September 18, 2019 We arrive on time in Irkutsk this morning and transfer immediately to our beautiful hotel at Lake Baikal (actually at the mouth of one of the rivers flowing into Lake Baikal). We have been greatly anticipating this day as the Lake is one of the highlights of our trip, renowned as the cleanest and deepest lake in the world. Irkutsk, where we disembark the train is informally known as the “Paris of Siberia” for its rich architecture and colorful life. We enjoy views of the city before commencing the 1.5-hour bus trip to the Lake. We have breakfast upon arrival, and then embark on our day of touring.
We enjoy dinner at the hotel this evening, and chat into the night. What a wonderful group of guys!