Background Image

Moscow Evening Tour: More Than Just Vodka Spirits

0 Reviews
Main photo of the Tour

From USD

$90.15

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 city’s most famous icons, including the legendary KGB building. As the Russians hardly ever say… “Na zdorovie!”
- 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 we’ll 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.
- Near public transportation
- Infants must sit on laps
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Description:

After meeting your local guide, you will head over to Moscow’s hottest district for nightlife: Myasnitskava Street and beyond. This area is a magnet for the hip crowd, where you’ll 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.

We’ll start by visiting a bar that’s 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! We’ll try some beer here, alongside some traditional Russian snacks.

On the way to the next spot, we’ll 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 we’ll enjoy some very typical zakuska appetisers, which pair well with the vodka we’ll be drinking (more on that in a minute). You’ll 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 it’s super delicious! While you snack away your guide will cover vodka etiquette with you before pairing a few shots with the food.

We’ll then take a stroll down the ‘crooked-knee’ street, passing by a spectacular mansion, the first privately owned public library in Moscow. Further along, we’ll 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 we’ll 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 fried suluguni, a white Georgian cheese that makes for a superb and traditional Russian appetiser.

By the end of the tour, you’ll be well prepared to party like a Russian! Before you go, don’t forget to ask your guide for hints and tips on what else there is to see, drink and eat during your stay in Moscow. 

Departure:

Departure point:

Monument to Alexander Griboyedov, Chistoprudny Blvd, 6, Moskva, Russia, 101000

Departure time:

7:00 PM

Duration:

3 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

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.


Reviews:

This tour does not have any reviews yet


Summary

Detail of Tour
Moscow Evening Tour: More Than Just Vodka Spirits
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 city’s most famous icons, including the legendary KGB building. As the Russians hardly ever say… “Na zdorovie!”

From USD

$90.15

Check out our Recommendations:

Screenshot from IPhone and Android Free App

Explore the world

App store Play store
More interessant destinations

More Destinations

Take a look at these interesting destinations.

Amsterdam Destination
Amsterdam
Explore
Moscow Destination
Moscow
Explore
London Destination
London
Explore
Paris Destination
Paris
Explore
{/* */}