Visit a Siberian dacha with BBQ lunch
"A Russian dacha with a garden plot"
When in Russia, do what Russians do
During the reign of Tsar Peter the Great, a dacha, meaning ‘something given, was a small estate or land given to the trusty subordinates of the Tsars. Following the Great Revolution, and during the era of the Soviet Union, a dacha was used for increasing food production for local families during times of uncertainty.
For the Russians, a dacha is now a seasonal home away from home, a sanctuary used for escaping the bustle of the urban lifestyle. You embark on your cultural adventure outside of the main city of Novosibirsk, and then you will immerse yourself in the Siberian culture, share their traditions, and experience life through the eyes of your local Novosibirsk family.
Your excursion begins when your guide leads you to the family home situated in the suburbs of Novosibirsk, upon arrival you will be greeted by your gracious hosts, after which you may be invited to take a tour around their cosy second home, which may include a tour around the garden plots filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, and a short tour around the area.
Once you have been acquainted with your hosts, and have been introduced to the rest of the family, you’re welcome to join the family in conversation, to get to know more about the Siberian way of life, their views and their traditions. Your host will invite you to sit around the dinner table to enjoy the delicious meal that your attentive host as prepared.
While enjoying your delicious and hearty Siberian dacha style lunch, spend the rest of your time to get to know the family, experience hospital that’s unlike anywhere else in the world, and for a moment feel as though you are a member of the family.
Location: Russia, Novosibirsk
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 4 hours
Restrictions: Larger groups can be accommodated upon request.