Homemade Dinner with a Local Family

One Evening

This evening activity is the best option for those travellers, who would like to immerse themselves in real Russia!

If you would like to fully understand Russian culture, then consider a homemade dinner with a local, English-speaking family. Your welcoming hosts will prepare an authentic domestic feast with a wide array of traditional Russian dishes in their home.

You will gain real insight into what Russian life is like beyond what is seen in the media and movies. Take the opportunity to drink with grandpa, talk about news with dad, and learn cooking secrets from mom.

After homemade plates of crave-worthy pirogi, authentic borsch, and an array of various traditional dishes, you won’t be going home hungry.



DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Seaport- dockside or Hotel (if not arriving by ship)
DEPARTURE TIME 7:00 PM- Please arrive promptly
English-speaking driver Comfortable mini-bus
Food and drink Hearty conversations
NOTES If you have any dietary restrictions or preferences, please let us know before your arrival.


Your Experience at a Glance:

Our English-speaking driver will be waiting for you at your terminal with our company’s sign at 7 p.m. You will be brought to the local family’s house within 20 minutes. There you will be met by your new hospitable Russian friends. You will have a big traditional family dinner that will start with snacks and vodka and gradually continue with soup and pirogis, salads, and of course the main course. Your dinner will finish with traditional tea and sweets. In the end of the day you will find full not only your stomach with food, but your heart with a new friendship.

After the end of the dinner you will find your smiling driver with our company’s sign right outside the doors. Once everyone is back to the van, the driver will start driving back to the port. You will arrive to the port within 20 minutes.

Tentative Itinerary

  • 7:00PM Depart the port in one of our private air-conditioned mini-buses
  • 7:30PM-10:45PM Enjoy your evening with a local familt
  • 11:00PM Back on board your ship or in your hotel


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