Tour to Catherine Palace with VIP entrance, Paul's Palace in Pavlovsk and Lower Park of Peterhoff
This tour offers unique opportunity to see all the most beautiful summer Residences of Russian Imperial Family in one day! Built in different times, in reigns of different rulers, these palaces and parks tell you more about Romanoffs than any other museum, book, or movie. If you feel like exploring the city on your own and invite tour guide only for those sites that are harder to reach and book yourself - then this itinerary is a perfect solution. In the high tourist season the museums are very crowded and it is hard to book the tickets, you will need wait in the long queues. This tour includes VIP entrance to Catherine Palace and lets you avoid all the inconvenience of the trip to suburbs, you will enjoy site-seeing on the way to/from the palaces, have lunch at the authentic Russian place, we'll have time to discuss issues on Russian reality during lunch and on the drives, and you will get a feeling of everyday routines and city beat in the Metro. It will be the most memorable day of your journey! Welcome!
09. 00-Meeting at your hotel
09. 00-10. 30 - Drive to the city Pushkin (Tsar's Village), visit to St. Nickolas Naval Cathedral
10. 30-12. 00-Visit to the Catherine Palace (VIP entrance to avoid queues)
12. 30 - 13. 30 - Lunch at the Podvorie Restaurant
13. 30 - 15. 30 - Visit to Paul's Palace in Pavlovsk
15. 30 - 16. 30 -Drive to Peterhoff
16. 30 - 18. 00 - Walk in the Park with Fountain Ensembles
18. 00 - 19. 30 - Road back to the city, visit to Metro (if you wish)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: We'll meet at the lobby of your hotel. I will have a card with your name on it.
End location: We will bring you back to your hotel or leave you anywhere you please in the city center
Duration: 11 hours
This tour is not available on Tuesdays and last Mondays of the month since Catherine Palace in Tsar's village is closed.We can then discuss how to arrange the itinerary in the best way.
We will be using a car or minibus, depending on the size of a group
1) Tickets to the museums
2) Door-to-door transportation
3) Guide Service
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 ruble - Actually, you will not need any cash, as in the most of places where you could spend extra money they accept credit cards.
1)Lunch at Podvorie Restaurant (they accept credit cards)
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A good tour well presented and highly enjoyable.