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Half-Day Tour to Pushkin and Catherine's Palace from St. Petersburg - with unbiased reviews

Half-Day Tour to Pushkin and Catherine's Palace from St. Petersburg

Half-Day Tour to Pushkin and Catherine's Palace from St. Petersburg
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Enjoy a 5-hour tour from St. Petersburg to the town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo), which lies just outside of St. Petersburg and has a marvelous ensemble of palaces and parks. It is particularly famous for its impressive baroque Catherine Palace, where Empress Catherine the Great lived and died.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The palace you will see on this tour was designed by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the creator of the Winter Palace and Smolny Cathedral. Most of the restored interiors date back to the time of Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, though there are some early 19th century interiors too. Catherine the Great chose to live in a separate wing of the palace, and even at the age of 60 she quite happily walked the length of the palace to reach the building's private church every day. If any proof is needed for the extravagance of Russia's Imperial rulers, then it can be found in the fact that, in less than two centuries, the Romanov Tsars established this suburban estate named Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar village) - that, in terms of grandeur and excess, outstrip even famous French Palaces and gorgeous Italian Villas. The  resultant  palace,  completed  in  1756,  is  nearly  1km  in circumference, with elaborately decorated blue-and-white facades featuring gilded atlantes, caryatids and pilasters. It took over 100kg of gold to decorate the palace exteriors. The interiors of the Catherine Palace are no less spectacular. The so- called  Golden  Enfilade  of  staterooms,  designed  by  Rastrelli,  is particularly renowned and forms the focus of the palace tour. The Amber Room in the Palace was 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".
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The palace you will see on this tour was designed by the Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the creator of the Winter Palace and Smolny Cathedral. Most of the restored interiors date back to the time of Empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great, though there are some early 19th century interiors too. Catherine the Great chose to live in a separate wing of the palace, and even at the age of 60 she quite happily walked the length of the palace to reach the building's private church every day. If any proof is needed for the extravagance of Russia's Imperial rulers, then it can be found in the fact that, in less than two centuries, the Romanov Tsars established this suburban estate named Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar village) - that, in terms of grandeur and excess, outstrip even famous French Palaces and gorgeous Italian Villas. The  resultant  palace,  completed  in  1756,  is  nearly  1km  in circumference, with elaborately decorated blue-and-white facades featuring gilded atlantes, caryatids and pilasters. It took over 100kg of gold to decorate the palace exteriors. The interiors of the Catherine Palace are no less spectacular. The so- called  Golden  Enfilade  of  staterooms,  designed  by  Rastrelli,  is particularly renowned and forms the focus of the palace tour. The Amber Room in the Palace was 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".
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your centrally located St Petersburg hotel Location Address: Please meet at your centrally located St Petersburg hotel. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Location Name: Your centrally located St Petersburg hotel Location Address: Please meet at your centrally located St Petersburg hotel. Return Location: Returns to original departure point
  • St. Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Northwestern District
Duration
5h
Additional information
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate

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sorayarah
Tehran, Iran12 contributions
it is fantastic
Sep. 2018
it s beautiful and amazing i love it i suggest to go it i think you like it . It gives you a feeling of being royal
Written 3 October 2018
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