Flights and trains

We normally only include flights and train tickets in the price when this is part of the tour itself. An example is flying from southern Baikal to northern Baikal. This is a small local  airline and can sometimes not be booked from abroad. If going to the Kodar Mountains from Lake Baikal a train ride is essential. In these cases we include tickets in the trip price and indicate this on the inclusions list.

We do not include pre-tour or post-tour flights and train tickets into and out of the Baikal area. This is because guests arrive in the area by a number of different means:

  1. By train to Severobaikalsk on Baikal’s northern shore.
  2. By train to Irkutsk on Baikal’s southern shore.
  3. Flight to Irkutsk.

However, we are always happy to include train tickets or flights in the trip price by special request. If you want them included, please let us know where you will be arriving from. We will provide you several of the most suitable options.

Alternatively, if you prefer to book everything yourself, we are happy to advise the best options. Skyscanner usually provides the most comprehensive list of routes to, from and within Russia at the best prices. RZD does the same for Russian rail journeys.