Discover and open yourself to the national entertainment of past times in Russia
Let us imagine. . .
You are a rich Russian duke or a merchant. After waking up you want to spend a day that's fully booked with good emotions. That means the first thing you'll want to do is "visit a friend" at Pavlovsk Palace. In this pearl of a park and palace architectural ensemble you will discover the landscape designs of the late 18th century and enjoy the inside interiors and decor.
Take an unforgettable ride on a Russian "Troika", a three horse carriage that used to provide the fastest way of moving in the past, usually only for wealthy people. The Troika will lead you through the park or the city of Pavlovsk, where you will get the chance to enjoy the ride and feel the freedom of the Russian soul.
Such a fast and extreme ride will probably make you hungry. That means a welcoming and very nice Russian family will be waiting for you to surprise you with a traditional Russian dinner.
This tour is bookable in any season of a year. For summer Troika ride there is a carriage and for winter- sledges.
Our journey begins after meeting up at agreed upon location.
11:00-Leaving to Pavlovsk (a residence of the Emperor Paul the first), the ensemble of palace and park, a great architecture and landscape masterpiece. I will tell you more about the place on our way.
12:00-14:00-Pavlovsk. Visiting park and palace.
14:00-15:00-You will be taken to an exciting ride by Russian "Troika", either cab or sledges that are drawn by three horses. It used to be the fastest way to move around in the past. The wind will whistle around your heads and you will feel a freedom spirit of Russian soul. You will see the landscapes of the park or the city of Pavlovsk and have unforgettable moments.
15:00-16:00 Going back to the city by taxi. Short introduction to rich merchant mentality.
16:00-17:30-Dinner with a Russian family.
17:30-18:00-Going back to the place you will suggest.
NOTE! The itinerary is approximate, the times could be flexible. You can add or remove the activities from the itinerary and I can custom it for you.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the entrance of your hotel or any other place that is convenient for you. Your name will be on the paper I will hold in my hands.
End location: Back to the hotel or any other point that is convenient for you.
Duration: 7 hours
Taxi or minivan, public transportation
-My services as your private tour guide through Pavlovsk and the Russian lifestyle
-Taxi trips to and back from Pavlovsk, depends on the number of travelers it could be a minivan.
-Public transportation (if needed)
-Russian "Troika" ride (a ride on a horse-drawn carriage)
-Dinner with a Russian family
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 RUR - Pavlovsk museum admission fee.
Guiding service inside the Palace.
Pavlovsk museum admission fee and optional guiding services inside the palace.
Optional: Bridges opening in the evening and (or) pub crawl. I can customize the tour for you if you're interested. Just let me know and I'll send you the details and a quote.
I am not a driver guide but I will make transportation arrangements.
I cannot guide inside museums at the moment.