Irkutsk and myths and legends of the fairytale Baikal – Day 3: On the way to Baikal: Taltsy and Listvyanka

On the third day of the route, we have a route to Baikal. During the trip we will stay in several interesting places - Angara Museum, Taltsy Ethnographic Museum and, finally, we will get to Listvyanka, where the real adventures on the frozen Baikal will begin.
Irkutsk and myths and legends of the fairytale Baikal
Travel distance by car: 76 km.Travel distance on foot: 0 km.Visiting: Listvyanka, Irkutsk, Tal'tsy

Trip duration: 7 days

Viktoria Afanaseva


Japanese Restaurants

Today begins with a visit to Kyoto, the city's coolest Japanese restaurant. Excellent choice of sushi and sashimi, there is also a children's menu. Tourists here like desserts, especially chocolate fondue. The restaurant is open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Ледокол «Ангара»


One of the most visited places in Irkutsk is the Angara icebreaker museum. A real icebreaker from the beginning of the last century, raised three times from the bottom. He has a very interesting story to tell. He drowned several times because of human negligence during the period of exploitation. A detailed story is told on deck, so be sure to take a tour after you inspect the ship to keep up to date. The atmosphere on the icebreaker conveys the spirit of the time. The tour also includes a film about the first captain of the ship. Tourists are most impressed with the engine room. The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.


History Museums

On the way to Baikal we will meet the Architectural and Ethnographic Museum "Taltsy" - an open-air complex located on the bank of the Angara River, which has several historical and cultural zones with expositions: Russian, Buryat, Evenk, Tofalar. On the territory of Taltsov you can notice the workshops. Having looked in them, it is possible not only to get acquainted with national crafts, but also to learn it. On the territory of the museum there is a Russian-Angarian sector, where the monuments of wooden architecture of the Baikal region of the 17-20 centuries are collected. Here they celebrate folk holidays - Christmas, Shrovetide, Easter.

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Трактиръ в Тальцах


Not far from the ethnographic museum is the "Tavern in Taltsakh", where you can have lunch at home and inexpensive! Tourists recommend a warm-up hit-and-run.

Байкальский музей


This museum is small, but the excursions there are very entertaining, especially the time to spend there children like to spend there. In the museum you can learn full information about the history of Baikal and its current state. There is also an aquarium where you will see all the inhabitants of Baikal. On the second floor there is a scientific laboratory with microscopes. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.



So we got to the most incredibly picturesque place - Lake Baikal. A trip on the Baikal ice by car is the most amazing thing. The realization that a person is separated from the lake by a meter-long layer of ice - unusual and unusual, but must be felt. In winter, Baikal becomes a kind of road, by which cars can only reach Olkhon Island. The road is absolutely safe and specially equipped for riding, so do not worry. We're not going to Olkhon Island until the next day. We've laid out a route for you to get there through some of the villages, but you can also ride on the Baikal ice. It'll take even less time! Winter Baikal is a fairytale skating rink without borders. The ice from the baikal water has a bluish hue, sometimes even blue. The ice is beautiful to the eye, and every time you want to admire it, not the surroundings. It's very slippery, so it's gonna be a little hard to get around on foot. So take the skates and go skating for your pleasure! It's also a great time for your kids. Another popular activity on Baikal is fishing. The Baikal season begins in January, when the bays freeze. At this time, you can catch fish such as perch, horn, pike, spruce.


Seafood Restaurants

We're finishing up a busy day of dinner at the Pile-up Restaurant. Tourists celebrate steaks on charcoal, grilled vegetables, original tea and taiga dessert. You can also try fish that is caught right out of the lake. There is a booking service and cards are accepted.

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