Explore Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo, the former country residence of Russia's Tsars. Catherine's and Alexander's palaces still retain their opulence and provide an insight in to Russia's vibrant history.
What to Expect
Make the trip to Tsarskoye Selo, now know as Pushkin, which lies just outside of St. Petersburg. As a former country residence for the Russian Emperors, it is at Tsarskoye Selo that you will find Catherine’s Palace - one of the most beautiful and timely examples of Russian Baroque architecture and home to the world-famous Amber Room.
You also have the option to visit Alexander's palace, which is of great historical significance. It is here where the last Russian Tsar, Tsar Nicholas II, and his family spent their last months before being exiled to Ekaterinburg and finally executed.
Begin your journey to Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) at approximately 10 am, when you will meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel. We will travel to Pushkin by public transport, taking the subway and bus. The trip will last for approximately 1.5 hrs, depending on the traffic.
Once in Pushkin, we will explore Catherine's palace (duration of the actual palace tour is around 1.5 hour). Then we will start the exploration of the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo, making a coffee break if you need one.
If you are interested we can also visit the Museum of Court Carriages, a permanent exhibition of court carriages from the eighteenth – early twentieth century (admission is free). Although the tour involves quite a lot of walking, if you get tired we will make stops to rest and relax during the tour. We will return back to St. Petersburg at approximately 6 pm.
- Guide Services
- Admission to the park and Catherine's Palace
What's Not Included
- Public transportation
- Coffee and snacks