Russian Pancakes Tour with Free Samplings and Historic Walk in Downtown Moscow

Want to try Russian traditional pancakes? Learn to eat like a local on this fantastic, 2- or 3-hour tour (ending on the tour option you select) of Moscow’s trendsetting dining scene.

Hit up some city center hotspots like Myasnitskaya Street, Pushkin Square, Tverskaya Street, Eliseevskiy Emporium, Alexander Garden and Red Square. Don’t miss a chance to shop for souvenirs at the Tea House which offers a great variety of premium tea, coffee and chocolate for over a century.

Stroll along the historic Tverskoy Boulevard which was the first boulevard (1796) in the historical neighborhood of the “Bely Gorod’ neighborhood, or “White Town”.

Eat your way through Moscow’s downtown and pop into different cafés to sample up delicious pancakes, one of the oldest delicacies of Russian cuisine. Along the way, take a look and hear of the historical, cultural and architectural components that make up the legendary capital of Russia. 

Finish the tour at Red Square.

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Hotel pickup available


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  • What's included :
    • All taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private tour
    • Free samplings of Russian traditional pancakes and cakes in 2 or 3 cafes (depending on the selected tour option)
    • Multiple start times available
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Iconic places for photo shoot
    • Flexible customizable itinerary
    • Must-see attractions and off the beaten path
    • Meeting in the hotel lobby
    • Breakfast
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Myasnitskaya Street
    • Entry/Admission - Kuznetsky Most Street
    • Entry/Admission - Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa)
    • Entry/Admission - Boulevard Ring
    What's excluded :
    • Extra food and drinks, if you want more than what's included in tour
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Myasnitskaya Street, Moscow Russia

    10am You’ll meet you guide in the hotel lobby and start your gourmet Moscow exploration from Myasnitskaya Street (Butchers’ Street), old city avenue, named after the butchers who settled down in the area in 15th century. Check out the eclectic interiors and exteriors of Tea House located nearby. It’s a perfect photo op and one of the most beautiful houses in Moscow that dates back to 1893. 

    Follow your foodie guide to one of the coziest cafes where you’ll get to try one of these: a wonderful sour cream cake with prunes, or chocolate caramel cake, or honey cake, all guaranteed to get your taste buds tingling. Before we move on, enjoy one of the drinks of your choice: the delicious raf coffee with orange peel and rosemary, or honey and cinnamon tea, or Americano/Cappuccino.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Kuznetsky Most Street, ulitsa Kuznetsky Most, Moscow Russia

    Your tour will go on to an ethnic café where you can try one of the best pancakes, served with raspberry jam, sour cream and powdered sugar that you will wash down with freshly brewed Coffee Americano, Latte or Cappuccino.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Gastronomia Eliseevsky, Tverskaya St., 14, Moscow 125009 Russia

    And do not forget to check the Eliseevskiy Emporium, renowned shopping mall which will capture your imagination with its fascinating gilded décor with incredible shiny crystal chandeliers and magnificent moldings.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tverskaya Street (Ulitsa), Tverskaya ulitsa, Moscow Russia

    After this, you will explore downtown of Moscow and learn interesting facts about the Pushkin Square. Stroll down the Tverskaya Street, the main Russian avenue, which has been popular among Moscow elite since 17th century and nowadays is a the high-end street.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Boulevard Ring, It Passes Through of Major Squares: Arbat, Pushkin, Trubnaya, Ends At Bolshoy Ustinsky Bridge, Moscow Russia

    You can finish your culinary tour here or continue to explore the latest gastronomic trends with your expert guide on a 3-hour tour. Take a digestion break with a short walk to the adjacent Tverskoy Boulevard, the oldest, the most beautiful and the longest one on the Boulevard ring.

    Then indulge your sweet tooth with one of these Russian authentic delicacies: toasts with egg, grandmother’s pancakes with red caviar or home-made vareniki with cherry, rural cottage cheese or potatoes (your choice of filling) accompanied with refreshing compote berry drink (apricot, cherry, peach or plum). Enjoy the unforgettable warm atmosphere set by perfect blend of warm brick walls with wood inlay and crystal chandeliers, a real wood-burning stove in the center of the room, shelves with pots and jars, dim lights and nice lounge music.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Bolshaya Nikitskaya street (ulitsa), Bolshaya Nikitskaya ulitsa Metro Teatralnaya, Okhotny riad, Moscow Russia

    Full and happy, venture to historic downtown along Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street, home to old Moscow State University, Moscow Conservatory. Admire the unique facades of neoclassical mansions and learn about the origin of the avenue’s name.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Red Square, Moscow 109012 Russia

    Take a walk back in time as your friendly local guide will tell you amazing stories about many layers of history found in Moscow, covering everything from its ancient tribes period, to its violent 20th century and the present period of rebirth. By the end, you’ll have a great understanding of the city’s food, its history and culture along with some top tips about the best places to visit.

    Duration: 20 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental or train station.You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The tour can be modified to meet your preferences
    • Private walking tour with the use of metro
    • Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Choice of food and restaurants is subject to change
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-11498P60

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