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Skip-the-Line: Private Tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park from St Petersburg

Skip-the-Line: Private Tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park from St Petersburg
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$195
Duration: 6 hours
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If you are wondering what were Imperial presents like back in 18th century, this tour will give you an idea and a great cultural insight. Pavlovsk Palace and Park ensemble is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a mix of classy architecture and lovely landscape.

Pavlovsk Palace has it all: fantasy, history, charm and a myriad of halls. Check out the Egyptian and the Front Hall, Italian Hall, Greek Hall, Cavaliers, Dance Halls, Big or Throne Room, Hall of Peace and Hall of War, the Art Gallery, the Library of Paul and other landmarks.

Don’t skip the Peter and Paul Church in the Pavlovsk Palace (1799) and the monument to Paul I (1872) in front of the facade of the palace - an imitation of the monument of Louis XIV in front of the Versailles.

Take in the scenery of the Pavlovsk park and notice how elegantly all architectural structures fit in the natural landscape. The collection of Russian bronze sculpture in the Park will certainly amaze you.

Timing is flexible and you can start the tour any time you prefer.  

This tour can be customized to make it a unique experience for you. Your private local guide will meet you in the hotel lobby and discuss the tour itinerary with you at the beginning of the tour.

Pavlovsk traces its history since 1777, when Empress Catherine II presented the estate near Slavyanka River to her son Paul. Built in 1780s, Pavlovsk Palace is an architectural monument, the center of the Pavlovsk Museum-Reserve.

10.00am Take a journey into Russian classicism and see the State Rooms, the Egyptian vestibule with the main staircase, the Italian hall, the State Library of Paul I, the Carpet Study, the Hall of War, the Greek Hall, the Hall of Peace, the Boudoir, the State Bedroom, the Picture Gallery (Currently the art collection of the Pavlovsk Palace Museum includes works by Western European artists of 16th -19th centuries: Austrian, English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, German, Flemish and French painting).

11.00am Then check out the Throne Room and the Chapel, Living Rooms, the Raspberry Study, the Common Study, the Corner Drawing Room, the White Dining Room, the Old Drawing Room, the Ball Hall.

12.00pm If you have an appetite for scenic views and landscapes, Pavlovsk Park is the place to storm! It is one of the largest landscape parks, both in Russia and Europe (about 600 hectares). 7 landscape areas make up Pavlovsk Park: Pridvortsovy, Slavyanka River Valley, Big Star with the valley ponds, Old Sylvia, New Silvia, Ceremonial Field and White Birch.

1.00pm Break for Russian traditional lunch.

2.00pm Your Instagram will explore with the decoration of the park pavilions, both of classic and pastoral nature: the Temple of Friendship, Apollo Colonnade, Aviary, Cold Bath, Round Hall, Rose Hall, Dairy, Pill Tower; Memorial Monument to Parents, Mausoleum of Spouse-Benefactor, bridges over the Slavyanka River, marble and bronze sculpture.

3-4pm 
Trip back to your hotel

 Tour Itinerary

10.00 Meeting in the hotel. Hotel pick-up
10.00-11.00 Trip to Pavlovsk
11.00-12.00 See the Pavlovsk Palace
12.00-13.00 Visit Pavlovsk Park, Temple of Friendship
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Visit Costume Museum
15.00-16.00 Return to Saint Petersburg. Hotel drop-off

If you are wondering what were Imperial presents like back in 18th century, this tour will give you an idea and a great cultural insight. Pavlovsk Palace and Park ensemble is included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a mix of classy architecture and lovely landscape.

Pavlovsk Palace has it all: fantasy, history, charm and a myriad of halls. Check out the Egyptian and the Front Hall, Italian Hall, Greek Hall, Cavaliers, Dance Halls, Big or Throne Room, Hall of Peace and Hall of War, the Art Gallery, the Library of Paul and other landmarks.

Don’t skip the Peter and Paul Church in the Pavlovsk Palace (1799) and the monument to Paul I (1872) in front of the facade of the palace - an imitation of the monument of Louis XIV in front of the Versailles.

Take in the scenery of the Pavlovsk park and notice how elegantly all architectural structures fit in the natural landscape. The collection of Russian bronze sculpture in the Park will certainly amaze you.