To study Irkutsk from all over the place.. Take amazing pictures of frozen Baikal!. Go by car to the most mystical island of Olkhon on the ice track of the lake.. To visit an ethnographic museum in Taltsy.. Learn the story of the Angara icebreaker.. Try the local fish caught in the lake.. .

Irkutsk and myths and legends of the fairytale Baikal

Fabulous frozen Baikal. Mysticism and energy of Olkhon Island. Dive into the history of the city of Irkutsk and its region and much more is waiting for you in this route! This trip can be called exotic, different from the others. Imagine that! You drive a car on a meter layer of Baikal ice among the vast expanses of a huge lake. And the city of Listvyanka, where we will stay one day, is perfect for spending New Year's and Christmas holidays. In addition, you have a great opportunity to learn all the most unusual myths and legends of the famous island of Olkhon, where you will feel the colossal emotions and unforgettable feelings from the places of strength seen on it. This tour is ideal for a family vacation. Quiet, cozy restaurants, a small number of tourists, as well as entertaining museums and exhibitions in the city of Irkutsk and in the Irkutsk region, which are sure to please not only you, but also your children!

Irkutsk and myths and legends of the fairytale Baikal

7 days itinerary by Viktoria Afanaseva - Uninhabited Nature, History and Culture, Active Leisure - Car, 4 Hotels

Road Trip Categories: Uninhabited Nature, History and Culture, Active Leisure

Day 1: Evening in Irkutsk

Get a car, check in and enjoy your free time in town. For the evening - a recommendation for a great restaurant in the heart of the city.
Visiting: Irkutsk

Day 2: The most interesting places in Irkutsk in one day

Today, you'll walk through the city's spacious streets, admire the exquisitely designed sights around you, and visit museums and exhibitions. You also have the opportunity to visit the famous Irkutsk Drama Theatre and even listen to the organ!
Visiting: Irkutsk

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.
Visiting: Listvyanka, Irkutsk, Tal'tsy

Day 4: Climbing Chersky Peak and the road to Olkhon Island

Today we have a long way to go to one of the most picturesque places - Olkhon Island. Before departure you will climb the Cherskiy Peak, a mountain that offers an incredibly amazing view of the mountains, slopes and lakes. The route through the villages will last for several hours, but even there will be a couple of unusual monuments with their history. If you want to get to your destination a little faster, you can go along the only route on the frozen Baikal.
Visiting: Khuzhir, Listvyanka, Molodezhnyy, Kulara, Irkutsk, Imikhse-Buz

Day 5: Returning to Irkutsk

Our journey is coming to an end. If you have time before your flight, take a walk along the Angara River embankment again and take your best photos!
Visiting: Khuzhir, Kurma

Day 6: The last day of the journey in Irkutsk

Tonight we're on our way back to Irkutsk. On the way we will stay in a couple of remarkable places, and in the evening we will walk along Gagarin Boulevard and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of the restaurant of Russian cuisine.
Visiting: Irkutsk, Khuzhir, Shida, Ust'-Ordynskiy, Kosaya Step', Bayanday

Day 7: Time to go home!

In the morning I advise you to visit a wonderful breakfast cafe. If you don't leave early, take a free stroll through the city. Maybe you'll find something interesting that I didn't!
Visiting: Irkutsk