Private tour: Traditional Russian Home-Cooking Experience. Learn how to cook Blini and Shchi soup! (3 hours) - uVisitRussia
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Private tour: Traditional Russian Home-Cooking Experience. Learn how to cook Blini and Shchi soup! (3 hours)

Hone your cooking skills with a 3-hour class of Blini and Shchi soup-making!. Brush up your cooking skills under the watchful eye of your host. Hosted by a chef in a private apartment, this cooking class will teach you to make "Blini" (thin pancakes) which are a traditional Russian dish as well as "Shchi" - traditional Russian white cabbage soup. Discover the secrets of Russian cuisine and experience Russian traditions in cozy, friendly and private atmosphere with your family or friends. Impress your friends when you get back home by cooking some real Russian cuisine!
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • All necessary equipment and food included
  • Free soft drinks included
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and an English-speaking host

Make your own way by metro to meet the apartment host. The host will pick you up right after you come out of the metro to accompany you to her private apartment to start the cooking class.

Hosted by a professional chef in a private apartment in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere, this cooking class will teach you to make Blini (Russian thin pancakes, a popular tzar's dish from the Maslenitsa (Russian Spring carnival), which are a traditional Russian dish and "Shchi" - traditional Russian white cabbage soup.

Pick up a few Russian phrases from your host and feel closer to Russian culture. 

All the dishes that you are going to learn are based on the most renowned Russian recipes, always using the freshest seasonal ingredients.

The cooking class is limited to a maximum of 4 participants so that you can ensure that you receive a unique personal experience from the Chef.

With soft drinks to accompany your meal, enjoy eating your own hand-made blinis and soup, asking your host any questions you might have about life in Russia. Don't forget to take note of the recipe for this authentic dish!

At the end of your experience, your host will accompany you to the nearest subway station. Alternatively, if you prefer she can help you order a taxi back to the city (own expense approx. 20-30 US$ per car for 1-4 persons).


Type: Private Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Departure time: 11:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Private cooking class
  • Professional English-speaking chef assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Food tasting
  • All the cooking equipment and food
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Optional transfer to local subway station at the end of the experience
  • Russian soft drinks Kvass or Mors
Not included
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central hotel (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C) - available for additional cost upon request or you can take a taxi
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Additional info
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure and Return

Departure point: Please contact the local operator directly after booking to confirm exact location and time

Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

Sights included in program

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2 person - US$ 319.99 (US$ 160.00 per person)
3 person - US$ 436.80 (US$ 145.60 per person)
4 person - US$ 492.02 (US$ 123.00 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 3

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

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Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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