52°17' – Lake Baikal ToursWinter Irkutsk City Tour | 52°17' - Lake Baikal Tours

Winter Irkutsk City Tour Irkutsk is often called "Siberian Paris" in old books, and bloggers call it similar to Barcelona.

Duration:

1 day

can be longer with add-on

Available on:

May till november

Closest date & group:

Activity type:

cultural, sightseeing

About this tour

Irkutsk is often called "Siberian Paris" in old books, and bloggers call it similar to Barcelona. In this tour we'll tell you about the history of city, events in life of residents, show you its unique architecture, wooden and stone houses, saved till today. We will walk and ride together by main streets of the city, changed its look, but not spirit. Highly recommended for people interested in history.

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Full itinerary

day 1

Moscow gates • Monument to the founders of Irkutsk • Main Square • Old houses of Zhelyabov street • Karl Marx street • Old Town • Raising of the Cross Church

12:00

Start from Moscow gates

Moscow gates, which are now reconstructed, used to be the historical point of city entrance of all travellers and merchants of the past.
12:15

Monument to the founders of Irkutsk

Irkutsk was founded in 1661 by cossacks, built the first ostrog (wooden fortress similar to kremlin) here. This is the place of many important events for the city.
12:30

Main Square

Main square of the city, built on the place of swamp, is surrounded by buildings of different times of the Old and New Histories.
12:45

Old houses of Zhelyabov street

Vtorov mansion, Rogal House, museums and hotels, old and new buildings of Irkutsk. Flea market and city fire of 1879.
13:00

Karl Marx street

Main street of the city, used to be a part of ostrog (Siberian fortress) wall, the border of the town. Its people and stories.
13:30

Old Town

Protected Gryaznova street, saved part of the medieval wood and stone Irkutsk
13:45

Raising of the Cross Church

The unique church, combining elements of Ortodox christianity and buddhism.
14:00

A restored part of the Old Town

The Old Town area, which was newly built several years ago, it has many historical buildings


Why 52°17’ Tours?

Certified local guides

Our guides are locals truly in love with Baikal, who are eager to share their knowledge with you!

Travellers to travellers

We have extensive traveling experience and try to tailor all our services to travellers like us!

Off the beaten path

We choose the most interesting, not just the most popular, and know when it’s the right time.

Handcrafted adventures

We aim for quality — so we only make tours in small groups and adapt them on occasion.

Convenience is a key

From special diets to any place pickup/dropoff and comfy cars — we care for your best comfort.

Truly local business

We involve local businesses and individuals as much as possible to support the place we live at.

More about the company

Certified local guides

Our guides are locals truly in love with Baikal, who are eager to share their knowledge with you!

Travellers to travellers

We have extensive traveling experience and try to tailor all our services to travellers like us!

Off the beaten path

We choose the most interesting, not just the most popular, and know when it’s the right time.


Handcrafted adventures

We aim for quality — so we only make tours in small groups and adapt them on occasion.

Convenience is a key

From special diets to any place pickup/dropoff and comfy cars — we care for your best comfort.

Truly local business

We involve local businesses and individuals as much as possible to support the place we live at.

More about the company

Prices and booking

from 1 000 ₽

Price is per person in group of 5+
1 person

3 000₽

5 and more

1 000₽

Check other group sizes:

2 people = 3000

The more people in the group — the less it costs per person!
Want an individual tour for a group of friends or family? Send us a tour request

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WHAT IS INCLUDED

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

Tour add-ons Make your tour truly unique by adding some extra experience

SPECIAL OFFER

Wanna get an experience add-on for free?

Book 2 different tours for the same name, and get a free experience add-on!

Ferris Wheel ride

+ 500 ₽ /person

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Ride a Ferris Wheel in heated cabins with beautiful view to center of historical Irkutsk

Includes: Ferris wheel ride

40 min

Gastronomic stop

+ 700 ₽ /person

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Hungry? Let's stop at one of best spots serving real Siberian cuisine, BabrBurger or Siberian Dumpling place

Includes: Burger or portion dumplings, soft drink

1 hour

Local

Angara Icebreaker

+ 500 ₽ /person

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Visit to one of world's oldest icebreakers

Includes: Entrance to the icebreaker and guided tour

1 hour

Winter Fairytale

+ 1000 ₽ /person

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Visit ice skating place or ice sliding hills area! Enjoy winter fun, be a local!

Includes: Entrance to sliding area, rent of ice skates/sledge, guide

1.5 hours

local

Museums in Irkutsk

+ 600 ₽ /person

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Visit one of local museums, Irkutsk Regional Museum or Museum of Decembrists

Includes: Museum guided entrance

1.5 hours

Dog-sledding

+ 3000 ₽ /person

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Enjoy dog-sledding in Siberia with Siberian huskies! Longer distance available on request.

Includes: Ride for 10-15 min, transfer

30 min

local

Russian Sauna (Banya)

+ 3000 ₽ /person

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Visit a private Russian sauna and enjoy traditional way of healing

Includes: 2 hours of sauna, transfer, guide explanation

2 hours

Local

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Booking request is not tour reservation! We will contact you within 12 hours to clarify all details and confirm the tour.