Food is life! One-day gastro tour from Nizhny Novgorod – Road.Travel

Food is life! One-day gastro tour from Nizhny Novgorod

Road Trip Route. Learn the secrets of making ice cream at the Colibri factory., Taste dishes of Kazakh cuisine in eco-aul "Dzhaylyau"., Try the ostrich at Makarya Ostrich Farm., Buy smoked fish at the walls of Holy Trinity Makarievsky Yeltovodsky Monastery.

In our lives, food occupies, if not the main thing, a very important place. It's time for gourmet savours and a real feast of taste! You will visit the ice cream factory, taste aromatic pilaf and manty in Kazakh aul, try ostrich - do not spare your belly for the sake of new gastro adventures!

Gastronomy, 🎅 Winter Trips. From: Nizhny Novgorod

Marina Selivanova. Traveller.

Travel Itinerary and Road Trip Route

Day 1: Ice-cream factory, Kazakh dishes in eco-aul, ostrich farm

In the morning you will go to Kolibri ice-cream factory in Bor to taste ice-cream and make eskimo. You will have a dense lunch of traditional Kazakh cuisine in "Djailau" eco-aula, and then visit an ostrich farm. In the evening you will visit Holy Trinity Makarievsky Zheltovodsky monastery, near the walls of which once worked the biggest fair in Russia.

Nizhny Novgorod

Gazpromneft filling station #245

The journey begins! Before the trip, we recommend filling a full tank of quality fuel at Gazprom Neft's filling stations, and at the same time buying water and snacks on the way.


At the ice cream factory "Kolibri" in Bor you will enjoy two hours of delicious excursion. Here you will learn the main secrets of making ice cream and waffle cups, enjoy soft ice cream "from under the machine", try to bathe eskimo on a stick in chocolate. Sign up by phone: +7 920-001-14-47, or in [community](

Eco-aul "Gailau"

The next point of our gastronomy will be eco-aul ["Djailiau"](http://xn--80ahgnk2cxe.xn--p1ai/) - reconstruction of the Kazakh settlement. There are yurts made of reed felt and a jail "Batyr-chan" with healing water, there is an own backyard and a restaurant where they are cooked according to ancient Kazakh recipes. Group tours of the village are not yet available, but you can sign up for a banquet. You will be fed with aromatic pilaf and shurpa, hot cakes directly from tandyr, traditional dessert bauyrsaki and other Kazakh delicacies. Usually the banquet lasts 6 hours, but you can agree on an accelerated version. A visit must be agreed in advance.

Свято-Троицкий Макарьевский Желтоводский женский монастырь

Makarievskaya fair was considered to be the largest in Russia, and possibly in all Europe: fish, bread, honey, cattle and bells were traded here. Monastic abbots put a lot of efforts to develop the boisterous trade. All incomes from the fair went for needs of the church: at the beginning of the XVII century stone constructions and fortress walls of the monastery were built on this money. The revival [of the monastery]( began in the 90s of the last century, and today the Holy Trinity Makarievsky Zheltovodsky monastery is considered one of the main shrines of the region. In the best traditions of the fair near the monastery walls today you can buy delicious smoked fish: sterlet, catfish, bream, crucian carp or pikeperch. The complex is open from 06:00 to 19:00.

Makar'yevskiy Straus, Ferma

Let's take a short look at Makarievskiy Ostrich farm. Here you will see ostriches of different ages, feed them, try ostrich meat and eggs. You cannot buy ostrich eggs out of season, but feathers and skin cream based on ostrich fat can. Opening hours: Daily from 08:00 to 18:00 without breaks or weekends. Retail sales, consultations: +7 (831) 283-66-63 +7 (930) 283-66-63 Excursion tours, visits: +7 (920) 041-55-33 [Official website](

Nizhny Novgorod