Matryoshka is a worldwide known symbol of Russia and the most popular souvenir - a number of glazed wooden dolls of different size that can be put inside one another. Matryoshkas may be painted in various ways and look like a famous politician, a culture icon or an animation character. However, a classic Matryoshka doll looks like a woman dressed in a traditional Russian dress with colourful scarf and red cheeks.This activity will be the perfect opportunity to spend a good time in the Northern Capital, learning more about Russian culture, and bringing home a unique souvenir made by yourself.
The tour will start with picking you up in the city center and travelling to Izmaylovo by metro (30-45min, tickets both ways are included). There we will visit the souvenir market, the Izmaylovo Kremlin and the Russian doll workshop.This tour gives a great opportunity to learn Russian crafts and traditional folk art and also:-make your own Russian doll-bargain for souvenirs-visit an architectural ensemble made in the Traditional Russian style-have some really good time.
Matryoshka is a traditional Russian gift which originally used to be a popular kids' toy. Nowadays it is one of the most famous souvenirs to take home or bring as a gift from Russia.The family-friendly activity includes a workshop with a professional artist when you make your own Matryoshka wooden doll and paint it in a company of a Russian family. Feel free to ask your hosts questions about Russian customs and lifestyle or simply enjoy a chit chat over a cup of tea with local snacks.
3-hour tour in city center, including sightseeing and cooking workshop is your chance to spot the main attractions and to taste traditional Russian food made by yourself. An informative walking tour along such sights as the City Dam, the Iset River, the Church on the Blood continues in a cosy restaurant with authentic Russian atmosphere where you'll be taught how to make dumplings - easy-to-make and truly delicious local food.
This 1-day tour gives an insight to the life of the old Russian settlements and villages. You'll climb to the unique leaning tower built by the famous factory owners 300 years ago to see the picturesque orthodox cathedral and rural surroundings. After a hearty lunch, you'll visit a pottery and participate in a pottery workshop. On your way back along the old Russian villages, you'll see the amazing beautifully-decorated wooden house of the smith.
This tour is an excellent opportunity for foreigners, who would like to participate in the greatest Russian workshop. You will feel like a genuine master, using a wooden surface instead of a canvas. You will get a brush, colored paints and will have the chance to express your fantasy on the wooden Russian doll Matryoshka. The acknowledged guide will inform you about all the characteristics of making the trustworthy souvenir. The duration of the tour is 3 hours.
We invite you to adventure deep into Russian craft art with a matryoshka painting master class! A traditional wooden doll that is the most famous Russian souvenir. The master class is a unique opportunity to make your own souvenir. Methods and techniques which are used during this workshop are relatively simple even for those who haven’t painted for a long time. The artists who're holding the meeting will share all of their passion and will help you to create a unique character for your doll.
Learn how to cook Russian food in a private 3-hour cooking class in Moscow. You’ll hear about the country’s rich culinary history from your teacher, a professional chef, as you prepare a 3-course meal. Discover the secrets to making classic Russian dishes such as borsch, beetroot salad and beef stroganoff, then sit down to the meal you have created with a glass of wine or mors (cranberry compote)!
Get the ultimate chocolate fix on this sweet 3-hour private Chocolate Tour led by a friendly local guide. Hear interesting and entertaining facts about Russian capital as you stroll through its Old Town.Visit the small and cute Chocolate boutique to enjoy delicious candies by the creators of the original recipe, sample Konfael collection while you learn about history of one of the most famous Russian chocolate brands. Afterwards wash all sweets down with hot chocolate, mocha or cacao at the coziest Coffee Bean coffeeshop.If you upgrade to 4-hour tour: Your appétit sated, attend a chocolate-making workshop at the Museum of History of Chocolate where you can sample more of real Russian chocolate and learn the secrets behind the chocolate production in the world.