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Tanya T.

Irkutsk, Russia

I've worked as a guide for over 13 years and gained practical experience in Baikal tours.

I know all the beautiful and interesting sightseeings, and I am ready to give you true recommendations on Baikal vacation. Travels around Baikal are very special. It's not a common destination, so the information from the Internet including reviews of other travelers is not enough.

I'm ready to meet you as my closest friend.

I value every person who comes to see lake Baikal. I am interested in the best impressions of Baikal, because our sacred lake deserves it. My guests are not simply tourists - you are my friends.

During my work I have noticed that most of travelers wanted to see and feel the Russian reality, to talk to real Siberians, to feel their everyday life and activities, to experience this famous local people's hospitality. I promise to do my best to show real life in Siberia, because it is worth it.

As all travelers say:"Siberia is not what you expect to see. It's not what you read in the books about it before". You will be surprised to know how friendly people here can be, how developed the country is and how many secrets Baikal has.

I will help you to discover the unknown Siberia. Come and unveil Baikal world with me

A Recent Review of this guide

From the planning process to the tour itself, Tanya was very accommodating. She is very knowledgeable in regards to the places we had visited. Additionally, she was very attentive to our requests and made sure we were comfortable throughout the day. I highly recommend using Tanya as your guide in Irkutsk!
Anna Irena Budzinski

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-I have a certificate of English-speaking Baikal guide, issued in 2006
-Diploma of the English-Russian interpreter
-Degree in the region studies of Irkutsk State Linguistic University
-I have all the necessary permissions for excursions in our museums
- Certificate in human psychology


My car can fit up to 2 people comfortably. For larger groups I can arrange transportation.

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