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6 hours
Season:
February-March
Tour ID: 761
Price from
154 $
Duration
6 hour
Price per tour for 1 person with standard accommodation.

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Seredina station is a project of historical reconstruction of a railway station operating on the ice of Lake Baikal in the early 20th century. Here you can stay for warming up, lunch and overnight. These are warm buildings in historical style, ice installations, entourage and household items of Siberian antiquity, historical costumes which you can try on.

A one-day tour to the historic Seredina station includes a walk along the source of the Angara River, a “Khivus” trip along the Circum-Baikal Railway, a hot lunch in a warm atmospheric room surrounded by the ice of Lake Baikal.

Highlights

  • The Angara River source;

  • Seredina Station;

  • Circum-Baikal Railway and its museum;

  • "Khivus" ride.

Tour Program

10.00

Meeting at the hotel in Listvyanka. Transfer to the shore of Lake Baikal. Trekking along the source of the Angara (30-40 meters from the water edge). Even in the most severe frosts, the source does not freeze, steam swirls over the river, decorating the forest.

After about 4-5 km, we will approach the port of Baikal, the terminal station on the Circum-Baikal Railway. Ferry-icebreakers and trains departed from here. Today you have a chance to imagine their size walking along ancient berths and ships.

We will visit the railway museum located in the restored station building. It shows the history of a unique engineering structure - the Circum-Baikal Railway. Here we will examine a real old steam locomotive.

12.00

Next, we will take a “Khivus” tour on the Circum-Baikal Railway. This is the most difficult to build and most expensive section of the Trans-Siberian Railway. We will examine tunnels and galleries, bridges and retaining walls. We will go ashore and visit 1-2 tunnels.

After that, we will go to the center of Baikal. Here, between the eastern and western shores of the lake, the historical Seredina station is recreated. At the beginning of the 20th century, it served as a place to warm up and relax for those traveling through Lake Baikal.

13.30

Arrival at the Station. Excursion on the story of the Baikal ice crossing. Demonstration of an ancient instrument and household items, a master class on ancient weapons. Guests have the opportunity to not only see, but also touch, try, use old tools, see tsarist coins, hold the models of ancient weapons. Photoshoot in historical costumes.

14.30

Hot lunch at Seredina station. In the menu: traditional Baikal fish soup or beef stew with vegetables, homemade pickles and tomatoes, sauerkraut with lingonberries, assorted meat and lard, bird cherry dessert with sour cream and raspberries.

After lunch, a guided walk to the stele of the 105th meridian.

Precisely in the middle of Baikal, there is a line of intersection with the 105th meridian of East longitude. Together with the guide, you will understand the principles of using the degree network of parallels and meridians and make some calculations using your smartphones. Departure to Listvyanka on “Khivus”.

16.00 

Arrival in Listvyanka.

Included:

  • Transfer to/from the hotel in Listvyanka,

  • Hot Lunch and tea in “Khivus”.

  • Interactive Excursion,

  • Transportation on “Khivus”,

  • English-speaking guide services,

Prices

Number of People 5 4 3 2
Price per person $146 $159 $205 $268