Dacha, meaning ‘something given’, was primarily a small estate given to trusted subordinates of Royal family. During the era of the Soviet Union, following the Great Revolution, dachas were used for increasing food production during times of great uncertainty.
For the locals, a dacha is a seasonal home away from home, a sanctuary for Russians to escape the bustle of their urban lives. Your visit to a local dacha will provide you with the opportunity to delve deeper into the Russian culture and traditions, and experience life through the eyes of a Russian family.
Upon arrival at a family dacha you will find yourself surrounded by garden plots growing fresh fruits and vegetables. During your visit, your hosts will invite you to discover what life is like in one of Russia’s cultural capitals, and you will get a taste of what life is like living in a soviet style dacha.
After your arrival, your host will take you on a guided tour of their second home, where you will have the chance to explore the area, and see some of the fresh produce which will have gone into preparing your delicious lunch. Before departing, feast on a delectable traditional dacha meal which may include Shashlyk, meat roasted on a spitfire or BBQ, all while engaging in conversation with your hosts and learning more about life in Vladivostok.
Location: Russia, Vladivostok
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 4 hours
A local guide and any other fees including any museum entrance fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Restrictions: Comfortable clothing is advised. Available in the summer season only (middle of May- September).
Physical rating: Easy – Suitable for all