Arrive: Sunday, 6th January 2:37pm Train 305
Leave for Yekaterinburg: Tuesday, 8th January 5:00pm Train 069Я
We arrive in Irkutsk on Sunday afternoon after winding around the southern tip of Lake Baikal. We are only briefly in Irkutsk before transferring to Listvyanka, a village on the shores of the lake.
From Listvyanka on Monday, we will board the Circum Baikal train for an 11 hour train trip around the frozen lake, stopping for small tours and local meals.
We return to Irkutsk on Tuesday where we will explore the city and return to the train station ready for the marathon leg of our journey – 56 hours to Yekaterinberg!