Frequently Asked Questions

Why Irkutsk Free Tour?

Usually, people don’t have much time when they travel. Everything is tight and depends on the schedule of arrivals and departures. That’s why it is important to have a guide to travel around the location, so that traveler will have a better image. Walking with English speaking local guide is a great chance to learn a lot and chat about subjects of interest.

Where does the tour start and end?

Meeting and starting at the monument to Alexander III, in the very center of the city. All the hostels and hostels are around this location in a 10-20 minute walking distance. The tour ends at the monument to Babr in the 130th district.

Is there a min/max for the group?

There is no minimum, but the tour must be confirmed by the Irkutsk Free Tour manager by e-mail. This tour does not happen automatically on an everyday basis. The maximum group size is 16 people. Groups of 6 and more participants get a private tour automatically.

Is the tour really free?

Travelers who take Irkutsk Free Tour will get the product of high quality and pay the price that they want for this product. This model provides great motivation for the guides who try their best to make a great tour.

Irkutsk Free Tour is supported only by travelers. So participants are very welcome to give gratitudes to the guide if they like the tour.

What if it rains?

The rain is not a problem, it never rains too hard in Irkutsk. So just take an umbrella or a raincoat.

What if I get hungry?

Along the way, there are many cafes and restaurants as well as shops with all kinds of Siberian treats, meals, and drinks.


Participating in tours organized by Irkutsk Free Tour is strictly on a voluntary basis. Neither Irkutsk Free Tour nor the guides are responsible in any way for injuries incurred during the tours. The tour guide reserves the right to deny participation in any tour, to any person, for any reason. Thank you for your understanding.