Private Tour To Catherine's Palace In Tsarskoye Selo And Pavlovsk Palace - Saint Petersburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 am. The exact starting time can vary and will be confirmed after the booking is made.
  • Departure Details :
    Please, provide the hotel name for a pick up at the time of booking.
  • Return Details :
    Hotel or other central point of your choice.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Visit two summer estates in one day: Tsarskoye Selo, the extravagant Village of the Tzars and Pavlovsk, a family nest of Paul I. Your private knowledgeable guide will tell you many interesting facts about the history of this place and lives of its owners. In Catherine's Palace, you will see the unique Amber Room carefully restored by the best Russian craftsmen. Only a short ride later, you will find yourself in the Park of Pavlovsk, which is the largest landscape park in Europe. Visit Pavlovsk Palace, an elegant family residence in classical and eclectic style with an abundance of paintings, sculpture, and furniture of the time.

Know More about this tour

After meeting the guide in the hotel, head to the city of Pushkin, where the magnificent summer residence of the Russian tsars, the favorite palace of Catherine the Great is located. Tsarskoe Selo (the Village of the Tsars) was the place of official receptions of the nobility of Russia and foreign diplomats. It is a magnificent set of parks and palaces, which demonstrates the Russian and European artistic culture of the eighteenth century. You will dive into the atmosphere of the 18th century by walking along the strict lines of the French garden and passing by the Golden Enfilade during the tour of Catherine Palace. The jewel of the excursion is visiting the legendary Amber Room, which is also recognized as the eighth wonder of the world.

After visiting Pushkin, you will have a short trip (15 min) to the splendid suburban palace that was built especially for Paul I (the son of Catherine) and his wife Maria Fyodorovna as their family residence. Pavlovsk Palace will surprise you with the atmosphere of elegance and abundance of genuine authentic family belongings saved during World War II. The formation of Pavlovsk Palace collections is associated with the journey of the owners of Pavlovsk through Europe in 1781-1782. When visiting the workshops of famous masters, they bought and ordered paintings, furniture, bronze figures, silk fabrics, porcelain sets, brought a lot of old sculptures from Italy and received gifts from the royal courts of Europe. The palace museum presents a magnificent collection of Russian portraits, picturesque views, and graphics of Pavlovsk. The rooms of Empress Maria Fyodorovna, beautiful in their harmony, decorated in the early nineteenth century, were discovered after many years of restoration. The trip back to the center of St. Petersburg will take approximately an hour.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Unlimited bottled water and juice
  • All admission tickets as per itinerary
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts
  • Ponchos in case of rain

Exclusions

  • Meals

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

The tour is NOT available on Tuesdays, Fridays and last Monday of each month

Children must be accompanied by adults

Please, advise if you need a booster seat in the car/minivan

Due to high demand booking beforehand is highly recommended

The exact starting time may vary and will be confirmed after the booking is made

Please, note that picture taking is not allowed in the Amber Room