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Tanya S.

Irkutsk, Russia

I've worked as a guide for over 7 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 customer who comes to see lake Baikal. I am interested in the best impressions of Baikal, because our sacred lake deserves it! Clients for me are not simply tourists - you are our friends!

During my work I have noticed that most of travelers wanted to see and feel the Russian reality, to talk to real Russians, to feel their everyday life and activities, to experience this famous Russian 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 does Baikal have.

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

A Recent Review of this guide

Though the weather was a bit tough, Lake Baikal and its museum were exceptional. On the way, The Taltsy Museum of Wooden Architecture and Ethnography was a unique surprise bringing tangible life to local Siberian history. At an outdoor concert, we participated in local folk dance--Tanya was very at home with this—what fun. With exceptional local knowledge and flexibility, she did a great job of making the very best of this short-notice, two-day window I had available. I highly recommend her services.
Allen Wilson

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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


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

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Private Irkutsk Highlights City Tour

Get acquainted with the beautiful East Siberian capital

190 USD per tour

(for up to 5 people)

3 hours

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Day Trip to Listvyanka Village

See the beauty of Lake Baikal during this full-day tour

450 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

9 hours

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Local Culture Review Day Trip to Ust-Ordynsky,...


Get acquainted with Buryat culture in this ethnographical tour

350 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

6 hours

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