Circum Baikal Railway Walking Tour

Duration: 8-10 hours 

Group: up to 20

Season: May-October, January-April

Language: English

Tour type: Walking tour, Sightseeing, Nature and wildlife

Tour price: from 4700 rub per person

Circum Baikal Railway Walking Tour

Let is suggest an easy-going extension to the well know Listvyanka Village tour with its numerous visits to the fish markets and nerpa seal watching. Take a boat trip to the place where Circum-Baikal Railway starts, touch Shaman Stone to make a wish, discover local legends and stories, drink ice-cold and pure water right from the lake. After that we will walk through the old tunnel and visit Circum Baikal Railway museum.

Circum Baikal Railway Walking Tour HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The tour includes boat ride on summer tour and snowmobile ride on winter tour. Thanks to these vehicles you will be able to explore a greater distance of the railway.
  • Visit to Taltsy museum and Circum Baikal Railway museum*.
  • Start and end in Irkutsk/Listvyanka village.
  • Add or exclude the attractions or transportation to customize the tour. We will count the new price.
  • The walking tour suites for those who couldn’t book the classic train journey by the Circum Baikal Railway and for those who would like to explore the railway more thoroughly.

Circum Baikal Railway Walking Tour DETAILS:

09-00 Irkutsk hotel pick up by car/minivan.
09-30 Transfer to Listvyanka village along Baikal Track.
10-30 Stop at Taltsy, a wooden architecture museum in the open air, and admire the 300 beauties of larch timber erected around 64 hectares of Taiga woods on the picturesque bank of the Angara River.
12-00 Lunch at an old tea house on the premises of the museum. Pancakes and borsch will make the rest of your day (paid extra).
13-00 Further transfer to Listvyanka Village. Stop on the legendary Shaman Rock at the mouth of the Angara River. This rock is a subject of many popular legends and myths about Baikal Lake and Angara river, besides it is one of the main symbols of Baikal Lake. According to one legend father Baikal threw this rock after his daughter to prevent her from running away without his permit to her beloved Yenisey.
13-30 Water transfer (in summer) or Snowmobile ride (in winter) to the first of over 30 Circum Baikal Road tunnels built in 1900-1904 in a rush to fix the line in the forthcoming Russian-Japanese war of 1904.
14-00 Arrival and 7 km hike along the Circum Baikal Road track towards Port Baikal settlement.
17-00 Free time at Port Baikal settlement with a visit to a railroad station museum if open*
17-45 Boarding the ferry to Listvyanka Rogatka Pier
18-00 Arrival and return to Irkutsk by car/minivan.

*subject to a museum supervisor presence

Timetable is approximate and a subject to change!

Price of the Circum Baikal Railway Walking Tour in SUMMER (Boat):

1 PAX – 17600 rub
2 PAX – 9500 rub per person
3 PAX – 6400 rub per person
4 PAX – 5900 rub per person
5 PAX – 5200 rub per person
6 PAX – 4700 rub per person

Discounts for bigger groups

Price of the Circum Baikal Railway Walking Tour in WINTER (Snowmobile):

1 PAX – 14600 rub
2 PAX – 8000 rub per person
3 PAX – 7400 rub per person
4-5 PAX – 6400 rub per person
6 PAX – 5700 rub per person

Discounts for bigger groups

The Price Includes:
– English-speaking guide
– Private car transfer
– Boat or snowmobile ride
– Entrance fees to Taltsy museum
– Walking tour along the Circum Baikal Railway

Other Baikal tours:

Circum-Baikal Railway tour. Spend a day in a comfortable train moving along Lake Baikal shore by the old railroad through tunnels and bridges built during the Tsarist Russia in 1902-1904.

If you’re looking for something unique, book Baikal Ice Yachting, luxury and adrenaline fuelled experience! Sail an ice boat over Siberian lake Baikal.

Book the Dogsled Tour along the Circum-Baikal Railway and enjoy working with powerful Baikal huskies, the beauty of the Baikal’s winter nature and the architecture monuments of the Circum-Baikal Railway.

Whatever rout of the Full-day snowmobile tour you choose, either through taiga or over frozen surface of the lake, make sure you’ve got your camera with you because the views are breathtaking!

Want to see the Circum-Baikal Railway in winter but afraid of riding over the frozen lake? Take a the tour by hovercraft and enjoy winter views of the Circum-Baikal Railway from its warm and comfortable cabin.

When you are at Lake Baikal area you can have the unique opportunity to visit a Shaman in Ust-Orda village or on Olkhon Island. You’ll be able to ask the Shaman all your questions and take part in the rituals of the Shamanism.

On the Baikal Helicopter tour, you will see the unforgettable Baikal landscapes and the Circum-Baikal railway from a bird’s-eye view.

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Winter tour to Maloye Morye and Olkhon Island. During the trip you will see landmarks which are not available in any seasons except winter.

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“Around the Baikal” tour. During this boat tour you will travel by variety of water vehicles watching slowly changing landscapes or getting adrenaline rafting the fast mountain rivers.

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