Skip-The-Line St.Petersburg Private Tours: Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and Pavlovsk Imperial Residence

Skip-The-Line St.Petersburg Private Tours: Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and Pavlovsk Imperial Residence
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$85
Duration: 8 hours
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Skip-The-Line and explore the most beautiful Imperial Residences of Saint Petersburg - Catherine's palace in Tsarskoye Selo and Palace of Paul I in Pavlovsk. Enjoy the unconventional beauty of the newly-recreated Amber Room, which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. Walk the peaceful grounds of Pavlovsk residence and relax. Learn heartbreaking stories of WWII and the amount of destruction in brought along.

Your private guide and driver will meet you in the lobby of your centrally located hotel and together you will depart to Tsarskoye Selo in your private vehicle.

On your way to the Suburban Imperial residence you will hear live commentary of your tour guide about the sights you will be passing by, if necessary it is possible to make photo stops where traffic permits.
You will drive all along Moskovsky avenue - the longest street in the city, drive by the House of Soviets - an impressive Soviet-style architectural masterpiece with a statue of Lenin (one of the few left in the city) in front of it; pass by the Victory Square with the Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, and proceed in the direction of the airport.
Upon your arrival to Pushkin, you will drive by the Egyptian Gate - which used to mark the main entrance into Tsarskoye Selo Imperial residence, past Fyodorovsky citadel, along the narrow shadowed streets of the little town where Alexander Pushkin, a famous Russian Poet, used to study and live.
On your tour of Catherine's palace you will enter the building from the spectacular courtyard (which offers great photo opportunities), will enter the Golden Enfilade and State Palatial Interiors through the main staircase, will see the Amber Room, private rooms of Alexander the 1st and Paul the 1st. (please note that the museum reserves the right to close these rooms without notice).
After the palace tour you will have a chance to enjoy a relaxing walk in the park and take numerous great photos.

Shorty after that, transfer to Pavlovsk Imperial Residence which is less than 15 minutes away. You will be given free time for lunch at a place of your choosing, and your guide will happily make recommendations.

While in Pavlovsk, you will be shown around the palace of Emperor Paul I, the only legitimate son of Empress Catherine the Great. You will learn the history of mother and son difficult relationship, see how different their tastes were, and will get a new point of view on Tsar Paul, who has always been pictured as a stupid imbecile, but in fact was a very educated and clever man with his own sorrows and passions.
Short tour of Pavlovsk park is offered at the end of the program with an option of taking a coach ride (at additional charge) to maximize the experience.

Transfer back to St Petersburg at the end of the tour.
Tour will end at a location of your choosing within the city centre limits.

Skip-The-Line and explore the most beautiful Imperial Residences of Saint Petersburg - Catherine's palace in Tsarskoye Selo and Palace of Paul I in Pavlovsk. Enjoy the unconventional beauty of the newly-recreated Amber Room, which is considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. Walk the peaceful grounds of Pavlovsk residence and relax. Learn heartbreaking stories of WWII and the amount of destruction in brought along.