Catherine Palace Tour in Pushkin
Vendor: City Break Tours St. Petersburg
Private tour of the Catherine Palace in Pushkin
Enjoy the tour to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - the magnificent summer residence of the Russian tsars and tsarinas, the favorite palace of Catherine the Great, located 24 kilometers from Saint Petersburg. You immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the 18th century walking along the strict lines of the French garden and along the golden row of the palace. The Catherine Palace museum exhibitionIt features 300 years of history and presents the work of 18th and 19th century architects as well as the achievements of restorers who brought the palace back to life after World War II. The palace collection that we see on the tour includes many unique examples of decorative and applied art furniture, porcelain, statues, paintings, etc., including personal items of the Russian emperors and their families.
The jewel of the Catherine Palace is visiting the legendary Amber Chamber also recognized as the eighth wonder of the world. Our professional guide will explain the complicated history of this impressive place and ensure that it is one of the best interiors in the world during the guided tour. The amber panels adorning the walls are made from hand-polished pieces of different colors and sizes, including frames, garlands, coats of arms, crowns, monograms, and even entire scenes from the Bible.
You will also have a walk in the Catherine Park which covers 107 hectares of land and serves as a perfect place to enjoy on a late summer day away from the noisy streets of St. Petersburg. On the territory of the Park there are more than 100 architectural constructions: from majestic palaces and monumental monuments to pavilions, bridges, marble monuments, exotic constructions executed in the style of Gothic, Turkish and Chinese architecture. At the end of the tour, we return to Saint Petersburg.
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