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Troika Rides (3 February)

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03.02.2019
Winter offers us a chance to get a truly Russian experience and take a traditional troika ride. Why not get out of town, enjoy enchanting winter landscape and dash through the snow on a colorful sleigh pulled by three horses?

Troika is a traditional harness driving combination using a team of three horses abreast and pulling a sleigh or a carriage. The history of Russian troika goes back to the 17-18th century. At full speed a troika could reach 45–50 kilometres per hour which seemed extremely fast at that time.  It was initially intended for speedy postal delivery but later it became popular among upper classes.  Thus troika rides became common during religious celebrations and festivities  including weddings.

Not many locals have ever tried troika rides now but isn’t it fun to go back in times and experience old Russian amusement?


Tour itinerary:
10.00 am Depart from Moscow. While in a bus you'll get a chance to learn some curious facts about the tradition of troika rides. 
11.30 – 12.30 Troika riding. Each sled can accommodate 4-6 pax and we allot 30 min for each  troika ride
12.30 – 13.00 Time to take pictures (the area is very picturesque) and to feed horses with carrots
13.00 – 14.00 Tea with bliny ( pancakes) are arranged.
Proper lunch ( soup, salad, hot dish) can be offered upon request.
14.00 – 15.30 Driving back to Moscow
 
Tour cost (based on group of 8 + people)
Adults - 5600 Rub per person
Teens (7-16 y.o.)  - 4700 Rub 
Kids under 7 - Free 

Included:
Transportation
Guide-chaprone-interpreter
30 min ride on troika-led sleigh
Tea with bliny

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