Lunch-excursion “Russian cuisine” (tasty lunch included)

Lunch-excursion is homemade Russian dishes generously flavored with stories of the guide about Russian cuisine in a cozy interior of one of the best cafes in Saint Petersburg – “Dachniki”, Nevskiy pr., 20. You will get to know what difference existed between a peasant’s and a tsar’s menus, how Russian soups variety is connected with excessive drinking, why Russians are among the first vegetarians ever and what food Russians were sharing with bears. What Russian dishes to enjoy during our trip around Russian cuisine land is up to you; please choose one of the menus suggested Menu 1, Menu 2 and Menu 3.

Every

day

 

≈14:00

1h 00m –

1h 15m

990 rub.

Dinner-excursion “Russian cuisine” (delicious dinner included)

Dinner-excursion “Russian cuisine” is a relaxing time in one of the best Russian cuisine cafés of the city while enjoying homemade dishes and an intriguing talk about the history of Russian cuisine. Among other things you will get to know how a tsar’s feast and a peasant’s meal were organized, how you should drink vodka correctly and what Russian modern cuisine is like. Theory must be backed up with practice: during our meeting you are provided with a delicious dinner which will consist of the dishes you choose. Menu 1, Menu 2 and Menu 3.

(photo dnepr.info)

Every

day

 

19:00

1h 00m –

1h 15m

990 rub.

Basic Russian express language course (communication quest included)

During our Russian language course you will find out some interesting facts about the Russian language (its origin, grammar etc.). And, more importantly, you’ll learn how to communicate in Russian in the most common situations like ordering food in a café or restaurant, buying souvenirs or museum tickets or asking for basic directions. Our experienced teacher will lend you a hand at this.
We will meet at a cozy time café and learn as we go: reading Cyrillic can be learnt with the help of the menu, after which you can order some drinks, snacks or desserts. Then we’ll move on to directions and shopping and go out into the city for a quest. 😉

any

day

any

time

 

≈ 2,5 h

1500 rub.

“Photography in St. Petersburg” walking tour (professional photo session included)

Moving from one amazing city landscape to another, taking pictures and discussing the past and the present of photography in Saint Petersburg you will discover the most photogenic Russian city and will learn to enjoy its aesthetics. The one who will accompany you in this trip is our guide Sophya, a professional photographer and photography researcher, participant of many individual and collective photo exhibitions, full time photographer of the European University in St. Petersburg. Sophya will tell you about the most significant events in photo history of St. Petersburg, show you the places that have become iconic for local photographers such as galleries, photo shops and viewpoints. She will also make impressive, lively portraits of you in an amazing city surrounding.

any

day

11:00

17:00

 

≈ 1,5 h

1500 rub.

Master class on painting city landscapes  “Colourful St. Petersburg” (all materials included)

The experienced painters will help you to create one of Saint Petersburg city landscapes in a cozy inspiring interior of painter’s studio located in the city center. You don’t need to worry about anything – all materials, brushes, paints, canvas are included in the price and will wait for you in the studio. Price can vary depending on the size of canvas. Closest interaction with the city, inspiration, discovering your hidden talents and potential as well as the original souvenir as a result are guaranteed!

any

day

any

time

 

≈ 2-3 h

from 990 rub.

Master class “Matreshka Painting”(all materials included)

Master class “Matreshka Painting” is two unforgettable hours of interaction with Russian culture. The experienced masters will help you to create your own matreshka masterpiece. You should not worry about anything – all the materials are included. While working on your matreshka you can also enjoy free drinks and snacks and a stunning view of Nevskiy prospect from the terrace of the cafe.

any

day

agreed

time

 

≈ 2 h

from 650 rub.

«Soviet Past in the Modern City” walking tour to fleamarket

Do you collect old postcards, coins, photo cameras, dolls or even gramophone records? Fleamarket near the metro station Udelnaya is a perfect place for such purchases. The guide will introduce you the most Soviet places of Saint Petersburg, accompany you during walking around the fleamarket, help to find what you are looking for and even to bargain for the best price.

(photo ok.ru)

Sat

Sun

 

11:00

≈ 1,5 h

500 rub.

Master class “Russian Card Games”

Do you wonder what card games the Russians may play at their spare time? In cozy interior of one of the best Saint Petersburg anti-café with spectacular view from terrace we will teach you how play and to enjoy some of Russian card games, the most popular among locals. Fun time, drinks, a present and a good company are guaranteed!

(photo carolccmiller.com)

any

day

evening

≈ 2 h

700 rub.

Individual visit to Zinger House viewing point

Do you want to take a look at the city from above? Zinger House roof is one of the best places to get a bird’s-eye view of the city center including Kazan Cathedral, Savior-On-The-Spilled- Blood Church,  St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nevskiy prospect and many other sights. Visit the roof whenever you want, take amazing pictures and enjoy the perspective!

(фото twitter.com)

any

day

any

time

≈ 40 min

2000 rub.

Excursion to Zinger House viewing point (excursion is available only in Russian)

Do you want to know more about Zinger House and to take a look at the city from above? Zinger House roof is one of the best places to get a bird’s-eye view of the city center including Kazan Cathedral, Savior-On-The-Spilled- Blood Church,  St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Nevskiy prospect and many other sights. While your taking amazing pictures and enjoying the perspective the experienced guide will tell you a lot of intriguing stories about this beautiful building.

(фото mesta-spb.ru)

Sun

 

13:00

 

≈ 1 h

1500 rub.

Master class “Russian Traditional Dolls” (all materials included)

Master class will involve you into Russian history of children games, will let you touch upon ancient traditions and create an original souvenir, a colorful funny doll called in Russian krupenichka. These dolls are believed to bring well-being, love and money to the houses of their owners. Usually they were created from clay, straw and pieces of fabric left from clothes or house items. The experienced masters will assist you in creating your masterpiece with advice and a skillful hand.

(фото livemaster.ru)

any

day

agreed

time

≈ 2 h

990 rub.

Master class “Russian Clay Penny Whistles Painting” (all material included)

Clay Penny Whistles were one of the favorite children toys in the Old Russia (the whistles dated back to the VIIIth century were found by archaeologists). It is very simple toy; a piece of clay transformed in the shape of a bird or an animal. But old Russian masters were trying to make them as pretty as possible by choosing a sophisticated shape or adding some fanciful figures. We invite you to become such an old Russian master for two hours and create your own clay whistle masterpiece by painting it under the guidance of our masters.

(фото oskol-journal.ru)

any

day

agreed

time

≈ 2 h

990 rub.

Master class “Vodka Bottle Decoupage” (all material and vodka bottle included)

Do you usually bring some alcoholic beverages from your trips back home? Do you want to make it in an unusual way this time? We offer you to make your bottle of Russian vodka fancy and appealing to an eye using Saint Petersburg or Russian motives. Under the guidance of our masters you will decorate the bottle of vodka to make it a real adornment of the table or an amazing present.

(фото svoystyle.com)

any

day

agreed

time

≈ 2 h

990 rub.

Master class “Basketwork Out of Birchbark” (all material included)

Basketwork out of birchbark is one of ancient Russian traditional handicrafts. At old times people of all ages were able to do baskets, boxes and even shoes out of birchbark. Let us travel through time and try to become for two hours an old Russian master creating his own masterpieces. Close interaction with Russian history and on original souvenir made by your hands are guaranteed!

(фото stirpostir.ru)

any

day

agreed

time

≈ 2 h

990 rub.

Saint Petersburg at Your Pace offers various guided tours, excursions and master classes for tourists and locals. We pick only the best walks and lessons of Saint Petersburg, and many of them were created by us from scratch. We’ll be pleased to see you and show you Saint Petersburg and Russian culture in some new and intersting ascpects!

You can join our rare lunch or dinner excursions and not only have a delicious meal, but also learn more about the Russian cuisine.

If you want to dive deeper into the Russian culture – go for the unique Russian language master class where you will learn the basics about the language and start speaking you first phrases and words of Russian.

The unique photo excursion will take to the most spectacular points of Saint Petersburg and you will get a few wonderful photos from the guide as well!

For those who are or want to become artistic we offer a great painting master class where you can draw and take home one of the views of Saint Petersburg. Moreover, there are wonderwul master classes in various Russian arts and crafts. After all, Saint Petersburg is a Russian city, thought the least Russian of all. 🙂 Prior art experience is not required.

With us you can climb the beautiful Singer House, or, perhaps, learn to play Russian card games or go to a real Russian flea market! We do our best to make your cultural experience in Saint Petersburg really unique and unforgettable. Just read the details below and sign up for the excursion or master class you like most!