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Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site Tours

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Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site

Home of the Alexander and Catherine palaces and parks, Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) is one of Russia’s most significant and beautiful cultural heritage sites. The imperial family’s former summer residence is a must for first-time visitors to St. Petersburg.

The Basics
It’s possible to see Catherine Palace and Park in as little as half a day; you can even visit three imperial palaces (Peterhof, Catherine, and Pavlovsk) on a day trip. Some Pushkin tours stop by the Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop, responsible for restoring Catherine Palace’s impressive Amber Room.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Book your ticket to Catherine Palace in advance to skip the line and enjoy more time inside.
  • Many attractions in Pushkin—including Catherine Palace—are accessible to wheelchairs.
How to Get There
Pushkin is about 16 miles (25 kilometers) south of St. Petersburg. Trains run regularly between Vitebskiy Station in St. Petersburg and Detskoe Selo Station in Pushkin, though it’s also common to visit as part of a tour with included transport.

When to Get There
Pushkin’s main attractions are typically open daily year-round, with extended hours from June to August. During the summer months, get there early to beat the crowds. Catherine Palace is closed on Tuesdays.

What’s in a Name
The town of Pushkin—originally Tsarskoye Selo—was named after Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin, one of Russia’s greatest poets and the founder of modern Russian literature. While born in Moscow, the poet spent several summers studying in Tsarskoye Selo. Learn more about him at the Pushkin Memorial Dacha Museum inside his former home.


Address: Pushkin 196601, Russia
Admission: 150 RUB
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Premium St Petersburg 2 Day Small Group Tour

Premium St Petersburg 2 Day Small Group Tour

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Explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg on a 2-day small-group shore excursion. See key landmarks such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, and the Yusupov Palace as you learn about Russia’s rich history and culture from your guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance tickets to blockbuster attractions and take a relaxing boat tour along the canals and river.
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  • 2 days
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$312.83
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$312.83

1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Excursion to Peterhof & Tsarskoye Selo

1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Excursion to Peterhof & Tsarskoye Selo

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Step back to the days of Russia’s 18th-century Tsars on a 4-hour tour of the Catherine Palace in Pushkin, formerly called Tsarskoe Selo. Travel from St Petersburg by air-conditioned vehicle and tour the the blue-and-white baroque palace, sometimes dubbed the Pushkin Palace. Ogle the gold and marble interiors, including the Amber Room, spectacularly coated in amber and mirrors; and admire the gardens. Upgrade to include a visit to the Pavlovsk Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in St Petersburg. Numbers are limited to nine for a more personalized experience.
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  • 8 hours
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$221.28
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Catherine Palace & Park (Pushkin Tour)

Catherine Palace & Park (Pushkin Tour)

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The Catherine’s Palace is located in the place called Pushkin. It is a former imperial palace, the official summer residence of three Russian monarchs, a masterpiece of Russian baroque of the XVIII century. Walk through the large park (107 hectares) around the Residence and enjoy fresh air and beauty of the nature. A visit to the Amber Room - the “eighth wonder of the world” will become a cherry on the cake and the highlight of your journey. This place has a special historical value, the fate of which is shrouded in thousands of secrets. Then in the original cafe you can try the real soup "soup" with snacks and pay as much as you think is right.
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  • 5 hours
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$214.35
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$214.35
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Catherine Palace & Amber Room Tour

Catherine Palace & Amber Room Tour

Visit one of the most spectacular palaces in St Petersburg, which lies about an hour’s drive out of town, the easy way. This tour will introduce you to the Catherine Palace, a summer residence of the Russian tsars. Learn all about their extravagant lifestyles from your guide. Don’t worry about transport connections, as you’ll be transferred directly from your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
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$129.24
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Saint-Petersburg pathfinders 3 day active combined tour

Saint-Petersburg pathfinders 3 day active combined tour

Our combined 3-days tour gives you a great opportunity to see St. Petersburg from a car, a hydrofoil boat and by traveling on foot. Your friendly guide will show you all the must see museums and places of the city and tell the most important and interesting information about architecture and history of the monuments as well as past, present and future of Russia. You will visit State Hermitage, Church of the Savior on Blood, St.Isaac's Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, have a pleasant relaxed walk along the alleys of the Summer Garden, a hydrofoil trip to Peterhof and a car tour to Tsarskoye Selo. If you arrive by a cruise ship, you need to make e-visa in advance to go ashore.
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  • 3 days
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$550.00
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Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

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Devote your attention to two of Russia’s most celebrated imperial residences on a private day tour from St. Petersburg. Leave the city for the baroque Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Tour the interiors as you hear about the tsars who lived here, and see the showpiece Amber Room and gardens. Afterward, explore the palace and parks of the Peterhof estate, including the world-famous Grand Cascade fountains. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus entrance fees included.
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  • 7 hours
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$165.00
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$165.00
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Saint Petersburg 2-Day Shore Excursion City Tour

Saint Petersburg 2-Day Shore Excursion City Tour

A shore excursion can sometimes feel like a hurried experience. Slow down and immerse yourself in the sights and culture of St. Petersburg on this two-day guided tour. Visit landmarks including the Hermitage and the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood; get a taste of local life by visiting the food hall at Elisseeff Emporium, and explore the city's gardens.
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  • 2 days
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$393.39
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St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day All Highlights Mini-Group Tour

St. Petersburg Visa-Free 2-Day All Highlights Mini-Group Tour

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This 2-day tour of St. Petersburg packs in tons of the city's highlights and even welcomes you to the city with a small gift. Skip the long lines at main attractions, and avoid the hassle of buying tickets, too. This tour includes your admission to The Hermitage, Peterhof Park and Garden (Petrodvorets), Catherine Palace, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Plus it also includes access to the Rasputin exhibit at Yusupov Palace.
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  • 2 days
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$265.00
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$265.00
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Tzars Village and Peterhof Skip-The-Line Private Tour from St Petersburg

Tzars Village and Peterhof Skip-The-Line Private Tour from St Petersburg

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Skip the lines at the glorious imperial residences of the Peterhof and Catherine Palaces on a private day trip from St Petersburg. Avoid the crowds with early access (May to October only) to the Peterhof; and admire the interiors and Lower Garden fountains, all brainchilds of Peter the Great. After time for lunch (own expense), continue to Tsarskoye Selo and tour the baroque Catherine Palace. See the world-famous Amber Room among others, hear the mystery of the original amber panels, and enjoy the ornamental gardens before returning to St Petersburg.
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  • 8 hours
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$181.00
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$181.00
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Wheelchair-Friendly Private Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

Wheelchair-Friendly Private Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

Take a 2-day tour of St. Petersburg’s main landmarks on this private, wheelchair accessible tour. This tour is great for those with limited mobility and guests visit sights such as the Hermitage Museum, Catherine’s Palace, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Peterhof, and much more. Enjoy a worry-free trip with a wheelchair rental, an accessible vehicle, and a visa-free entry to Russia from the cruise ship.
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  • 2 days
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$612.00
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$612.00
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Saint-Petersburg 2 day Tour with Boat Trip ( Pushkin,Peterhof & Cathedral )

Saint-Petersburg 2 day Tour with Boat Trip ( Pushkin,Peterhof & Cathedral )

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Provide your passport details and get your comfortable shoes ready! That is all you need for the next 2 days in Saint Petersburg. Forget about getting a visa and waiting in the lines – you won’s see them here. Get on the comfortable minibus and enjoy! Start exploring this amazing city at 9 am visiting one of the most beautiful and deepest metros in the world. By 5pm, you will have seen the incredible fountains of Peterhof, lunched in the Pushkin’s birthplace and seen the unbelievable Amber Room. Have a good night rest since the second day can’t be missed! You will start at 8.30am and by 4.30pm, you will see it all: best views on the iconic masterpieces of European and Russian architecture. Unique artworks of Hermitage Museum will win your heart and make you want to come again for more. After the lunch break, you will be offered a relaxed boat tours to see the city from another angle.
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  • 2 days
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$567.39
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Peterhof Park and the Catherine Palace tour with Amber Room in 1 Day

Peterhof Park and the Catherine Palace tour with Amber Room in 1 Day

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Choose our exciting excursions to these two wonderful places that will please your eyes and soul with amazing architecture and nature. Peterhof Gardens and Park Gorgeous sculptural compositions, stately palaces and well-kept parks - almost all of this was designed by Peter the Great, who decided to found his suburban residence here many years ago but this place manage to astonish its visitors even now. Catherine’s Palace The Catherine’s Palace is located in the place called Pushkin. It is a former imperial palace, the official summer residence of three Russian monarchs, a masterpiece of Russian baroque of the XVIII century. Walk through the large park around the Residence and enjoy fresh air and beauty of the nature. A visit to the Amber Room - the “eighth wonder of the world” will become a cherry on the cake. This place has a special historical value, the fate of which is shrouded in thousands of secrets.
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  • 8 hours
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$267.94
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$267.94
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3 Days in St Petersburg - City Must Sees and Summer Residences

3 Days in St Petersburg - City Must Sees and Summer Residences

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This balanced 3-day tour includes the brightest sights of St Petersburg and its vicinity. You will explore the city center by a private car/minivan, making stops wherever you want and asking all your questions to your knowledgeable guide. Visit the famous Hermitage Museum and the Church on the Spilled Blood, take a canal cruise in the afternoon. Next 2 days of the tour are devoted to the summer residences of the Russian Tzars - Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo (Catherine's Palace).
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  • 3 days
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$495.00
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$495.00
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2 day shore tour of Saint-Petersburg with Faberge museum

2 day shore tour of Saint-Petersburg with Faberge museum

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Make the most of your limited time on dry land with a 2-day private tour of St Petersburg. Luxury end-to-end transportation from the port takes you to each destination on your itinerary. Offered in multiple languages, you enjoy the pleasure of live commentary in your native tongue. Along with a guided tour at each museum, you also enjoy complimentary admission and skip-the-line access.
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  • 2 days
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$620.00
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$620.00
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Moderate 2-Day Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

Moderate 2-Day Shore Excursion in St Petersburg

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Choose this private 2-day shore excursion if you want to cover all the must-sees during your short stay in St Petersburg. You will skip the lines to famous museums such as the Hermitage, the Spilled Blood Church, and Catherine's Palace. Visit the fountain park of Peterhof and take a canal cruise to enjoy the spectacular view. A professional guide and a private vehicle with a driver will be at your services for 2 days.
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  • 2 days
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$525.00
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$525.00
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Small-Group Tour of Tzar's Village: Catherine Palace and Amber Room

Small-Group Tour of Tzar's Village: Catherine Palace and Amber Room

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Enjoy early admission to Catherine Palace and tour one of the area's most stunning former summer palaces without the crowds. Embark on a small-group (limited to 6) guided exploration of this former Imperial residence, a grand property that was left completely gutted―but renovated extensively―after WWII. Wander its opulent halls and visit rooms such as the Amber Room, painstakingly recreated with amber panels, gold leaf and mirrors in a process that took more than two-decades. Afterward, spend time strolling in Catherine Park and learning about its impressive landscaping.
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  • 4 hours
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$120.00
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$120.00

Private 4-Day Tour - the Best of St Petersburg

Private 4-Day Tour - the Best of St Petersburg

Explore the highlights of St Petersburg with a professional guide during this 4-day tour. You will see the most remarkable museums and monuments of the city and its suburbs with special skip-the-line admissions. The Hermitage Museum, the Yusupov Palace, Peterhof, Catherine's Palace, and other sights will open its doors for you.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$649.00
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$649.00
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Active 3-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Private Guide

Active 3-Day Tour of St Petersburg with Private Guide

This package includes three days of 8-9 hour comfortable tours to the different sights of Saint Petersburg and countryside residences nearby. Most of the time you will be accompanied by a personal guided and a professional driver. All excursions will start and finish at your hotel lobby and include time for lunch. You will explore the city from a minibus or car, then from the water (boat trip at the first day and hydrofoil at the last), will go down to see the beautiful metro and walk a lot!
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  • 3 days
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$851.09
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$851.09
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Two Half-Day Shore Excursions in St Petersburg - Accessible Visa-Free Tour

Two Half-Day Shore Excursions in St Petersburg - Accessible Visa-Free Tour

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Discover the best that St. Petersburg has to offer on this private two half-day shore excursions. Take tours around the city to explore landmarks like the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Village of the Tsars, and enjoy skip-the-line admission to the Hermitage Museum and Catherine’s Palace. Learn about the history of the city from your informative guide and benefit from a visa-free arrangement from the cruise ship.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$333.00
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$333.00
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Private Tour of Tsarskoe Selo - Catherine Palace and Park with Hotel Pickup

Private Tour of Tsarskoe Selo - Catherine Palace and Park with Hotel Pickup

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Enhance your experience of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo) on a private day trip from St. Petersburg, which introduces you to one of the former residences of the Russian imperial family—Catherine Palace and Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its extravagant interiors, particularly its Amber Room, which you'll have access to during this tour. Plus, a private guide ensures you receive undivided attention and tailored tips for the rest of your vacation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$295.00
per group
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$295.00
per group
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1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Excursion to Peterhof & Tsarskoye Selo

1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Excursion to Peterhof & Tsarskoye Selo

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Enjoy a more personal experience than possible on a group tour on this private guided tour from St. Petersburg to Pushkin. In the company of just your party and a guide, travel the short distance to the town of Pushkin to explore Catherine Palace and its Amber Room while your guide shares enlightening information.
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  • 8 hours
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$221.28
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$221.28
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St-Petersburg Imperial Suburbs: Peterhof & Catherine Palace Tour.

St-Petersburg Imperial Suburbs: Peterhof & Catherine Palace Tour.

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Enjoy the most famous Imperial sea-side residence of Romanov Imperial family in Peterhof and explore their former residence in Tsarskoye Selo on this full-day private tour with a local guide. Immerse yourself in the oppulance of Peterhof Baroque Grand Palace and take a stroll among endless fountains of the Lower Park. Visit the famous Amber Room in Catherine Palace of Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village). Get to know the history of Imperial Russia. • Full-day private tour of St-Petersburg Imperial suburbs with a local guide • See ceremonial interiors of Grand Palace of Peterhof and Catherine Palace including the Amber Room • Enjoy the Fountain gardens of Peterhof and Park of Catherine Palace • Listen to the stories from you local expert guide
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$343.59
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$343.59
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3 Summer Residence ( Peterhof, Catherine Palace, Pavlovsk ) Shore tour

3 Summer Residence ( Peterhof, Catherine Palace, Pavlovsk ) Shore tour

Get on the exciting tour to visit fabulous Palaces in the suburbs of Saint Petersburg. Your journey will start with a must-have excursion to Peterhof. If you want to feel the true purpose of the city, then definitely it’s worth a visit to the summer residence of the emperor. Thanks to the elegant fountains, picturesque parks and magnificent palaces, Peterhof is called the Russian Versailles. Then your comfortable car or a minibus will take you to the Catherine’s Palace, which is located in a village called Pushkin. It is a former imperial palace, the official summer residence of three Russian monarchs, a masterpiece of Russian baroque of the XVIII century. Walk through the large park (107 hectares) around the Residence and enjoy fresh air and beauty of the nature. Our next stop, Pavlovsk Palace, is just 15 minutes away. The area is about 600 hectares and its landscape parks are among the most beautiful in the world!
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  • 10 hours
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$453.92
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$453.92
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2-Day Private St Petersburg Tour

2-Day Private St Petersburg Tour

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Experience St Petersburg to its fullest on a private 2-day tour. Conveniently offered in four languages, enjoy a private guide who speaks your language. Every detail has been arranged for you, including round-trip transportation from your hotel on both days. Skip the lines and enjoy included entrance to the Hermitage Museum, Winter Palace, and other attractions. The exclusive tour also includes a private boat tour along the river.
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  • 2 days
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$487.18
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$487.18
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