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Catherine Palace & Pavlovsk Great Palace & Park Tour with Lunch

By GoingRussia
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Price was undefined, price is now NZ$388

Features

Free cancellation available
8h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Awe-inspiring opulence of majestic imperial residences

  • Breathtaking interior of the world-famous Amber Room

  • Walking through beautifully landscaped parks & elegant halls

  • Lunch & hassle-free transport to & from your city hotel

  • Intriguing anecdotes from the era of powerful Russian tsars

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Pushkin and Pavlovsk

  • What's included

    Admission to the Catherine Palace and Park

  • What's included

    Admission to Pavlovsk Palace and Park

  • What's included

    Lunch with a glass of wine, beer or soft drink

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your St Petersburg hotel

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks not listed in Inclusions

Know Before You Book

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located St Petersburg hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


What you can expect

Head to the small city of Pushkin to admire Catherine Palace, named after Peter the Great’s wife, Catherine I, and one of the most beautiful residences of the tsars. Then admire Pavlovsk Palace and its vast collection of paintings, its expansive grounds and fireplaces made from Carrara marble.

Just 18 miles (30 km) from St. Petersburg, visit Pushkin, also known as Tsarskoye Selo—meaning “Village of the Tsars.” Here, admire the magnificent Catherine Palace—built in the 17th century and designed by famed Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Spanning the reigns of 5 tsars, the palace was later altered based on what was in vogue—from rococo to neoclassic.

Admire the large ballroom, the Grand Hall or Hall of Paintings and the Amber Room, which is covered with Baltic amber from floor to ceiling and was kept from the public for almost 100 years. Walk among birch trees, firs, lakes, bridges, sculptures and pavilions in the neighbouring park, a subject of many poets and artists. Next, enjoy Russian dishes in the traditional restaurant and head to Pavlovsk.

Continue to Pavlovsk Palace, a gift from Catherine the Great to her son Pavel, the future Tsar Paul I. As you explore the palace, gaze at refined salons, Carrara marble fireplaces and a vast collection of porcelain, paintings and ivory articles. Then explore its 1,482-acre (600 ha) park, a game reserve for the tsar and considered a masterpiece of European landscape architecture.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required
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Location

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Activity Location

  • Tsarskoye Selo

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Saint Petersburg City Center (Hotel Pickup)
    • Saint Petersburg

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