Russian banya experience

Hightlights
  • Visit an authentic local banya house
  • Learn the history and rules of proper bathing
  • Try to feel Russian on this tour
  • Have some tea or kvass to complete your relaxation

Full itinerary
Eager to discover one of the most authentic Russian places? This is a perfect chance to go the local banya house with your local guide! For the ultimate banya experience we will choose the proper VENIK as it is an important part of Russian banya experience. You will learn how to prepare it for the main procedure – the whisking in the steam room called PARILKA. Oh, it's real magic and all the magic secrets of the best whisking will be revealed to you! Don't worry if you feel that the PARILKA is too hot for you – there you can choose a cooler place to enjoy the whisking.

After every session in the steam room you will have to cool off either in a relaxation room or reservoir full of cold water. You will feel how changing the temperatures will affect your body and mind. Your guide will teach you different traditional banya procedures which are considered to be healing and curative ones. Have a soft drink with your guide and feel relaxation . After all banya activities your mind will be at rest and you will feel like your body is smiling!

Inclusions Local English-speaking guide. Entrance fees. Drinks (tea or kvass). Bath whisk. Bath tissue.

Meeting point location Monument to Fyodor Dostoevsky at the Vladimirskaya metro station entrance

Notes If it is a mixed gender group all guests must wear swimming-suits, they should bring their own towels and flip-plops.
Please note that it will be hot in a hot steam section so if you are sensitive to a hot temperature, keep it in mind that you might feel uncomfortable there.

Departing 12:00

Duration
3h

Cost 70 USD
Minimum 2 people