Circum-Baikal Railway Tour

Travel with a guide like a local by on a historical railroad taking suburban trains. Stay one night in Baikal – the settlement of the cultural underground of Irkutsk, right on the shore of Lake Baikal and is well known for the popularity among artists, musicians, and writers.

100 km along the West Shore of Lake Baikal by train with lake view all the time. The oldest part of the former Circum-Baikal Railroad with numerous 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.


Summary: 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 at Sludyanka town Lunch in a cafe

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

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

PM 7:00
Homestyle dinner

Summary: Take the 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 motorboat ride

PM 5:00
Public minibus to Irkutsk

PM 6:00
Arrive in 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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