Top 10 Multi-day Tours in Irkutsk Oblast, Siberian District

October 24, 2021 Phylicia Berquist

Irkutsk Oblast (Russian: Ирку́тская о́бласть, Irkutskaya oblast) is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast), located in southeastern Siberia in the basins of the Angara, Lena, and Nizhnyaya Tunguska Rivers. The administrative center is the city of Irkutsk. Population: 2,428,750 (2010 Census).
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1. Learn Russian while Traveling on the Trans-Siberian Train

Moscow, Russia Immersion in Russia
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Come to Russia for a "once in a lifetime" experience! During this immersive trip you will learn the melodic and mysterious Russian language while traveling through the immensity of the Russian territory with the mythical Trans-Siberian railway. Traveling by train will offer you incomparable views of the Siberian landscapes. This 14 days trip includes daily Russian language classes with a native certified Russian teacher. You will have dozens of opportunities to apply your new language skills by interacting with the local people, sharing with them unforgettable moments and learning more about the famous Russian soul. Three main stops are planned during this journey so that you can discover more in-depth some of the most fascinating places or Western Russia and Siberia: departing from Moscow the train will stop in Kazan, Yekaterinburg and the Baikal Lake, before a final stop in Vladivostok on the Pacific Ocean. A journey of more than 9000 kms across 7 time zones!

Inclusions: 4 train tickets (2nd class), Accommodation in hotels (standard double room) and with host families, 30 hours of Russian language lessons, Excursions with an English-speaking local guide, Meals mentioned in the programme, Significant time spent with a Russian teacher throughout the journey (in addition to lessons), Visa support (voucher and registration fee in Russia)

Exclusions: Gratuities, Flights (flight to Moscow, flight back from Vladivostok), Meals not mentioned in the programme, Personal insurance, Personal expenses

Reviewed By AlexandreR1191

Great trip, fun group, nice guide and very tasty russian food ! also as a quad enthusiast the optional but affordable quad ride was great fun. Thank you again to the team of the Izba for their warm welcome and hospitality ! I'll try to come back for the Winter program. See you !

2. Winter private tour to lake Baikal - Blue ice, Olkhon island, Listvyanka,Irkutsk

Baikal Sun Tours
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Your private tour to lake Baikal! All the most interesting and exciting in one tour! You will visit Olkhon island, Listvyanka village and the heart of Siberia - Irkutsk city. A professional guide will make this tour not only interesting, but also informative, recommend the best restaurants and shops, help you to order dinner, accompany you shopping (our company provides its personal discounts to many local stores). Your tour includes transfer by comfortable cars, jeeps and minivans for groups from 1 to 6 people and minibuses for groups from 7 to 18 people. All our cars are equipped with air conditioning system. We offer you accommodation in one of the best hotels of Olkhon and Irkutsk! Standard rooms with twin beds and private bathroom. Upon your request, we can change the standard accommodation for a room with one double bed or a room for 3 people. We invite you to visit Lake Baikal with us!

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Daily bottled water, Air-conditioned vehicle, Private transportation, All Fees and Taxes, Local insurance, Accomodation in hotels (5 nights), Professional Licensed Guide

Exclusions: Air tickets, Dinners, Personal expences

Reviewed By Put-in-tours

We were a team of 2 Frenchmen and 1 Russian planning on short notice a 24h trip to Lake Baikal. Baikal Sun Tours offered very quickly a perfect and intensive program to make the best our of our short stay. They demonstrated very easy and careful communication from the start until the end of our trip. They organised our transfer from Irkutsk to the island, our hotel which was nice, an ice fishing session, an amazing banya and the north line excursion. We had a great experience and lots of fun with each activities. We highly recommend Baikal Sun Tours for their truly high level of service and great excursions!

3. Two Religions Of Baikal: Shamanism And Buddhism

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This authentic trip is for those travelers, who want to get acquainted with Asian traditions, with Buryats (local population), who have been shamanists since the old times and started to become Buddhists in the XVIIth century. You will have a chance to meet locals, ride horses and even to live in the gers (nomadic tents). You’ll also have a conversation to real shamans and try national food of Buryats. Living in civilized world, spending plenty of time with phones, laptops and other gadgets, we started to lose connection to the present moment. Vacation in the wild nature of Siberia with fresh air, surrounded by Baikal lake, will fill you with energy and restore health.

Inclusions: Lunch, Lunch, Tickets to the museums, Guides services for 11 days, Traditional ritual by shaman, Entrance tickets to the national parks , Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Accommodation is excluded. We can add it at your request depending on the type of roo you choose, Meals

Reviewed By hansibansi_H_

We were in Irkutsk and wanted to make a one day tour on Olkhon. In the tourist info we were given the contact from Tanya. The organization was very uncomplicated, we told her what we wanted and she organized this in a short time. The driver was very friendly and funny, even if he did not speak English we got along very well with facial expressions and gestures. He showed us the most beautiful places and let us discover some of them by ourselves, he also cooked us a delicious traditional fish soup. We liked the tour very much and we were glad that something could be organized for us at such short notice and without complications.

4. Local Culture and Mountainous Paysages

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Tunka Valley is called the land of Geser, Buryat (local people's hero), who fought against The Evil Khan, attacking the peaceful land. The guests like this area for untouched beauty of eternal snowy-peaked Siberian Alps mountains, green meadows, curing hot springs and tasty local cuisine. This is the place, where locals continue to live their cattle breeding lifestyle, some of them have yurts (gers), and if you stay for another day and go to the most remote areas at the border with Mongolia, you will see locals living the lives of their ancestors. Here a lot of local ethnic festivals are held, including ethnic dance, wrestling, horse riding and breaking the bones of animals contests.

Inclusions: Lunch, Private transportation, Guide's services

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Reviewed By hansibansi_H_

We were in Irkutsk and wanted to make a one day tour on Olkhon. In the tourist info we were given the contact from Tanya. The organization was very uncomplicated, we told her what we wanted and she organized this in a short time. The driver was very friendly and funny, even if he did not speak English we got along very well with facial expressions and gestures. He showed us the most beautiful places and let us discover some of them by ourselves, he also cooked us a delicious traditional fish soup. We liked the tour very much and we were glad that something could be organized for us at such short notice and without complications.

5. Winter Olkhon Island 2 days tour

Baikal Secrets
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All amazing and must see spots in a limited time. Flexible itinerary. Individual or group tour upon request.

Inclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private transportation

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Reviewed By Carsten1960

Ivan guided us through an unforgettable two days trip from Irkutsk to the ice covered Lake Baikal and Olkhon Island. Ivan offered an a fine an flexible service, he sensed our wishes very well during the trip and adapted the plan accordingly. We think this was very important to give us the unique travel experience we wanted. Ivan speaks good English, he is knowledgeable about geography, local history and religion. We learned a lot about the Baikal area, the Buryat people and shamanism. This contributed to a very good travel experience. Lake Baikal is a Siberian gem and a must see natural beauty. A trip to the Baikal had been on our wishlist for years. Baikal Secrets and Ivan helped us make this travel dream come true. When or if we come back to experience the lake during summer, we will not hesitate to use Baikal Secrets again. I give Baikal Secrets my best recommendations

6. Summer Olkhon Island Tour (2 days)

Baikal Vision
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Olkhon is the largest island in Baikal Region. Many myths, mysteries are associated with this island. A population of the Island is about 2000 people. Majority of the population is the Buryats. The Buryats since ancient times were shamanists, and Olkhon is considered as the father of all shamans and the main sanctuary and a religious center. Olkhon has a supernatural power that’s why a lot of shamans from the whole world come here to pray or do rituals. During this tour, you will get acquainted with the history of Buryat people, taste local cuisine, visit holy places. You will have an opportunity to explore the Island, certainly to swim enough in the lake and sunbathe on Baikal beach, and to see the most famous place - Cape Khoboy. Local say that Olkhon is a heart of Baikal and we hope that is will remain in your heart.

Inclusions: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Private transportation, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes

Exclusions: If you need: 1st day lunch, 2nd day diner

Reviewed By T6786WY_

Nice ???? trip , talented guide, beautiful nature and good people ???? thanks baikal vision for good organization of the tour

7. Winter Olkhon Island Tour (2 days)

Baikal Vision
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Olkhon is the largest Island in Baikal. Many myths, mysteries are associated with this Island. The population of Olkhon is about 1000 people. Majority of the population is the Buryats. The Buryats since ancient times were shamanists, and Olkhon island is considered as a father of all shamans and the main sanctuary and a religious center. Olkhon has a supernatural power that’s why a lot of shamans from the whole world come here to pray or do rituals. During this tour you will get acquainted with the history of Buryat people, taste local cuisine, visit holy places, and see Baikal ice. You will have an opportunity to explore the Island and it's caves and grottoes on ice. Also you will visit then most famous place in Olkhon - Cape Khoboy. Local people say that Olkhon is a heart of Baikal. And We hope that Olkhon will remain in your hearts.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Air-conditioned vehicle, All Fees and Taxes, Private transportation, Accommodation (shared facilities)

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Reviewed By mfborges

Back in October '19 I had the pleasure of going on a 1 day tour to Olkhon Island, departing from Irkutsk, together with 3 other female friends of mine, during our Trans-Siberian journey. Andrew was our tour guide and I must say that everything was absolutely incredible. I definitely recommend Baikal Vision to everyone who's considering a trip to this area of the globe and I must thank Andrew once again for making it a wonderful experience for all of us.

8. Grand Crossing Of Lake Baikal

International Airport Irkutsk, Ulitsa Shiryamova, 13, Irkutsk, Irkutskaya oblast', Russia, 664009 BaikalNature
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Do you want to go for a real adventure on ice in Siberia? If that’s so, our tour "Grand Crossing of Lake Baikal” was made just for you! Cross the deepest part of the legendary Lake Baikal and find yourself 40 miles (60 km) away from any human habitation. Drawing on our years of experience, we created a brand new tour, for those like you who wish to experience genuine adventures.

Inclusions: Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Dinner

Exclusions: Personal expenses and tips, visa fees and travel insurance, airline tickets

Reviewed By juliegrec0

I am very satisfied with the trip I have just made with BAIKALNATURE. The organization: itineraries, timetables, transport, accommodation, visits, staff was perfect and in all respects in conformity with the proposed program. The program was very rich, but it should sometimes be lightened so that there is a little more time between visits. The visit of Datsan Archan does not seem essential. It adds nothing to what we have already seen of Buddhism. I particularly liked the idea of ​​walking, but it should be noted that they can be difficult for some people with little training. I would especially like to thank our guide Masha. She perfectly managed our group, (4 French and a couple of Americans) with great finesse, handling very well English, French and Russian in a balanced way. He was able to share with us her knowledge of the country, its culture and its attachment to the beauty of landscapes. Very attentive to the needs, to the desires, sometimes to the requirements of each one, she did spare her time to try to satisfy them always with humor, good humor and kindness. So this is a beautiful trip that I will think often in the winter of Paris. Recommended!

9. Trans-Siberian Express

Mongolian Ways - Mongolia Tours & Travel
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The Trans-Siberian Train- a term that thrills adventurers of all kinds. Of the different branches of the Trans-Siberian Train, the Trans-Mongolian is the most traveled route, mainly due to the fact that in one journey one could explore three different countries, and three different distinct cultures. But long train rides over the vast open Siberian taiga and tundra might just not meet the preferences of many travelers. We have thus designed a trip that focuses on the true real gems of this long train ride. Our journey begins by Lake Baikal of Russian Siberia, on to the land of the Mongol Nomads, and ends in Beijing, the Chinese capital. Featuring two of the most spectacular sections of the Trans-Mongolia railway, and with enough time to explore at ease the unique culture and spectacular sites along the route, this is the perfect trip for those wishing to combine an iconic train ride with up-close encounters with local cultures.

Inclusions: Breakfast, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner, Accommodation at hotels selected including breakfast, Train tickets for the train rides segments indicated in the program on a half-compartment basis, Transfers by private A/C vehicles at each train stop, Meals as indicated in the program, English speaking guide at each train stop, Entry fees for all shows and sightseeing as per program

Exclusions: International airfare to Irkutsk, and from Beijing, Travel Insurance, Russian Tourist Visa, Mongolian Tourist Visa, Chinese Tourist Visa, Food, meals or drinks aboard the train, Excess luggage, Gratuities

Reviewed By BorisBoris84

Everything just worked out on this tour i did in nov 2019. Actually mongolian ways was one of the few actually offering during this offseason time of the year. Both guide and driver have proofen excellent organizational, driving, translating skills and made everytjing possible. One night for example was really cold so they spontanipusly organized a warmer place for the next day. A lot was organized according to the situation which gave maximum flexibility. We visited places which are not usually on the tourists list as for example a coal mine. I was never pressured to hurry up or and still everything worked out because the dtiver was so well connected with the locals. And of course... the sights I saw where amazing.

10. 3-Day Guided Tour to Olkhon island

BienvenidoSPB Tours

We invite you to tour into the heart of lake Baikal on Olkhon island! You will visit the most popular places as Khoboy cape, Uzura valley, Burhan cape and meet with the local culture.

Inclusions: Lunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast, Accommodation on Olkhon island, Guide, Meals daily on Olkhon island, Excursion to Burkhan cape, Excursion to Khoboy cape, Transfer Irkutsk — Olkhon island— Irkutsk

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Reviewed By 457beat

with Andrey I had a great guide, very friendly. He has an enormous knowledge of the sites. I highly recommend him as guide. The visited sights were astonishing and I might come back again to vist Pushin and Peterhof once more. A tour to recommend, together with Andrey

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