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25 kilometers south of St.-Petersburg is Pushkin, a gorgeous town graced by an enormous royal residence that’s almost as stunning as Peterhof.
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.
Professional licensed guide (English, German, Spanish, Italian, French). Other languages available upon request (extra fee).
Comfortable transportation. A/C vehicle for 5 hours (we provide a wide range of vans from 2 to 18 pax).
Hotel pick up and drop off for Private tours ONLY!
Joined Small group tours meeting point: Palace square (Hermitage) in front of Alexander Column)
Skip the ticket line admission to the Palace and Gardens
Special radio-guide equipment for the groups bigger than 6!
gratuity to the guide and driver
Tour duration 4,5 hours ( actual tour duration 1,5-2 hours) as it takes 1-1,5 hours to get there and backwards.
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Catherine’s Palace and Park