Private Tour: Pushkin Day Trip From St Petersburg Including Catherine Palace - Saint Petersburg
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- Hotel pickup Available
- Free Cancellation
- Instant Confirmation
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- Duration: 6 Hrs
Departure Time :
Flexible; contact the local service provider to confirm your preferred start time
Departure Details :
Traveler pickup is offered, Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in the city center, he will have a sign with your name on it., ,
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
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.
OverviewDiscover Russias Imperial extravagance on a day trip to the town of Pushkin, led by a private guide! After leaving St Petersburg, explore Pushkin on foot and admire the parks and palaces for which the town is famous. Stroll around Tsarkoye Selo Parks and head inside Catherine Palace to swoon at its lavish Rococo interiors like the replica of the incredible Amber Room a room that was looted by the Nazis at the end of the Second World War. The tour operates with a flexible itinerary; if there's something you want to seem more of, simply let the guide know!
- Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
- Hotel pickup included
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After a journey of roughly 45 minutes, arrive in Pushkin and set out by foot to explore Tsarkoye Selo Parks the stunning gardens that surround the towns Rococo centerpiece: Catherine Palace. Take a stroll around the Great Pond while hearing tales of Pushkins history, learning how the towns name was changed from Tsarkoye Selo on the centenary of the death of Alexander Pushkin, the celebrated Russian poet.
Enjoy a break for lunch in a nearby cafe (own expense), and then head inside Catherine Palace for a look around. The buildings sumptuous design was the brainchild of Francesco Rastrelli, a French-born artist whose work centered around Imperial Russian architecture. Touches of his genius are flaunted inside the palace, and your guide will show off his finest creations as you walk around. Admire the Great Hall with its frescoes and floor-to-ceiling mirrors, and then marvel at the jaw-dropping opulence of the replica Amber Room. Covered with mirrors, gold and mosaics, the original room was plundered by the Nazis, and later destroyed in a fire.
Catherine Palace was the summer home of Catherine I, and it was from here where she ruled after her husband Tsar Peter the Great passed away. Hear about her life in the palace as you explore the different rooms, and then browse exhibits about the buildings history in the Zubov Wing.
At the end of your tour of Catherine Palace, return to your minivan for the journey back to St Petersburg. Your day finishes with a drop-off at your hotel.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
Food and drinks
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
Please note that every last Monday of a month the Catherine Palace is closed
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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