If you are looking for gastronomic pleasures and experiences, then you should definitely go on this journey, because it is full of different delights and delights. You will taste many kinds of cheese on a private farm, taste the cuisine of the Middle Ages, find the famous pretzel and have dinner in a real caviar bar! Sounds delicious, doesn't it? ** Book hotels along the route with cachebacks up to 10%. At the end of the route you will find a special offer for Mastercard holders!
The first day of the trip you will start with a tasting of fine cheeses at the Village Farm. Here you can not only buy something delicious, but also take a real master class in cheese making. This place is famous for its hospitality and quality products. In the afternoon, you will arrive to the medieval town of Vyborg and follow in the footsteps of its traditions and main attractions.
On this farm you will have an excursion where you can taste and buy cheeses of your own production: young and aged, with and without mold, soft and hard. You will be told about all the nuances of their preparation and maturation, will share the recipes of dishes. You can also sign up for a master class on making cheese. You will also learn about village life, how to make milk and how to make different products out of it. The tour can be ordered by contacting the official [site](https://ferma-derevnya.ru/news/afisha/). Please note that the farm opens an hour later at 11:00 on weekends.
This fairly clean lake, which has a comfortable rest, is located in the forest area. Thanks to the natural microclimate, a calming atmosphere is maintained here. Mushrooms and berries come here, as well as fishing. Many recreation centers, which operate here all year round, offer some sports (skating, skiing, snowboarding).
We'll stop by the cafe Laplandia. Here you will be fed with homemade food: hodgepodge, meatballs, cutlets, cabbage rolls and, of course, shashlyk.
The famous market square, where you can taste and buy local delicacies. Walk around it and chat with local vendors. They might be able to tell you something interesting.
This cafe is famous for its gastronomic delights. You will definitely like fish in Russian, draniki, dumplings. You will certainly appreciate the impressive atmosphere and cozy interior.
One of the well-known squares of the city, located within the historical districts of Vyborg. It's considered the oldest of all the squares currently available. Many architectural monuments of past epochs have remained on the territory: the premises of the former brig, built in the classical style, the building of the former house of Wekrut, the house of the merchant Borhardt, re-planned in the style of Neo-Renaissance, a number of houses of the Wolf, connected into a single building.
The famous Vyborg pretzel was first baked centuries ago. In the second half of the XIV century in Vyborg was founded Franciscan monastery, whose monks were engaged in baking pretzels. The recipe included various spices: caraway, cinnamon, nutmeg, sesame, marjoram, cardamom, clove, poppy. They were served to a hot red wine drink with the addition of spices - glögu. Today you have a unique opportunity to find and taste these ancient delicacies.
The castle was founded in 1293 during the third Swedish crusade. Marine militia landed on the coast of the Gulf of Finland in the area of today's Vyborg and ruined a Karelian settlement and a Karelian watch point on a small island. The Swedes laid a castle on the island and called it Vyborg, which means "Holy Fortress" in Old Swedish. The entrance to Castle Island is open daily from 9:00 to 19:00. The observation deck on the Tower of St. Olaf is working: Saturday and Sunday: from 11:00 to 17:00; Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: from 12:00 to 16:00. The Vyborg Castle Museum is open daily, except Mondays, from 10:00 to 18:00.
Colorful two-storey house built of boulders, built on a hillside in the XVI century. The house has been owned by rich merchants or artisans for many centuries. In the basement there was a workshop and warehouse, on the first floor - a meeting room and a small kitchen, on the second floor - bedrooms. Be sure to go upstairs and find a small coffee shop where you can buy famous pretzels and make a small stop for a cup of tea. Opening hours: daily from 10:00 to 18:00.
Here they sell beautiful marzipan with Vyborg symbols. The local gingerbread cakes also look no less nice. There are souvenirs with the symbols of Vyborg, and there are just funny. As a gift to children we advise to bring a useful and delicious souvenir - a paper bundle with nuts. You can also buy excellent chocolate and lollipops on a stick.
Be sure to take a look at this miracle-shop of weirdness. Maybe you'll like something.
Here you can eat as the locals ate in the Middle Ages. Sausages, rudders, dried venison, beef, boar meat, cheese banjoli with lingonberry sauce, soup - all these are made according to real ancient recipes that have survived to this day.
After such delicious places and rich medieval stories, be sure to stop at the Lindulowska Grove and walk in peace and quiet.
The end of this delicious journey will take place in an exquisite place with delightful service and charming atmosphere. It serves Russian cuisine, delicious caviar, sturgeon or hot smoked sterlet. The "Caviar Bar", which is located in Belmond Grand Hotel Europe St. Petersburg, is a unique institution where you can taste all kinds of the freshest caviar, black and red. **Pay your restaurant bill with a Mastercard premium card at a discount of 7%. To get the discount, inform the waiter about the type of your card before the payment. ** **[Full promotion terms](https://www.mastercard.ru/ru-ru/consumer/offers-promotions.html?offer=caviar-bar)**