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Moscow > Private Tour: Moscow Food and Culture

Private Tour: Moscow Food and Culture

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Moscow
| 3 hours
Hotel pickup

Overview

At a glance
Category: Food & Nightlife
Duration: 3 hours
Highlights
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
Get inside tips from a local
All-inclusive tour
Multiple times offered throughout the day
Several menus to choose from
Description

Meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and follow in the footsteps of Russian history, hospitality and the most delicious food in the city through Central Moscow.

Begin with historical downtown and stroll around the oldest and most beautiful streets of Moscow - Kuznetsk Bridge, Petrovka Street, Kamergersky Lane, Stoleshnikov Lane and Mokhovaya Street. Expect architecture from different eras, the monument to the founder of Moscow, Moscow Mayor's house and the Russian State Library, the biggest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. It’s all about the scenery and the urban landscape. And the local food.

Lunch in Korchma – traditional Russian/Ukrainian food (Monday through Friday), or casual Teremok, the most popular Russian cafe among locals (weekends).

Korchma is well known for its wonderful atmosphere, interior and food. Enjoy the best Russian and Ukranian traditions in one place. Your sample lunch will include:

Borsch
Podolsky Salad,  unbelievably juicy and crispy salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes, cauliflower, carrots and greens.
Potato gullets with mushrooms and spinach.

Or

Chicken soup with noodles.
Spring salad with cucumbers, radish, eggs, green onions, lettuce and mayonnaise.
Chicken schnitzel with stewed cabbage.
(The menu is subject to change. Vegetarian option available).

Back to Moskva, as we stroll around Kitay Gorod, see Bolshoi and Maly Theaters, Hotel Metropol, Kitay Gorod wall, old historical downtown of Moscow, and other historical landmarks of Moscow. Get ready to get lost in the grand Eliseevsky grocery. Insider’s tip: don’t leave without trying a chocolate kartoshka cake.

A snack in either Georgian or Siberian restaurant:

Option 1. Tbilisi snack in traditional Georgian restaurant.
At your choice:
- Khachapuri with compote (Russian sweet drink from berries).
Or
- Baklava, an Eastern sweet made form puff pastry, honey and walnuts.

Option 2. Snack in Altai restaurant, Siberian cuisine with old Russian traditions.
At your choice:
- Traditional Russian pancakes with the main ingredient of your choice – rustic sour cream, home made jam, Altai honey.
Or
- 3 kinds of little pies: 1. with sauerkraut, carrot, salt, pepper, eggs; 2. with potatoes and mushrooms; 3. with potatoes, onions, mushrooms, salt, pepper, eggs.

Burn off the good lunch with a historical walk. Finish your food tour with a walk along one of the main and oldest streets of Moscow – Tverskaya Street or Pyatnitskaya Street.

If you fancy the best coffee and pastry in Moscow, opt for a 4-hour tour and you'll get one more food experience - coffee with a mouthwatering dessert in a cozy coffeeshop.

After the tour your guide will take you back to your hotel.

Inclusions
All taxes
Pre-selected menu options based on your preferences
Private tour
Friendly local guide
Customized itinerary
Meeting in hotel lobby
Multiple start times available
Flexibility during the tour
Iconic places for photo shoots
Expert local advice on where to go and what to do after the tour
Extra food and drinks, not in the set menu options
Gratuities (optional)

Location

Meeting point
Your centrally located hotel

Reviews

Sep 2017

Excellent tour with an very informative and delightful guide. Excellent range of food, even fun demonstrations on how to eat the Delroy she food. Highly recommend this tour to people who love food, culture and walking.

May 2017

Awesome tour! My guide Tanya was an inspiring source of fascinating facts and information about Moscow food and Culture. Delicious food and great company! Nothing more to ask for

Feb 2017

We would highly recommend this tour. Our guide, Anya, was very well informed about the places she took us to visit. Anya's English was excellent, as was the pace at which she set the tour, her knowledge of the spots we visited, and the foodstuffs we ate whilst on the tour. Moscow, at this time, was crisp and cold and Anya struck a fine balance between leading us through the streets of Moscow, and into the cafes at which we ate. Our favourite eatery was the Ukrainian restaurant with its wonderful sweet and savoury dumplings, and very good coffee. If you get the chance to do this tour, and have Anya as a guide, you will have made a great decision! Wonderful!

Oct 2016

My husband and I also loved our food and walking tour with Luda. Another lovely Russian lady who with any question had a ready answer on anything from the specialty grocery in Arbat to the Golden Autumn being celebrated at the time we arrived and enjoyed our stay as we toured with Luda. Highly interesting to see merchandise displayed from horse to deer meat to various caviars and on and on... We love the unusual in foods so our interest was incredibly piqued. While we ended our food tour at the Red Square and where Lenin lay his head. Quite perfect as that allowed that we see families and visitors enjoying their time out on the weekend we were there as well. Again thank you Luda and Viator!

Sep 2017

My wife and I were suffering severe jet lag problems. So the tour guide modified things and she showed us what was popular. We had several food items. The place had no English on the menu and no one spoke English. I would recommend this tour because they were willing to modify the tour to help us out. She also took us on a subway ride to the destination and that was very interesting.

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