In cozy corners and old quarters, you will immerse yourself in the history of urban culture and life. It will be a conversation about the times when the tail of a sable was considered an invaluable gift, and tea was valued more than gold, when theater was the main entertainment, films were measured in meters, and DJs were regimental orchestra conductors, when newspapers were social networks and all products were environmentally friendly. Individual excursion for 1-5 people Duration 3 hours Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 by 30 reviews RUB 2500 per excursion Price for 1-5 people, regardless of the number of participants
What awaits you
Turning to the origins On the embankment of the Angara we will talk about how the site was chosen for the Siberian city and how it was organized. Who were its first inhabitants, what did they do and how much they earned, who were the “stone craftsmen” and how they made bricks. Why one of the first enterprises of the city was a distillery and why the city suffered not from summer, but from winter floods. You will find out where the main entrance to the city was and for what reason it was there
Siberian traditions of tea drinking In place of the once existed Gostiny Dvor Quarenghi and fairground rides, you will learn how the townspeople became addicted to tea, how the indispensable tea set of dishes was formed and how many cups of tea, according to A. Radishchev, should have been drunk before saying goodbye to the Siberian hosts
Household secrets in the old quarter In one of the neighborhoods with preserved wooden houses, you will get acquainted with the traditions of local architecture and find out why for a long time local residents were forbidden to build two-story wooden buildings, how such a ban was circumvented when the boom of apartment buildings began, and who lived in such houses. Here I will tell you about the family life of the townspeople, the age of marriage, ideas about a successful marriage or marriage, as well as why the exiled Poles were enviable suitors and how extramarital affairs were treated in our area
Leisure in Irkutsk On the central street of Irkutsk, we will talk about the improvement of the city, educational and medical institutions and the requirements for them. You will learn how the townspeople spent their free time, what were the first shopping and entertainment centers, how the townspeople fought for a healthy lifestyle and what kinds of sports they were fond of
The phenomenon of the Trans-Siberian Railway In the end, you will again find yourself on the banks of the Angara. Here you will learn about the role Trans-Siberian Railway in the life of the townspeople, about what it was like “to leave on vacation in Russia”, why Irkutsk was called “the city of visitors - those leaving”, what were the rules of travel and why it was prestigious to work on the railroad even for noblemen.
- The tour starts and ends in the central part of the city
- All movements are carried out on foot. The length of the route is at least 5 km. Average pace.
The excursion starts in the city center. You will know the exact meeting point immediately after booking.