

Included in price

  • accommodation in hotels according to the program:
    • Krestovaya Pad Hotel in Listvyanka, standard room (2 nights),
    • Uyuga Park Hotel on the Small Sea, bungalow (3 nights);
  • transfers according to the program: Mersedes Sprinter Classic;
  • entertainment program in the Golden Horde Ethnic Park;
  • dog sledding, up to 10 min, 2.5 km.;
  • excursion to the north of Olkhon Island – Cape Khoboy on the UAZ "Loaf" + SVP – Khivus-10.;
  • excursion to the southern waters of the Small Sea on SVP – Khivus-10;
  • meals according to the program:
    • breakfast on all days except the 1st;
    • lunches on all days except the 6th (including a picnic lunch on the 5th day);
    • dinners on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th days;
    • New Year's banquet on the 1st day;
  • guide services;
  • permits to visit national parks;
  • entertaining New Year's Eve program from December 31 to January 1.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to and from the start of the tour;
  • alcohol and tobacco products;
  • services not specified in the program.

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour

Clothes

The main rule is to dress in layers, like a pie. This will delay the release of heat and prevent the cold from reaching your body:

  • A windproof hat, an earflap hat, or a combination of a hat + a jacket hood.
  • Buff or scarf (to protect the neck).
  • A warm down jacket that will protect the lower back and will not be blown in the wind.
  • A fleece jumper.
  • Thermal underwear designed for low activity in -25.
  • Warm ski / down pants or overalls.
  • Wool socks + cotton (the principle of layers also works here).
  • Windproof gloves + mittens.

Footwear

  • Boots with natural or artificial insulation, designed for -25 and below.
  • You can use: felt boots, boots, camuses, ugg boots, moonwalkers, dutiki

Additionally

  • Chemical warmers / insoles for feet and hands.
  • Ice slides / ice shoes for smooth movement on slippery ice and hummocks.
  • Sunglasses are a must.
  • A sunscreen with a high degree of protection is a must.
  • The lipstick is hygienic.
  • Powerbank (for a phone that is rapidly discharging in the cold).

Recommended

  • Thermos (for hot herbal tea with honey and lemon, to maintain immunity and warmth).
  • Shoe dryers.
  • Lantern.
  • Knee pads (for those who like to photograph reflections, ice floes and cracks).

Many items are highly recommended, some are optional, but desirable for your comfort.

Some of this list can be purchased at fishing shops or Sportmaster / Decathlon.

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?
Is insurance included in the price of the tour?

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 1 248
    31 Dec, 2024 – 5 Jan, 2025 6 days 5 nights
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