Private Tour: Moscow Food and Culture with Friendly Local Guide

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Private Tour: Moscow Food and Culture with Friendly Local Guide
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Say nyam nyam and get ready for Russian Food & Culture on this private food tour. Your friendly local guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel at your preferred time and your cultural experience starts from there.
You'll start with a brunch/lunch in a local authentic café with a casual style and an original interior. See the most historic areas of Moscow, and try Russian pies or pancakes, Ukrainian borsch or Georgian Khachapuri, combined with local hospitality, cozy nooks and fascinating facts about local cuisine and history.
You’ll try food in two amazing restaurants - Russian/Ukrainian and Georgian on a 3-hour tour. If you opt for a 4-hour tour you'll also have coffee+dessert experience in the best funky coffeeshop in town.
***Restaurants and menu are subject to change, depending on your preferences and day of week. All food is included (with pre-set menu).
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In Brief

Location:
Moscow, Russia
Country:
Russia
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
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
Overview
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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Kamergerskiy Lane, Moscow Russia

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.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Kuznetsky Most Street, ulitsa Kuznetsky Most, Moscow Russia

Enjoy the city views in historic center of Moscow

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Stoleshnikov Lane, Moscow Russia

Learn about cultural traditions of Muscovites

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Moscow White House (Bely Dom), Krasnopresnenskaya naberezhnaya, 2, Moscow 103274 Russia

Expect architecture from different eras: Moscow White House, Moscow Mayor's house, the monument to the founder of Moscow, 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.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

Lunch in Korchma or a nearby cafe – 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).

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Kitai-Gorod and Varvarka Street, Varvarka St. Kitai-Gorod, east of the Kremlin, Moscow Russia

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Gastronomia Eliseevsky, ul. Tverskaya, 14, Moscow 125009 Russia

Get ready to get lost in the grand Eliseevsky grocery. Insider’s tip: don’t leave without trying a chocolate kartoshka cake.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Novokuznetskaya Street, Pedestrian Walk, Moscow Russia

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.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Novokuznetskaya Metro Station, Pyatnitskaya, 23, Moscow 115035 Russia

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.

Pass By: Bolshaya Nikitskaya street (ulitsa), Bolshaya Nikitskaya ulitsa Metro Teatralnaya, Okhotny riad, Moscow Russia

On tour you will try food in 2 restaurants:
1).
3-course Lunch:
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)
2).
Snacks:
1. Tbilisi snack in traditional Georgian restaurant. 
Possible options here:
- Khachapuri with compote (Russian sweet drink from berries)
Or
- Baklava, an Eastern sweet made form puff pastry, honey and walnuts.
2. Snack in Altai restaurant, Siberian cuisine with old Russian traditions.
Possible options here:
- 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.

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

Exclusions

  • Extra food and drinks, not in the set menu options
  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel or vacation rental.
You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

Returns To

Your hotel or a centrally-located location in Moscow

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private walking tour with use of the metro
  • Please indicate your preferred start time in comments when booking
  • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Tours in all languages (except English) are subject to availability and can be switched to English
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.83 out of 5 based on the last 6 recent reviews

Nick took us to some great places and my husband loved the food and different culture. this tour should be a must on your to do list!
• Submitted 25 Jun 2018
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.
• Submitted 07 Sep 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
• Submitted 30 May 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!
• Submitted 21 Feb 2017
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!
• Submitted 02 Oct 2016
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.
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017

In Brief

Location:
Moscow, Russia
Country:
Russia
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Daily
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