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Russian Bath Experience in St Petersburg with 3-Course Russian Lunch & Russian Vodka

ID 1120, Private tour

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The benefits of the banya have been known for a long time. Hot steam helps clean the skin, makes it soft and smooth.

Relax in a traditional Russian Sauna experience in St Petersburg at the Yamskiye Baths, one of the oldest baths in Russia.
The bath experience consists of a relaxing session in a steam room followed by a dive into a cold plunge pool - this is typically repeated a few times, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. You’ll be escorted by a guide, who tells you about the customs of this historical practice. Enjoy a traditional 3-course Russian lunch before being dropped-off at your hotel/accomadation.

• Russian banya experience Saint-Petersburg
• Enjoy a tranquil steam session followed by a cold dip in a plunge pool
• Try the 'brooms' made of juniper, birch or oak to improve circulation
• Learn about the history of bathing traditions in Russia from a guide
• Traditional 3-course Russian lunch with borsch and vodka drinking are included

It’s considered that the banya atmosphere brings people closer together, allows them to communicate and interact on a more common level. And there is a reason for another Russian proverb which refers to the banya's health benefit, "The day you spend in the banya is the day you do not age."

What to expect

11:00 Meet your guide
Drive to historical centre of Saint-Petersburg.

11:30 Have a private priority banya room, with your own bathing set (broom, cap and sheet).
If you have forgotten your soap, shampoo or bath slippers your guide will be able to help you find suitable bath accessories in the local bath shop (own expense).
Once everything is ready your guide will leave you in private to relax in the steam.
Try the leaf and branch brooms provided for your back - used to help improve circulation. Then dive into the plunge pool full of cold water to restore your body temperature balance, before returning to the steam to repeat the treatment. Locals say that the more they repeat the procedure, the younger and healthier they feel.
Russians call this feeling "Second life".

14:00 After your bath experience, sit down to a Traditional Russian Lunch in the local restaurant. Taste famous Russian dishes and finish your lunch with Traditional Morse (a soft drink made from forest berries). In the background, you will hear soft blues, jazz or retro-music playing on the ancient gramophone.
Your bathing set (sheet, cap and broom) is yours to keep, and can be taken home as a souvenir, but if you would like to buy other Russian souvenirs for your friends there is also a shop where you can choose your favorite broom made from birch, oak, juniper, eucalyptus, canadian oak, linden or a mix of different trees branches (own expense).

16:00 Return to the hotel/Port


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Inclusions 
•	Entrance fees to Baths
•	Hotel pickup by air-conditioned vehicle
•	Towel, sheet, cap and broom 
•	Traditional Russian 3-course lunch

Exclusions 
•	Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase) 
•	Additional food and drinks
•	Gratuities (optional) 
•	Hotel drop-off

Departure Point
Your centrally located St Petersburg hotel\accomodation or Saint-Petersburg Port

Departure Time
11:00 am
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