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Food for Foodies

around Moscow

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Food for Foodies

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    W

    hen you hear the phrase "Russian food", the next thought isn`t exactly "French cuisine"! In fact, before I went to Russia myself, the extent of my experience with Russian cuisine was pretty much relegated to the stereotypical visions of

borscht, caviar and vodka; the stuff that 1980`s Cold War spy movies are made of. But that`s not the Russia of today.

The purpose of gastronomic tours is to enjoy the features of the cuisine of a country. At the same time, this goal does not boil down to trying some rare, exotic dish or trying countless dishes. It is important to enjoy the local recipes, which for centuries has absorbed the traditions and customs of local residents, their culture of cooking.

A gastronomic journey is a palette with which a tourist can draw his own idea of a country. Food reveals the secret of the spirit of the people, helps to understand their mentality. So, gastronomic tourism is a journey through countries and continents to get acquainted with the peculiarities of local cuisine, culinary traditions, in order to taste a dish or product that is unique to a visitor.

  • Cost of program: Group 9-10 travellers- R 28 300 per person sharing
  • Cost of program: Group 7-8 travellers- R 30 600 per person sharing
  • Cost of program: Group 5-6 travellers- R 34 680 per person sharing
  • Optional available: single supplement, pre/post program in Moscow


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    Gastronomic Tour M

    oscow can be considered the very heart and soul of Russia and with good cause. Despite its old age, the city is eternally youthful, multifaceted yet holistic. Moscow is growing and changing rapidly, while at the same time managing to remain an essentially Russian city.

    Moscow`s history, which stretches back almost a thousand years, is reflected in its rich architecture, crowned by the Kremlin. It is worth travelling to Moscow-even if just for one day-to admire the Kremlin`s majestic ensemble created by the genius of Italian architects and devoted labour of unknown Russian craftsmen. The Kremlin`s perfect composition and the reserved triumph of its each and every detail has inspired 20th century architects to design seven skyscrapers in central Moscow, which have all shaped the city`s modern appearance. Moscow has seamlessly brought together all construction periods and all architectural styles, yet retaining a unique harmony amidst such a variety.

    Moscow also harbours museum treasures and art galleries, old estates and beautiful parks. Wrapped up in myriads of lights, looking romantic and glamorous, Moscow captivates visitors with its thriving nightlife.

    But Moscow doesn`t only appeal to tourists. Businessmen find treasures here as well, with so many of them attracted by the city`s dynamic economic development and the stable policy pursued by its authorities, not to mention the grandiose scale and diversity of Moscow`s markets, its strong infrastructure, and the high intelligence and professionalism that Muscovites are known for.

    Moscow has something for everyone - Moscow is where Russia begins!

  • around Moscow

    Day1
    Moscow - Pick-up from the airport and transfer to the hotel. >

    Day2
    Moscow-Tula- Moscow>

    Breakfast in the hotel. Russian dinner in a local restaurant.

    Optional: Bus tour

  • Transfer to railway station.
  • Depart for Tula by the train "Lastochka"(places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided).
  • Tour of the Kremlin of Tula.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Visit to the Museum of the Tula confectionery and gingerbread-producing factory:
  • Visit to the exhibition of the museum, talk on the appearance and development of the gingerbread manufacture in Russia and abroad;
  • getting to know the technicalities of the confectionery production process;
  • visit to the production shop at work;
  • tasting of the produce from the conveyor belt;
  • master class in baking traditional Tula gingerbread;
  • Depart for Moscow by train (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided).
  • Day3
    Moscow region >

    Breakfast in the hotel. Ukrainian dinner in a local restaurant.

    Optional: Night walking tour of Moscow

  • Depart for the Eco-farm by bus. Tour of the Eco-farm.
  • Lunch of original farm produce. Farmer`s cheese tasting.
  • Return to Moscow by bus.
  • Day4
    Moscow- Kolomna- Moscow >

    Breakfast in the hotel. Caucasian dinner in a local restaurant.

    Optional: Visit to the viewing platform in the Moscow-City complex.

  • Depart for Kolomna by bus.
  • City tour with a visit to the Kremlin of Kolomna.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (menu inspired by dishes favored by Old Russia`s merchants).
  • Visit to the fruit pastille producing factory. Theatrical performance, visit to the production shops.
  • Traditional tea party in a local style.
  • Depart for Moscow by bus.
  • Day5
    Yaroslavl- Golden Ring city >

    Breakfast in the hotel and Dinner at Yaroslavl

    Optional: Night tour of Yaroslavl by bus.

  • Check out of the hotel, transfer to the railway station.
  • Depart for Yaroslavl by train (places in cars with seating arrangement will be provided). Transfer to Nekrasovskoye. Lunch will be organized in a cafe located on the territory of Russia`s only Salt Island. Visit to the unique Landscape and Ethnographic Salt museum:
  • You will learn about the Great salt route, the history of salt works in Russia.
  • The salt-producing process: the saline solution was extracted from special wells and the salt was evaporated; then you will take a hand in the salt- producing process. Visit to 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 healthiest salt "Black Salt" - you will be given an opportunity to taste it.
  • After the tour you will participate in traditional Russian entertaining activities.
  • Return to Yaroslavl. Accommodation in the hotel.
  • Day6
    Pereslavl-Zalesky - Golden Ring city >

    Breakfast in the hotel. Dinner in the hotel Moscow

    Optional: Dinner with wine tasting (instead of the dinner included in the tour).

  • Check-out of the hotel, depart for Pereslavl-Zalesky by bus.
  • Interactive gastronomic program in the museum"The Kingdom of vendace" with vendace tasting (salmon family), drinks and freshly-baked bread. Vendace, an incredibly delicious fish, is a true gastronomic brand of the city of Pereslavl-Zalesky. After tasting this fish you will understand why it was so favored by Russian tsars. Then the guide will tell you how this fish was caught, salted and preserved.
  • Lunch (traditional Russian menu).
  • 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 learnt to obtain fermented tea.
  • City tour of Pereslavl-Zalesky.
  • Depart for Moscow by bus.
  • Accommodation in the hotel.
  • Day7
    Moscow - Transfer to the airport.>

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    Transfer to the airport.

    What's included

    • Accommodation in Moscow 4* hotel (Holiday Inn Tagansky/Radisson Slavyanskaya/similar at bed and breakfast basis.
    • Accommodation in Yaroslavl 4* ( Park Inn by Radisson/similar ) at bed/breakfast basis.
    • Luggage handling in hotels.
    • Transport service as per program.
    • Catering as per program lunches and dinners.
    • Local English speaking guides as per program.
    • Escorted service of tour leader an operator.

    Price does not include

    • International and domestic flights.
    • Travel insurance (strongly recommended).
    • Optional excursions (Additional charges apply)
    • Gratuities
    • Personal spendings
    • Visas and Consular Fees (if applicable).
    • Personal spending and items of a personal nature.
    • Any other drinks and meals can be purchased additionally.
    • All items not mentioned under the inclusions.
    Not included: Airfares (ask your travel specialist about special airfare offers)

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