St Petersburg local life experience. Trip to Russian Village.

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Tour Number

Activity Level

217182


Categories

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

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

Meet at the ship/hotel.
Drive to the Railway station. (30 min)
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, post office, cultural center, cafeteria ( places may vary depending on the working hours).
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.
Return back to the ship/hotel by car.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

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

  • Guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Public Transportation Tickets

Other: Transportation - private car and local train
Tour guide assistance and explanation
Visa blanket for cruise travelers
Tea with pastry

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 RUB - for any extra purchases/snacks

What’s Extra

Other: Any extra meals and souvenirs.

If you want to have traditional lunch meal instead of tea table, additional $15 per person will apply.

A Recent Review of this tour

The arrangements Anna made for us to see and experience "real" Russian life in a rural setting were stunningly great! Anna went out of her way (literally and figuratively!) to accommodate our hopes for a unique day with unique insights. Thanks, Anna!
Kenneth Bowlby

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