This is a very efficient 1 DAY TOUR for those tourists whose stay is short but they want to get the most from their time. The tour is a pleasant combination of sightseeing, which fits everyone.
Description of the 1 day tour to LISTVYANKA (All year round).
You’ll be picked up from my hostel (or train station or any other place in Irkutsk) at 10 am. Vehicle: a 8 sit minibus or a car.
We start from 1 hour introduction tour of Irkutsk – we’ll visit 3 hightlights of our city.
After a short city tour, we’ll head to Listvyanka.
– En route (optional, your guide does not go with you): visiting the museum of wooden architecture (entrance fee is 150R)
The Museum of Wooden Architecture – Taltsy – has a bunch of traditional Siberian houses – izbas- of XVII – XIX centuries. The museum was opened in early 80s. It was an attempt to save some old houses from being lost under the water of Bratsk reservoir. Its oldest exhibit is the watch tower of Ilimsky fortress. Besides of that, it has a parish school building and Buryat gears
Our first stop in Listvyanka is in front of famous SHAMAN ROCK.
Lunch (not included, expect to pay 200R)
Then we drive to the middle of the village to see “RETRO PARK” – it is very positive and nice collection of metal sculptures and old Soviet cars.
After that, we drive to the end of the village and walk along the shore for few kilometers to take some wonderfull photos of the lake.
On our way back to the center of the village, we check out the Fish Market. Smoked OMUL – Baikal endemic testy fish – is highly recommended to try.
And finally, we make our way up to the observation point, known as a STONE OF CHERSKY (MORE ABOUT JAN CZERSKI) from where you will see the breathtaking panorama of lake Baikal and Angara river mouth.
Return by road to Irkutsk by 6 PM.
Overnight in Irkutsk at BAIKALER HOSTEL or BALALAIKA HOSTEL can be arranged. If you wish not to return to Irkutsk (that will not change the tour price), you are welcome to stay at BELKA HOSTEL in Listvyanka.
1 person pays 6000 Rub (if only 1 person)
1 person pays 3500 Rub (if the group is 2 people)
1 person pays 3000 Rub (if the group is 3 people)
1 person pays 2500 Rub (if the group is 4 people)
1 person pays 2000 Rub (if the group is 5-7 people)
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Prices include all services, pointed in the itinerary:
private minibus (and driver) transportation, local guide-interpreter services. No hidden costs.
Our driving route: