Learn to make borsht in our fun Russian cooking classes.
Learn to cook Russian food on our Russian cooking tours.
Russian Cooking Classes - St. Petersburg
We are pleased to introduce our new Russian Cooking Class Package that can be added to any of our classic tours.
Russia offers many fantastic native dishes from Blini and Borsch to Beef Strogonoff and Black Bread.
The development of the Russian kitchen was influenced by Russia's vast size, the Russian people's closeness to the land and forest and the influence of many neighboring cultures. Russian food is composed of rich combinations of poultry, game, berries, mushrooms and honey. Fish, especially from freshwater lakes and rivers is also very popular.
Russia also has a long tradition of using local grains such as barley, wheat and rye for baking unique varieties of bread including the famous Russian black bread, creating various side dishes and breakfast meals such as kasha, cooking pancakes - very popular in Russia and of course, making vodka,kvass and beer. Russian cuisine is also rich in many different soups, stews and dumpling dishes.
Take part in our exciting cooking classes centered on authentic Russian recipes and taught by great local chefs. We will show you how to prepare and serve a good sampling of Russia's world-renowned dishes such as Blini, Borsch, Pelmeni, Pirozhki, Beef Stroganoff as well as different kinds of pastry, soups, entrees and hot dishes. We are looking forward to cooking with you!
Quick lunch. 'Cook & go'
Duration: 1 hour
Use your lunch hour efficiently: even during a short break you can explore the secrets of the Russian cuisine. With our chefs, preparing an ordinary lunch turns into real fun: Create a quick yet delicious culinary masterpiece, discover new facts about Russian traditional cuisine and enjoy your ready-made meal - all in one hour. Russian blini, syrniki and vareniki are all waiting to be cooked by you!
Traditional Russian lunch
Duration: 2 hours
For most Russians, traditional lunch is all about soup. In Russia, there are a great variety of soups to be chosen from: Shchi, Ukha, Solyanka and many more. The tradition of making Shchi, for example, goes back to the 9th century and the recipe has mostly preserved its original form. So join this class and learn to make one of the most popular Russian meals. Choose a lesson about Okroshka cold soup to refresh you on a hot day or treat yourself to a good portion of Shchi or Solyanka to make you feel warm when the St. Petersburg weather turns less attractive.
- Russian cooking class: quick lunch. 'Cook & go'
- Russian cooking class: traditional Russian lunch
|Prices in USD per person
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Help me organize my Tour
This specialty extension package can be added on or mixed and matched with any of our standard tours or to any customized tour. You can even build your own tour around this package, adding on hotels and other services. Contact us to find out more.
- 2 cooking lessons in our special cooking school
- Interpreter service (English)
Tours provided in English. Other languages are available on request for additional payment.
Prices do not include
- Hotel accommodation
- Visa processing costs. For US, UK and Canadian citizens, our company offers Full Visa Support. This is where you send us your passport and other documentation and we obtain the Russian visa for you. To learn more about this option, please visit the Full Visa Support page
- International airfare (we can assist you in booking discount airfare, contact us to find out more or book the discount tickets yourself through our internet ticket office)
- Optional services as well as theater tickets
- Travel insurance
Package dates are flexible. It can be customized to your taste. We can include additional excursions or performances as well as hotel accommodation on your request. We can also mix and match packages with our Moscow and St.Petersburg tours.
To book a tour, 30% deposit is required at the moment of booking. The trip must be fully paid 31 days before departure.
61 or more days before departure - a fee equal to 15% of the entire package will be charged.
60-15 days before departure - a fee equal to 30% of the entire package will be charged.
14 days or less before departure or no-show - a fee equal to 100% of the package will be charged.
Our Russian tours are offered as land only where you arrange your own airfare and we meet you at the airport and handle everything else. You can easily book the discount tickets yourself through our own discount internet ticket office. The airline tickets we offer are the cheapest available on the web. Please browse our discount air tickets section to learn more.
Very often travelers coming to Russia have many questions concerning our tours, accommodation, visas, transfers and more. To see the answers to the most frequently asked questions, please consult our FAQ page by clicking here.