Historic Palace in Masuria

Masuria Poland: (PG-GAL)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/poland_masuria_palace.aspx

Introduction
Masuria Poland
300 hectares of picturesque countryside consisting of meadows, fields, forests, ponds full of fish and the very clean Masurian air form the surroundings of this beautiful accommodation. Gentle hills and quiet valleys covered with grass are perfect for horse riding, cycling and hiking. The idyllic beauty of the landscape is complemented by the view of grazing horses in the meadows. Treat yourself to a time-out from stressful everyday life and immerse yourself in the idyll of this wonderful region!

Accomodation


Accommodation
This is a stationary ride, so all nights are spent at the same location.

Description
The castle was built in 1589. After being abandoned for many years, in 1996, the castle was bought and completely renovated. Outbuildings were built and the park was redesigned.
You will be accommodated in one of the 36 comfortable bedrooms in the castle or in the outbuildings. Each room is equipped with free wifi internet, a television and its own bathroom.


Castle
The historic interiors of the Renaissance palace feature a collection of respectfully-restored furniture which is complemented to individually-designed wooden pieces. The rooms are spacious and each features a different style of décor and an individual color scheme.


Outbuildings
The natural beauty of wood combined with delicate pastel shades creates a unique atmosphere in each room. The spacious bathrooms are matched to the character of each room.

Room Occupancy
If you are travelling alone, the single supplement fee is mandatory, unless you travel in low season and we have availability (inquire).


Meals
For most riding packages, half board is included. For star ride packages, full board is included.

Whether you’d like to enjoy a homemade beverage by the fireplace during winter or to sample one of our delicious meals amidst a sea of summer flowers in the garden, we guarantee an unforgettable experience.
Our specialties include cabbage rolls, lamb dumplings, borscht, lamb confit...and much more.

Special Diets
We can cater to vegetarians with advance notice.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding


Stud Farm
The stud farm was founded in 1998 and has been constantly evolving since then. We breed Holsteiner and Westphalian sport horses. The historic stables and run pens accommodate more than 70 horses and the stud farm has about 70 ha of pastures. 

Riding Instructors
All of our horse riding instructors are fully qualified and have a wealth of experience in teaching both children and adults. We take great care to ensure our guests’ safety and to offer a quality horse riding experience. We work with small groups and horses are matched individually to each rider.
Four of our instructors are able to lead the lessons in English.

Itinerary

Riding programs
Beginners as well as advanced riders will get their money´s worth. Our facilities include four outdoor arenas as well as 2 indoor arenas are available to the riders for lessons.


Flexible riding package
The flexible riding package includes 6 (4 day program) or 12 riding units (7 day program), which can be divided flexibly. The 4-day program includes a maximum of 2 jumping lessons (up to 60cm) and the 7-day program a maximum of 4 jumping lessons (up to 60cm).
Advanced riders can choose between trail rides and dressage or jumping lessons.


Jumping package
For riders who like to jump intensively, we have designed this package with 5 units for the 4-day program and 10 units for the 7-day program (up to 60cm).
A package with jumping lessons up to 100cm is also possible on request.


Star ride package
Varied rides through the beautiful nature around the castle are available.
The package includes 6 riding days (1 half-day and 5 full days of riding).


Non-riders
The castle offers a wide range of leisure activities for non-riders: pond with swimming area, tennis (two tennis courts available from April to October), cycling, carriage rides, table tennis, Nordic walking, hiking, fishing and massages (for an extra fee). An air rifle shooting range is an additional attraction, which can be organized on request. A bath in the Russian Banya is also possible for an extra charge.


Rates and Dates for Historic Palace in Masuria

Rates include:

Accommodation, Half board (except if choosing star ride option: full board) & riding according to program with English speaking instructor.
Helmets and chaps can be borrowed locally.

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20217 day trip: Flexible, MAP (high)€850$1000
    • Single supplement€120$140
  • B
    20217 day trip: Flexible, MAP (mid)€785$925
    • Single supplement€120$140
  • C
    20217 day trip: Flexible, MAP (low)€655$775
    • Single supplement -- no charge if available€0$0
  • D
    20214 day trip: Flexible, MAP (high)€425$500
    • Single supplement€60$70
  • E
    20214 day trip: Flexibl, MAP (mid)€395$465
    • Single supplement€60$70
  • F
    20214 day trip: Flexible, MAP (low)€330$390
    • Single supplement -- no charge if available€0$0
  • G
    20217 day trip: Jumping, MAP (high)€830$990
    • Single supplement€120$140
  • H
    20217 day trip: Jumping, MAP (mid)€790$940
    • Single supplement€120$140
  • I
    20217 day trip: Jumping, MAP (low)€660$785
    • Single supplement -- no charge if available€0$0
  • J
    20217 day trip: Starride, MAP (mid)€1345$1600
    • Single supplement€120$140
  • K
    20217 day trip: Starride, MAP (low)€1280$1525
    • Single supplement -- no charge if available€0$0
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.19

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2021 Transfer from Gdansk, per car, each way
This is a "Group Rate" - to be paid locally
150 $175
2021 Transfer from Warsaw, per car, each way
This is a "Group Rate" - to be paid locally
175 $205
2021 Transfer from Olsztyn, per car, each way
This is a "Group Rate" - to be paid locally
85 $100
2021 Non-rider rate -- please inquire 0 $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
C 2021 01/01 - 04/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Flexible, MAP (l... 1 /10 Reserve
F 2021 01/01 - 04/30 4d / 3n 4 day trip: Flexible, MAP (l... 1 /10 Reserve
I 2021 01/01 - 04/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Jumping, MAP (lo... 1 /10 Reserve
H 2021 05/01 - 06/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Jumping, MAP (mi... 1 /10 Reserve
K 2021 05/01 - 06/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Starride, MAP (l... 1 /10 Reserve
E 2021 05/01 - 06/30 4d / 3n 4 day trip: Flexibl, MAP (mi... 1 /10 Reserve
B 2021 05/01 - 06/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Flexible, MAP (m... 1 /10 Reserve
A 2021 07/01 - 08/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Flexible, MAP (h... 1 /10 Reserve
D 2021 07/01 - 08/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip: Flexible, MAP (h... 1 /10 Reserve
J 2021 07/01 - 08/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Starride, MAP (m... 1 /10 Reserve
G 2021 07/01 - 08/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Jumping, MAP (hi... 1 /10 Reserve
H 2021 09/01 - 09/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Jumping, MAP (mi... 1 /10 Reserve
K 2021 09/01 - 09/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Starride, MAP (l... 1 /10 Reserve
E 2021 09/01 - 09/30 4d / 3n 4 day trip: Flexibl, MAP (mi... 1 /10 Reserve
B 2021 09/01 - 09/30 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Flexible, MAP (m... 1 /10 Reserve
C 2021 10/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Flexible, MAP (l... 1 /10 Reserve
F 2021 10/01 - 12/31 4d / 3n 4 day trip: Flexible, MAP (l... 1 /10 Reserve
I 2021 10/01 - 12/31 7d / 6n 7 day trip: Jumping, MAP (lo... 1 /10 Reserve

Dates Note: 4-day jumping packages can sometime be arranged on request
Min 2 pax needed for the star ride packages (May to September)

Rates do not include:

Drinks, Some meals & Gratuities

Note:

Due to COVID-19 Corona virus pandemic and certain travel restrictions we are applying some temporary policy changes to some of our tours.

For Historic Palace in Masuria (PG-GAL):

If your booking is affected by the coronavirus pandemic, it is possible to postpone your trip to a later date.

We will re-evaluate the situation for each ride, 1 month before the scheduled departure.


For more information please visit our COVID-19 Updates page at https://www.hiddentrails.com/article/covid19update.aspx

Other Info
Meeting: Gdansk
Airport: Gdansk
Transfer: Gdansk, Warsaw or Olsztyn

Climate:
                                                Bartoszyce area

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

32

33

42

54

65

70

74

73

64

53

42

35

Average Low Temperature (°F)

23

23

29

37

45

51

55

54

48

40

33

26

Average High Temperature (°C)

0

1

6

12

19

21

23

23

18

12

6

1

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-5

-5

-2

3

7

10

13

12

9

5

1

-3

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

10

8

9

7

7

10

10

9

9

9

10

11

Source: NOAA


Seasons
Masuria's climate is typical of Central Europe with cold winter, warm summers and a number of rainy days through ought the year. Summer months are beautiful with lots of greens and flowers blooming. Thanks to its proximity to the sea, this region never gets too hot. It often snows during winter, even in the plains.

What To Bring:
What to wear
It is best to wear comfortable clothing which you don’t mind getting dirty!

Trousers: If you don’t have jodhpurs or breeches, then tracksuit bottoms or leggings will be perfect. Generally you should avoid trousers that are stiff or which have thick seams on the legs i.e: jeans, corduroys. Trousers must meet two requirements: to be long and to allow easy movement.

Boots: first of all, you must have full shoes or boots! Even in the summer we do not allow sandals or flip flops for reasons of safety. Shoes should come above the ankle and have hard soles with a definite small heel to them (sneakers or running shoes are not suitable). Wellington boots can be suitable as they are safe, quite comfortable and a good height.

Top: When choosing what to wear on your top half, you should take a few things into account. First, the outfit must fit to the body – we do not recommend to go horse riding in fluttering jackets and loose or oversized shirts. The instructor needs to see how the student sits and holds their back and shoulders, etc. Secondly, the outfit must be silent, meaning that it does not rustle in such a way as to distract or frighten the horse. Thirdly, your outfit must be comfortable allowing freedom of movement.