Moscow Evening Tour: More Than Just Vodka Spirits

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Monument to Alexander Griboyedov, Chistoprudny Blvd, 6, Moskva, Russia, 101000,
  • Return Details :
    Razvedka, Novaya Ploshchad', 10, Moskva, Russia, 109012
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join us for a night out in Moscow and learn how to walk, talk, drink and party like a Russian. Obviously there will be lots of vodka but we'll also include craft beer and berry-infused spirits, too. Your local guide will teach you how to do shots the Russian way (by saying a special toast!) and we'll pair our vodka with tasty local snacks. Discover hidden gems and pass by some of the citys most famous icons, including the legendary KGB building. As the Russians hardly ever sayNa zdorovie!

Know More about this tour

After meeting your local guide, you will head over to Moscows hottest district for nightlife: Myasnitskava Street and beyond. This area is a magnet for the hip crowd, where youll always find a concert or some other fun activity going on. Its cosy labyrinth of side streets is also full of fabulous places to eat out.

Well start by visiting a bar thats well known for its extensive selection of quality craft beers, many of which were brewed locally by the owner. Russian breweries are experimenting not only with exotic fruits, local berries and coffee flavours but also with the packaging and naming of their beers. One of the locals' favourites is even named after a well-known Russian Prime Minister! Well try some beer here, alongside some traditional Russian snacks.

On the way to the next spot, well pass by a beautiful old building in the chinoiserie style that sits behind the old Central Post Office. It was transformed into an attractive tea shop a number of years ago. Your guide will talk to you about Russian tea-drinking culture and how it differs to that of other tea-drinking nations.

Our next stop is a charming and friendly restaurant named after a city by the Black Sea, Odessa. The city is famously cosmopolitan, welcoming people from Jewish, Russian and Ukrainian cultures, amongst others. The restaurant is known for its hearty cuisine, so well enjoy some very typicalzakuskaappetisers, which pair well with the vodka well be drinking (more on that in a minute). Youll also get to sample a variety of pickles, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, garlic and cabbage. What is more, you will try one of our favourite snacks, smoked lard (pork fat), which may sound unappetising but trust us when we say its super delicious! While you snack away your guide will cover vodka etiquette with you before pairing a few shots with the food.

Well then take a stroll down the crooked-knee street, passing by a spectacular mansion, the first privately owned public library in Moscow. Further along, well walk through Lubyanka square, home of the ex-KGB headquarters. For a long time, the area has been a source of scintillating gossip, cold war anecdotes and even the inspiration for many contemporary art projects.

Our tour ends in the mysterious setting of a secret service themed bar. Here well have another traditional Russian drink,nastoika, which is a berry (or sometimes veggie) infused alcoholic beverage. For Russians, this type of drink is usually homemade something your grandmother in the countryside would lovingly make. We recommend that you try it with friedsuluguni, a white Georgian cheese that makes for a superb and traditional Russian appetiser.

By the end of the tour, youll be well prepared to party like a Russian! Before you go, dont forget to ask your guide for hints and tips on what else there is to see, drink and eat during your stay in Moscow.

Inclusions

Local English-speaking guide

1 Russian craft beer (0.3 litre) with snack

1 shot of Russian vodka with variety of appetisers (pickles and smoked lard)

1 shot of nastoika (infused vodka) and fried suluguni cheese

Snacks

Alcoholic Beverages

Exclusions

Additional food and drinks

Souvenirs and personal shopping

Tips/gratuities for your guide

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

No children allowed. Travellers between the ages of 12-18 years old are allowed to join the tour with a parent or guardian but will not be permitted to drink any of the alcoholic drinks.

If you have any special dietary requests, please notify us in advance and well do our best to accommodate you, although we cannot guarantee that there will always be alternative snacks available.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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