Russian Dacha Tour + countryside. Explore everyday life of local Russians.Visit your guide's dacha+ an ancinet town,Dmitrov. The dacha is a unique phenomenon in the life of anyone who lives in the boundless expanses of the Russian Federation.We invite you to spend a day out of Moscow with a Russian family and explore what Russians grow in their gardens, taste home made Russian meal or cook barbecue together with your guide (vodka, baked potatoes, pickled vegetables tasting). Explore how Russians spend their summer time outside of the cities. Homemade lunch is included.
You will be welcomed by Leo and Aliona in their comfortable apartment located in the center of Moscow.You will start the evening with a degustation of local juices and Russian starters coming from local markets.You'll then discover the unique mix of French and Russian meals with your hosts: genuine Russian dishes prepared in a modern way, French classical dishes prepared with local products. You’ll taste Georgian wine: mandatory during any trip in Russia, as well as cheeses, produced in Russia following the French example. You end your dinner with a Russian tea ceremony, served with seasonal fruits, cakes, sweets and biscuits. It is not over: you’ll try homemade jams and cakes, and the Georgian tarte tatin: Antonovka. This experience will be the opportunity for you to meet locals, passionate about their home city. They will share with you their best tips: restaurants, bars, parks, walking routes, in order to turn your stay in Moscow into an unforgettable memory.
You will meet Alexander at Gor'kovskaya metro station and walk to Sytnyy rynok market (Сы́тный ры́нок), the oldest market of St. Petersburg, where you will get a private tour and discover traditional ingredients used in Russian cooking.After your market tour, your host Alexander and his wife will offer a cooking demo in their open-style, modern and tidy kitchen. If the season is right, he will show you how to make a dish that he prepares by wrapping a whole fish in dough and baking it with onions and dill. You will learn about the Komi people and their history in Russia as you watch him cook this specialty dish. After the cooking demonstration, you will sit together and enjoy the meal your host has prepared for you. Alexander is full of interesting information about the history of the neighborhood and their country. He and his wife are wonderful conversationalists.
Experience Moscow through the eyes of a local on this 3.5-hour walking tour. Get an insider’s perspective on Russian capital’s rich history, political past and awe-inspiring architecture as you explore with a local guide. See famous sights, including Red Square, St Basil’s Cathedral and Kremlin, as you stroll along city’s main avenues and centuries-old lanes that are often missed by visitors. Soak up city’s remarkable skyline from across Moskva River before savoring traditional snacks at a local cafe. Numbers limited to 12, ensuring a small-group experience.• 3.5-hour walking tour of Moscow’s must-see attractions and landmarks with a local guide• Learn about Russian capital’s history, architecture, culture and politics from a local’s perspective• Experience contrasts of old and new Moscow, passing ancient orthodox churches and Stalin’s towering skyscrapers• Savor a warming cup of tea and coffee, teamed with a delicious, homemade snack, at a local Russian cafe
Experience St. Petersburg through the eyes of its inhabitants. The Metro's stunning stations were intended by Stalin to be "palaces for the people." Thousands of tons of marble, granite and limestone were used to face the walls, and sculptures, mosaics and chandeliers were commissioned from leading artists. You will be shown a few stations and take a short ride on the train. A peek at St. Petersburg's markets and food stores provides an intriguing insight into local life. Many locals shop in the food markets, which sell fruit, vegetables, fresh meat and fish, delicious homemade cottage cheese and wonderful natural honey.After the visit to the market, stop for souvenir shopping and then head off for vodka tasting. You will be treated to a variety of such vodkas together with classical vodkas and traditional Russian condiments served to complement this famous Russian drink. After the vodka sampling, return to the ship.
Try 6 different traditional local drinks based on vodka . The seventh shot goes as a bonus one, of any flavor you liked the most. The drinks are made and served by a local family. They will tell you about ingredients they use, different flavors and how they are made. Each drink is served in a frozen shot. For snacks you will be offered hot pancakes with red caviar, melting butter or sauce cream. There is also a dish of homemade pelmeni and local garden vegetables.For extra treats, you will taste sandwiches with herring and onion, toasts with garlic pickles, mushrooms and much more. The hosts will tell you everything about Russian cuisine and you will have a chance to cook it yourself!
Step aboard a piece of British nautical history with a tour and a Prosecco afternoon tea on the legendary 19th century clipper, the Cutty Sark. Now an award-winning visitor attraction in Greenwich, the Cutty Sark was one of the fastest ships in her prime. Take the helm at the vessel’s wheel and marvel at the towering masts and 11 miles of rigging. Enjoy stunning views of the Thames and London’s skyline, and walk underneath the Cutty Sark’s gleaming copper hull. After your visit, you can take your seats for a delicious afternoon tea, comprised of homemade scones, cakes and sandwiches, along with a pot of Cutty Sark tea and a chilled glass of Prosecco each. What's Included? Entrance to the Cutty Sark for two Audio guide - available in English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin, Japanese & Korean Award-winning visitor attraction Afternoon tea under the Cutty Sark A glass of chilled prosecco each Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? Once you’ve arrived at the Cutty Sark, you and a lucky guest can take your time exploring this award-winning attraction. Brimming with British history, stunning views and specially arranged activities, there’s plenty of ways to make a visit to the Cutty Sark a memorable one. As part of your experience, you can enjoy afternoon tea under the world’s last surviving tea clipper. Tuck into a delightful array of homemade scones, cakes and sandwiches, finished off with a pot of Cutty Sark tea and a delightful glass of Prosecco each. Validity Your voucher is valid for 9 months from the date of issue Please note you must have booked and taken your experience before the expiry date Participant guidelines Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult Cutty Sark is wheelchair accessible with lifts providing access throughout the ship. Wheelchair spaces are limited to three visitors at any time and must be pre-booked when making your booking. Some areas are not wheelchair accessible, but virtual access is provided to these spaces The lift is restricted due to the ship's structure, so mobility scooters cannot be accommodated onboard There are steps and gradients in Cutty Sark Gardens on the approach to the ship There is step-free access from King William Walk and Greenwich Pier The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability This experience is available seven days a week from 10.00 to 17.00 (last admission at 16.15). Afternoon tea is serves daily from 12.00 to 15.30. Excluded dates including 14 February, 10 March, 24 to 26 and 31 December will apply. We recommend you book at least 1 week in advance to ensure that dates are available. All bookings are subject to availability. Please allow 3 hours to a day for the full experience. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Location London - GreenwichPlease Note: If you’re purchasing a NEW Experience you will be entitled to the validity stated within this description. If/when you are within 3 months of the voucher expiry date and there are still restrictions in place, Virgin Experience Days are offering free extensions to allow the customer to use at a later date. They are reviewing this regularly in line with Government advice and updates.
Empty your stomachs because on this tour you will taste one of the most typical breakfast specialties in the Bulgarian cuisine. Wake up like a true Bulgarian and start your day with a glass of Boza and a piece of Banitsa. Follow your leader for a historical walk around the city center after which you will get the chance to try the notorious Bulgarian Mekitsi with homemade jam and honey – a favorite breakfast dish for children and adults. Don’t miss trying our national yogurt morning drink called Ayran. Except for low blood pressure, the magical drink also cures a heavy hangover. That is why it became the preferred drink by the youngsters nowadays.Highlights of the tour:- Russian Church- National Gallery- National Theatre- The Presidency- St. Nedelya Church- St. George’s Rotunda- Roman ruins of Serdica- Banya Bashi Mosque- Central Market Hall- Central Baths- St. Sofia Church- St. Aleksander Nevski Cathedral
Ivanovka, which remained all its customs, traditions, folklore and way of life, is located 14 km from the district center of Ismayilli region. Today, Ivanovka is a fascinating reminder of the Soviet past of Azerbaijan, and this is considered another hallmark of the village.if you want to experience a mini Russian rural life in Azerbaijan do not let the three-hour ride from Baku to stop you from visiting this rural paradise. Delicious homemade food, fruitful gardens, and endless beauties of nature waiting for you.We will provide you with a comfortable and peaceful journey with kindly and super knowledgeable tour guide which will guide you all the way, filling up your time with incredible stories about surroundings and locals. We'll visit must-see places like: -Meysari Wine house in Shamakhi- Rest in a peaceful village - Ivanovka- Degustation of natural products-Picnic in a viewpoint to Ashiq Bayramli lake- Stroll in the village center