Splendid suburbs - Tsarskoye Selo with Amber Workshop and Gatchina tour
- from 23300 RUB
- 8 hours
- from 1 pers.
Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin)
It remained a summer residence of the Russian monarchs during almost two centuries. This inspiring place is also known as "the town of muses", because in different periods it was a refuge for the great Russian writers A. S. Pushkin, M. Y. Lermontov, S. A. Esenin. During our tour you will walk along the paths of Catherine Park, on the territory of which more than 100 different sculptures, pavilions, bridges, monuments and other constructions are situated.
And of course, you will have a Catherine Palace tour, admire its interiors and hear an interesting story about the events in Russian history, connected with Tsarskoye Selo and St. Petersburg. In this program you will visit the famous Amber Room, which was renewed by the modern restorers and is represented to the public in all its beauty.
This original cathedral was built in the beginning of XX century in the tradition of old Russian architecture. It houses its main relic – a copy of an ancient miraculous icon of Feodorovskaya Mother of God, behind which the first Russian tzar from Romanov dynasty prayed before his ascension to the throne. Since then this icon is considered the patroness of the Romanov family. Feodorovsky cathedral was hardly damaged in the Soviet period, but now it is restored and receives the visitors.
Tsarskoselskaya Amber Workshop was founded in 1979 and became world-famous due to the reconstruction works of the Amber Room for the Catherine Palace which were held there. Highly-professional craftsmen also restored a huge number of items for St. Isaac’s Cathedral, Moscow Kremlin Museum, Amber Museum in Denmark and many other museums and private collections. Now Amber Workshop has opened its doors for guests. During our interesting excursion you will learn a lot about amber as well as restoration process and its secrets.
Thereafter you will travel to one of the most interesting suburbs – Gatchina, which became the royal residence due to Emperor Paul I. As well as a few centuries ago, the central place in the museum-reserve "Gatchina" takes the Big Gatchina palace. Its architecture resembles a medieval castle and always fascinates the visitors. Interiors of the Palace distinguish by the intensive use of gilding, molding, intricate ornaments, tapestries and draperies. Gatchina is also famous for its gardens, which consist of the Dutch Lower and Upper Gardens and odorous Linden garden. Gatchinsky Park is also famous with its labyrinths - water and forest. Especially popularity among the guests has the Love Island, which is considered one of the brightest samples of the regular garden of the XVIII century.
Your guide and a driver on a vehicle will meet you in the hotel and after the tour you will be taken to your hotel back or to another place in St. Petersburg boundaries you prefer.
During the tour you will have enough time for lunch. The guide will recomend you good restaurants and cafes on the way or we can make a preliminary reservation at your wish.
Tour price per group
- professional English-speaking guide service for 8 hours and private excursions in the museums;
- comfortable vehicle with A/C and driver service for 8 hours;
- skip the line admission tickets to Catherine Palace with Park in Tsarskoe Selo and Gatchina Palace and Park;
- excursion in Tsarskoselskaya Amber workshop;
- parking and car entry fees;
- 24-hour emergency contact.
Any other language besides of English and bigger group size are available upon request.
The tour can also be conducted in business and executive class vehicles.
Benefits are available for kids and students.
The price may be not valid on December 31 and the New Year holidays.