Private Tour Of Tsarskoe Selo - Catherine Palace And Park With Hotel Pickup - Saint Petersburg

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  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    11:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, .. read more
  • Return Details :
    Your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Big expectations of St Petersburg? Raise them tenfold, as the vocabulary for today is gold, amber and everything fancy! Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and head to the UNESCO-site Tsarskoe Selo in Pushkin town.
The highlight of Tsarskoe Selo is Catherine Palace. Being 325 m long, it will amaze you with splendor decoration, scale, elegant combination of white, sky-blue and gold. The central part of the palace is decorated with Atlanta, caryatids, cartouches and mascarons over the windows and gables.
Discover the themed displays in Catherine Palace with your private guide who will tell you more about the history of the imperial summer residencethan any travel book.Explore thedisplays, devoted to theRomanov DynastyandEmperor Alexander I, and seecourt carriagesfrom the18-19 centuries.

Highlights

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Get inside tips from a local

Multiple times offered throughout the day

Romantic experience, perfect for couples

Step back in time on a history tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Tsarskoye selo state museum preserve, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Get to know the city which is soaked with history on this private full-day tour. Youre in for a good time asyou'regoing back to 1717 when the history of The catherine palace officially began. Meet your guide in the hotel lobby and set for a journey toPushkin town, founded in 1710 as an imperial country residence.Explore in detail theTsarskoye Selo Museum-Preserve, a monument of urban art, palace and park ensemble of the 18th - early 20th centuries, included in the list of monuments protected by UNESCO.
Take a scenic walk around the Catherine Park that covers an area of 107 hectares and consists of a regular old garden (1717-1720) and the English landscape park (1760-1796) separated by a large pond. The park features a myriad of pavilions and buildings of great architectural and historical value.
Admire The catherine palace and the magnificent sculptural decoration of its facades, done in the style of Russian baroque, as well as the entire interior layout and decoration of halls. The ensemble of the palace consists of a main building and two symmetrical wings connected by galleries.
Get inspired with the exteriors and interiors - after all, about 100 kilograms of gold was used to finish the exterior and interior decoration of the palace!
See the Lyons Hall, naturally decorated with lapis lazuli. Of particular note is the room flooring, consisting of 12 of the most valuable types of wood, inlaid with mother of pearl.
Pause and reflect at the eighth wonder of the world the Amber Room, presented by the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I to Peter I in 1717. The unique decor of the room is made of 22 large panels, supplemented with 180 amber planks, decorations in the form of women's heads, shields, tulips, roses and shells.
Sneak a peak into the fabulous Picture Hall! The walls here are decorated with 130 paintings of 17th-18th centuries by famous Western artists.
Check out a four-story wing on the south side which now houses the Memorial Museum-Lyceum, a subsidiary of the Russian Museum of Alexander Pushkin. From the southeast the complex is adjacent to the Cameron Gallery, Agate Rooms, Cold Baths, a Hanging Garden and a Ramp.
Tour Itinerary:
10.00Hotel Pickup by private car
10.00-11.00 Trip to Tsarskoye selo State Museum Preserve in Pushkin

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

12.00-13.00 Visit Catherine Palace

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Hermitage Pavilion, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

11.00-12.00 See Catherine Park, Kameronova Gallery, The Hermitage Pavilion, Cathedral of St. Catherine, Fountain The Girl with Jar, Mramorny Bridge, Hall Turkish Bath, Znamenskaya Church, Krestovy Bridge, Litseiskiy Line, Big Pond

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Cathedral of St. Catherine, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Enjoy the views of Cathedral of St. Catherine

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fountain The Girl with Jar, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

See the famous Fountain The Girl with Jar.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mramorny Bridge, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Admire the Mramorny Bridge.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Hall Turkish Bath, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Learn about the Hall Turkish Bath.

Stop At: Znamenskaya Church, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Learn about the Russian heritage.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Krestovy Bridge, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

A quick stop to enjoy this lovely photo op!

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Litseiskiy Line, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Listen to some stories about Pushkin and Tsarskoe Selo.

Stop At: Kameronova Gallery Museum, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

Enjoy Russian art

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Saint Sophia Cathedral, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

15.00 Saint Sophia Cathedral

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Memorial Lyceum Museum, Pushkin, Pushkinsky District, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

13.00-14.00 Lunch in the Catherine Park
14.00-14.40 Visit the Memorial Lyceum Museum

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St. Petersburg Metro, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District

15.00-16.00 Return toyour hotel in St Petersburg

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

All taxes

Friendly local guide

Private tour by car

Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour

Iconic places for photo shoot

Flexible customizable itinerary

Must-see attractions and off the beaten path

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entrance to Catherine Palace

Entry/Admission - Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve

Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park

Entry/Admission - The Hermitage Pavilion

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Gratuities

Entrance fees to other museums apart from Catherine Palace, if you wish to see something else

Entry/Admission - Kameronova Gallery Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please indicate prefer start time in comments when booking

The tour can be modified to meet your preferences

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Please note: Catherines Palace sets up the entrance time themselves due to the great number of visitors, so the start time can be modified for +-2 hours

Stroller accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate