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Drink vodka in authentic Russian style

In this session, I will explain to you the authentic way in which Russians drink their vodka, along with some important insights into our culture.

2 Reviews
From Saint Petersburg
Online Experience
1 Hour
Spirits and Wine
Upto 8 people
  • Private and live interaction with the guide. Let him tell you some stories, and you can tell him some of yours!
  • Insights into Russian culture, eating, and drinking habits

I would love to be your host for this online Vodka drinking session in an authentic Russian style. It will be a fun, interactive and informative experience as I regale you with anecdotes, and raise many a toast along the way. 

About this experience
What's included
  • A live and interactive session about drinking vodka and the Russian culture
What's excluded
  • Vodka and Snacks
  • Please have a good internet connection and Zoom app installed on your phone or laptop
  • The instructions to join the meeting will be sent via email shortly after the booking
Know before you go
  • Please arrange for vodka and some appetizers/chasers, preferably pickles, sour cabbage, marinated/cured mushrooms, or cured herring prior to the session
  • At times the mobile network may be intermittent, and the picture may not be clear. However, we will attempt to minimize such disruptions
  • You can book this tour for 51 USD per booking and invite up to 8 friends and family to join this activity with you from all over the world. You will see the option to book this experience as a private tour on the checkout page if it is available for that time slot
  • Since these are live tours, they may be subject to last minute cancellation due to inclement weather, Internet disruptions or other unforeseen circumstances.
Meet your Host
Alexander Shmidke

I've been a tour guide for 15 years already, doing a wide variety of tours starting from Walking tours around St. Petersburg to battlefield tours of the Winter War and the Siege of Leningrad. I am also able to provide visa waivers to cruise passengers and the Nevsky Bridgehead and tour of the Political History Museum.

Tour Reviews
  • Swati Pant

    We had a really nice session with Alexander who explained how Russians drink vodka. What was interesting is that he managed to hold our attentions on a zoom call where all us were in different parts of the world. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of vodka, traditional accompaniments and all the various stories including getting to know that for many years we drank the worst possible vodka :-). Perfect combo of info and fun.

  • Ruchira Kumar

    A bunch of us friends booked the tour together, and we had a great time. Alex was extremely knowledgeable about the history and culture around vodka drinking. He managed to provide even the most seasoned vodka drinkers amongst us with something they didn't know. It was like hanging out with a new friend over a drink. Something you would never get to do when you actually visit a place with family- when the holiday gets taken over by sightseeing etc. This was really laid back and felt like you were there in St Petersburgh, in the comfort however of your home.

From USD 51 / Group
Important Information
  • Fully refundable in case of any cancellation upto 2 days before the tour.