Cavalcades of sledges rush along the roads, the laughter of mummers is heard everywhere, the tables on Voznesenskaya Square are bursting with treats - under Peter the Great New Year was celebrated on a grand scale! You will hear how and why the emperor changed the date of the new year; You will learn in detail how you used to have fun on holidays, what you gave and how you dressed up at home. And the monuments of Kolomenskoye will become illustrations for the story. Group excursion Duration 1.5 hours Group size up to 10 people Children Possible with children How it goes On foot Rating 5 on 3 reviews 600 rubles per person
What awaits you
The snow-white stone of the Kolomna ensemble You will see the house of Peter I - the legislator of the New Year's holiday in our country, explore the remains of outbuildings and admire the lattice gates. You will walk along the path, along the sides of which a fern grew, which brought people here on the night of Ivan Kupala: in the story about the holidays, we will discuss how pagan and Orthodox traditions have mixed. We will also see three churches
- Church of the Kazan Mother of God - we will explain why it was built according to the "fashion" of the last century and what historical events happened on its porch.
- Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist - let's discuss what connected it with pagan temples.
- Church of the Ascension: Here you will hear the secret of the throne of Tsar Ivan the Terrible and take a closer look at the details that made this church a UNESCO protected site.
New Year in Russia: the beginning How did the meeting with a German by the name of Lefort change Peter I and how did it end for the whole country? How did Peter introduce the New Year into the everyday life of the Russian people and himself became the main toastmaster of this holiday? We will tell you how they decorated and what they treated in Kolomenskoye, what kind of "fierce" fun Peter invented and how he ordered to have fun. We will acquaint you with the ceremony of the royal meal and reveal which dishes were served on the royal table on New Year's, and which the peasants ate.
The tour will be guided by one of our professional team guides.
The beginning of the excursion is in the Kolomenskoye metro area. You will find out the exact meeting point immediately after booking.