Relax and experience real Russian culture in the historical centre of St Petersburg. Experience a traditional water treatment for the body in one of the most anсient Baths in Russia! Try the birch, juniper or oak broom on your back in a steam treatment. Then having relaxed in the steam, dive into the cold water of a plunge pool. This is usually repeated several times and leaves your skin feeling younger and rejuvenated.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productEnjoy bath experience in the very historical centre of Saint-Petersburg.Upon arrival at the Baths, you will have a private 'lux' 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 (Kupel) 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 more healthy they feel. Russians call this feeling "Second life".After your bath experience, sit down to a Traditional Russian Lunch in the local restaurant. Sitting in this restaurant you will feel the unique atmosphere of this ancient, aristocratic saloon from the XIX century. 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. Admire the private collection of old rare cameras while you wait for your meal. 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). Your tour ends at the bathhouse, and you can make your own way to your hotel or hostel in your own time.Duration: 3 hoursLocation: Yamskiye Bani, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District