Pushkin tour (Tsarskoe selo)

Tour snapshot:

Duration

5 hours

Pick up & drop off

At your chosen destination

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Transportation

By private car

No hidden cost

Admission tickets included

Private guide

Professional & licensed

Lunch

Optional

Activity level

Moderate

Tsarskoe Selo is undoubtedly the richest and most varies in terms of architecture and historical interest.
The palace-and-park ensemble of Tsarskoe Selo is a treasure trove of things to see and places to go.

The Catherine Palace and park ensemble is a impressive monument of world-ranking architecture and park design dating from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries. World famous architects, sculptors and painters realized the ideas of the crowned heads. Tsarskoye Selo is a fine example of Baroque and Classical architecture and it was the first place in the Russian capital where interiors decorated in the Moderne (Art Nouveau) style appeared.

The compositional centre of the ensemble is the Catherine Palace – the grand imperial summer residence , Rastrelli’s enormous late-Baroque palace, with its seemingly endless rows of gilded atlantes, has some of the most extravagant interiors in Europe, including the world-famous Amber Room.

Across the Catherine Park there are grand palaces and intimate pavilions, bridges and marble monuments, and also exotic structures imitating Gothic, Turkish and Chinese architecture that invest little corners of the parks with a romantic atmosphere.

Available: daily*
*closed on Tue and last Mon of every month.

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Tour Overview:

Catherine Palace

Rococo masterpiece with famous Amber Room is former country residence of Russian emperors and fascinating monument of the world’s architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XIX centuries.
Your once-in-a-lifetime exploration starts with stunning interiors: the Golden Enfilade of state rooms followed by the dazzling Great Hall with its decadent chandeliers and spectacular garden views.
Feel the spirit of the times of Empresses Elizabeth and Catherine II.

Catherine Park

Catherine Park
This large park shows the tastes of several generations of Romanovs, combining the Regular Park – Old Garden – and the Landscape (English) Park. The Old or Dutch Garden is said to have been begun by Peter I himself.

Alternative Tour Sights

This tour can be customised with a visit to Hermitage (charming blue-and-gold pavilion designed for private dining has superb 18th century interiors that have survived almost completely unaltered), Turkish Baths (Designed to resemble a mosque, this eccentric pavilion on the shore of the Great Pond has beautiful interiors in “Moorish” style, including some pretty mosaics.), Concert Hall (Designed as a temple to the goddess Ceres, Giacomo Quarenghi’s large musical pavilion has strictly elegant facades and richly decorated interiors.).
We will happily discuss your preference with you upon booking.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS

  • Unlock the deepest secrets of the world’s most famous Room
  • Discover hidden details and historical anecdotes that others miss
  • Stroll the quaint and colorful gardens of the Catherine Palace
  • Glimpse the Memorial Lyceum Museum, where Alexander Pushkin studied

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • The sophistication and tranquil charms of the Catherine Park
  • An in-depth exploration of Catherine Palace with Amber Room, inside and out
  • Mystify historic tales

WHAT’S NOT

  • A real-life time machine (couldn’t squeeze it into our budget)

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