1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Excursion To Peterhof & Tsarskoye Selo - Saint Petersburg

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Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels in central Saint-Petersburg
    Ports
    St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226
  • Return Details :
    Tour returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit the magnificent summer residence of the Russian Tsars. A comfortable chauffeured drive will take you to the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), where you will find a jewel of Russian baroque- Catherine Palace with the Amber Room inside, which is considered to be one of the world's wonders. Numbers are limited to 9 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide. For more Russian royal history, upgrade your tour to include Pavlovsk Palace.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Great overview and orientation of the city

Know More about this tour

A pleasant walk through the park will let you feel like you're an important guest in the Residence of an Empress.

The town of Pushkin, which was called Tsarskoye selo until 1917, is 24 km (14.9 miles) south of St Petersburg. It was the residence of the Tsars from the beginning of 18th century onwards (from the mid-18th to the early 19th century palace and park complex were built, including the Catherine and Alexander Parks).

The Catherine's Palace is one of the best examples of Russian baroque. It’s also famous for housing the world famous Amber room, a complete chamber decoration of amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Due to its singular beauty, it was sometimes dubbed the "Eighth Wonder of the World". After several other 18th-century renovations, it is covered with more than 55 square meters and contained over six tonnes of amber.

Then stroll along the alleys of the Catherine Park, a wonderful work of the Russian art of gardening from the 18th and 19th centuries, which combines the masterpieces of architecture with the beauty of the transforming nature of the north.

You have the opportunity to include with your tour a visit to the magnificent Pavlovsk Palace, which was the summer residence of the great Paul I, which is only a 5 miles drive from Pushkin. The interiors have influences of many cultures, as there were several architects throughout the years. Inside the palace you'll see the Egyptian Vestibule, the Italian Hall, a Greek Hall with French furnishings and Paul's War Hall.

After visiting the Pavlovsk, you can relax in the beautiful palace gardens, where where Johann Strauss once performed with his orchestra. Have a seat in one of the many pavilions -- the Temple of Friendship, the Colonnade of Apollo, the Pavilion of the Three Graces, the Dairy Farm or the Rose Pavilion.

Inclusions

Hotel pick up and drop off

Professional English-speaking Local guide (commentary in German and French is available upon request. Italian & Spanish commentary also available upon request

Transportation by air conditioned comfortable vehicle

Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park

Entry/Admission - Pavlovsk State Museum

Exclusions

Optional gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Pavlovky Palace is closed on every first day of the month for sanitary works

The Tour does not operates for the Cruise ship passengers

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Jul-2018

    Our guide is very funny and introduce a lot of history stories to us. The driver also helpful and polite.

  • 24-Mar-2018

    Best guide, Mita! Highly recommend tour. Must see!

  • 13-Mar-2018

    Amazing! Basically a personalised tour, with the guide being so knowledgeable in history of the city and palaces that we visited. So interesting to learn about the area's history, would definitely recommend.

  • 01-Jan-2018

    Very nice and professional tour. Driven in a nice new and clean van. Guide was informative and pleasant.

  • 01-Jan-2018

    Very nice and professional tour. Driven in a nice new and clean van. Guide was informative and pleasant.

  • 12-Dec-2017

    Fabulous!!!!! Can't describe the beauty of the place. A dream spot.

  • 20-Oct-2017

    Amazing trip, excellent guide!

  • 07-Oct-2017

    This is an incredible tour with a very knowledgeable and fun guide. Very professional. You go straight into the Palace skipping the long lines. A St. Petersburg must!

  • 26-Sep-2017

    Our guide was lovely and most knowledgable.
    When booking this tour keep in mind whether the Hermitage and the Pavlovsk are open. We experienced long queues because it was a day when both were closed so everyone heads out to Pushkin, yet it was certainly a worthwhile tour.
    Even though it was a 4 - 5 hour tour we only had a chance for a coffee stop late morning and there was no real opportunity for a food stop, so bring some food with you.

  • 25-Sep-2017

    Well worth the trip out of Moscow. The palace was beautiful and the Amber Room unusual. Be sure to take the train, not a car. Moscow traffic can be awful.

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