St.Petersburg: Meal with a Russian Family

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St.Petersburg: Meal with a Russian Family
from USD $96.27
What could be more fun after an exhausting tour day than to enjoy a hearty meal with a local Russian family? Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape into green suburbs of Saint Petersburg, where you will spend truly wonderful time talking, exploring and enjoying Russian food!
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In Brief

Northwestern District, Russia
4 hours
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
Important InfoInfo
Your private driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to you host's place located in the nearest suburbs of Saint Petersburg. The drive will take approximately 1 hour (depending on the location of your hotel and overall traffic) so you will be able to relax.

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

Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your host (who speaks very good English), escorted to the house and shown around. You will see how a multi-generation family lives in Russia, get to meet some of the family members (who are at home at the time of your visit).

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

Typical Menu:

On the savoury side:
- 2 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)


Mors (berry drink)

Still water /water with gas

Tea/ coffee

(Please note that some changes might take place depending on the product availability)

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.


  • Round-trip private transfer by sedan or mini-van
  • meal with a family as per described menu (food and drinks)


  • Gratuities

Departure Time

Any time convenient for you.
When booking, please note that this adventure will take you at least 3,5-4 hours, including round trip transfer.
Most convenient pick-up times are anywhere between 15:00 - 18:00

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from hotels located in St Petersburg.

Returns To

Your hotel in St Petersburg

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children are free of charge under 5 y.o. Simply notify the tour provider about any children under 5 in your party.
  • Dress code is casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not recommended for people with severe animal fur allergies as the host family have a cat and a dog
  • This is a very kid-friendly activity as the family has kids of various ages and a large playground outside in the frontyard. Kids are welcome to explore and have fun!
  • The family is able to comfortably accommodate parties of maximum 6 guests. If you are a larger party - please send us an email for a custom party, which will be help outside in the front yard by the fire.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 4 recent reviews

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner with a lovely Russian family! The food was all authentic and very good! We loved meeting the different generations living in a nice new home. Everyone was welcoming and they were nice enough to consider my food sensitivities when preparing our dinner. It was a great experience!
• Submitted 12 Aug 2017
We had an amazing time with Elena and her family who were fantastic hosts and made us feel so welcome. The dinner prepared by Tatiana was outstandingly delicious and gave us the true insight into Russian cuisine. The evening seemed to go way to fast and it was amazing to meet sure lovely welcoming people I would highly recommend this for anyone interested in learning about typical Russian food and the Russian family structure.
• Submitted 05 May 2017
A wonderful way to meet and enjoy spending time with a local family in their own home. Our hostess was charming, speaks perfect English, and prepared a great meal suitable for our group which ranged in age from 8-84! An added bonus was that the children in the family were in the same age range as ours and before we knew it they were all playing outside in the yard!
• Submitted 27 Aug 2016
I had a wonderful time on my visit. Elena and her family were fantastic hosts and the dinner prepared by Tatiana was delicious! I would highly recommend this for people interested in learning about typical Russian food and the Russian family structure.
• Submitted 28 Jul 2016

In Brief

Northwestern District, Russia
4 hours
Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city