Pushkin was originally called Tsarskoe Selo and now this complex is one of the best monuments of architecture and park and garden artistry that was created in 18-20th centuries. It was made by a team of brilliant architects, sculptors and painters according to the desires of Russian Tzar Family. Here you will find representation of the full range of architectural styles – from Baroque to Classics. The compositional center of the whole complex is Catherine’s Palace, the unforgettable baroque-style palace. It is well-known around the world because of its Great Halls, Gold Enfilade and Amber Room. In the halls of this palace you will sense the atmosphere of Tzar Court in the time of Elizabeth, Catherine the Great and also of Emperor Alexander I, who was the favorite grandson of Catherine the Great.
Alexander Palace that is located at the same area of Tsarskoye Selo was a present to future Emperor Alexander I for his marriage from his grandmother, the ruling empress Catherine the Great. The palace is one of the best examples of the classical style masterpiece once created by Giacomo Quarenghi according to the order of Catherine II. For 23 years this palace remained the favorite summer residence for the family of Nicolas II. Going through his and his wife’s rooms you will see some objects that really belonged to the members of the family and will experience the atmosphere last Romanovs lived in. Exactly here they were arrested by Bolsheviks and taken to Siberia where later they were executed.
The total area of Catherine and Alexander parks is 300 hectares. Inside them walking along the alleys you will find whimsical lodges, elegant classical buildings and pavilions, exotic constructions, pieces of Turkish and Chinese architecture that make the whole place look very romantic.
Having a private guided tour in Pushkin begins with driving to Pushkin and it will take one hour. On the way you will have an opportunity to see Russian countryside, your best Saint-Petersburg guide will supply you with the information about it. In Pushkin you will have a private guided tour inside Catherine’s Palace and a walk around the park after that. This guided tour of Pushkin will take about 4 hours. Please inform us if you would like to visit Alexander palace also. Book more than one tour with us to get a great discount!
The price includes a professional English-speaking guide and a professional driver with a comfortable air-conditioned car or mini-bus for four hours, tickets to Catherine’s Palace and the park for everyone.
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