tour or photostroll with a licensed guide

Catherine Palace and Gardens
in Tsarskoe

/ Pushkin town, royal suburb of St Petersburg /

A walk in Catherine Gardens and a private visit to Catherine Palace
And a photosession during the tour (if you chose so).
Russian Royal Family decided to locate their country summer residences in the southern vicinity of the northern capital.

During the days of tsarist Russia only invited guests could get admission to the beautiful parks and palaces, nowadays they are open to any tourist.

The main treasure of the museum in the town of Pushkin, which is located 24 kilometers (15 miles) from the center of St. Petersburg proper, is the famous Amber Room.

During your private tour you will get acquainted with the history of that magnificent palace and blooming gardens.
You will visit compositional centre of the ensemble - the Great Catherine Palace – an unsurpassed example of Russian Baroque. You will be enraptured by the sumptuous décor of the great hall and the golden enfilade. The world-famous Amber room now returned to life and open to public. Come and admire unique works of fine and applied art.

You will stroll along the paths of the Regular Park (Old Garden) created by Elizabeth and the Landscape (English) Park fashioned by Catherine The Great accompanied by a personal licensed guide.
Mirror ponds, unique cascade system of XVIII century, great pond reshaped by the orders of the empress, Cameron Gallery and Turkish Kiosk, marble bridge and several dozens historical monuments are scattered across the park. There are grand palaces and intimate pavilions, bridges and marble monuments as well as exotic structures with a romantic atmosphere.
All that makes Catherine park the perfect place for a photoshoot. Every corner serves as picturesque backdrop for a photograph.

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Practical info
Tour of palace and gardens is about 3 hours.

How to get there:
- Train from Vitebsk train station in St Petersburg to Tsarskoe Selo (about 30 min) + bus to park entrance (10 min)
- Taxi - about 1000 rub one way (1 hour ride from the city center)
6000 rub - private tour Catherine Palace + gardens for 1-6 persons
10 000 rub. - photo tour Catherine Palace + gardens for 1-6 persons
(you will recieve jpeg images the same evening via cloud storage)

+ entrance tickets 1500 rub per person. Children under 13 y.o. - 500 rub.
Important! Tickets must be booked and paid through me in advance.
Tickets are issued with the agency for a certain date and time.