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RussiaLake Baikal adventure

  • Highlights
This multi-destination journey will start in the cultural capital of Russia, Saint Petersburg then it will move to Moscow. After that you will set off to discover all the faces of wild and shamanic Baikal. During this stop in Siberia, the visiting of sacred places, the hospitality of the inhabitants, and the diversity of the local customs will make your stay unforgettable.
Tour itinerary includes
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Learning activities
    Learning activities
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking
  • Train
    Train

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Saint Petersburg!

​• As your plane lands in the airport of St Petersburg, our driver will meet you and transfer you to the hotel.

​• The rest of the day will be left free for you to have a rest after a long flight.

Accomodation
Hotel Petro Palace (Saint Petersburg)

Day 2: Magnificent Peterhof Palace

Summer variant (mid-May – September):

​• After breakfast and meeting with the guide, you will take a boat trip to the jewel in the crown of St Petersburg – The Peterhof Palace with its beautiful parks and inventive fountains.

​• Your English-speaking guide will plunge you into the history of the place and show you the most exciting corners of the parks. After the excursion, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nearby restaurants and then take a boat back to the city.  

Winter variant (the rest of the year):  

​​​• After breakfast and meeting with the guide, you will set off for a trip to Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) where you will visit a beautiful park and palaces.

​• Your English-speaking guide will plunge you into the history of the place and show you its most exciting parts. 

Visited:
Saint PetersburgPetergofPushkin
Accomodation
Hotel Petro Palace (Saint Petersburg)

Day 3: Get to know St Petersburg better

Summer variant (mid-May – September): 

​• After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided tour of St Petersburg’s key landmarks, including the pretty canal system which has earned the city its nickname, 'Venice of the North.' You'll see the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress, the gold-draped Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, as well as St Isaac's Cathedral, which now houses a Russian orthodox museum.

​• After that, you´ll have free time to have lunch and in the evening we´ll take you on a guided excursion to one of the newest and most popular Museums in Saint Petersburg – the Peteraqua Miniature Museum.  

Winter variant (the rest of the year): 

​​• After breakfast, you will enjoy a guided tour of St Petersburg’s key landmarks on transport. You'll see the impressive Peter and Paul Fortress, the gold-draped Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, as well as St Isaac's Cathedral, which now houses a Russian orthodox museum.

​• After that, you´ll have free time to have lunch and in the evening we´ll take you on a guided excursion to one of the newest and most popular Museums in Saint Petersburg – the Peteraqua Miniature Museum.  

Accomodation
Hotel Petro Palace (Saint Petersburg)

Day 4: Welcome to Moscow!

​• After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the railway station Moskovskiy by our driver. You’ll get on a rapid day train Sapsan that will take 4 hours to go from St Petersburg to Moscow in a comfortable setting.

​• You’ll have an opportunity to enjoy beautiful Russian landscapes through the windows. At the railway station Leningradskiy in Moscow you’ll be met by another driver who will transfer you to the hotel. The evening will be left free for you to have a rest and dinner.

Visited:
Moscow
Accomodation
Night at the hotel Peter I (Moscow)

Day 5: Walk and explore

​• After breakfast at the hotel, you will set off for a guided tour of Kremlin, its territory and its Armory.

​• You will get a chance to visit the very heart of the Russian capital. The evening will be rich in a unique experience as we offer you to try a traditional Russian dinner in a monastery.  

Visited:
Moscow Kremlin
Accomodation
Night at the hotel Peter I (Moscow)

Day 6: Free time in Moscow

​• It’s time to spend some time exploring Moscow on your own. You can always ask for an optional excursion or for some recommendations. 

Visited:
Moscow
Accomodation
Night at the hotel Peter I (Moscow)

Day 7: On the way to Irkutsk

​• Flight to Irkutsk, meeting with a guide and a driver at the airport.

​• Transfer to a hotel, check-in.

Visited:
Irkutsk

Day 8: Irkutsk City Tour

​• Today you will take a city tour and visit place like the historical center of the city, place of foundation of the first fortress of Irkutsk, Lower embankment of Angara river, Church of our Savior (outside), the monument of Russian emperor Alexander III, 130th quarter with cafés, restaurants, souvenir shops, museums and much more!

Visited:
Irkutsk

Day 9: Excursion to Listvyanka

​• Full day excursion to Listvyanka village in 70 km from Irkutsk in the shore of Lake Baikal.

Visited:
ListviankaBaikal See

Day 10: Time to say goodbye!

​•  Transfer to airport/ train station. Flight back home!

Hope you had an amazing time in Russia!

Visited:
Baikal See

Saint PetersburgPetergofPushkinMoscowMoscow KremlinIrkutskListviankaBaikal See

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Prices Starting From
From January to December £1,520
  • Single Room Supplement:£380

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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