My Tour Favourites (0)
New Year by Lake Baikal
This 6-day New Year experience will be spent in Listvyanka, and includes a visit the Taltsy open-air museum, dog sledding through a taiga forest, and a journey to observation platforms for stunning panoramas over Lake Baikal.
Celebrate the New Year with a relaxing winter retreat to the picturesque Lake Baikal. Experience spectacular views over the frozen waters of the lake, learn more about local life in Siberia, and even try traditional husky dog sledding through the sprawling taiga forest. If you are looking for a quiet winter retreat this New Year far from the stresses of home, then this New Year experience is the one for you. As part of this 6-day experience you will spend your time in the village of Listvyanka, where you will visit the Taltsy open-air museum, go dog sledding through a taiga forest, travel to the nearby observation platforms for stunning panoramas over Lake Baikal, and have a celebratory dinner to welcome in the New Year.
Celebratory New Year’s dinner
Dog sledding in the taiga forest
Spectacular panoramic views over Lake Baikal
Taltsy open-air museum
Visit to the Baikal Museum
Visit to the local fish market
Sightseeing tour of Irkutsk
A small settlement on the Western shore of Lake Baikal, Listvyanka is a highly popular tourist area known for its distinct local culture, fish market, and breathtaking hiking trails that venture around the edges of the lake. The settlement was formed near the point where the Angara River leaves Lake Baikal and is home to the Baikal Museum, with dedicated exhibits to the fauna and wildlife that can be found in the area.
Irkutsk is one of the largest cities in Siberia and the most important hub for tourism in the Lake Baikal region. As opposed to many of the more industrially shaped cities in Siberia, Irkutsk has a long history as a cultural centre and has been home to scientists, writers, artists, and political activists such as the Decembrists. It is also a key destination on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Where you can stay
A hotel can be the make or break of any experience, and we understand that choosing the right hotel is important to our travellers. Check out our range of hotels ahead of time, and learn more about our standard 3-star options and the luxury 5-star upgrades that are available in the destinations you will be visiting.
Please note that the selection of hotels included here are examples of where you may stay on your tour, we will pick the best option for you based on your travel requirements.
Krestovaya Pad Hotel
Krestovaya Pad Hotel
You may also like
Not quite found what you are looking for? Real Russia are committed to finding you the best tour for your needs. Whether you are after an activity-packed immersive experience or a relaxing vacation with plenty of free time, we have you covered. Here, is a list of tours you may also like, hand-picked by us based on your chosen theme and dates.
from per person
from per person
Dates & Rates
Please select the amount of travellers in your group and language requirement of your guide.
Please select a date
- Accommodation as part of the tour
- All tours are COVID-19 secure and offer flexible booking options. Visit our Covid-19 information page to find out more
- Entrance to Baikal Museum and Taltsy museum
- Husky dog ride
- Local tour guides
- Meals (as specified in the itinerary)
- New Year dinner
- Russian troika horse ride
- Transport (as specified in the tour itinerary)
What’s not included
- Alcoholic drinks
- International train / plane tickets
- Personal costs (souvenirs, additional snacks etc)
- Surcharges for additional / activity alterations
- Tips for drivers/guides/in restaurants
- Travel / medical insurance
- Visa processing
- All travellers are asked to check the vaccination requirements before travel. Visit our Vaccines and Health page to find out more
- Any dietary or allergy requirements will need to be disclosed before the start of the tour
- Carrying a water bottle with you is recommended
- Medication should always be taken with you and kept on your person
- Please ensure that you keep any personal documents and valuables on your person at all times
- WIFI will be available at most of the hotels, although mobile coverage may vary in rural areas
- Your local guides will recommend stops where you can go souvenir shopping during your tour
There are no special notes for this tour
Enrich your travel experience with our list of top recommended books from specialist travel guides to compelling novels. Whether you are looking for something to pass the time on the train, or want to get to grips with the local history, reading is essential to turning your trip into a fully-fledged experience.
The ultimate guidebook to Russia that no tourist can go without! Lonely Planet’s Russia is packed full of almost everything you need when travelling to this vast country from how to get around, the best places to eat in its most popular cities, what you need to see while you are there, cultural highlights, currency and more. In addition to its noteworthy insider tips about key attractions such as the Moscow Kremlin, Lake Baikal and the Romanov sites, this guide includes detailed maps that are invaluable to even the most seasoned traveller.
Sacred Sea follows a man’s 25,000-mile pilgrimage from the US to the natural paradise of Lake Baikal in the heart of Siberia. Veteran environmental journalist Peter Thomson sets off from Boston with his younger brother on a spiritual journey of self-healing in search of connection, permanence, restoration and hope. Travelling by raft, train and ship, this transformative journey is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the importance nature can have on healing in a time of need.
A mysterious and wholly undisturbed land situated in what is now the heart of Russia, Siberia has been steeped in myth and intrigue from the West, yet this vast frozen tundra with endless forests has been a sanctuary to the wildlife, fauna and local communities that call it home. Siberia is a cradle of civilisation, the origin of several ancient Turkic empires, and home to many indigenous cultures who would later travel to the Americas and beyond. Tracing the history of this little-known region, Haywood provides a glimpse into the historic landmarks and natural phenomenon of the region as well as the culture of its largest cities, Irkutsk, Tobolsk, Barnaul and Novosibirsk.
Extras & Upgrades
Sorry, we currently do not have any extras readily available for this tour. However, if you are interested in customising your travel experience, please contact our Sales team at email@example.com for assistance.
Sorry, we currently do not have any upgrades readily available for this tour. However, if you are interested in customising your travel experience, please contact our Sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.