MIdnight arrival to Irkutsk, gate to the world's largest and deepest Lake Baikal. We recommend early check-in and short rest befor starting you Lake Baikal Exploration 3* options: ANGARA in Irkutsk 4* options: COURTYARD by MARRIOTT
Irkutsk was founded in the middle of the seventeenth century and is now famous for its great number of wooden architecture buildings and monuments preserved in the town. Also, it is a gate to Lake Baikal—the largest fresh water lake in the world, containing twenty percent of our planet’s fresh waters. In fact, the Irkutsk historic centre is one huge open air museum! Irkutsk is located on the banks of the mighty Angara river and was once used as a place of exile for revolutionary noble men from St. Petersburg and Moscow, for their participation in riots or conducting crimes against people of their own class.