Your guide will pick you up at the airport and take you on a one-hour trip to the settlement of Listvyanka. You will check into Anastasia Hotel and enjoy your leisure time.
Listvyanka is located on the shore of Lake Baikal. There, you will have a chance to soak in the scenic vistas of Baikal, take a stroll along the quay, and enjoy privacy and romance.
You will have free time for lunch.
After dinner, you will have a restful sleep at the hotel.
Once you have had breakfast at the hotel, you will head for an outdoor wedding ceremony on the shore of Lake Baikal.
The Master of Ceremonies and the DJ will make sure that you and your guests have an unforgettable party. The photographer, who will accompany you for six hours, will capture the happy memories of the event for the years ahead.
After the ceremony, you will have a romantic dinner for two at a restaurant.
The eventful day will continue with an equestrian tour, accompanied by a photographer. It will be an adventure to remember!
In the evening, you will return to the hotel, and the two of you will unwind together in the hotel’s Russian steam bath (banya). One of the oldest national traditions, Russian banya is a must-experience.
Back in the 10th century, the bathing ritual, enjoyed by peasants and nobles alike, fascinated travelers from abroad. For centuries, you could not imagine a decent Russian house without a banya. Nowadays, friends, colleagues, and family often meet in a banya to unwind and talk about pretty much anything. Banya revitalizes the body and soul.
You will have a romantic dinner for two at the hotel’s restaurant and spend that night at the hotel.
After breakfast, your guide will pick you up and take you to the Taltsy Museum. The trip will take about an hour.
The Taltsy Museum is an open-air collection of unique wooden architectural monuments. It is an ancient model settlement that preserves the authenticity of the 17-20th centuries. You will explore the wooden tower of Ilimsky Ostrog, the17th-century church, the Siberian tavern, the Buryat nomad camp (ulus), and the Evenki nomad camp (stoybichshe).
You will get to know the life of the indigenous people of Siberia — and the people who came to live there from other regions. You will also have a chance to participate in traditional craft workshops and see folk performances to learn more about the authentic regional culture.
After the excursion, you will take a one-hour cable car ride to Chersky Stone. Chersky Stone is a viewing platform located 728 meters above the ground. Once you are on the top of the mountain, you will soak in the sweeping vistas of Baikal, the Listvyanka settlement, the head of Angara River, Hamar-Daban, Shamanka Rock, and even the train, passing the old railway.
You will have lunch in Listvyanka and head to the Baikal Museum afterwards. It will take you just 15 minutes to get there.
At the museum, you will discover the variety of flora and fauna of Baikal, and learn interesting geological and geographical facts about the lake. You will dive to its depths of Lake Baikal, as deep as 1637 meters, aboard a mockup bathyscaph. Through this 15-minute virtual dive, you will see the lake inhabitants that live at different depths.
After the excursion, your guide will take you to the local market, a colorful place, where you can walk between merchant rows for hours without noticing. You will find there all the gifts of Baikal.
The day will end with dinner, after which you will sleep the last night at the hotel.
You will have breakfast at the hotel and check out before 12:00 p.m. If you want to continue the guided exploration of Baikal, you can do so for an additional fee.
You will be transferred from Listvyanka to Irkutsk airport.