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Many useful tips and ideas from locals about travelling in Russia in our blog.

We are very happy to know what is interesting to foreign travelers. Feel free to send requests and questions and see the answers in this blog.

Fly from Ulan-Ude to Olkhon

Thanks to the development of the local airlines, now it is possible to take a local flight on a small airplane from Ulan-Ude and Irkutsk to Olkhon Island. The airplane takes only 12 people. The flight from Ulan-Ude to Olkhon Island takes less than 1 hour. Which is amazing. It means it is even faster … Continue reading Fly from Ulan-Ude to Olkhon

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Olkhon Island shaman rock

Best Value Tour to Lake Baikal

Irkutsk Free Tour introduces HOT tour to Lake Baikal. Only 9900 RUB (approx. 150 USD on the date of publication) per person for a 3-day tour to Olkhon Island with transportation, excursion, accommodation and food included. This is the lowest price on the market. Travel like a local on a public bus to Olkhon Island. … Continue reading Best Value Tour to Lake Baikal

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Airplane tickets prices drop

Pobeda, the biggest low-cost airline in Russia announced about 50% discounts starting June 1 this comming summer for all in-Russia flights. Some tickets prices will go under 10 USD.

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Virtual Irkutsk

Irkutsk Free Tour is experiencing a total lack of customers right now. People stopped travelling to Irkutsk and Lake Baikal, unless there is a private airplane to use. My friend Alexander Konkov who lives on Olkhon island was happy to meet traveler from USA, who landed there for fuel and fun on the island in … Continue reading Virtual Irkutsk

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A virtual tour to Irkutsk

Because travelling in the world has stopped Irkutsk Free Tour cannot stop working. Please take a look at the first virtual tour to Irkutsk. It is a random photo slideshow with comments from a local guide.

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Souvenirs 10% OFF Coupon

One of the oldest souvenir shops in Irkutsk located on the road cross of Lenin and Karl Marx street offers 10% off for the visitors of our website. Khudozhnik shop, which means ‘artist’ in English. They have a great variety and prices, Russian and Siberian souvenirs, and the most welcoming sales staff even though they … Continue reading Souvenirs 10% OFF Coupon

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Lake Baikal Dog Sledding

The season of dogsledding in Irkutsk and Lake Baikal has started, so welcome to experience this exciting activity. We offer private and group trips to dogsledding locations. The prices start from 1800 RUB per person for a 10-minute ride. There are 3 main locations, later we will create a special page for that. But if … Continue reading Lake Baikal Dog Sledding

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Why travel to Irkutsk?

First People care about how the city looks and feels. It is really one of the most beautiful cities in Russia. Maybe because it is a well-traveled location for the last 100 years since Transsiberian Railroad was finished. Even before it had more attention from the government, church, and people because everybody understood that this … Continue reading Why travel to Irkutsk?

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Best Train Food Ever

Tasty, healthy and super easy to prepare. Get it as soon as you reach Irkutsk city. Great for all kinds of travel. Fall in love with your Trans-Siberian Train even more. The following information significantly improves the quality of your train travel and other trips in Russia, Mongolia, and China. Made in Irkutsk, here space … Continue reading Best Train Food Ever

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Shamanka Hike

3-hour hike in 1-hour drive from Irkutsk. Totally the trip takes 6 hours, from downtown of Irkutsk and back. Map of the location Shamanka settlement Photos along the trip

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