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Vodka Museum Tour with transport (excursion only)

3 hours

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Description

Vodka is an important component of Russian life, an element of national identity and everyday culture. We invite you to visit the Vodka Museum and feel the atmosphere of the long gone centuries. You will get to know the story of what is the real vodka, when its manufacture began and the role it has played in the history of Russian civilization. You will have a unique opportunity to see that the process of wine distillation (the original name for vodka production) was very up-to-date for that time period. In the museum there is originally made installation, showing a Russian monk by the first distillation unit equipped with all the necessary devices and, first of all, with a coil pipe! You will be shown vodka bottles of different sizes, from shkalik (or kosushka) to shtof and quarter. The pride of the Museum is the bottle produced at the Kronshtadt table wine distillery in 1862. The museum guides can explain what chekushka is, how big the traditional Russian cup (charka, cheporuha) is, how drinking houses, or kabaks, are different from tractirs that appeared in Russia in the 1880´s, and what kinds of vodka were the most popular among members of different social groups. The choices were very wide: «Smirnovskaya», «Petrovskaya», «Popovka» (produced at the distillery of widow Popova) and «Pshenichnaya» (wheat), «Russkoe Dobro» (Russian goods) and «Dvoinaya Gor´kaya» (double bitter)… This list could be continued forever… In the beginning of the 20th century there were more than 5000 wineries in Russia located in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan as well as in other cities.

Tour duration

3 hours

What's included

  • Private guide
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • Pick-up at your hotel

Prices

Number of people 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person $202 $120 $91 $74 $63 $56

Schedule

Monday 10:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 19:00
Thursday 10:00 - 19:00
Friday 10:00 - 19:00
Saturday 10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 10:00 - 19:00

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