Russia Real Food Adventure

04/23/2020 through 08/18/2020
04/23/2020 through 08/30/2020
Intrepid Travel

Russia Real Food Adventure

Discover the cultural and culinary secrets of Russia on this 10-day tour. Experience authentic Russia in all its diversity, from an evening of eating, drinking and table games with a St Petersburg family to the steaming hot bowls of laghman (pulled noodles with meat and veges) found inside Soviet-style canteens. Food culture here is insular, and there are plenty of dishes you’ll try on this tour that don’t really exist anywhere else. This journey is delicious on its own, or the perfect side dish to a larger European adventure.

Activities

  • Market tour and lunch at local family
  • Informal Russian language lesson
  • Suzdal – Russian Dinner & Borsht making
  • Suzdal – Guided walking tour
  • Kazan – Guided walking tour
  • Kazan – Kazan Kremlin, Kul Sharif Mosque & Suyumbike Tower
  • Kazan – Village visit & traditional Tatar lunch
  • Zakuska & Vodka tasting
  • Moscow – Red Square & Lenin’s Mausoleum
  • Moscow – Kremlin & Armoury Guided Tour
  • Dinner at a local restaurant

Highlights

  • Learn how to walk, talk, drink and party like a Russian on a Zakuska and Vodka tasting tour in Moscow
  • The beautifully preserved thatched houses and dome-topped churches of Suzdal are straight out of a Russian fairy tale
  • Enjoy a hearty, home-cooked feast with a Tatar family, sampling dishes unique to this semi-autonomous region of Russia
  • Forage for ingredients in a family’s garden (with permission, of course), then learn how to make one of the region’s most famous dishes – borsht
  • Eat, drink and be merry during an evening with a family in St Petersburg, sipping birch juice and playing table games

Itinerary

Day 1 St Petersburg
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Day 2 St Petersburg
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Day 3 St Petersburg - Overnight Train
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Day 4 Suzdal
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Day 5 Suzdal - Overnight Train
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Day 6 Kazan
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Day 7 Kazan
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Day 8 Moscow
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Day 9 Moscow
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Day 10 Moscow
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