The Catherine Palace and Pavlovks tour is 1 day tour designed for land travelers. Includes guide service, comfortable transportation, hotel pickup.
Founded in early 18th century the town is still sometimes called Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar’s Village) it’s original name, that has been turned into Pushkin named after Russian poet Alexander Pushkin, who was educated at the imperial Lyceum there.
Tsarskoe Selo became the official imperial residence in the middle of 18th century.
The main sight is the Catherine Palace, designed in the Russian baroque style. It was originally built in the 1750s for Empress Elizabeth, who had inherited the estate from her mother Catherine I. The palace contains luxurious Grand Hall and Golden Enfilade of state Rooms including it’s most famous heritage newly restored Amber room.
After the palace take a walk around the gardens.
Pavlovsk Palace is a former royal residency as well. It is famous for the biggest park in Europe and gorgeous landscapes. Pavlovsk palace designed in neo classical style is a big contrast to Catherine’s palace.
Please notice: Each of the sites included in the tour description will be visited sometime during the day. Tour sequence may vary depending on overcrowding at venues, museums’ closing days and traffic conditions. The itinerary above is a sample only.
Comfortable a/c Van and experienced driver for 1 day
Professional and licensed guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French)
Entrance tickets to the museums as per itinerary
Photo-video permits inside museums
All local Taxes
1 bottle of still water (0.5L) per person per day
Special radio-guide equipment for the groups bigger than 6.
Gratuity ( recommended 10% to the guide and 5% to the driver of a total tour cost p/person given separately) .
10:00 meeting your guide and driver at the hotel reception
10:00 – 11:00 drive to Pushkin town
11:00 – 13:00 tour of Сatherine’s Palace and park
13:00-13:30 time for lunch
13:30 – 14:00 drive to the town Pavlovsk
14:00 – 16:00 tour of Pavlovsk Palace and Park
16:00 – 17:00 drive back to the city
17:00 back to hotel
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Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk 1 day tour