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Address: Kultuk (Sluydyanka) to Baikal Stations, Slyudyanka, Russia
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Splendid Rail Tour

I booked this day trip through Real Russia. My English speaking Russian tour guide collected my at my hotel in Irkutsk for a transfer by ferry on the river Angara. At Port... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2016
Alta W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

I booked this day trip through Real Russia. My English speaking Russian tour guide collected my at my hotel in Irkutsk for a transfer by ferry on the river Angara. At Port Baikal we transferred to the train for the trip. We were seated in a car with mostly Russian families who took advantage of the great weather to do... More 

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Seattle
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46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Be sure you get seats on the lake side of the train. Tell the agent you won’t go if you can’t get lakeside seats. We were on the hill side and could only see the lake when the train stopped and we got off to walk around. The folks on the lake side were always at their window taking pictures... More 

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2 Thank ruby98103
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Hint take your swimmers or in the buff go a little away from others. 2 hr stop for lunch, swim, sightsee of railway relics, tunnels, bridges etc. water breathtakingly cold but worth it.

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Battle, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Steam hauled for nearly 8 hours - two 2-10-0 locos: views of Lake Baikal and wildlife and plenty of stops for rest and refreshment. Non-touristy. Highly recommended!

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Thank rimsky12
Preston, United Kingdom
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585 reviews
277 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 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 for lunch. Our tour had pre-booked a meal at a local Babushka's house but there... More 

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5 Thank djpend
Irkutsk, Russia
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54 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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 and spend few days here. It's windy and sunny here at summer, usually. And in... More 

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1 Thank Drey T
Irkutsk
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73 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 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 still beautiful.

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3 Thank Karla F
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31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 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

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Tallinn, Estonia
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45 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 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 and she did it in a very interesting way. I understand Russian and it was... More 

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4 Thank ullake
South West Scotland
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 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 can be prebooked (not sure where as this was part of a package booked in... More 

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