As one of the largest and oldest cities in Siberia, Irkutsk is a thriving hub of culture and heritage. Located near to Lake Baikal, visiting Irkutsk means you get to see the oldest and deepest freshwater lakes in the world. Irkutsk's mid-17th century history is prevalent in the remains in the city's architecture; visit Cathedral of The Epiphany for a look at the colourful history of this eastern Russian city.
Lake Baikal is the best base to fully explore Irkutsk's illustrious shoreline and also wider Russia. If you're considering hiring a car in Irkutsk, you can visit neighbouring towns and cities as well as exploring Irkutsk's bustling cityscape.
Irkutsk offers tourists some of the sunniest winters of any Russian city, so visiting its many outdoor attractions in the winter months shouldn't be a problem.
Neighbouring villages to Irkustsk's all have contrasting qualities and charms. Dating back to the 19th century, Listvyanka, was orginally a fishing village and still has a maritime history to-date - the commercial fishing business still operates here and the village is full of traditional wooden houses. Located just a short hours drive away from Irkustsk, it's definitely worth hiring a car in Irkustsk and trying some of its exquisite fish food.
Opening hours: Mo-Su 1130-1930,Effective 1 December 2015, this location will be permanently closed.
Address: 80 Starokuzmikhinskaya Street
Opening hours: Mo-Su 0800-1800
Address: ulitsa Shiryamova, 13
With a wide range of travellers passing through our locations every day, we've got a wide range of vehicles on offer to suit your needs - from smart executive saloons to compact family hatchbacks. ***
***Specific cars may not be available when booking
Please note that from 15 Nov to 15 Apr many cities are required by law to restrict the circulation to only vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. For a summary of the orders, please visit www.poliziadistato.it. To comply with the regulations, in specific locations subject to this requirement, vehicles are equipped with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges through the cost of "Winterization Fee". At pick-up if you decide to bring your own snow chains or do not intend on driving on the roads subject to this requirement, you may decline the equipment by signing the appropriate release form. This change will be reflected in the rental charges. For more information on the fees, please click here. In all other regions, we recommend that you check before renting if your journey includes one of the roads subject to this requirement and therefore request the snow chains, if necessary.