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Cruise "Charm of the North"
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  • 6 day
  • September
The cruise to the virgin areas of Lake Baikal is not only unique natural attractions, but also the indescribable atmosphere of Northern Baikal.

The cruise program "Enchantment of Northern Baikal" by "Alexander Veliky» motor ship includes:
  • Stop right above the deepest Lake Baikal place-1642 m;
  • Olkhon Island visit to admire the most recognizable must-see of Lake Baikal
  • Shamanka Rock, and have a jeep tour to the North of Olkhon;
  • Visit to Ogoi Island to see the Buddhist Stupa of Enlightenment and make a wish;
  • Visit to the largest rookery of the Baikal seal (nerpa) – the Ushkany Islands and hope to see the seal in its natural environment;
  • Visit to Akademicheskaya Bay with breathtaking stilted trees and enjoy the legendary Russian bathhouse on the shore of Lake Baikal;
  • Unique glacial Lake Frolikha
  • Walking tour through the real wild Siberian taiga in Zavorotnaya Bay.
Motor ship "Alexander Veliky"
Regular capacity - 27
Total capacity - 34 passengers
Speed - 18 km / h
14 cabins
Endurance of a ship - 12 nights
Crew - 18
Ship modernization: 2000 / 2018 
Register class: М
Decks: 2
Length overall: 39,4 m.
Width overall : 6,9 m.
Board depth: 4,4 m.
Depth overall: 7,25 m.
Draught: 1,93 m.
Landing - by ladder
Cruise cost
from 90 750 rub.
Cruise cost from 90 750 rub.
  • Full board*
  • Guide services
  • Excursions, recreational fees**
  • Transfer from Irkutsk to Listvyanka and back
  • Visa support for foreign tourists
*Day 1 - lunch, dinner, Day 7 - breakfast **Visiting of the Small Ushkany Islands (a rookery of Baikal seals): the payment in cash is made on spot to a National park ranger – 2500 rub/person
Paid separately
  • Air or train ticket to Irkutsk
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Visiting of the Baikal seals rookery on the Ushkany Islands
  • Accommodation at a hotel before or after the cruise
  • Additional excursion program before or after the cruise
  • Автомобильный тур до мыса Хобой 2 500 руб/чел

Select a date to view the cabins

Dates Number of cabins for sale
14 — 19 september 7
Twin Cabin
№3, 4, 5, 6, 7, two single beds, windows to open, 8 m²

154 500 ₽
181 500 ₽
Double Cabin
№11, 12, one double bed, windows to open, 8 m²

154 500 ₽
181 500 ₽
Single Cabin
№2, single bed + upper berth, windows to open, 6,5 m²

90 750 ₽
136 000 ₽
Triple Cabin (twin + extra bed)
№8, 9, 10, 15, two single beds + upper berth, windows to open, 9 m²

154 500 ₽
181 500 ₽
226 900 ₽
Triple Cabin (double + extra bed)
№13, 14, one double bed + sofa, windows to open, 10 m²

154 500 ₽
181 500 ₽
226 900 ₽
Cruise program
  • Irkutsk
  • Listvyanka

13:00 Guest meeting for the bus, the “Irkutsk” hotel main lobby.
Meeting the guide. Transfer from Irkutsk to Listvianka, the Baikal museum.
Excursion to the Baikal museum (luggage is delivered to the motor ship).

Boarding “Alexander Veliky”.Meeting the crew. Safety measures briefing.
Welcoming luncheon.
Departure to Ogoi Island.
Dinner on board.
Evening program.

  • Ogoi Island
  • Olkhon Island

Arrival at Ogoi Island.
Breakfast on board.
Excursion to the Stupa of Enlightenment.
Ogoi Island is one of the Baikal “places of power. In 2005 the Stupa of Enlightenment was erected. If you walk around the Stupa barefoot three times, it can help to clean up your mind from deep emotions, worries and problems. You can also make a wish which will definitely come true.
It is recommended to come to the Stupa with pure thoughts only.
Return to the ship. Departure to Khuzhir, Olkhon Island.(Pribaikalsky National park).
Free time on board.
Lunch on board.
Arrival in Khuzhir, Olkhon Island.The guests ashore.
Olkhon Island is the largest island of Lake Baikal. Olkhon is the geographical, historical and sacral center of the lake. Here, according to legends, the Buryats appeared, and the first Buryat shaman got his gift. Shamanka Rock is one of the nine shrines in Asia. The cave in the Rock is considered the habitat of the spirit-protector of Olkhon Island.
Visit to the museum of local lore.
Island excursion.Sacred Shamanka Rock.Free time on the local beach.
Return to the ship
Dinner on board.
Guide’s event. Free time.Departure to the Ushkany Islands (Baikal seals
rookery, Zabaikalsky national park).
  • The Ushkany Islands
  • Chivyrkuisky Bay

Arrival at the Ushkany Islands.Optional visit to a rookery, if the weather is fine (payment in cash on spot).
Optional visit to the rookery, if the weather is fine (payment in cash on spot).
Breakfast on board.
Departure to Zmeinaya Bay, Chivyrkuisky Bay, Zabaikalsky National Park.
Chivyrkuisky Bay is one of the most interesting, attractive and visited places in the Zabaikalsky national Park. It is shallow; the water temperature reaches 22-24ºC.The bay is painterly. Sandy beaches, islands, majestic and picturesque capes, thermal springs, dwarf cedar thickets, bird colonies attract the attention of tourists. The coastline of the Bay is heavily indented and forms a number of small and wind-protected bays. One of them is Zmeinaya (Snake) Bay, which is famous for its hot springs that pour out in several places on land and under water. The Bay name is connected with the non-poisonous coluber, which sometimes appear here. Spring temperatures range from + 32 to + 45 °C. The water is bicarbonate-sulfate-sodium, with the smell and taste of hydrogen sulfide, with a fluorine content of 10 to 23 mg/l.
Arrival in Zmeinaya Bay, Chivyrkuisky Bay
Guests ashore. Bathing in springs is optional.
Lunch on board.
Guests ashore. Bathing in hot springs and swimming in Lake Baikal are optional.
Dinner on board
Departure to Uzury, Olkhon Island
Quiz “Sacred Lake Baikal”. Free time.

  • Cape Khoboy

Arrival in Uzury
Breakfast on board.
Departure to Cape Sagan-Khushun.
Lunch on board.
Arrival at Cape Sagan-Khushun, Three Brothers Rock.
Guests ashore.
Excursion to Three Brothers Rock.
Dinner on board. Departure to the holiday center “Baikal Dunes”, Academicheskaya Bay.
Free time.

  • Peschanaya Bay

Arrival at the holiday center “Baikal Dunes”, Academicheskaya Bay.
The holiday center "Baikal Dunes" is located 280 km from Irkutsk, on the territory of the Pribaikalsky National Park. The well-groomed territory and the well-arranged beach zone in combination with the new wooden cottages, which are organically entered into a landscape of Academicheskaya Bay, leave a pleasant impression. Surrounded by ancient rocks, beautiful Siberian taiga and Lake Baikal, the holiday center offers its guests accommodation in one of the most beautiful places on lake Baikal, where everything creates a great mood: the taiga slopes of the Primorsky mountain ridge, large and small rocks, cedars, larches, a clean beach of fine quartz pebbles.
Breakfast on board.
Excursion to Babushka Bay. Do not forget to have swimsuits with you.
Lunch on board.
Optional excursion to Observation Rock.
Russian bath with herbal tea on the shore.
Captain’s dinner.Party dress code.
Free time.
Departure to Listvianka, VSRP pier.

  • Байкальские дюны 
  • Irkutsk

The ship arrives in Listvianka, VSRP pier.
Breakfast on board.
10:00     Guests’disembarkationinListvianka, VSRP pier. End of the cruise.
10:00 – 11:00      Guestsvisitlocalfishandsouvenirmarket.
11:00     Transfer Listvianka – Irkutsk, hotel “Irkutsk”.

Meals: Day 1 - dinner, Day 2-5 - breakfast, lunch, dinner, Day 6 - breakfast

Landing and boarding are made with a help of a ship’s ladder.

Sorry, it is impossible to guarantee good weather, no winds or no waves. We try very hard to follow the stated program. However, the weather can make adjustments to our route. The captain of the ship is responsible for your safety during the cruise, so the final word in the decision on any route change is always on him.

Route on the map
ListvyankaIrkutskChivyrkuisky BayOgoi IslandThe Ushkany IslandsPeschanaya BayCape Khoboy
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