Pavlovsk with Russian Troika horse riding – winter tour
- from 24000 RUB
- 5 hours
- from 1 pers.
Troika appeared and got its name about 200 years ago. It is the only harnessing in the world with horses racing in different gait. The shaft horse in the center must have a quick and efficient trot, and the trace horses on both sides need to gallop. Herewith a very high speed of 45-50 km/h can be developed. To make you feel the authenticity of country estate life we included a 30 minutes Russian Troika horse riding in the tour. The park is planned to preserve the natural landscape and emphasize the beauty of the Russian North. While riding in the horse drawn sleigh you will see the snowy plants and shrubs, bridges and a cascade of ponds, pavilions and sculpture harmoniously inscribed in the natural relief and listen to the interesting narration of your guide.
Pavlovsk is famous for its wonderful palace and park ensemble. Its construction began during the reign of Catherine the Great, in 1782. After the accession to the throne of Paul I, the Palace became his favorite residence, which by his decree was significantly expanded and acquired a more majestic and impressive appearance. In its halls you will find a very rich and diverse collection of porcelain, faience, ceramics and glass, which has the unique pieces of the most famous manufactories of Europe and Russia. Pavlovsk Palace is also famous for its collection of art fabrics, which is admitted as one of the most significant in our country. It includes various items from the refined handkerchiefs, sewed round by the finest handmade lace, to monumental tapestry.
NOTE! In case of not snowy weather you will ride in a carriage with a hood.
Tour price per group
- professional English-speaking guide service for 5 hours and private excursions in the museum;
- 30 minutes Russian troika horse riding;
- comfortable vehicle with A/C and driver service for 5 hours;
- skip the line admission tickets to Pavlovsk Palace and Park;
- parking and car entry fees;
- 24-hour emergency contact.
Any other language besides of English and bigger group size are available upon request.
The tour can also be conducted in business and executive class vehicles.
Benefits are available for kids and students.
The price may be not valid on December 31 and during the New Year holidays.