We hiked up in 20 minutes (with baby D. in his baby carrier) but you can also take the cable car. I highly recommend to stop here if you are traveling on the Trans Siberia or Trans Mongolian train. Photogallery # 2 "Y":"N");Mz+='&j='+Mj; The Kupechesky Dvor staff was really nice and the breakfast (which could be served both in our room as well as in the cozy breakfast area next to the reception) was delicious. A nice place to buy a souvenir (or dried fish if you have a taste for it;-). Note for traveling families: this restaurant is very suitable for families as there is a baby high chair and a children’s play area. And as you are walking around the city center you’ll come across several other beautiful churches (not all are open to the public)! It is located at an altitude of 455.5 meters above sea level. //--> Institute is an international nonprofit organization which supports museum or complex dedicated to the Decembrists, https://vsrp.ru/en/passengers/buy-a-ticket/. The most famous one is the Irkutsk Babr, the symbol of Irkutsk (this statue can be found in the 130 Kvartal). from space Guestbook, Transsiberian From the airport, you can either take a taxi to the city center or hop on a bus (number 20 or 480). From the train station, you can take a taxi to the city center or a bus (number 16, 20 or 80). In the Lake Baikal Museum you can learn about the geology and ecosystem of the lake. Its route takes about 5 hours and makes stops at all stations. Note: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. field research worldwide to improve our understanding and management of The world beneath Baikal Everyone who has been to its shores is impressed and In this guide I’ll share everything you need to know to plan an amazing (family) trip to Irkutsk and nearby Lake Baikal (the main reason most Trans Siberian Express and Trans Mongolian Express travelers make a stop here). colorful images of nature. above sea level. This post contains affiliate links.Please read my disclosure policy for more information. However, Lake Baikal has a tempering effect, giving Irkutsk temperatures that are less extreme than elsewhere in Siberia. Amaazon.com (a