Lake Baikal Cruise

Navigate on the waters of Lake Baikal in Siberia

Nature in south-eastern Siberia is of unique and extraordinary beauty. Lake Baikal is so large and deep that the inhabitants of the area call it a sea, but its water is pure and fresh holding one fifth of all the freshwater of the entire planet. It is truly a special and unique ecosystem.

 

Known as the "Pearl of Siberia", Lake Baikal is home to thousands of species of plants and animals, two thirds of which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. A visit to Lake Baikal is a trip to one of the planet’s most impressive landforms and one of Russia’s most pristine natural sites.

 

For years, Incoming Russia has specialized in organizing cruises on Lake Baikal with “comfort plus” category ships. The ships are small in size equipped with the highest safety standards. The joined groups are small in size, ideal for enjoying the scenic beauty that the destination offers.

 

Each cruise on Baikal represents an unforgettable experience that allows you to discover the magical spirit of the place. All itineraries are arranged taking into consideration the unique beauties of the largest lake in the world. Group cruises take place throughout the summer and last from 3 to 10 days to give customers the opportunity to optimize dates.

 

We invite you to discover Lake Baikal on board our comfortable motorboats - accompanied by expert and professional staff - available to make your holiday relaxing and full of nature - accessible in its purest essence.

 

It is possible to participate in the entire cruise itinerary or join short-term tours. The "Grand Tour of Baikal" is the most complete and longest itinerary. For those who do not have 12 days available, it is possible to book 9, 6 and 3 day itineraries. The itineraries are designed to offer the possibility of visiting the points of interest on the Baikal circuit, starting from Listvyanka Village, passing through Olkhon Island, Maloe More, the Chivirkujsky Gulf, Peschanaya Bay, Babushka Bay and the famous Circum-Baikal railway line.

 

We also offer the possibility of requesting extensions that include visits to the Siberian cities of Irkutsk and Ulan-Ude.


Cruise ships

SIBIRYAK and TATIANA are comfortable and safe “Yaroslavets” model cruise ships - among the most modern of the fleet operating on Lake Baikal - used for international customers (mainly from Italy, Germany, Great Britain, and Spain). The motorboats were completely refurbished around 2008-2011 to ensure the highest levels of safety for navigation. The on-board staff is friendly and knowledgeable and guarantees continuous assistance to guests.

Motorboat features:

→  Motorboat model: Yaroslavets

→  Year / Manufacture: 1987

→  Renovation year: 2008-2011

→  Passenger capacity: 12

→  Maximum speed: 20 km / h

→  Length: 25 meters / Width: 4.5 meters

→  Sauna on board

On-board equipment:

  Electric outlets 220 V

  Lifeboat

  Radar

→  GPS satellite navigation system

  Satellite phone

→  Satellite internet

 


The cabins, although small in size, are convenient and comfortable. The larger common areas are designed to ensure maximum possible comfort during navigation. On the bow and in the central part there are 3 cabins and 2 bathrooms. Aft there are 2 cabins and 1 bathroom. In each cabin there is a wardrobe, sofa, TV, DVD player. All cabins are equipped with ventilation and heating systems. The bathrooms are equipped with a washbasin, a toilet, a shower and a heated floor. Hot or cold water is available on board. A small common lounge is located on the upper deck and furnished with comfortable sofas, a large table, TV and DVD player. Near the living room there is a space equipped for eating in the open air (covered by awning). Aft there is also a sauna and an area of access to water for diving or fishing.


Programs

"Baikal in May"  -  3 days / 2 nights

Itinerary:

→  Listvyanka village,

→  Peschanaya bay,

→  Maloe More (Small Sea),

→  Irkutsk (by car)

Departures: 25.05.2020-27.05.2020

Accommodation and fee (per person):

SINGLE              490 USD 

DOUBLE            315 USD 

TRIPLE               on request

QUADRUPLE     on request



"Baikal in June"  -  3 days / 2 nights

Itinerary:

→  Irkutsk,

→  Maloe More (Small Sea) by car,

→  Peschanaya bay,

→  Listvyanka village

Departures: 02.06.2020-04.06.2020

Accommodation and fee (per person):

SINGLE              490 USD 

DOUBLE            315 USD 

TRIPLE               on request

QUADRUPLE     on request



"Grand Tour Baikal"  -  10 days / 9 nights

Itinerary:

→  Listvyanka village,

  Circum-Baikal railway,

→  Peschanaya bay,

→  Maloe More (Small Sea),

→  Olkhon Island,

→  Gulf of Chivirkujsky,

  Maloe More (Piccolo Mare),

→  Peschnaya bay,

→  Circum-Baikal railway,

→  Listvyanka village

Departures:

18.07.2020 - 27.07.2020

01.08.2020 - 10.08.2020

12.08.2020 - 21.08.2020 

 Accommodation and fee (per person):

SINGLE              2800 / 3140 USD *

DOUBLE            2800 USD 

TRIPLE               2240 USD 

QUADRUPLE    1635 USD

* - Single room / Double room for single use



«Trip to Olkhon»  -  4 days / 3 nights

Itinerary:

→  Listvyanka village,

  Circum-Baikal railway,

→  Peschanaya bay,

→  Babushka bay (Grandma's Bay),

→  Maloe More (Small Sea),

→  Olkhon Island

Departures:

18.07.2020 - 21.07.2020

01.08.2020 - 04.08.2020

12.08.2020 - 15.08.2020

 Accommodation and fee (per person):

SINGLE              760 / 985 USD *

DOUBLE            760 USD 

TRIPLE               625 USD 

QUADRUPLE    540 USD

* - Single room / Double room for single use



"Golden Ring of Baikal"  -  8 days / 7 nights

Itinerary:

→  Listvyanka village,

  Circum-Baikal railway,

→  Peschanaya bay,

→  Maloe More (Small Sea),

→  Olkhon Island,

→  Gulf of Chivirkujsky,

  Maloe More (Piccolo Mare)

Departures:

18.07.2020 - 25.07.2020

01.08.2020 - 08.08.2020

12.08.2020 - 19.08.2020

 Accommodation and fee (per person):

SINGLE              1570 / 2895 USD *

DOUBLE            1570 USD 

TRIPLE               1280 USD 

QUADRUPLE    1090 USD

* - Single room / Double room for single use



"Mini Golden Ring of Baikal"  -  5 days / 4 nights

Itinerary:

→  Maloe More (Small Sea),

→  Olkhon Island,

→  Zavorotnaya bay,

→  Gulf of Chivirkujsky,

→  Maloe More (Small Sea)

Departures:

21.07.2020 - 25.07.2020

04.08.2020 - 08.08.2020

15.08.2020 - 19.08.2020

 Accommodation and fee (per person):

SINGLE              1260 / 2125 USD *

DOUBLE            1260 USD 

TRIPLE               1090 USD 

QUADRUPLE    920 USD

* - Single room / Double room for single use



«In the heart of Baikal»  -  3 days / 2 nights

Itinerary:

→  Maloe More (Small Sea),

→  Peschanaya bay,

  Circum-Baikal railway,

→  Listvyanka village

Departures:

25.07.2020 - 27.07.2020

08.08.2020 - 10.08.2020

19.08.2020 - 21.08.2020

 Accommodation and fee (per person):

SINGLE              745 / 935 USD *

DOUBLE            745 USD 

TRIPLE               610 USD 

QUADRUPLE    505 USD

* - Single room / Double room for single use



For a quote or information, send us a message at: info@incoming-russia.eu

It will be necessary to indicate the exact tour with travel dates from the list of programs above and the number of participants.

 

Commissionable rates are available for travel agencies and tour operators.

The price includes:

  English speaking assistant-escort is present on all departures;

  Transfers with the ship as scheduled;

  Accommodation on board the ship in the cabins;

  Meal plan: Full board;

  Excursions as per program;

  Guided-escort in English;

  Fisheries organization;

  Fishing equipment;

  Use of the motor boat;

  Insurance;

  Use of the sauna on board the ship;

  Fees for visiting national parks;

→  Our 24-hour telephone assistance in English, carried out by our office in Moscow. 

The price does not include:

  Russian visa (please see information on Russian visa below);

  Domestic and international flights to Irkutsk;

  City tour Irkutsk;

  Transfers from Irkutsk for the cruise and back, hotel nights and extra drinks;

  Everything not mentioned under "the price includes". 


Important notes

Navigation on Lake Baikal

The special position of the lake - exposed to violent winds that sweep the immense Siberian steppes - requires particular caution in navigation. For this reason, there are no large motorboats on the lake and the route is chosen by the on-board staff in order to remain as much as possible along sheltered areas. In addition, real equipped landing points are rare along the lake; so to make land visits, the crew will choose the most suitable landing points and, depending on the weather conditions, it is possible that the route may have to be modified. Travelers are advised to carefully follow the instructions of the crew and not to interfere in the navigation.

 

Visa

→  2020: While some countries have bilateral agreements in place to allow visa-free travel to Russia for their citizens, most foreign nationals are still required to have an Entry Visa.  You will need to complete the application for a visa through a visa center or consulate in your home country and we will provide support in terms of the required standard "tourist voucher" issued by the authorized Russian host travel agency. Please read the information on the Russian entry visa requirements here.

 →  2021: The Russian government has announced its plans to implement simplified Electronic Visas for Russia starting Jan. 1, 2021. Foreign citizens of 53 countries will be able to obtain a 16-day, single-entry tourist visa online. 

Caution: The Russian Parliament has yet to approve the law that would put into effect the Electronic Visa program of 2021. While it is likely to pass, the hearing on the law is expected soon, therefore please contact us at info@incoming-russia.eu to clarify the current status.

 

General information

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