Discover authentic real Russian culture on this great food tour that takes you from the oldest market in St Petersburg where you can taste some Russian food. After this we will move on to our host who will have laid a table of traditional Russian food for you to enjoy. Tuck into a traditional home cooked meal of authentic Russian dishes and chat with your hosts about their life in Russia feel free to ask as many questions as you want. Afterwards you will have fond memories of your trip to St Petersburg and can tell your friends back home you had dinner with a Russian family.
St. Petersburg has drastically changed over the years, from Imperial Russia through to the Soviet power and onto today’s modern area. But despite all those changes, one thing has stayed the same: the food! On this tour, you’ll learn about the culinary traditions before digging into an authentic home cooked meal in a local home.
Once you meet your local St. Petersburg guide, we’ll head off to explore the oldest food market in St. Petersburg. Here you’ll get your first lesson in Russian food culture as you browse the variety of local products on sale. Ever heard of salo? Well, it’s pork fat, and trust us, it’s one of the tastiest treats in the Russian diet. (Note that any snacks you want to try in the market, including salo, are not included in the tour price.)
From there we’ll use the metro to head into a modern residential quarter, where we’ll visit with hospitable St. Petersburg locals in their own home.
We’ll share a traditional dinner, desserts, and drinks like vodka and kvass (a fermented rye-based beverage) or other drinks. If any of the dishes have your taste buds wanting more, don’t worry — we’ll send you home with recipes of the dishes so you can recreate them for your friends and family.
We’ll spend the evening in a warm atmosphere, eating and chatting with locals, and you’ll come away with fond memories of your tour. You are welcome to take photos at the dinner party.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, dinner and drinks at a local home, one-way metro ticket for use during the tour.
Exclusions: Food and drinks in the market, souvenirs and personal shopping, transportation to/from the meeting and end points, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Your Trip: For your St Petersburg Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. You can contact us at info@stpetersburgadventures.
There is a minimum of two per booking on this tour.
Cancellation fees – Cancellation fees may apply to any cancellations by the traveller of a service provided by Get-Locals.com. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy is as follows:
Cancellations for custom itineraries (“Create Your Own”) are as follows:
In the event of bad weather forecast we will contact you the day before and offer you either a refund or an amended tour for the following day.
We always advice to wear suitable clothing for the day of the tour as not every day is guaranteed sunshine.
Generally, hotel pick-up is possible. Contact us beforehand to make an appointment.
Otherwise, we will pick you up at 10:00 in front of St Basil’s Cathedral, on the red square.
I really find it hard to explain what a fantastic day we had , the dinner was great, the conversation was great, I’m really going to miss this city when we leave. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.
Great experience with our guide Nina! The dinner with the Russian family was absolutely fantastic and what a great experience I must admit I had a few vodkas , but totally enjoyed the company.