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Circumbaikal Railway

Kultuk and Baikal Stations, Slyudyanka 664025, Russia
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Wonderful journey, great scenery

Originally a double tracked railway and part of the main line, it is now a single track and used... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2013
djpend
,
Preston, United Kingdom
Pretty good place to hike even if you didn't hike before

Easy hiking waits for you if you choose to travel this part of railway. On the one hand you'll... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2013
Drey T
,
Irkutsk, Russia
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
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“train trip” (3 reviews)
“lake baikal” (3 reviews)
“steam engine” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kultuk and Baikal Stations, Slyudyanka 664025, Russia
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Reviewed 2 September 2013

Originally a double tracked railway and part of the main line, it is now a single track and used only for tourist trains. This meant plenty of stops along the way to photograph the views and wander through disused tunnels. There is a long stop...More

5  Thank djpend
Reviewed 6 August 2013

Easy hiking waits for you if you choose to travel this part of railway. On the one hand you'll have beautiful and clean Baikal lake, on the other hand you'll have some rocky walls to climb or just admire. Many places to install a camp...More

1  Thank Drey T
Reviewed 11 April 2013

Need to bring your own food and drink. There isn't any entertainment in the cars, as the goal is to enjoy the view. There are stops for history lessons and a chance to explore. Unfortunately it rained when I went, but the fall colors were...More

3  Thank Karla F
Reviewed 4 April 2013

The road is beautiful, train trip along the shoreline is great. My advice- best time to go is end of summer or early fall, nature here is beautiful this time

1  Thank Irina_Leo
Reviewed 22 October 2012

We were not lucky with the weather, but we still liked it. The route was interesting with nice views, the guide was very good, there was enough stops... The guide was talking only in Russian and there was really a lot of information the gave...More

4  Thank ullake
Reviewed 7 October 2012

Of particular interest to rail enthuisiasts, this line is now a branch and is only a tourist railway with one return journey daily leaving Irkutsk around 0800 and taking all day with various stops along the way, including a 2 hour one for lunch which...More

9  Thank Englischer
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We enjoyed aspects of the circumbaikal, the scenery was stunning and the line itself is a marvel of engineering, what we found EXTREMELY unpleasent however was that most of the local were so drunk that they couldn't even stand a few of them even had...More

5  Thank Shaun M
Reviewed 24 August 2012

the service was very good, it was also possible to go for a short part on the locomotive. this train stopps very often and you have the chance to explore around.

6  Thank sabine_trails
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We traveled on the Circumbaikal Railway, a twelve hour trip on the rails that took four years to build in 1900. I had read about the lake and the Circumbaikal Railway. I grew up at the tip of Lake Superior, a beautiful lake, and had...More

8  Thank Wima
Reviewed 3 April 2012

Each meter of Circumbaikal Railaway is a brathtaking view of Baikal impossible to forget. I travelled by the local train from Sludyanka in June 2009. One way trip takes about 4 hours 30 minutes so it makes sense to stay for at least 1 night...More

7  Thank natic
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Fess S
27 September 2017|
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Response from 2Nati | Reviewed this property |
Hello! Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday (till October, 9th). You can get the tickets from the railway ticket offices directly I think. The train i was talking about is new they will run all year round and they only run... More
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koneru59
28 May 2016|
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Response from Alta_Jhb | Reviewed this property |
Hi - used RealRussia (based in London) who used a local guide and company based in Irkutsk. Great service and great guiding. It was well worth it - there were mostly Russian families on the train (public holiday) and it... More
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Reddy2Travel219
30 March 2016|
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Response from Rodrigo J |
Hello. I am in Irkustsk and I had the same problem. This tour is nor sold in any common tourism agency. I only found it in the following address: Gagarin boulevard, 68. It is the street alongside the Angara river. If you... More
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