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Russia Siberia (Eastern) / Lake Baikal Ring

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Route: - Irkutsk - Listvyanka village - Lake Baikal Ring - Circum-Baikal Railway
Duration:see options
Difficulty:Not applicable
Cost:18 USD
[ option 1 ]
entrance ticket
for 1 museum
per 1 person

181 USD
[ option 2 ]
1 hour cruise
up to 10 people
price per cruise

261 USD
[ option 3 ]
4-5 hours tour
1 - 2 tourists
motor boat
per 1 person

158 USD
[ option 4 ]
5 kilometers
per 1 person

153 USD
[ option 5 ]
1 dive per day
per 1 person

Camping on the shore of lake baikal

Ice trek on Lake Baikal

  Listvyanka ToDo List

 Lake view from hotel Baikal patio

Listvyanka Village is the most popular destination on Lake Baikal. In the past few years it grew from a tiny village to a new vacation Rivera. Local folks and visitors alike rush to Listvyanka to see the Lake. The road connecting Listvyanka with Irkutsk is 70km long. It is a nice ride with rotating views of Siberian forests and small villages. There is a lot to do in Listvyanka village and around. Check museums, local churches, souvenir market, take a boat ride, hike, trek, ice fish, and taste Siberian food. This tour lists most popular activities and sites. Advance booking is strongly advised.


[Option 1] - Listvyanka Museums
There are 3 major museums near Listvyanka village. The Museum of Lake Baikal is a great place to begin introduction with Lake Baikal's geology, fauna and flora (Open daily: 9am-5pm @ 1 Oct - 14 May; 9am-7pm @ 15 may-30 Sept). Stop by the Seal Aquarium to see live Baikal Seal (Nerpa) (open daily except Monday from 11am till 6pm). Make a stop at the open air museum of wooden architecture located between Irkutsk city and Listvyanka village. The museum is a real mini village assembled of original houses, schools, churches and shops built in the 17-19th century by Russian Cossacks and local ethnic groups (open daily from 10am till 5pm)

[Option 2] - Boat cruise
(weather permitting). Boat cruises are very popular among visitors in the summer and early fall. Great way to enjoy the lake and relax.

[Option 3] - Water tour to nearby villages w/picnic
(weather permitting) We invite you for a picnic to Bolshiye Koty village or Port Baikal. Both village are located near Listvyanka village. Port Baikal is part of the Circum-Baikal Railway.

[Option 4] - Dog Sledding
The dog-sledding sledding is relatively recent tourist activity in Listvyanka. It quickly became very popular among winter visitors. Dogs are provide by a local base in Listvyanka run by a family. Great way to experience Siberian winter and Lake Baikal.

[Option 5] - Diving
Daily introduction dives for non-certified divers from the shore are available all year round: 1 dive per day (max. depth 9m) with personal instructor. All necessary equipment are included in the fee: tanks, weights, weight belts, dry/wet suit, fins, regulator, mask, BC.


  • See travel options and prices for details

    Not included:

  • Transfers Listvyanka < -> Irkutsk;
  • Accommodations;
  • Health/Travel Insurance;

    Related Tours:
    Irkutsk & Lake Baikal highlights
    Meeting Lake Baikal
    Olkhon Island-the Siberian Alcatraz
    Rail Tailored trips: Classic Trans-Siberian (3 stops)
    Rail Tailored trips: Russia-Mongolia-China (3 stops)
    Rail Tour of Circumbaikal Railway
    Trekking Baikal
    Where Cultures Meet


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