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.

Autumn picture of a railway along the shore of Lake Baikal

Getting to Lake Baikal

Since Lake Baikal is one of the largest lakes in the world, there are a few destinations you can choose for your trip. Here you will find an overview of the means of transport, and get an answer to the question: how to get to Lake Baikal by plane, Trans-Siberian railway and how to access Lake Baikal by bus or car from Irkutsk or Ulan-Ude.

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.

Rostov Veliky

Make sure to visit one of the most beautiful towns of the Golden Ring and one of the oldest towns in Russia – Rostov Veliky. The architectural harmony of Rostov’s numerous churches is beyond words and impresses even the most sophisticated travelers. The Rostov Kremlin is number one of the major sightseeing highlights of any multiday or one-day 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.