Irkutsk general sightseeing tour


Description:

«Favored by history and life, city of Irkutsk now stands still and momentous, knows its own value, known for its history, past and present, and traditionally hospitable ...». Irkutsk fort was founded more than 350 years ago (in 1661) on the banks of the Angara and Irkut, grew soon and became a town. Cossacks-pioneers, the clergy, the merchants of Irkutsk, the Decembrists and our contemporaries left a bright trace in the historic colour palette of the Siberian city! Today Irkutsk is known as the administrative center of Eastern Siberia, the largest transport hub, as well as: education, science, culture, hydropower and aircraft center. Our city has a unique appearance. Modern high-rise buildings harmoniously coexist with the "outgoing" wooden architecture, artfully decorated with openwork ornaments of stone houses Irkutsk merchants. You will visit the most important places and get acquainted with the historical and cultural heritage of the city during the tour. We invite you! Touch the history of one of the oldest cities in Siberia!

Agenda:

Departure from Listvyanka settlement  10:00; Irkutsk central square look over:city foundation place; Spasskaya Church (the oldest stone building); Cathedral of the Epiphany (the unique monument of the 18th century); Roman Catholic Cathedral; memorial complex "Eternal Flame". Walking to the Angara River lower embankment and getting to know significant architecture: Saint Peter and Saint Fevronia monument; Irkutsk founders monument; Moscow Gates. Moving to the Znamensky convent: visiting the monastery; inspection of the monument to Admiral A.V. Kolchak,G.I. Shelikhov, E.I. Troubetzkoy, V.G. Rasputin. Visiting the Temple of Our Lady of the Sign; transfer and visit the church of Icon of Our Lady of Kazan; transfer to the museum-home of S.G. Volkonsky: seeing the monument dedicated to the Decembrists wives; visiting the museum. Lunch in a cafe. Driving along the main street of K.Marx; seeing the monument dedicated to L.I. Gayday; Moving to the central embankment of Angara River: walk; visiting the monument of the Emperor Alexander III. Moving to the quarter 130 called Urban settlement: overview of the surroundings; free time. Departure – 18:00 pm. Arrival at Listvyanka settlement – 19:00 pm.



Period: May - September;

Tour time: 9 -10 hours;

Total length of travel: 150 km.

Price:
2,000 rubles per person
Children from 6 to 14 years old- 1,750 rubles
Children under 6 years of age - free

Touristic group size: 8 -18 persons
 

The price includes:
- transfer service;
- sightseeing;
- visiting the museum.