Arrival to Irkutsk, the centre of Eastern Siberia, located on the shore of Lake Baikal. Irkutsk is a treasure house of the spiritual culture of Siberia. Founded in 1661 by Cossack Yakov Pohabov, Irkutsk had been for more than 300 years on the banks of the Angara River, the beloved daughter of "father" Baikal. It is probably the only Siberian city that preserved its historical individuality: old wooden constructions, built without a single nail, decorated with skillful carving harmonized with splendid stone edifices of Siberian architecture. Transfer to the hotel. Breakfast.
Travel to Lake Baikal - the Gem of Siberia, with its unique surroundings. You will see Taltsy Museum of Architecture and Ethnography, the Baikal Museum.
Lunch at the local restaurant.
Boat Ride. You will be astonished by the color changes of the lake"s surface, the ever-changing play of the water and sky, taiga, and cliffs.
Walking tour of Krestovka Village with visit to St. Nicholas Church.
Return to the hotel.