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Cruise Journey to Olkhon

Tour number: -10

Route: Listvyanka Settlement – Circum-Baikal railway (CBR) – Peschanaya Bay – Sakhyurta (MRS) Settlement – Maloye More(the Small Sea) – Olkhon Island

Duration: 4 days / 3 nights

Dates of the tour: 18.07 – 21.07.2020, 01.08 – 04.08.2020, 12.80 – 15.08.2020

 

Steam-ship class comfort

Double accommodation

 

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Route map

 

Cabins

Double cabin

double occupancy (dollar / euro per person)

Double cabin

single occupancy (dollar / euro per person)

Triple cabin

5

(dollar / euro per person)

Improved

(1, 5, 6)

545 / 500

680 / 620

275 / 250

Standard* (2, 4)

340 / 310

480 / 435

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* There is the possibility of placing in a cabin with a shared room

Cruise program

Day 1 «Circum-Baikal Railway»

From12:00 -Embarking and accomadation on board the motor-ships in Listvyanka Settlement

Tourist settlement Listvyanka is located on the southwest shore of Lake Baikal, 65 km away from Irkutsk, at the source of the Angara River. The city and the settlement are connected by picturesque asphalt road. Embarking and accomadation on board the motor-ships

 

A passage to Circum-Baikal Railway (CBR)

Circum-Baikal Railway is a unique historical and cultural complex including monuments of history, technology, engineering, nature and absolutely unique landscapes. Constructive works and civilian objects left by past cultural epoch most directly touch with geocomplexes.

Circum-Baikal Railway surpassed all the built rail tracks in the world in the number of various kinds of work per 1 km of track and the difficulty of their implementing. It is indeed considered to be the most beautiful railway in the world. 39 tunnels, 500 gutters, culverts, bridges and viaducts including 6 gutters, 15 stone culverts, 411 small metal bridges and so forth were built on the railway.

The motor ship smiddles for a night in the convenient bay of Circum-Baikal Railway.

Guided walk through abandoned tunnels and galleries.

 

Dinner on the board of the ship.

Walking guided tour through abandoned tunnels and galleries of the beginning of the 20th century after dinner. The route starts from Ulanovo station (Khvoinaya – 98 km of CBR) and takes place along the lake shore (about 1.5 km) among a most beautiful nature.

Khvoinaya station (Ulanovo). Khvoinaya is the only station that was abandoned after the line had become a deadlock. There are still a few facilities. They are a stone building with a water-lifting pipe and the foundations of lost buildings. Four station buildings of "Nicholas Train Empire" style were re-constructed.

 

Supper on board the motor ship

Overnight stay on board the motor ship in one of the convenient bays of Circum-Baikal Railway. The captain can take a decision to bring the motor ship up on the night in Bolshie Koty Settlement

 

located 40 km away from Circum-Baikal Railway due to poor weather conditions.

 

Bolshie Koty is a settlement located on the western shore of Lke Baikal, 20 km to the north of Listvyanka settlement. Its name originates from the words “kotky” or “koty”. It was a name of wooden shoes that was made for convicts in this place. At first Bolshie Koty was a settlement of gold diggers. Gold mining began there in 1842. Exploration has been conducted in the valleys of the rivers Bolshie Koty, Malye Koty and the river Sennoy. More than 160 kilograms of gold have been mined near Bolshie Koty for half a century. The settlement has become one of the most convenient and popular tourist des-tinations in recent years due to its proximity to Irkutsk and Listvyanka on the one hand and due to its sufficient isolation allowing to preserve the picturesque local nature on the other hand. There is a Mu-seum of Baikal and the Aquarium of the Institute of Biology in Bolshie Koty. One can also buy unusual Baikal souvenirs in local souvenir shops and have interesting walking tours.

Day 2 «Peschanaya Bay»

Start of voyage from lodging place to Peschanaya Bay at about 6 a.m.. The bay is famous for its stilted trees, magnificent sea views from the cliffs surrounding the bay and a great sandy beach.

 

Breakfast and dinner on board the motor ship.

 

As an option you can have two-hour walking tour to Sennaya bay, a cordon of Baikal National Park, along the scenic mountain path passing over the lake shore along the spur of the Primorsky Range. On the way you would visit Babushka Bay that is one of the most beautiful on Lake Baikal.

 

Russian banya on the shore of Lake Baikal in the evening should be paid for separately to maintainer at destination. After good warming up in banya one can take a dip in cold water of Baikal.

 

Dinner on the board of the ship.

 

Supper on board the motor ship.

Overnight smiddle on board the ship.

 

The distance of the voyage is 100 kilometers, travel time is 6 hours.

Day 3 «Petroglyphs of the rock Sagan-Zaba»

Start of voyage at about 6 a.m. from Sennaya bay along the western shore to the North to Olkhon Island, the largest island on Baikal and one of the sacred places of the Buryat people and shamanistic religion. Travel time is 8-10 hours. Lake Baikal is a blue heart of Siberia and Olkhon Island is a heart of Baikal. The island is a geographi-cal, historical and sacral center of the lake and the center of ancient legends and historical tales.

 

Breakfast on board the motor ship.

Passage the strait Malye Olkhonskye Vorota (Small Olkhon’s Gate) that is the narrow strait between Olkhon Island and mainland.

Overnight on board the ship in one of the bays of the southern tip of Olkhon Island.

 

Supper on board the motor ship.

 

Breakfast

The distance of the voyage is 100 kilometers, travel time is 8 hours.

Day 4 «Islands of Maloe More (the Small Sea)»

A small boat trip along the Little Sea.

About from 12 to 2 pm disembarkation of passengers in the village of MRS (Sahurta).

Those who interested can disembark on Olkhon, in the area of ​​the ferry crossing (must be warned in advance).

 

The end of the cruise «Journey to Olkhon».

 

The distance of the voyage is 70 kilometers, travel time is 5 hours.

 

Boarding and disembarking times may vary, additionally specify when booking a cruise.

Included in cost:

  • accommodation on board the ship
  • guide - accompanying
  • full board
  • group transfer Irkutsk - Small Sea - Irkutsk
  • daily excursion program along the entire route with landings
  • tea, coffee, hot chocolate, water and snacks during the whole cruise
  • fishing organization
  • water skiing
  • wood sauna on board
  • use of a motor boat in good weather
  • medical insurance
  • fees for visiting nat. Parks (except Ushkany Islands)
  • information material provided prior to the trip
  • souvenirs and souvenirs
  • optional photo and video materials
  • 30% discount on private transfers

The price does not include:

  • air travel
  • hotel accommodation and expedition cruise
  • transfers Irkutsk - Listvyanka - Irkutsk
  • accident insurance
  • baggage and travel cancellation insurance (recommended)
  • tip to staff and team (recommended)

Discounts:

  • children under 3 years old free of charge (without a seat),
  • children from 3 to 7 years old - 10%
  • children from 7 to 12 years old - 5%

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