Circum-Baikal Railway on Lake Baikal

Circum-Baikal Railway: a picturesque journey along Lake Baikal

Circum-Baikal Railway is one of the most interesting tourist activities on Lake Baikal. 84 km of a picturesque track along Lake Baikal lies from Slyudyanka to Port Baikal and offers incredibly beautiful views on Lake Baikal as well as an unforgettable 5-hour long journey. Circum-Baikal Railway is one of the most picturesque railway tracks in the world and an absolute must see on Lake Baikal.

Beautiful sunset view on Lake Baikal

Lake Baikal: Nature, Climate, People

Traveling to Lake Baikal, one of the most beautiful destinations in Russia, is an experience of a life time. Pristine nature, fresh air, picturesque landscapes and a sense of adventure: Lake Baikal is a true must see for all nature lovers. Here you will find an introduction to Lake Baikal and general information on Lake Baikal. Read this article to find out more about nature, climate and people of Lake Baikal.



Visit the old town of Vladimir, a part of the Golden Ring, a former capital of mighty Grand Duchy of Vladimir. The town features beautiful samples of old and unique Russian architecture that are a part of UNESCO World Heritage. Located only 3 hours away from Moscow, Vladimir is a perfect destination of a day trip or a starting point of the multiday Golden Ring tour.

Beautiful Peterhof palace in Saint Petersburg


Visit Peterhof, the magnificent imperial estate of Peter the Great, marvel at the architectural beauty of the palace, get impressed by the grandeur of the famous fountain system including the spectacular Grand Cascade, and enjoy the great park. Peterhof is often referred to as the Russian Versailles – make sure to see one of Saint Petersburg’s most popular tourist spot.