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TASTY PINEGA. GASTRONOMIC TOUR

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Golubino Forest hotel is located on the Pinega River in protected taiga. Free-flowing rivers and boreal forests are home to a variety of plants, fish and wildlife. During this tour, our guests will not only explore the natural and cultural attractions of Pinega, but also taste the traditional Northern cuisine: berries, pastries, pickles, wild fowl, dishes from cod, pike, salmon.

 

Food today operates as a system of communication between people. It is a nonverbal means of sharing meanings with others. When we eat together, disputes subside and negative feelings disappear as the taste of natural products brings us closer to understanding the local way of life and culture.

 

During a cooking class you will learn how to bake delicious Pinega shangi and pies. You will immerse yourself in the atmosphere of rural life, and visit an old bakery. Each day of a gastronomic tour is dedicated to a special product, and during dinner, we hold interactive presentations and food tastings.

 

On a berry day, we treat out guests to juicy berry pies and jam, ripe cloudberries and traditional jelly. On a baking day you will have to forget about diet: bulky shangi, sweet-smelling vatrushka, delicious gingerbread cookies, hearty pies, fresh crunchy loaves and much more will appear on the tables during breakfast, lunch and dinner. During a field trip to the village of Pinega, you will visit a bakery and see the process of bread making, which has hardly changed in 100 years.

 

Pomors have long been famous for being great at fishing. They serve a variety of fish dishes: hot salmon soup (ukha), baked pike, salted pink salmon, caviar, kulebyaka (pie) and many other dishes that you will taste on a fish day at the Golubino Forest Hotel.

 

On ordinary days, breakfast is served at the hotel with delicious cottage cheese delivered from local farm, and on a dairy day you will have a unique opportunity not only to taste dairy products, but also to get to know our farmers and their work.

 

Of course, gastronomic tour would be incomplete without traditional fermented pickles: pickled cucumbers and mushrooms, sauerkraut, soaked lingonberries, and berry jam – these and other supplies guests can taste during the day, treat themselves to a special dish from the cellar during the dinner and take part in fun folk games.

TOUR PROGRAM

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

PRICE

per person

16 000 RUB – Economy Room

18 800 RUB – Standard Room

23 200 RUB – Comfort Room

 

DAILY PRICE

per person

4 000 RUB – Economy Room

4 700 RUB – Standard Room

5 800 RUB – Comfort Room

 

CHILDREN:

Children under 5 years, without extra bed, pay for meals and transfer only.

For children from 5 to 14 years we offer 20% discount on the tour

PROGRAM

BERRY DAY

13:00 – Departure from Arkhangelsk. 3.5-4-hour drive (one stop).

Arrival at the Golubino Forest Hotel.

Country-style lunch at the Golubino restaurant.

19:00 – Dinner with berry treats and tasting of northern tinctures.

On this day, if you have a sweet tooth, you will be thrilled to taste berry pies, jam, juicy cloudberries and traditional jelly. Adults can try famous northern tincture.

BAKING DAY

8:00 – Breakfast.

10:00 – Excursion to the village of Pinega and a visit to a 100-year-old bakery (built in 1900).

A visit to the Pinega Museum of Local Lore.

14:00 – Lunch at the Golubino Forest Hotel.

17:00 – Interactive masterclass on how to bake kalach and shangi.

Free time.

Traditional Russian banya (sauna) (for an additional fee)

19:00 – Dinner.

A proverb says: “A table without bread, is not a table, but bread is a table on its own”. Baking day at Golubino is an excellent opportunity to try everything: bulky shangi, sweet-smelling vatrushka, delicious gingerbread cookies, hearty pies, fresh crunchy loaves and much more.

HUNTING&FISH TROPHIES

8:00 – Breakfast.

10:00 – Excursion to the karst cave.

13:00 – “Hunting trophies” Lunch at the Golubino Forest Hotel.

19:00 – Pomeranian dinner.

Pinega forests are home to a variety of wildlife. It is no coincidence that two hazel grouses are depicted on the coat of arms of Pinega, which used to appear as the central attraction in royal menus. Pinega hunters hunt hazel grouse, black grouse, capercaillie, ducks, and geese; moose and bears. Northerners know how to cook game birds! You should try!

 

Pomors have long been famous for being great at fishing. They serve a variety of fish dishes: hot salmon soup (ukha), baked pike, salted pink salmon, caviar, kulebyaka (pie) and many other dishes that you will taste on a fish day at the Golubino Forest Hotel.

DAIRY DAY

8:00 – Breakfast.

10:00 – Excursion to the Krasnogorsk Bogoroditsky Monastery (inactive). Visiting the grave of Prince Golitsyn.

13:00 – Lunch at the Golubino Forest Hotel.

Master-class.

15:00 – Excursion to a dairy farm in Pinega (or on a meadow where cows graze).

Free time.

Traditional Russian banya (sauna) (for an additional fee)

19:00 – Dinner with a presentation of a dairy dish.

Everyone in Russia knows the phrase: “Children, who drink milk, will be healthy!”. We have dedicated this day to this healthy product. So many yummy products are made from it: cottage cheese, cheesecakes, milk soup, butter, yogurt, cream…!

You’ll get to taste all these dairy products and observe the cooking process with your own eyes.

GOODS FROM THE ROOT CELLAR

8:00 – Breakfast.

10:00 – Hiking through a protected forest to the “Holy Spring” waterfall.

13:00 – Lunch at the Golubino Forest Hotel.

Check-out.

15:00 – Departure to Arkhangelsk.

This day is dedicated to traditional fermented pickles and jams: pickled cucumbers and mushrooms, sauerkraut, soaked lingonberries, jam and other supplies. You can taste them during the day, or treat yourself to a special dish from the root cellar during the dinner. We will share the secrets to preparing the perfect pickles and spend an evening playing folk games and listening to folksongs.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

accommodation

3 meals a day

transport and excursion services

entertainment program

masterclasses

ADDITIONAL COSTS (OPTIONAL)

    • Airfare and train tickets;
    • Talagi Airport-Arkhangelsk transfer:
    • 1 000 RUB per passenger car (4 seats)
    • Round-trip transport (Arkhangelsk-Golubino-Arkhangelsk):

    2 400 RUB per adult

    1 800 RUB per child

    • Individual transfer from Arkhangelsk to Golubino (one way):
    • 8 000 RUB – per passenger car (4 seats)
    • 1 000 RUB per person – surcharge per day for single occupancy
    • 15% discount on the tour price for extra bed
    • Traditional Russian banya
    • 2 000 RUB per person – excursion to Malye Korely, an open-air museum of traditional wooden architecture
TOURIST REMINDER
Being part of the group requires tourists to observe the given time schedule and follow the route, taking into account the interests of the group. We ask you to stick to a schedule and follow the rules in order to avoid being late. The Golubino Forest Hotel reserves the right to change the order of services without reducing their volume. Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are prohibited from the tour.

 

Please note that the tour is designed for physically fit and active tourists. Hiking trail is 10 km long. Unpredictable northern nature often throws surprises in the form of regular rains and annoying midgets, so you should be prepared. River rafting involves independent rowing: the river is narrow and quite shallow.Consumption of alcoholic beverages and smoking is not permitted throughout the journey (Smoking is allowed in designated areas only).

 

Protected areas legislation prohibits any activity that may be contrary to the objectives of the reserve, including: fishing, hunting, making fires in non-equipped places, pollution of the territory, collection of zoological, botanical, mineralogical and other forest products.

 

Destruction and damage of barriers and other information signs and stands of the reserve as well as equipped recreation areas. Other activities violating natural processes, threatening the state of natural complexes and objects, and not related to the objectives of the reserve.