Circum Baikal Railroad Tour

Travel with a guide like a local by a hidden railroad. Stay one night in the village of the cultural underground. Baikal settlement is well known for the popularity among artists, musicians, and writers.

100 km along the West shore of Lake Baikal by train. The old Circum Baikal Railroad with tons of tunnels and stone bridges across beautiful river valleys. Stay one night in a tiny and quiet Baikal settlement at the end of the railroad tracks.

Use small ferry ship to get across Angara river the next morning and spend a day in Listvyanka, before the road back to Irkutsk.

Seasonal availability: From June 17 to September 15.
Availability: Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
Type of travel: public transportation with a guide.
Types of transportation: suburban train, ferry ship, public minibus.
Total Distance: 350 km (220 miles).
Duration: 2 days.


Travel by train (3,5 hours) to Sludyanka 
1 hour break
Travel by train (4,5 hours) to Baikal
Stay one night in Baikal

AM 8:45 
Check in at the Trainstation

AM 9:00 
Train from Irkutsk to Sludyanka

PM 12:30 
Arrive to Sludyanka town
Lunch in cafe

PM 1:30  
Train from Sludyanka to Baikal 
Along Lake Baikal Shore

PM 5:00 
Arrive to Baikal settlement
Check in to Guesthouse

PM 7:00
Homestyle dinner

Take ferry across Angara river to Listvyanka
Spend a day in Listvyanka 
Road back to Irkutsk 

AM 9:00 

AM 10:45 
Ferry to Listvyanka

AM 11:30
Lake Baikal Museum (optional)
Taxi to Listvyanka center
Explore Listvyanka 

PM 1:00
Lunch in Listvyanka restaurant or cafe

Optional activities:
Hike in the woods
Outdoor picnic
Visit local artist house
Horseback ride
Street market 
Small ship or motor boat ride 

PM 5:00 
Public minibus to Irkutsk

PM 6:00 
Arrive to Irkutsk

Map of the trip


Pick up from any location in Irkutsk
Transfer to the Irkutsk train station
Train from Irkutsk to Sludyanka (suburban electric train)
Train from Sludyanka to Baikal (suburban diesel train)
Dinner on Day 1
Breakfast on Day 2
1-night accommodation in Baikal (shared bathroom)
Ferry transfer to Listvyanka
Public minibus from Listvyanka to Irkutsk
Transfer to traveler’s location


Ticket to Lake Baikal Museum
Optional activities in Listvyanka (prices on request)
Lunch on Day 1
Lunch on Day 2

What to bring

Comfortable walking shoes
Extra clothes (sweater, wind and water protection)
Small backpack

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