Baikal 1 day tours

Want to go to Baikal but have just one day for your journey? Choose your 1 day tour and get maximum experiences and emotions. There’s a big choice of destinations depending on your preferences.

Here are our Top places where you can go on your 1 day budget Baikal tour, without staying overnight:

Listvyanka. 70 km from Irkutsk.

A small village 1 hour drive from Irkutsk. The closest and the most comfortable location on the lake.
For those who:
• Don’t want to spend much time on the road;
• Want to just relax on the shore, eat local fish or visit the Baiklal seal show or the museum of Baikal;
• Want to take a boat trip. 

Bolshoe Goloustnoye. 124 km from Irkutsk.

A small settlement on the western shore of Lake Baikal. The most popular winter destination to see frozen bubbles in the ice and make cool photos.
For those who:
• Have already visited Listvyanka or prefer another destination;
• Looking for a calmer place to visit;
• Love big open spaces surrounded by mountains.

Baykalsk, 148 km from Irkutsk.

The town of Baykalsk is famous for its mountain ski resort. However it’s a popular destination not only in winter. 
For those who:
• Would like to take a cable car to the top of the mountain;
• Want to see the lake from a different perspective;
• Want to try the most delicious strawberry, which grows in the area.

Olkhon Island, 250 km from Irkutsk.

Olkhon is considered the geographical and the sacred heart of the lake. Quite a faraway destination, but it’s really worth it.
For those who:
• Aren’t afraid of long distances and long journeys;
• Want to visit the biggest island in Baikal and see its most beautiful places;
• Want to get lots of impressions in just 1 day!

The Circum-Baikal railway.

There are several travel options for visiting Circum-Baikal railway. We recommend taking the all day train journey, and travel along this famous site. 
For those who:
• Don’t like car travel or love travelling by train;
• Want to enjoy the nature, see Baikal Lake through the train window and visit the famous tunnels of CBR.
• Never visited Circum-Baikal railway

A Tour to Arshan

Arshan is a village about 3 hours by car from Baikal lake, located in Tunkinskaya Valley, at the start of Sayan mountains. Tunkinskaya Valley is known for its stunning nature and mineral springs. On this tour, you will have a chance to rest in your body and soul. Breathe the healing air of Sayan montains and enjoy the incredible beauty of the mountain peaks.

You can plan a 1 day tour to Arshan, but longer tours are also available.