Amber Room

Pushkin and Pavlovsk: Private Day Trip

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Key Details
6.5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
Spanish, English, German

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What You'll Do
  • Visit Catherine Palace and admire the impressive architecture and gardens
  • Discover the world-famous Amber Room in Catherine Palace
  • Explore Pavlovsk Palace, home of Paul I
Visit Pushkin and the summer residence of Paul I in Pavlovsk in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Marvel at the grandeur of the palaces and admire the restoration of the world-famous Amber Room in Catherine Palace.
What to Expect
After pick-up from your hotel, drive for 1-1.5 hours and travel 15 kilometers southwest of St. Petersburg to Pushkin. Visit Catherine Palace, given by Peter the Great to his wife Catherine I in 1708. In 1752, Elizabeth I had the palace completely rebuilt by Rastrelli and luxuriously equipped with bright gold and Baroque features.

The 900-square-meter Great Hall glitters gold, with huge windows and mirrors fitted along each side. The main decoration of the palace however is the Amber Room, given to Peter the Great by the Prussian King Wilhelm I. The original Amber Room was considered lost after World War II; however, the world-famous room has since been reconstructed in its original style.

After the visit, travel 4 kilometers from Pushkin toward Pavlovsk. In contrast to Catherine Palace, the palace here has a Classicist style, designed by the Scottish architect Charles Cameron. Pavlovsk Park, the 600-quatratmeter landscaped garden was created by Italian landscape architect and painter Pietro Gonzaga. The castle was largely destroyed during World War II, but was fully restored in the 1950s.
What's Included
  • Transfer with pick-up and drop off at your hotel
  • Guide in English, Russian or German
  • Entrance fees
Meeting Point

Please specify the name of your hotel for pick-up. For guests not staying in a hotel, the meeting point is at the Retur Ltd. office in the city center, located at Nevsky Prospekt 1.

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