St Petersburg local life experience. Trip to Russian Village.

Tour Number

Activity Level

217182


Categories

Shore Excursion, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), French (basic), English (fluent)

Half day tour by local train and private car.


Local train will take us to the nearest suburb of St-Petersburg, where local life goes at its own pace and differs from what all the tourists see.
In a little township we will visit local post office, a library, a cafeteria etc. We'll stroll along the street to see typical "dachas" built by the soviet government as well as some nice but shabby wooden villas of pre-revolutionary period.
As part of the cultural experience, we will be invited for tea to one of the families. The hosts will show us their Kitchen garden - "ogorod", where they grow some vegetables, Russian bath - "banya". We will talk about differences and similarities of our customs and traditions.

IMPORTANT: FOR ALL VISA-FREE CRUISE TRAVELERS MINIMUM ADVANCE NOTICE IS 7 WORKING DAYS.

Itinerary

1-30 PM Meet at the ship/hotel.
Drive to the Railway station.
Take a local train to the suburban town. Train ride duration is 25 min.
Visit a typical countryside town.
Go to the local public paces such as - grocery, library, post office, cultural center, cafeteria.
Stop by the local school, kindergarten, church.
Meet local family and drink tea at their house. Explore their household customs.
Drive back to the city.
6 PM Return back to the ship/hotel

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel lobby / sea port terminal

End location: Hotel lobby / sea port terminal

Duration: 5 hours

Some places can be closed due to days off e.g. library. Tour duration is flexible and can be prolonged.

IMPORTANT: FOR ALL VISA-FREE CRUISE TRAVELERS MINIMUM ADVANCE NOTICE IS 7 WORKING DAYS.

Transportation

Private car
Local train

What’s Included

Transportation - private car and local train
Tour guide assistance and explanation
Tea with pastry

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 RUB - for any extra purchases/snacks

What’s Extra

Any extra meals and souvenirs

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