Thisprivate day tour in St Petersburgwith a professional guide will make you familiar with two imperial palaces of the Russian Tzars. In the morning, visitthe Winter Palace the main building ofthe Hermitage Museum complex. This magnificent royal estate in the heart of St Petersburg served as the official residence of the Romanov family for over 200 years. The most prominent Russian and European architects worked on its splendid interior dcor that surprises its visitors until the present day. The gala halls of the Winter Palace designed to astonish the foreign diplomats reflect the richness of the Russian Empire. During the excursion, you will also visit other buildings of the museum complex such as the Old and the New Hermitage to see the finest collections of European art. The masterpieces by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and others are exhibited in the Hermitage.
In the second half of the tour, head to the south of St Petersburg to the city of Pushkin.Tsarskoye Selo or the Tzars Villagelocated there was the summer estate of the ruling family of Russia. It represents a magnificent ensemble of parks and palaces, pavilions, artificial canals, ponds, and monuments. The heart of Tsarskoye Selo is famousCatherines Palace an embodiment of Russian baroque style. During the tour, we will visit the Great Hall richly decorated with gilded moldings and other magnificent rooms. The pearl of the palace isthe Amber Hall a unique interior resembling a jewelry box, where the walls are covered with panels of natural amber. Having enjoyed the visit, we will walk on the grounds ofCatherines Parkand return to St Petersburg.