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Introduction to Uzbek food on Vasilievsky Island

Clock 1 hour 30 minutes
Private
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  • E-ticket
  • English / Русский язык
  • – visit of local market
  • – stories about Central Asia, Uzbekistan and Uzbek people in St Petersburg
  • Гарантия места
  • Можно оплатить банковской картой на сайте или наличными в офисе в Петербурге

Я хочу рассказать всему миру о тех прекрасных блюдах, которыми славится узбекская кухня: <i> плов, лагман, чучвара, самса </i> и прочие! И не просто расскажу, но и накормлю в правильном месте. Это не экскурсия в классическом ее виде, а скорее путешествие в узбекский Петербург.

Отзывы туристов
Steve M.
over 3 years ago
This is a learner's tour! If you wish to learn about Central Asia, how its current political borders came to be, of the different ethnicities that combine to make this area of the world so amazing, and want to see food as a testament to a cultural legacy, this tour is for you. Alex is cordial, polite and full of knowledge. He will amaze you with his vast knowledge of migration patterns, diffusion of culture, and history. This is a tour that will explode misconceptions and leave you informed and confident about some forgotten corners or "doubly-landlocked" corners of the world. I have had the opportunity to take this tour twice, once as an area of interest and once with students--Alex fulfilled all expectations and more. Oh, and the food was great as well. In one word--marvelous!
Mehdi B.
about 3 years ago
Alex's tour is a good dichotomy between the food and the history of Central Asia. Very fascinating to learn about this part of the world as we in the US receive only scant information about this region in the normal course of studies. We visited several markets where Central Asian food and products were sold and ended with an awesome lunch. I very much recommend his tour if you're from a part of the world where you can't get Uzbek food as this is a good place to taste it! I have a suggestion which would be to offer a tour where one could learn how to make Uzbek/Central Asian food (since it's so hard to come by outside of the region).
Pascale M.
about 5 years ago
I took the tour on September 8th, 2013. Alexandr is a great host! I learnt a lot during the walk around the local market, and I loved the Uzbek meal! He has a lot of great stories to share, and we had a great conversation. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone, whether you are a small group or just traveling alone, looking for something different to do. Try it out!!! I wish Alexandre all the best in his future endeavours, and all the best to this company, whose mission - to put travelers in touch with locals for a different taste of St. Petersburg- is a great one!! PM
Isabel.p
about 3 years ago
This tour was incredibly interesting and Alex is so knowledgeable. The trip to the market was great and not rushed, we had time to buy a few things Alex talked about/showed us. He gave us a great history of the Uzbek population in St. Petersburg, as well as central Asia in general and the influence of so many different countries on Uzbek food. He ordered several dishes for us to try at the restaurant and all were delicious. Alex is very friendly and after the tour walked us back in the direction we needed and made sure we knew how to get back to our hotel. Highly recommended!
David H.
about 4 years ago
Alex is an interesting guy, obviously a young man with a bright future (one of the founders of this amazing venture). I was intrigued by this tour having visited Central Asia a couple of times. I learned a lot, and my wife learned even more. I felt at ease with Alex because he seemed to be enjoying himself. And the food we eventually had was very tasty and not too costly (and Alex paid for his own food). Finally, I liked that he was flexible about dates and times for the tour due to the fact that we were only in St. P. a short time and had already booked other Sputnik tours.
Raja_yan
over 2 years ago
I spent a great afternoon wandering Vasilievsky Island with Alex. We went to the market and had delicious Uzbek food afterwards. One of my future trips will be to retrace the silk route, so it was wonderful to pick Alex's brains about central asia's history/culture. He is a great source of knowledge of that area and saint p as well. If he were to lead other food tours of cuisines not commonly found outside of the former soviet union, I would sign up in a heartbeat!
Robin J.
almost 3 years ago
Alesandr was a great host - it was a pleasure walking and talking with him. The small Uzbek restaurant was quite modest - but the food was delicious. Both the talking and tasting were fine. I have given 4 stars rather than 5 because from the description of the tour I had hoped to learn a little more about the Uzbek kitchen, its spices and the way they are used. But in any case, thanks for a good afternoon with my two guests from Denmark. Robin Jensen May 2015
Susanmig
about 1 year ago
Alex was very good and informative he explained with use of pictures and maps about Russia and the surrounding countries and of course Uzbekistan. It was very interesting and it helped us understand the area and the history of the regions much better. The meal was wonderful our compliments to the chef and the restaurant owner was a delightful man. Keep this trip on your books as I am sure many future visitors to St Petersburg will enjoy it. We certainly did. 😄
Purplesage
over 3 years ago
I have taken many other tours in St. Petersburg but this is a very unique and interesting one! Alex is second to none not only in the types of food of Central Asia, but also in the history and culture of this area that is little known to most western tourists. We visited a very authentic food market on Vasilievsky Island and we had a great lunch in a nearby restaurant. Alex is very friendly and a great company! Many thanks Alex!
Natasha
about 4 years ago
This was a good way to spend a couple of hours in St. Petersburg. Alex made me feel instantly at ease and has a great sense of humour. He's very knowledgeable about history of not just Russia but also central Asia, so while you're enjoying divine food, you're learning at the same time. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone that wants to do something different in St. Petersburg.

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About the tour on
English

Well. I love food therefore the countries where the food culture exists.
One of these countries is Uzbekistan for sure.

There is huge community of Uzbek immigrants in St. Petersburg.

During the tour I will tell you stories about Central Asia and Uzbekistan.
We will visit local market with traditional Uzbek bakery and Central Asian shops.
Finnaly we'll go to a local Uzbek chaikhana. Don't expect a fancy restaurant. The place is mostly popular among immigrants.

I want to show you ti try very authentic Uzbek food: plov, lagman, manti and many many other dishes.
I'm originally from Kazakhstan. And I know how it should taste like.

Food is quite cheap. You will be very full for 500 roubles!

I live and work nearby, so I can conduct a tour any time.
Just message me.

p.s. all meals contain meat, no vegetarian options.

Price

Regular ticket
Offer for 1 person 1500 ₽ per person
Offer for group of 2-4 persons 1000 ₽ per person

What is included in activity

– visit of local market
– stories about Central Asia, Uzbekistan and Uzbek people in St Petersburg

What is not included

– food costs around 500 rub per person

Activity schedule

every day around 13.00 except Monday

What places will you see

- Andreevsky market and traditional Uzbek oven
- traditional Uzbek chaikhana

Activity book period

You can book tour up to 8 hours in advance.

Languages in what activity is performed

English, Russian

Directions to meet your guide

Vasileostrovskaya metro station

How long your tour will be

1 hour 30 minutes

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Introduction to Uzbek food on Vasilievsky Island - customer reviews

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Imran.ak, Saint Petersburg, Россия

July, 9 2018

Great introduction to the culture and food to the central asian peoples. Alexandr is great guide and host.



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Susanmig, United Kingdom

October, 10 2017

Alex was very good and informative he explained with use of pictures and maps about Russia and the surrounding countries and of course Uzbekistan. It was very interesting and it helped us understand the area and the history of the regions much better. The meal was wonderful our compliments to the chef and the restaurant owner was a delightful man. Keep this trip on your books as I am sure many future visitors to St Petersburg will enjoy it. We certainly did. 😄



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Van A., Brussels, Belgium

August, 18 2017

Not only knowledgeable, Alex was very nice and understanding. Due to the long waiting at the custom control, I arrived the meeting point later than expected but the group was still waiting for me. Definitely a must-do tour.



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Mengmeng, Netherlands

August, 7 2017

Alex told me a lot of things related to central asia, I didn't know anything before so it was quite an experience. The uzbiek food is great, it is very similar to the food xinjiang province in China, I enjoyed a lot. After the trip he also gives me information about the city. I really like this trip!



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Pirjo F., Таллин, Эстония

July, 10 2017

We had a great afternoon!



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Agatha a., Bassersdorf, Switzerland

April, 24 2017

We loved it!



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Jorik, Arnhem, Netherlands

January, 1 2017

Aleksandr was like a window on central asia. He tells you about the people through the delicious food that is on offer on the market and a small market with handlers and products from the region. Combined with his smile and open mind he makes a great guide. If you are looking for a rather different view on st Petersburg this is wortwhile.

Jorik
(The Netherlands)



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Sofiya,

November, 28 2016

Very unique and interesting tour about Uzbek and not only, comprehensive introduction, market visit and tasty lunch at Uzbek restaurant. Very good knowledge of Uzbek history, culture and present. Many thanks to Aleksandr for tour.



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Nick R., Россия

August, 20 2016

Very good, thorough knowledge and willing to answer all my questions.



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Reija Y., Helsinki, Финляндия

May, 2 2016

Very interesting!





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