Immersion in Baikal
Moscow - Irkustk - Ulan-Ude
Lake Baikal is the deepest, most beautiful and the oldest lake in the world. There are a lots of legends associated with this mysterious place that becomes completely frozen during the winter. This ice is so thick that you can even drive across the Lake, on an area the size of Belgium.
Join us for a trip on the Trans-Siberian railway to learn Russian during the journey and then discover the frozen lake in immersion.
This is a trip of a lifetime that we are proposing you!
*Details about the price can be found in the section included
Frequently asked questions
HOW DO I GET A VISA FOR RUSSIA?
We invite you to have a look at our blog post dedicated to this question by clicking here.
How can I book this trip?
In order to book this trip, you simply have to click on the button "Get a quote" or "Book" and fill in a quick questionnaire, specifying your dates and the number of travelers. You can also send us directly an email at the following address: or send us a message on Whatsapp: +7 926 874 6631
WHAT will THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
From September to April, the weather can be very cold in the region, and reach -30°C. The average temperature is -8°C
WHAT MATERIAL DO I NEED TO BRING?
We recommend you to bring warm clothes especially designed for cold. The most important parts are shoes and gloves as you will be walking in the snow with cold temperatures. Furred boots or technical shoes for cold are a must have. You can also contact us in advance and we will lend you clothes for the time of your stay.
WHAT LEVEL OF COMFORT SHOUD I EXPECT?
The standard offer integrates 3* or equivalent hotels so you can expect to have clean and warm rooms with a bathroom. Luxury and premium accommodations do not exist in the region yet, even though you can opt for a 4* hotel which will be a bit more comfortable. Regarding the transportation, you will be traveling in a private warm minivan.
The 2nd class of Russian trains is a 4 persons compartment. It might be difficult to get in the bed above, so please let us know in advance if you prefer being on lower beds. The train is comfortable and most foreigners sleep very well, there are toilets in each wagon but no shower. You can eat in the restaurant car and meet with friendly Russians that will be pleased to share in a drink with you!
WHERE DOES THE TRIP BEGIN?
The trip begins when you land in Moscow, directly at the train station or in a cafe which we indicate before the trip.
HOW WILL MEALS TAKE PLACE?
When meals are included, the menu is already decided in advance so we kindly ask you to tell us in advance your food allergies and preferences. For some occasions you may chose your menu on spot, it will include a drink, a main dish and a second dish (starter or dessert).
When meals are not included, we will usually lead you to a nice local restaurant we know and you can pick what you want. If you prefer another location and the other members of the group agree the location of the meal can be changed.
WHAT LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY SHOUD I EXPECT?
The trip is very easy, you will have to walk less than 3 kilometers per day but it can be cold. In any case you will always be close to a warm spot, either a hotel, restaurant or the minivan.
HOW CAN I BOOK IF THE GROUP IF FULL FOR MY DATES?
If the group is full at your dates, we will put you on a waiting list and propose you other options to fit your needs.
Can Immersion in russia book additional services (flights, extensions, private tour...?
Immersion in Russia can organize the trip based on your desires. We can book you flights, modify the program, privatise the tour, add extensions, help you with the visa, etc.
what is my insurance when i travel with immersion in russia?
Immersion in Russia is a registered tour operator in the Russian Federation with an insurance of 500 000 rubles. You can check our license and insurance at the following link on the official website of the Russian Tourism Ministry.