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Highlights of Irkutsk Private Overview Tour (with transport)

by UVisitRussia
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Non-refundable No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required)

Highlights

  • Get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk

  • Explore the main central historical and architectural sights

  • Discover the Epiphany Cathedral and the Catholic Church

  • Walk along the embankment of River Angara

  • See the White House and the monument of Alexander III

Highlights

  • Get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk

  • Explore the main central historical and architectural sights

  • Discover the Epiphany Cathedral and the Catholic Church

  • Walk along the embankment of River Angara

  • See the White House and the monument of Alexander III

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Highlights of Irkutsk Private Overview Tour (with transport)

Activity Location

Various Locations around Irkutsk

Irkutsk

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotel Pickup

    Irkutsk


Description

During the tour (by car/bus) the guide will show you the city's historic centre. You will get acquainted with the history of Irkutsk and will see the city's high streets, churches, famous buildings and monuments.

Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Irkutsk to start exploring the city.

Irkutsk was founded in 1661 on the place of the junction of the Angara and the Irkut Rivers. The Irkut River gave the name to the city. At first, it was just a little wooden town, but it developed very fast, and 25 years later Irkutsk was given the status of the city. Today Irkutsk is one of the largest economic, industrial and cultural centres of Eastern Siberia. The citizens of the city believe that Irkutsk means for Siberia as much as Paris for France and London for England.

Irkutsk had always been a part of the global economy, culture and political life. It started to develop during the industrial revolution. Standing on the road from China to Russia and Europe it had played it’s small key role in building the Russian Empire. During Soviet times Irkutsk became one of the centres of industrial development of the East Siberia and the Far East. And now Irkutsk is standing out in the global travel market, lake Baikal nature sites attract people from all over the globe.

During this excursion, you will explore the main central historical and architectural sights, visit the high streets and squares of the city, see the Kirov Square, where the Saviour Church, the Epiphany Cathedral and the Catholic Church are situated. You will be invited for a walk along the embankment of River Angara. It offers you a chance to see the White House and the monument of Alexander III.


Inclusions

  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request.

  • Roundtrip transport to and from your central hotel (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)

  • City overview tour


Exclusions

  • Any entrance fees

  • Food / Drinks

  • Service charges to guide/driver (optional)

  • Personal expenses


Know Before You Book

  • Departure time: flexible, choose the relevant option