Meal with a Russian Family

from 85 USD
4 hrs
Activity Level
Tour Category
Private Tours
Meal with a Russian Family

Escape into the green and lush suburbs of Saint Petersburg to enjoy a hearty meal with a friendly local Russian family! Try various salads, delicious blinis with caviar and assorted jams, taste home-made drinks, and just relax and have fun! 

Maximum group size: 6 passengers
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  • Meal with a Russian Family
Enjoy a delicious meal with a multi-generation Russian family in a suburban private house, located about 1 hr drive from St Petersburg city center. Try various typically Russian foods and drinks, learn about every day in Russia, and spend an unforgettable evening outside of the city!
2 hrs

Detailed Program

Time Description
Tour time: 16:00 - 20:00
16:00 Meet your private driver at your hotel lobby and take a 1 hr drive to the suburbs of Saint Petersburg, where the host family lives in a small town of Vsevolozhsk.
16:00 - 17:00 This tour is about both fun and educating, since so many places in St. Petersburg are exciting and historically significant!

For example, you will drive along the so-called Road of Life, along which trucks evacuated people from the besieged Leningrad during WWII. You will pass the Flower of Life Memorial, dedicated to all children who lived during the war. If you wish, it is possible to make a photo stop by the memorial on your way back to the city after dinner.

Upon arrival, meet the hosts, a Russian family of multiple generations, and learn about the life of a typical Russian household. Pelm_1.jpg

And of course, you will enjoy your meal while talking to your host about life in Russia :)

Typical Menu:
On the savory side:
- Two types of Russian salads 
1) Vinegret (vegetarian salad with boiled beets, potatoes, carrots, eggs, fresh onions, pickled cucumbers, peas; dressed with sunflower oil or mayo, as you wish)
2) Russian 'Olivier' salad (with boiled potatoes and carrots, eggs, fresh onions, pickled cucumbers, peas, Russian Sausage, dressed with mayo)
- Russian Pelmeni (dumplings with veal/beef/pork) it's possible to make no-pork if you wish, served with sour cream and tar-tar sauce
On the sweet side:
- Russian Pancakes with sour cream/ home-made berry preserves/ red caviar
- Vatryshka-pie (pie with sweet cottage cheese)WP32KZGMm.jpg
Mors (berry drink)
Still water /water with gas
Tea/ coffee

Alcohol will not be served, but if you would like to bring a bottle of wine or something else that you like, please do, and we will happily serve it for you.

19:00 - 20:00 Enjoy a relaxing drive back to your hotel.
20:00 Return to your hotel.
Book this tour
($ 20)
($ 25)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Comfortable A/C vehicle
  • English-speaking host
  • A unique experience with a Russian family 
  • A delicious Russian meal & drinks. The menu is subject to seasonal changes. Please advise of any allergies when booking!
  • Smiles and positive experience
  • Alcoholic drinks (you are welcome to bring along!)
  • If you have difficulty speaking English but would like to enjoy this dinner, we can arrange for an interpreter to accompany you. Please contact us for a quote.
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

This is a very kid-friendly activity as the family has kids of various ages and a large playground outside in the front yard. Kids are welcome to explore and have fun!

The family can comfortably accommodate parties of maximum six guests. If you are a larger party - please send us an email for a custom party, which will be held outside in the front yard by the fire.

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