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Delicious Russia Culinary Tour
There is no better to way to discover a destination than to engage all your senses. With our BRAND NEW and EXCLUSIVE Culinary tour, you will experience Russia as never before. Many classic holidays, even the sophisticated immersive trips, will always leave behind the most important of the big five: smell and taste. Not this time! Your culinary experience starts with the visit to the Museum of the Tula confectionary and gingerbread-producing factory. You’ll also visit the eco farm just outside of Moscow, where you’ll try the local cheese. In Kolomna, we invite you to the fruit pastille producing factory. From Yaroslavl, we will take you to Russia’s only Salt island. In Pereslavl-Zalessky, you will try an incredibly delicious fish, vendace: a true gastronomic brand of the city. Every day, we will invite you to dinner to experience different cuisine. What will be your favourite food? Russian, Ukrainian or Caucasian?
Join our 7 day Exclusive Gastronomic Tour Around Moscow, to discover the best what Russia has on offer.
- Tour Introduction
- Tour Itinerary
- Tour Accommodation
- Tour Departures and Prices
- What's Included
- Expats Exclusive
MOSCOW • Tula • Kolomna • Yaroslavl • Pereslavl-Zalessky • MOSCOW
DAY 1 MOSCOW
Welcome to Moscow! You will be picked up from train station or airport and transferred to the hotel.
DAY 2 MOSCOW - TULA - MOSCOW
Breakfast at the hotel followed by the transfer to the Kursky railway station. You will depart for Tula by the train “Lastochka” (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided). Start with the tour of the Kremlin of Tula. Then, enjoy a lunch in a local restaurant. Next, visit the Museum of the Tula confectionary and gingerbread-producing factory: you will see the exhibition of the museum, listen to the talk on the appearance and development of the gingerbread manufacture in Russia and abroad; you’ll get to know the technicalities of the confectionary production process; you’ll visit the production shop at work; and taste the delicious produce from the conveyor belt. The highlight of the tour is the master class in baking traditional Tula gingerbread. Depart for Moscow by train (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided).
Russian dinner in a local restaurant.
OPTIONAL: bus tour “Moscow by night with a visit to the Moscow underground stations”
DAY 3 MOSCOW REGION
Breakfast in the hotel followed by the departure for the eco-farm by bus. Today is an exciting day! You will tour the eco-farm! Enjoy Lunch of original farm produce followed by farmer’s cheese tasting. Return to Moscow by bus. Ukrainian dinner in a local restaurant.
OPTIONAL: Night walking tour of Moscow “ Mystery of the Capital”
DAY 4 MOSCOW - KOLOMNA - MOSCOW
Breakfast in the hotel followed by the depart for Kolomna by bus. Embark on the city tour with a visit to the Kremlin of Kolomna. Have lunch in a local restaurant (menu inspired by dishes favoured by Old Russia’s merchants). Next, visit the fruit pastille producing factory; see the theatrical performance; visit the production shop and join the traditional tea party in a local style. Depart for Moscow by bus. Caucasian dinner in a local restaurant.
OPTIONAL: Visit to the viewing platform in the Moscow-City complex.
DAY 5 YAROSLAVL
Breakfast in the hotel followed by the check out and transfer to the Yaroslavsky railway station. Depart for Yaroslavl by train (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided). On arrival, transfer to Nekrasovskoye. Lunch will be organized in a café located on the territory of Russia’s only Salt island! Next, visit the unique Landscape and Ethnographic Salt museum: you will learn about the Great salt route, the history of salt works in Russia. You will learn about the salt-producing process: the saline solution was extracted from special wells and the salt was evaporated; then you will participate personally in the salt- producing process. Afterwards, visit the salt barn where you will learn about the manufacture of cooperage barrels for salting food products and will be told some secrets and recipes. The guide will tell you how to make the cleanest and the healthiest salt – the black salt - and will give you an opportunity to taste it. And then you will participate in traditional Russian entertaining activities. Return to Yaroslavl for Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner.
OPTIONAL: night tour of Yaroslavl by bus.
DAY 6 PERESLAVL-ZALESSKY
Breakfast in the hotel followed by the check-out of the hotel and departure for Pereslavl-Zalessky by bus. There, participate in the interactive gastronomic program in the museum “The Kingdom of vendace” with vendace tasting, drinks and freshly-baked bread. Vendace, an incredibly delicious fish, is a true gastronomic brand of the city of Pereslavl-Zalessky. After tasting this fish you will understand why it was so favoured by Russian tsars. Then the guide will tell you how this fish was caught, salted and preserved. Lunch (traditional Russian menu). Next, embark on an excursion to the museum of tea with tasting three kinds of willow-herb tea. You will learn what kind of tea the Russians drank before the 19th century which saw the speed popularization of the Chinese and Indian teas. The tea expert will tell you about the willow-herb tea, about the teas that were made in Siberia and Far East and when Russian tea makers learned to obtain fermented tea. City tour of Pereslavl-Zalessky followed by departure for Moscow by bus. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner in the hotel.
OPTIONAL: Dinner with wine tasting (instead of the dinner included in the tour).
DAY 7 MOSCOW
Breakfast at the hotel followed by the meeting with a guide in the lobby. Breakfast in the hotel and check out. Transfer to the train station or airport.
Gastronomic Moscow Tour
7 days/ 6 nights
Departure on ANY DATE
Based on Hotel 4* , price from
TWIN room, per person
for group 2 to 4 passangers
TWIN room, per person
for group 5 to 8 passangers
|September - December||from 1897.85 £||from 1099.96 £||189.22 £|
During the Moscow Fairs dates (26 to 30 October & 23 to 27 November) price from 1967.38 £ / 1172.91 £
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The tour is offered in 3 languages (English, Spanish, French ). Let us know your preferences at the booking stage.
We use live currency update, price may slightly fluctuate daily
IntoRussia Ltd reserves the right to change hotels to similar ones of the same standard and change the order of excursions
If you are a group and want to add extra days or excursions, or you are looking for more independence, contact our Destination Experts for a tailor-made package
Included in price:
• Double accommodation in Moscow in 4* hotel (Holiday Inn Tagansky / Novotel Moscow Center or similar)
• Double accommodation in Yaroslavl 4* (Park Inn by Raidisson or Azimut or similar)
• Breakfast in hotels
• Luggage handling in hotels
• Catering per program (including all mentioned degustations)
• All transfer and transport services per program
• Excursion program with entrance tickets
• Local English speaking guide on Day 2, Day 5 and Day 6
• Local English speaking assistant on Day 1 and Day 7
• Local Russian speaking guide on Day 3 and Day 4 with further translation into English (or other appriopriate language)
• Pre/Post accommodation and excursion program in Moscow
• Optional excursions (can be prebooked only)
• Travel Insurance