St. Petersburg Half-Day Private Tour of Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces

St. Petersburg Half-Day Private Tour of Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces
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$114
Duration: 6 hours
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Description

Enjoy this half-day private tour and let your guide help you explore Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace and parks. Compare the magnificent style of Russian Baroque in Catherine Palace with fabulous Classicism of Pavlovsk Palace. You will visit the spectacular Amber Room at Catherine Palace, decorated by Elisabeth’s court architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, which contains stunning mosaic panels made of real amber. You will then visit the Pavlovsk Palace, perhaps the greatest of the Russian imperial family's residences.

Once you are picked up from your hotel by your guide, you can get ready for a tour full of sightseeing - the route will be customized depending on your hotel´s location.

First you will receive a tour of Catherine's Park and Palace in Pushkin, including the Amber room - a chamber, decorated with amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Catherine Palace is a marvelous labyrinth of decorative furniture, Russian and Western European paintings, unique collections of porcelain, and amber and bronze sculptures.

Afterwards you will enjoy a lunch (your own expenses) and get transferred to Pavlovsk and take a tour of the palace and the park. Travel back to the late 18th century when Pavlovsk Palace was serving a purpose of summer residence of the Russian emperors and their families. The interiors bear influences of many cultures, as it was built by several architects throughout the years. Inside the palace you'll see the Egyptian Vestibule, the Italian Hall, a Greek Hall with French furnishings and Paul's War Hall.

Later in the afternoon you will be transferred back to your hotel.

Enjoy this half-day private tour and let your guide help you explore Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace and parks. Compare the magnificent style of Russian Baroque in Catherine Palace with fabulous Classicism of Pavlovsk Palace. You will visit the spectacular Amber Room at Catherine Palace, decorated by Elisabeth’s court architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, which contains stunning mosaic panels made of real amber. You will then visit the Pavlovsk Palace, perhaps the greatest of the Russian imperial family's residences.