Day trips & excursions

Traditional Russian winter barbecue with horse-sledding

Availability: Mondays to Fridays
Duration: 8 hours
Language: English , French , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Experience the winter landscape riding in a horse-drawn sleigh
  • Cook genuine Russian “Shashliks” and taste champagne and vodka
  • Enjoy playing traditional Russian games like rope pulling
  • See a Folklore Show (authentic Russian music performance with accordion)
What to expect

Settle into a horse-drawn sleigh riding through the forest and discover typical Russian winter games. Try the fire-grilled Chachlik skewers with a variety of other Russian dishes and drinks.

Your tour starts in the office of Tsar Voyages in Moscow city center and travel by minibus to the famous Orthodox Vatican – Sergiyev Posad. When you arrive at the spot, you immediately meet Sergey – the owner of this magnificent location. He will welcome you aboard authentic horse-sleds that take you deep inside the snow-covered woods to the barbecue place.

After a quick ride, the forest edge welcomes you with its picturesque environment and warm fireplace where you cook genuine Russian “Shashliks” (meat sticks) and taste champagne and vodka. Of course, you'll have the chance to eat diverse appetizers, to drink non-alcoholic beverages, and traditional Russian tea prepared in a samovar.

During the time spent there, you will enjoy playing traditional Russian games, for instance, rope pulling, battle of straw sacks on a log, sawing the log for speed and, moreover, tubing from the hillside. In addition to this leisure program, you can enjoy the Folklore Show (authentic Russian music performance with accordion). While you are spending time in the woods, the horse-sleds take people for 20-minute rides across the stunning snow-covered forest.

Dress-up as warm as possible and get ready for the most authentic experience of your Russian trip!

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What's included
  • Transfer go and back from Moscow to the forest near Sergiyev Posad
  • 4-hour program of activities in the forest
  • Food (appetizers, meat sticks, sausages) and drinks (water, juices, champagne, vodka, tea)
  • Horse-sledding in the snow-covered woods
  • Traditional Russian Games
  • Russian Musical Folklore Show
  • Services of a guide for the whole day

Milyutinskiy Pereulok, 10 строение 1, Moscow, Russia, 101000

Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up and drop off is available (if the hotel is located within the 3rd transportation ring). Please meet your transportation at the agreed upon meeting point. If you are located outside the pick-up area the tour operator will arrange another meeting point in the center which may be the offices at: Milyutinskiy Pereulok, 10 строение 1, Moscow, 101000Meet your tour outside the offices of Tsar Voyages.

What to remember
  • Booking minimum of at least 2 people
  • Tour will operate with a minimum of 4 confirmed guests
  • If the minimum number of guests is not met tour will be refunded for the total price
  • Please make sure you are dressed in warm clothes, warm comfortable shoes, gloves, scarf and hat
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off is only available if the hotel is located within the 3rd transportation ring

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  • Mondays to Fridays
  • Hotel pick-up is between 10.00am to 10.30am
  • Event is only available in the winter season from December to April
  • Please see calendar for exact available dates
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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