2-in-1 banya excursion
Are you ready to experience real Russian heat in the banya?
Starts at 10am
Tour available in
Starts at 10am
Duration: 1 day
Tour available in
What's a banya?
A banya is a traditional Russian spa, similar to a sauna, but with extreme temperatures of up to 120°C. For 1000 years, Russians have entertained the tradition of going to the banya with friends and family. In this warm and stimulating atmosphere, people sweat, apply mud or honey masks, are massaged, and slap themselves with birch bathbrooms called “veniki”. This may sound intense, but it’s actually very relaxing. Just after a sweat session, Russians would dive in the snow or in a cold pool to cool down. Dare to try it yourself?
Traditional food, tea and beers are usually part of the experience, together with side activities and games.
All in all, going to the banya is a privileged moment of peace, quiet and relaxation that leaves you on cloud nine.
A must if you come to Russia!
First stop – Sergiyev Posad
We will pick you up at the meeting point and put you in our classic Soviet van heading to Sergiyev Posad. Sergiyev Posad is a small city about an hour from Moscow on the Golden Ring, world famous for its monastery – the Trinity Lavra of Saint Sergius. This fifteenth-century monastery is recognized as one of the greatest and largest in Russia.
On our way to the banya, we will take a break at the monastery for an hour.
Second stop – the banya
Ten minutes outside of Sergiyev Posad is our main destination – a typical wooden banya on a lake. After the monastery, we will guide you through a 3-hour banya session just as the locals do: with a Russian skin scrub treatment, as well as traditional food* and drinks. You can swim in the lake during the summer season or break the ice for a quick dive in winter, if you dare…
Our 2-in-1 banya tour is all-inclusive to give you the most relaxed experience. You only need your swimsuit and we’ll take care of all the rest!
Book now and experience banya with us!
Don’t forget to let us know your dietary requirements.*
(when possible – please contact us)
Transport in our classic Soviet van
Visit Sergiyev Posad Monastery
3-hour traditional Banya session with Russian skin scrub
Bath in a frozen lake (winter)
3-course meal and drinks (water, tea, juices) included
Adults : from 7 200 RUB to 10 500 RUB / passenger
Children ( <14 years old): 7 000 RUB / passenger
Good to know
Please contact us before the tour to make an appointment
Bring your swimsuit, personal towel and slippers, if you have
Let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs
Generally, hotel pick-up is possible. Contact us beforehand to make an appointment.
Otherwise, we will pick you up at 10:00 in front of St Basil’s Cathedral, on the red square.
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At Put-in tours, we put you in our classic Soviet van to go explore Moscow and Russian culture off the beaten path. Discover our Moscow city guided tour, visit Moscow by night, join our banya & Sergiyev Posad excursion, party on our pubcrawl, shoot AK47 or a bazooka with our tank tour!
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