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Andrey Vereshchagin - Private Guide in St. Petersburg

 Member Since 2008 

Big suburban adventure

Culture and History tour in St. Petersburg

Tour Price : Starting from 85 euros Duration : 9 hours Languages: Russian, English

Leaving at about 9.00 a.m. we are to pass 15 miles in the southern direction to visit first Catherine palace and park in the town of Pushkin - sumptuous residence created in its present shape mostly 1750 ies for the Russian empress Elisabeth.

The palace features the biggest hall of all numerous suburban palaces around St.Petersburg - above 800 sq m - all covered with guilded woodcarvings; another attraction - the Amber room.

After visiting the palace and a short stroll through the regular part of the park - we take a ride for about an hour in the direction of Peterhof - former Imperial residence by the sea. There we shall visit the Cottage palace - a sharp contrast with the first visit of the day: a small private living (not gala) residence of Tsar Nicholas I and his family (1820ies) built in his favourite Gothic style.

The last but not least - Peterhof Lower park with its over 180 fountains still operating without pumps since 1723... If required - lunch can be organised at the gallery of the Grand Palais of Peterhof. Not yet enough?

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: Starting from 85 euros
Duration: 9 hours
Group Size: 2-8
Languages: Russian, English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc…):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :NO
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO