Ulan-Ude Travel and City Excursions

Our Best Ulan-Ude Day Tours of 2021

Not far from the southern shore of Lake Baikal lies a unique city, Ulan-Ude. It is the capital of Buryatia, a gorgeous region of mountains, forests and and steppes. Despite being a closed city until 1991, you are now free to visit Ulan-Ude and there’s no better way to do so than on our city tour. Whilst your private guide tells you about Ulan-Ude’s history, you’ll visit cultural and historical highlights, markets, temples, churches and the river. Ulan-Ude has an exotic atmosphere as one third of its population are Buryats, a Mongol ethnic group. Learn about the Buryat culture and the other indigenous peoples of the east Baikal region with a fascinating tour around Ulan-Ude’s open-air Ethnographic Museum. As Buryatia is the spiritual home of Russian Buddhism, Ulan-Ude is home to some truly beautiful temples. Accompanied by an expert guide you can visit Ivolginsky Datsan, a temple known as the centre of Buddhism in Russia. As well as its Buddhist heritage, the region is also home to another religion - that of the old-believers, banished to the East centuries ago for their religious nonconformity. Step back in time on a visit to an old-believer village which has preserved its customs over the centuries, even down to the wooden houses and traditional dress.

All our Ulan-Ude tours are privately booked for single travellers or groups, can be accommodated around your itinerary, and include your own guide/translator and private vehicle. Please contact us for further information about arranging a tour, using the form at the side of the page. You can also schedule a call with one of our Russian travel specialists to learn more.

2 hours

The tour takes you to the historical center of Ulan Ude. On the tour, you will learn about the history of the foundation of the city as Cossack fortification. You will also become acquainted with the city’s main highlights...

  • Schedule
    Daily 09:00 - 20:00
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Tours by car
    Transportation by private car/minivan is included
  • PRIVATE TOUR
    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$30 From/Per person

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3 hours

We will visit a Buddhist service at the Ivolginskiy Datsan, the center of Buddhism in Russia. Buddhist monasteries are called datsan (dacan) in Buryatia. The largest one is in Ivolginsk, which is about 30 km from the city....

  • Schedule
    Daily 09:00 - 20:00
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Tours by car
    Transportation by private car/minivan is included
  • PRIVATE TOUR
    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$49 From/Per person

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6 hours

You will visit the old Orthodox Russian village of Tarbagatai. People who live in this village are so-called Old-Believers. In the middle of the 18th century, the Russian Tsarinas Anna Ioanovna and Catherine the Great sent...

  • Schedule
    Daily 10:00 - 18:00
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Tours by car
    Transportation by private car/minivan is included
  • PRIVATE TOUR
    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$154 From/Per person

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2.5 hours

You will be taken to an open-air Ethnographical Museum containing old Siberian houses and Buryat yurts (nomadic houses). The museum also displays objects of culture and family life of the nations of Transbaikalye (the East...

  • Schedule
    Monday, Tuesday not available
    Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Languages
    English-speaking guide is guaranteed. Other languages are on request.
  • Tours by car
    Transportation by private car/minivan is included
  • PRIVATE TOUR
    This is a private tour, there won't be other people in your group
$42 From/Per person

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