To understand how Irkutsk became the eastern capital of the Russian Empire, we take a walk 200 years ago. Among the old buildings, houses in the Siberian Baroque style and the landscapes of the Angara, you will immerse yourself in the brightest period in the history of the city, hear about the conquerors of Siberia and imagine the life of the Irkutsk people of the 19th century. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 1.5 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 by 2 reviews RUB 1700 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Traveling 2 centuries ago We will begin our immersion in the history of Irkutsk on a quiet street, where we will talk about the city's role in the development of the Far East. Then we will walk along the Angara embankment and discuss what houses the townspeople preferred, why some buildings seem disproportionately tall and how the powerful fire of 1879 influenced the architecture of Irkutsk. On the way, we will meet the buildings of the theater, the museum of local lore and the residence of the governors-general of Eastern Siberia: each of them played a significant role in the life of Irkutsk in the 19th century, which I will gladly tell you about. At the monument to Alexander III you will learn what Jules Verne said about the city and how the life of Irkutsk changed with the arrival of the Trans-Siberian Railway
Chronicles of Siberian Paris Ships for conquering Baikal, laboratories for melting gold, male and female gymnasiums, the Maiden Institute, comparable to the St. Petersburg Smolny, theaters and museums - all this is created in the Siberian capital precisely in the 19th century. I will help you paint the life of a prosperous Irkutsk two hundred years ago, travel back to the era of the first trains and get to the origins of urban legends on the banks of the Angara.
Who is the excursion for?
Anyone who is interested in the history of Siberia and wants to learn more about the sights of Irkutsk.
The walking route begins and ends in the center of Irkutsk. The tour can be conducted all year round.
The excursion starts at 130 block. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.