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From St. Petersburg: Pushkin Tour by Public Transport

Product ID: 12967
Explore Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo, the former country residence of Russia's Tsars. Visit Catherine's Palace, which still retains its opulence and provides an insight in to Russia's vibrant history.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German

Pickup included

Meet up location: Lobby of your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Take a break from the bustle of the city and discover the former country residences of Russia's lavish monarchy not far from St. Petersburg
  • See the beautiful palaces and gardens at Pushkin /Tsarskoye Selo for an experience you won't forget
  • Snap pictures of the historically important Alexander Palace
Full description
Take a private day-trip to Tsarskoye Selo, now know as Pushkin, which lies just outside of St. Petersburg. As a former country residence for the Russian emperors, it is at Tsarskoye Selo that you will find Catherine’s Palace, one of the most beautiful examples of Russian Baroque architecture and home to the world-famous Amber Room.

You will also have the chance to take pictures of Alexander's Palace (currently closed for renovation and not available to enter), which is of great historical significance. It was here where the last Russian Tsar, Tsar Nicholas II, and his family spent their final months before being exiled to Ekaterinburg and finally executed.

Begin your journey to Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) at approximately 10:00, when you will meet your tour guide in the lobby of your hotel. Travel to Pushkin by public transport, taking the subway and bus. The journey will take approximately 1.5 hours, depending on the traffic.

Once in Pushkin, explore Catherine's palace (the duration of the actual palace tour is around 1.5 hours). Then, start your exploration of the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo, taking a coffee break if you need one.

After the tour to Catherine's Palace you will visit the Museum of Court Carriages, a permanent exhibition of court carriages from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries. The tour involves quite a lot of walking but if you get tired you may stop to rest and relax. Return to St. Petersburg at approximately 16:00 to 17:00.
  • Private guide services
  • Admission to the park and Catherine's Palace
What’s Not Included
  • Admission to the Museum of Court Carriages
  • Public transportation
  • Coffee and snacks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

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    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Perfect - beyond any expectations

Our guide Maria was wonderful in all ways - from the hotel (was there on time to pick us) until the end of the tour (she even helped us to get to st isaac at the end!). All the way she was talking to us, presenting facts and funny stories of Russia and the tour itself. Maria is a very kind girl, with very good English and super smart. I have no words for how much me and my cousin loved it. Maria, if you are reading this know you are super welcome in Brazil!!!!! We will very pleasantly show you our country the sabe you did for us. Thanks.

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July 6, 2018

Tsarskoye Selo visit is a must!!

What an amazing place to visit! My private guide Tatiana was fantastic. We had a private tour around the palace, the gardens and then stopped for a delicious traditional lunch and continued to further look around the gardens and the town of Pushkin. Tatiana was a fantastic, informative and friendly guide and we enjoyed many laughs during the day and made for a memorable time. The history and architecture is incredible and even if you just enjoy palaces and fountains, this trip is for you!

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September 22, 2017

Great visit

We had a great day with our guide Julia. She speaks portuguese almost as a brazilian girl and loves St Petersbug. Our trip to Pushkin was very pleasant and full of informations. Te day before we went with Julia to the Ermitage Museum and we've spent almost 3 hours and it was incredible!

August 3, 2012

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