Explore Buryatia and Lake Baikal

‘Asian’ Russia starts with Ulan-Ude. Originally a small settlement in a very good location became the capital of the whole region. The city has played an important role in the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. Now becomes a new travel destination available for the global market. Deeper Lake Baikal traveling starts here.

Go far into the Region of Buryatia. Buryats are the biggest nation among the local people of Lake Baikal. Discover traditions and way of life, connection to Russia, Mongolia, China and to other minor first nation locals. Learn about the combination of modern Christianity and Buddhism.

Book free walking tour in the city and check out tours to Lake Baikal.

Ulan-Ude Free Tour


Availability: on request every day
Start time: AM 10.45
Difficulty: Easy
Duration: < 3 hours
Distance: < 6 kilometers ( < 4 miles)
Language: English


AM 10:45
Meet the guide on Lenin square, near the big monument to Lenin (“The Head”). Government buildings, Opera and Ballet Theater, walk to the Prospekt Pobedy (Victory Street)

AM 11:45
Big WWII memorial, Modern part of the Ulan-Ude, 20th-century development, modern changes to the city.

PM 12:45
The historical part of the city. Old orthodox churches. Uda river. Old Siberian wooden architechture.

PM 1:45
Return to the starting point.


Meeting point

Central Lenin Square at the beginning of Lenin Street. Meet the guide near the monument to Lenin (“Head monument”).

Coordinates: 51.834965, 107.584957

Why Ulan-Ude Free Tour?

  • Everyday availability
  • FREE of charge for everyone
    based on tips for the guide after the tour
  • Amazing starting location
  • Fluent English speaking guides
  • Great for individual travelers and small groups
  • Meet fellow travelers
  • No booking fees
  • No cancellation fees
  • No hidden costs

Book online

Booking is free no card needed.

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