LISTVYANKA ONE DAY TOUR

Listvyanka or Listvennichnoye is a small village in the shore of Lake Baikal at the source of the Angara river. It stretches for 5 km along the lake. Mountains surround Listvaynka on three sides giving it the majestic view.

Listvyanka and its surroundings have different interesting highlights for travelers, and it is one of the best destinations for a remarkable and unique visit of Baikal Lake.

The history of the settlement dates back to the 17th century, were the origins of Listvyanka name comes from the Russian word Listvennitsa which means larch tree.

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Itinerary

  • Duration: 7 – 8 hours
  • Distance: From Irkutsk to Listvyanka 70 km
  • Destination: Lake Baikal, Listvyanka village
Listvyanka

You will be picked up in Irkutsk and taken to the beautiful south coast of Baikal Lake. Your first stop will be open-air museum Taltsy.

The Wooden Architecture Museum is located on the right bank of the Angara river, 47 km away from Irkutsk city. There are monuments of architectural heritage and different exhibits of high historical value.

Acres of forested land is filled with wooden structures replicating the buildings of historical Siberian villages, including houses, farmsteads, churches and a school. Take the opportunity to see and embrace the life of old Siberia.

The museum located at the entrance to Listvyanka, you can learn about the origin and history of the lake. The museum features aquariums with different types of fish, as well as endemic species of mammals.

Also, you can see the underwater life of the lake (video excursion) through the portholes of a submarine and visit the maximum depth of the lake 1637 meters.

You can find and buy here memorable souvenirs and try delicious hot smoked fish from the lake.

The church was built in 1846 on the Angara riverbank by a Russian merchant Serebryakov who was saved by St. Nicholas while crossing the lake during a terrible storm. After the founding of the village Listvyanka the church was moved to the shore of Baikal.

In 1957 it was moved once again for 500 meters inland in the Krestovaya Pad in Listvyanka, with the beginning of construction of the Irkutsk Hydroelectric Power Station.  To this day it still performs services for religious people.

Chersky stone is an observation platform named after a famous polish geologist Ivan Chersky it is height reaches more than 700 meters above sea level.

We can go to the viewpoint by foot from parking ski resort - a short walk of about a kilometer, or via ski lift. From there you get stunning amazing views of the southern Baikal, Circum-Baikal Railway, and the source of Angara river with the Shaman Rock.

After tour to Listvyanka your guide will take you to the hotel, airport or railway station.

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Price

  •  1 person – 7000 rubles per person
  •  2 people  - 4000 rubles per person
  •  3 people – 3500 rubles per person
  •  4 people – 3500 rubles per person
  •  5 people – 3000 rubles per person
  •  6 and more – upon request
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What's included

Package Includes:
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Transportation according to the itinerary
Package Excludes:
  • Entry fee to museums
  • Meals

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