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Circumbaikal Railway

Kultuk and Baikal Stations, Slyudyanka 664025, Russia
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Lot of steam power

I think, if visiting Lake Baikal, you should spend one day to take the Circum Baikal Railway trip... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Waldmeier
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Zurich, Switzerland
Circum Baikal Train

Circum Baikal trip is my favourite one day get-away here. I took the old one before and it was... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2017
2Nati
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Yiwu, China
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Kultuk and Baikal Stations, Slyudyanka 664025, Russia
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Reviewed 30 October 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

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Анастасия Ш, Директор at Circumbaikal Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 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!

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Reviewed 26 September 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

1  Thank 2Nati
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Reviewed 4 July 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

3  Thank VPGallagher
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Анастасия Ш, Директор at Circumbaikal Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 26 June 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

3  Thank Michael C
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Анастасия Ш, Директор at Circumbaikal Railway, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Good afternoon! Thank you very much for your feedback!

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Reviewed 17 October 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

3  Thank MartinBaxter58
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Reviewed 23 August 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

2  Thank Adrianne K
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Reviewed 16 July 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

1  Thank smallhausen1
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

I booked this day trip through Real Russia. My English speaking Russian tour guide collected my at my hotel in Irkutsk for a transfer by ferry on the river Angara. At Port Baikal we transferred to the train for the trip. We were seated in...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Be sure you get seats on the lake side of the train. Tell the agent you won’t go if you can’t get lakeside seats. We were on the hill side and could only see the lake when the train stopped and we got off to...More

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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Hint take your swimmers or in the buff go a little away from others. 2 hr stop for lunch, swim, sightsee of railway relics, tunnels, bridges etc. water breathtakingly cold but worth it.

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Susie_louise123
23 January 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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PaulLondon1
17 January 2018|
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Response from Анастасия Ш | Property representative |
Hello! This year (2018) steam locomotive train operate at Wednesday Thursday Saturday & Sunday in summer season (28 Apr - 28 Oct). For boooking you can send us email (link in attraction header). Also we have winter trips!
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