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Circumbaikal Railway

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Kultuk and Baikal Stations, Slyudyanka 664025, Russia
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We did this tour in early August, as we had always wanted to travel on a steam train. We were picked ip by bus at the Irkutsk Drama theatre, near to the statue of Vampilov, at 7:30, and transported to Rogatka Port, near to the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Andrew M
Reviewed July 11, 2018

We were there a few weeks ago. We didn't take the tourist train because it was too expensive for us, so we took regular train that locals use, and some tourists :) The train goes on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday. We went on Sunday. First...More

Date of experience: June 2018
6  Thank iva_hick
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Lake baikal is a beautiful lake however the tour could do with some improvement in terms of accuracy of the stops and also some activities or fun elements at the stop. The steam train is beautiful and ride is quite scenic but there is not...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank HungoverTT
Reviewed October 30, 2017

I think, if visiting Lake Baikal, you should spend one day to take the Circum Baikal Railway trip. I made this trip counterclockwise. You have to start at the main station Irkutsk early in the morning and the trip ends about 11 hours later in...More

Date of experience: October 2017
6  Thank Kurt W
Анастасия Ш, Директор at Circumbaikal Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Hello, thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the journey on our steam train! We will be glad to see you again!

Reviewed September 25, 2017

Circum Baikal trip is my favourite one day get-away here. I took the old one before and it was wonderful but they stopped in October as it was getting too cold. My dream is to take that train in winter and hurray!!!! An amazing journey...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank 2Nati
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Yes, the scenery was wonderful, and that is what you go there for. But the whole trip was 10 hours, and it felt a bit much. It would have helped if we had a quiet, friendly ride. Unfortunately, the train was full of tourist groups...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank VPGallagher
Анастасия Ш, Директор at Circumbaikal Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2018

Good afternoon, unfortunately we can not comment on this situation, as several trains run along this route.

Reviewed June 26, 2017 via mobile

I had an overcast day but still had great views and a great day with my guide, Sophia. The train is pulled by a diesel train and only one of the scheduled stops made any attempt to cater for tourists (there were a few stalls...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Michael C
Анастасия Ш, Директор at Circumbaikal Railway, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2018

Good afternoon! Thank you very much for your feedback!

Reviewed October 16, 2016

Travelled the Circumbaikal railway as part of our Golden Eagle Trans Siberian Rail tour. At Slyuddianka our normal diesel engine was moved to the back of the train (as a "pusher") and a Soviet era Steam driven locomotive was connected to the front. Then proceeded...More

Date of experience: September 2016
3  Thank MartinBaxter58
Reviewed August 23, 2016

Our experience of this railway was started by our English speaking guide collecting us from our hotel in Listvyanka at 11.00. Just that morning our ferry time had been changed from 10.30AM to 11.30AM and even then she wasn't sure whether that would be the...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank Adrianne K
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Trip is some 10 hours long. It looked like bit too much for the distance traveled. But then we understood. Train had several stops - some of them on nice views, other on memorial places or, surprisingly, also near the lake beach. Lunch is served...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank smallhausen1
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October 9, 2018|
Response from Анастасия Ш | Property representative |
Hi! Saturday, 13h steam train running this route - Irkutsk-Slyudyanka-port Baikal-Irkutsk 14 october is Sunday and route is reversed: Irkutsk-port Baikal-Slyudyanka-Irkutsk. You can call us +7 3952 500849
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June 23, 2018|
Response from HungoverTT | Reviewed this property |
Hi i made the reservation in thus website. The lady is called irina she is very helpful Russiaeguide circum baikal website u google it
January 23, 2018|
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Response from Анастасия Ш | Property representative |
Good afternoon, Susie! Our steam train will go in March on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays until March 18. After this date, the tours will begin in May. You can apply to our company "Tu-tu Baikal" to book... More
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