Pavlovsk Palace Tours

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Built in 1777 under commission of Catherine the Great and featuring the works of architects like Charles Cameron, Jacomo Quarengi and Carlo Rossi, the stately Pavlovsk Palace was a gift from the Empress to her son, the future Emperor Paul I, to mark the birth of her first grandson. A magnificent neoclassical complex set in an idyllic 1,500-acre estate, the palace is surrounded by landscaped parks and woodlands, and served as the summer residence for the Emperor and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, until his untimely death in 1801.

Today, the painstakingly restored palace is open to the public and provides an intimate glimpse into the life of one of Russia’s most enigmatic rulers. Visitors can peek into the chambers of Maria Feodorovna, where her personal items are still on display; explore the state rooms, decorated with an impressive collection of furnishings, fine china and paintings; and admire highlights like the lavish Throne Room, the grand Dining Hall and Paul’s Library, home to a series of tapestries gifted to the couple by Louis XVI.

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Pavlovsk Palace is located 30 kilometers south of St. Petersburg city center and can be reached by train from St. Petersburg’s Vitebsk station (a 40-minute ride) or by guided tour, often combined with a visit to nearby Pushkin. The palace is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except for the first Monday of the month, when it’s closed); last admission is at 5 p.m. Adult admission is R450.
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Address: Sadovaya St. 20, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Hours: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except for the first Monday of the month, when it’s closed); last admission is at 5 p.m.
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Admission: Adult admission is R450.
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Private Half-Day Tour of St Petersburg's Royal Suburbs Including a Horse Ride in a Traditional Russian Sleigh

Escape the hustle and bustle of St. Petersburg with a private tour of its suburbs. With your guide, tour the former imperial palaces and parks in Pushkin and Pavlovsk. This winter tour includes a ride in a traditional horse-drawn Russian sleigh. Pickup and drop-off at your St. Petersburg hotel or cruise terminal is included.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$114.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$114.00 USD

Small-Group Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace Tour from St Petersburg

Delight in the imperial majesty of Russia’s architectural treasures on a half-day tour to Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace from St Petersburg. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury vehicle to Catherine Palace, a magnificent 18th-century summer residence of the extravagant Tsars. Delve into the Baroque beauty’s opulent chambers and ornamented halls and then discover Pavlovsk Palace and its beautiful gardens. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only six people.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$170.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$170.00 USD

St. Petersburg Half-Day Private Tour of Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces

Visit Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace with skip-the-line admission during this private tour from St Petersburg. Accompanied by a private guide, explore these two imperial residences to admire their ornate architecture and design, from Russian baroque to classicism. Be wowed by lavish touches like Catherine Palace’s Amber Room, home to mosaic panels made of real amber.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$79.20 USD
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Russian Music Seasons

Step inside the beautiful Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg for an evening of Russian musical masterpieces. Listen to pieces by Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and many more composers played by a wonderful orchestra. Sit in the opulent hall and sip on sparkling wine as you listen to the room will with beautiful music. Prior to the concert, learn about the history of this aristocratic palace from the Romanov dynasty.
  • Duration: 120 to 160 mins
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$63.61 USD
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  • Duration: 120 to 160 mins
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Skip-The-Line St.Petersburg Private Tours: Catherine's Palace with Amber Room and Pavlovsk Imperial Residence

Rewind to Russia’s imperial days on a private, full-day tour of the Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces from St Petersburg. Pass city landmarks on route to Tsarkoye Selo, and skip the lines at the Catherine Palace, built by the 18th-century Elizabeth I. See the Golden Enfilade rooms and Amber Room, and stroll in the gardens. After time for lunch (own expense), enjoy priority entrance at Pavlovsk, once home to Paul I. Learn about the much-maligned tsar and end with a walk or carriage ride (additional cost) in the grounds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$90.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$90.00 USD

St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour

Enjoy your perfect sightseeing itinerary in St Petersburg with a full-day, private custom tour. Inform your personal guide in advance what you want to see, and enjoy the priority access that comes with pre-booked tickets. Perhaps visit the Hermitage and tsarist retreats of the Peterhof or Catherine Palace. Or, enjoy a mix of smaller gems such as the Yusupov Palace and Fabergé Museum, leaving time to discover St Petersburg’s food or shopping scene in between.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$150.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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5 hour Private tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park by Car

Spend a day exploring St Petersburg's 18th-century Pavlovsk Palace, a Russian state museum surrounded by exquisite English-style gardens. Embark on a private tour of this unique property, largely destroyed by Germans during WWII and now undergoing constant restoration. Wander the state rooms of the elegant palace and visit the Imperial family's former chambers, then stroll among the meticulously landscapes grounds—which offer many locals a needed respite from the city's bustling center. This trip includes hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$52.80 USD
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St. Petersburg Winter Fairy Tale and Pavlovsk Palace Tour

Savor the fairy tale atmosphere of winter-time St. Petersburg on this private 6-hour tour. Take a panoramic tour of the sights and canals draped in snow and ice and, during the holiday season, their Christmas lights. After lunch (own expense), leave the city for Pavlovsk Palace, the one-time residence of Tsar Paul I. Tour the palace and admire the snowy wonderland of surrounding Pavlovsk Park. Hotel or cruise port pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$140.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$140.00 USD

Private Half Day Excursion to Pavlovsk from St Petersburg

Spend a half-day exploring the former summer residence of Russia's Grand Duke Paul―son of Catherine the Great―with a visit to Pavlovsk Palace and park. Set out from St Petersburg to tour this unique 18th-century imperial palace, now a state-run museum. Peruse a vast collection of European sculptures and Russian-made portraits, as well as a series of beautifully renovated private rooms. Then make your way outdoors to stroll among the property's English landscape garden.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$353.79 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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St. Petersburg Highlights Day Tour Including Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk

Explore St Petersburg's imperial sights on a day tour that takes you from Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo to Pavlovsk Palace. See the famous Amber Room, stroll through elaborate gardens, take in lavish architecture and enjoy a traditional Russian lunch. At the end of the day, you have the option to enhance your experience with a boat ride on the Neva River.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$161.93 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$161.93 USD

Private Half Day Excursion to Peterhof Palace from St Petersburg

Spend a half-day exploring the residence and grand gardens of Peterhof Palace, an 18th-century imperial property that's often called the 'Russian Versailles.' Stroll the fountain-filled grounds, marveling at the impressive bronze statues and Grand Cascade as you go, then make your way inside the Grand Palace to view an array of restored private rooms, each lavishly decorated to their times. Don't miss your opportunity to explore one of the region's most exquisite landscape parks.
  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$374.37 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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St.Petersburg Skip-The-Line Private Tour: Pavlovsk Imperial Residence

Explore the beautiful Pavlovsk Palace, once home to Emperor Paul I, on a private 4-hour tour from St Petersburg. Avoid the main entrance lines with your pre-booked ticket and admire the courtyard of the neoclassical, 18th-century palace. Walk through the sumptuous rooms used by Paul, the son of Catherine the Great, and sometimes known as the ‘mad tsar.’ Discover strange facts about his life as you view the gilded halls, vestibules and family rooms, and finish with a relaxing stroll or horse-drawn carriage ride (own expense) in the gardens.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$30.00 USD

Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace

Step back to the days of Russia’s 18th-century Tsars on a 4-hour tour of the Catherine Palace in Pushkin, formerly called Tsarskoe Selo. Travel from St Petersburg by air-conditioned vehicle and tour the the blue-and-white baroque palace, sometimes dubbed the Pushkin Palace. Ogle the gold and marble interiors, including the Amber Room, spectacularly coated in amber and mirrors; and admire the gardens. Upgrade to include a visit to the Pavlovsk Palace, one of the most beautiful palaces in St Petersburg. Numbers are limited to nine for a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$86.75 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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St Petersburg Custom Chauffeured Day Tour

See St Petersburg your own way on a flexible, private full-day tour. Decide your own itinerary beforehand with pointers from your local guide, and enjoy skip-the-line access on tickets booked in advance. Then, relax as you’re chauffeured around the sights by private vehicle. Choose to visit sights such as the Peter and Paul Fortress or Yusupov Palace; tour the Catherine Palace or fountain-dotted Peterhof; admire the priceless art at the Hermitage or simply sightsee, lunch and shop as the urge takes you — it’s entirely up to you.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$30.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Pavlovsk Palace and Parks Guided Tour

Experience the beauty and history of the Pavlovsk Palace on a private 4-hour trip from St Petersburg. Leave the city to visit the 18th-century imperial residence, gifted to Paul I by his mother, Catherine the Great. Admire the elegant, yellow-and-white exterior and courtyard as your guide sheds light on the much-maligned Paul and how the palace was badly damaged during World War II. Explore the lavish, restored interiors, including highlights such as the Italian Hall; and end with a stroll in the gardens, a vision of woodland, bridges and streams.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$117.97 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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St Petersburg Off The Beaten Track - Private 2-Day Tour

Choose this private tour if you have already been to St Petersburg or want to escape crowded places and do something special. During this excursion you will see the museums and palaces of the city that are not usually included in standard touristic routes. Enjoy the collection of impressionists in the General Staff Building, discover local culture during a guided tour of the State Russian Museum and marvel a unique collection of Faberge Eggs in the Faberge Museum. On the second day, head out of the city to visit the summer residence of Pavlovsk, a family nest of Paul I. You will have a guided excursion to the Pavlovsk Palace as well as a walk in the park, which is the largest landscape park in Europe. Once back to St Petersburg, visit Dostoyevsky Memorial Museum or take a sightseeing boat tour (your choice).
  • Duration: 2 days
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$165.00 USD
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  • Duration: 2 days
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$165.00 USD


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