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Traditional Russian Tea Ceremony in St Petersburg with Private Local Guide

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3 hours

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From 09:00

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Traditional Russian Tea Ceremony in St Petersburg with Private Local Guide

What you'll do

Experience the famous Russian hospitality on this guided tour with traditional tea ceremony in St. Petersburg. Enjoy the perfect mix of must-see places and a comfort of traditional Russian tearoom. Witness the main attractions of the city, including the gorgeous Mikhailovsky Palace and its garden, the splendid Saint Michaels Castle and the atmospheric Summer Garden. Catch the absolutely breathtaking views of Neva river and ask a little bird from Russian folklore to fulfill your wishes. Delight your taste buds and eyes with traditional tea and wide choice of desserts served on the elegant traditional tea set. • Wander the historic streets and districts of St. Petersburg • See the must-visit sites of the cultural capital of Russia • Stroll the splendid Neva River embankments and enjoy city’s landscapes • Take part in the traditional Russian tea ceremony

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    You will start your tour in front of the Mikhailovsky Palace, an elegant showpiece of the Empire style architecture. It is the home for the Russian Museum, and together with the Art Square it is the common starting point for exploring a historic heart of St Petersburg. Look around while you will be taking pictures because every building here is a masterpiece.
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    Then you will explore the Mikhailovsky Garden, where you will enjoy the atmosphere of luxury and splendor. For some period of time there was hunting ground here, as Russian Empresses loved this kind of entertainment. Take splendid pictures of green garden and beautiful palace on the background or just relax walking through peaceful passes. Proceed to the Saint Michaels Castle a really magnificent and impressive structure. Originally it was home for Emperor's family, and then it became a technical school. It is a really incomparable construction, each of its façade is different, so you probably wouldn't believe they belong to same castle.

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    Pass by the famous monument dedicated to Chizhyk-Pyzhik, funny vodka-drinking character of Russian folk song. The tune is so simple, that it is often used by those who learn to play piano. The monument is made in shape of a small bird (“chizh”, which means “siskin”), 11 cm height, and is located on Fontanka River near bridge splendid bridge. Try to throw a coin and make a wish, and if you coin stays on a small pedestal, your wish will be fulfilled.

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    Your next stop is the magnificent Summer Garden, where you will wander around numerous beautiful sculptures and fountains. The atmosphere here is so inspiring that many poets dedicated their poems to Summer Garden. Pond, vases, beautiful channel are among the many wonderful things you will explore here. Even the railing of Summer Garden is so scrumptious, that it has become a symbol of St Petersburg.

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    Before leaving the Summer Garden look at the amazing Summer Palace of Peter the Great. Main summer residences of Russian Emperors are located in suburbs, so this Summer Palace in city center is quite modest. There are only 14 rooms there and just 2 kitchens, but it is the oldest palace in St Petersburg and nowadays you can see it in its original look.

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    Enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of the Neva River embankments. Bridges, palaces on the opposite site, deep blue water – you will never forget this atmosphere. It is definitely the best place for a magnificent selfie, even if wind will mess up your hairstyle.

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    Just a several minutes walking through vibrant streets of St. Petersburg and you will get to the cozy Afisha bar and take part in a fascinating ritual of Russian tea drinking. You will try traditional Russian tea, called Kyakhta tea, and delivered from China. Immerse in Russian cuisine and try red caviar, homemade marshmallows, honeydew and blackcurrant marmalade. The very special offer of this place is rosans, special cake that were beloved by well-known Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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    By the way, Dostoevsky had a sweet tooth and was a regular customer of St Petersburg confectioneries, so you can enjoy sweets made with writer’s favorite recipes. You will not only pamper your taste buds, but also have eye candies, as food is served on a tea set from the Imperial Porcelain Factory. This will make your tea party elegant and refined. This experience is so good, that it feels like a crime to touch or eat anything that looks so beautiful.

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What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Customizable itinerary

Friendly local guide

Private walking tour

Multiple start times available

Must see and off the beaten path

Iconic places for photoshoot

Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour

Meeting in the hotel lobby

Coffee and/or Tea

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What's not included

Entrance fees (if any, depends on your preferences)

Extra food and drinks

Gratuities (optional)

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Not wheelchair accessible

Not suitable for pets

Infants must not sit on laps

Infant seats unavailable

Lobby of your hotel. Please provide the exact name and address of your hotel. Your guide will meet you at your centrally-located hotel, hostel or vacation rental You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email


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Cancellation policy

A full refund will apply if you cancel more than 24 hours before the activity start time.

No refund is possible if you cancel less than 24 hours before the activity start time.

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