Visit the summer residences of the Romanov tsars at Tsarskoe Selo, near Saint Petersburg, and the imperial complex at Pavlovsk. You’ll see the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great and its Amber Room, and the residence of her son, Emperor Paul I.
What to Expect
Enjoy this 5-hour private tour that takes you from St. Petersburg to Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) and Pavlovsk to see the magnificent summer residences of the former Russian tsars. The monarchs lived, worked, granted audiences, arranged diplomatic receptions, and hosted gala balls and masquerades in these opulent settings.
A comfortable chauffeured drive takes you to the town of Tsarskoe Selo, or Pushkin, where you’ll marvel at the grandeur of the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great as well as the interior of the Amber Room. This is considered one of the world's wonders.
After just a short drive from Pushkin you’ll arrive at the stunning palace and park complex of Pavlovsk. This imperial estate was the residence of Emperor Paul I, the son of Catherine the Great. The estate's magnificent palace sits on a hill overlooking a park, which is landscaped in the English style and has a beautiful river running through it.
The huge and magically landscaped park was laid out in the area surrounding the Palace of Paul I to provide him with some solitude. Johann Strauss once performed with an orchestra in the park’s Musical Station.
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Transportation by car or mini-van
- Entrance fees
- Private tour with assistance of an English-speaking guide
- The tour is available in English, French, German, and Russian. Please specify your preference when booking. For Italian and Spanish there is an additional fee of EUR 20 per tour, to be paid on arrival.
Know Before You Go
If you require hotel pick-up, please provide your hotel details while booking.
The Catherine and Pavlovsk palaces are closed on the last Monday of each month.
Sightseeing tour cancellations and changes are free of charge if you notify the supplier 72 hours ahead of scheduled departure time.