Gastronomic Tour (To Lake Baikal)

Tours to Lake Baikal are for those who are tired of our advanced civilization, for those who want to relax in wild places. Where you can just relax your soul in the lap of serene natural beauty. The legendary Siberian hospitality and the breadth of the soul here will open to you in all its wealth and cordiality!

8 days / 7 nights

From end June to September

Guaranteed service from 2 pax

Map of the route

Gastronomic Tour (To Lake Baikal) The map is given as example. The final itinerary is subject to reconfirm while making reservation
Day Place Program


Transfer airport — hotel. Optional: Dinner with wine tasting (instead of the dinner included in the tour).


Moscow city tour. Evening flight Moscow – Irkutsk.


Transfer airport — hotel. Culinary master class with lunch. City tour of Irkutsk. Dinner Russian food with a Baikal flavour.


Transfer to the settlement of Ust-Orda. Lunch tasting of Buryat food. Dinner at Chineese restaurant.


Depart for Listvyanka. Tasting of Siberian and Baikal food. Boat trip on Baikal.


Visit to the ethnographic museum “Taltsy”. Tasting of Traditional Russian food.


Irkutsk. Tasting of Mongol and Russian food with a hunting flavour.


Morning flight Irkutsk — Moscow.

Gastronomic Tour (To Lake Baikal)

Irkutsk Traditional dishes Ust-Orda Taltsy Listvyanka



1 Day

Meet your guide in the airport. Transfer to the hotel.

Optional: Dinner with wine tasting (instead of the dinner included in the tour).
Dinner in the hotel.


2 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Departure.
Moscow city tour with a visit to Red Square.

During the tour you will see Red Square, the reconstructed Manezhnaya Square with an underground shopping mall beneath it, the golden domes of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, the Novodevichy Convent occupying a picturesque spot in the curve of the Moskva river, the high-rises of the post-war era one of which houses the Moscow State University on the Sparrow Hills where you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the city.

Lunch in the city.
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Irkutsk.


3 Day

Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Early check-in to the hotel. Free time.
Culinary master class, 3 hours.

To everyone who goes to Irkutsk and wishes to see not only to the unique nature of the lake Baikal, but also to learn authentic traditions of the Baikal region. Particularity, to those who seek to uncover the secrets of culinary preferences of Siberians. In friendly relaxed atmosphere under the guidance of a professional chef, guests prepare their own lunch following Siberian recipes, learn the origins of dishes, cooking and serving secrets. Taste prepared dishes according to the rules of traditional Russian meal.

After lunch you will be invited for a city tour.

An experienced guide will help you make a close acquaintance with the city of Irkutsk. You will hear the story of the Church of Saviour, will learn who lived on the upper floor of the Moscow Gates and will make a photo stop near Kirov Square and the Angara River.

Dinner will be organized in the restaurant serving Russian food with a typical Baikal flavor.
Back to the hotel.


4 Day

Breakfast in the hotel. Free time.
Depart for Ust-Orda which is a centre of Buryat culture.
Lunch in a local café.

During the tour you will have a look at Shamanic rituals. And you will definitely like traditional Buryat dishes — “buuza” and “darasun”!

Back to the hotel. Free time.
In the evening you will be invited to a Chinese restaurant. The authenticity of dishes is guaranteed by cooks from Shanghai and Harbin.


5 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.
Leave for Listvyanka.

Listvyanka is a small settlement on the south-western coast of Lake Baikal, one of the most popular places in the area and a wonderful starting point for a tour of Baikal. You will ride the funicular railway to get to the observation point “Chersky Kamen” to enjoy a wonderful view.

Lunch in the local restaurant.

You will try a very versatile and healthy food of Siberia and Baikal. Fishing off board the ship or boat in the Angara River under the supervision of a fishing instructor.

Boat trip on Baikal.

Apart from numerous impressions about your trip to Baikal you can also bring home souvenirs among which is smoked fish sold at the fish market in Listvyanka.

Dinner in the hotel restaurant.


6 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.
Depart for the ethnographic museum “Taltsy”.

It is an old Siberian village dating back to the 18-19th century, reconstructed on the bank of the Angara River. The complex includes a wooden tower of the Ilimsky fortress, a church of the 17th century, a Siberian tavern, a settlement of the Evenk people.

Transfer to the park-hotel “BURDUGUZ” located in the pine forest near the bay of the Angara River, 20 km away from Irkutsk.

A Russian saying goes like this: “Fish in your menu will keep all your strength with you”. Let it be our motto for the day. Lunch and dinner will have traditional Russian food in the menu. You can spend the day strolling along the river bank far away from the noise and fuss of the big city.

Dinner in the restaurant of the park-hotel “BURDUGUZ”.


7 Day

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time.

Departure for Irkutsk.
Lunch in the Mongolian restaurant.

Traditional Mongolian cuisine is characterized by the abundance of meat dishes which are quite substantial.

Check-in at the hotel. Free time.
Gala dinner in the restaurant.

The meal will combine traditional Russian food with dishes favored by hunters. It is a good place to appreciate the technique of cooking and serving such specialties as a whole suckling pig or a huge leg of wild boar.


8 Day

Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer to the Irkutsk airport.
Morning flight to Moscow.


  • hotel and program in Moscow for pre/post tour
      • transfers in Moscow for less than 10 pax groups
          • optional visits

* If restrictions are imposed on the entrance to museums for a certain number of people, we can serve group requests with the division of groups into smaller ones, with the predominant use of the same transport (or with a different number and capacity of transport), but with a large number of guides.

** Some museums or excursions can be excluded from the program if circumstances beyond the control of the tour operator require it (time constraints due to covid-19 / bans on the operation of facilities). At the same time, as far as possible, we will offer an alternative replacement.

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