Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) Tours

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Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo)

The former residence of the imperial family Tsarskoye Selo (Ца́рское Село) or Tsar’s Village, is now one of Russia’s most significant cultural heritage sites. Comprising of the Alexander and Catherine Palaces and Parks, the site shares a historical value of over 300 years, and is widely considered one of the most beautiful sites in the region.

Catherine Palace (Большой Екатерининский дворец) has a fabulous façade built in Russian baroque and from the west is adjoined by the glamorous view from the front yard and the iron wrought iron fence.

Also in the area is the Hermitage Hall (Павильон Эрмитаж), which is now open after 70 years. It is studded in stucco décor, with azure walls, and beautiful white columns. You can also check out the Admiralty (Адмиралтейство) and Hall Groat (Павильон Грот).

The other major features of the converted village are the all important Alexander Palace and park. The park covers an area of over 120 hectacres, while the palace sprawls and elongate two-stories with double wings on either side, all while sporting a Corinthian colonnade through the center.

Not very far from St Petersburg, Tsarskoye Selo is located about 16 miles (26 km) away, in the town of Pushkin.

Tsarskoye Selo can be easily reached by many of St. Petersburg’s modes of transportation, including bus 187 from the Moscow metro station to Pushkin railway station, then buses 371, 382, or the minibus taxis 371,377, and 382 to Catherine Palace and Park. You can also reach Tsarskoye Selo can be easily reached by many of St. Petersburg’s modes of transportation, including bus 187 from the Moscow metro station to Pushkin railway station, then buses 371, 382, or the minibus taxis 371,377, and 382 to Catherine Palace and Park. You can also reach the village from Zvezdnaya and Kupchino metro stations, or from Vitebsky Railway terminal.  

Address: Pushkin 196601, Russia
Hours: Parks open daily. Palaces open Wednesday-Monday
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Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve Admission Ticket

Discover the stunning grounds at Tsarskoe Selo which are a treat to visit at any time of the year. The reserve is easy to visit from St Petersburg.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Skip-The-Line Private Tours: Tsarkoye Selo and Peterhof from St.Petersburg

Skip the lines at the glorious imperial residences of the Peterhof and Catherine Palaces on a private day trip from St Petersburg. Avoid the crowds with early access (May to October only) to the Peterhof; and admire the interiors and Lower Garden fountains, all brainchilds of Peter the Great. After time for lunch (own expense), continue to Tsarskoye Selo and tour the baroque Catherine Palace. See the world-famous Amber Room among others, hear the mystery of the original amber panels, and enjoy the ornamental gardens before returning to St Petersburg.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

Devote your attention to two of Russia’s most celebrated imperial residences on a private 7-hour tour from St. Petersburg. Leave the city for the baroque Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye Selo. Tour the interiors as you hear about the tsars who lived here, and see the showpiece Amber Room and gardens. Afterward, explore the palace and parks of the Peterhof estate, including the world-famous Grand Cascade fountains. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus entrance fees included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Private Day Trip by Hydrofoil: Peterhof Parks and Palaces from St.Petersburg

Devote a day to the glories of St Petersburg’s Peterhof Palace on a private tour, with round-trip hydrofoil transfers. Ride a hydrofoil to this stunning palace complex on the city’s outskirts, dubbed the ‘Russian Versailles’ and set overlooking the Gulf of Finland. With a private guide, tour the main palace to see highlights such as the Throne Room and White Dining Room. Learn about Peter the Great’s vision for the estate, admire the spectacular fountains in the Lower Gardens, and enjoy a guided tour of Monplaisir, Peter’s beloved summerhouse-style retreat.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Tour: Pushkin Day Trip from St Petersburg Including Catherine Palace

Rewind to imperial Russia on a private 6-hour trip to Pushkin from St Petersburg. With a private guide, travel to Pushkin, formerly called Tsarskoye Selo and famous for its tsarist-era palaces. Stroll around Tsarkoye Selo Park, and after lunch, visit the Catherine Palace, first built in the 1700s for Catherine I and later embellished by the Empress Elizabeth. Behold the spectacular Amber Room and lavish rococo interiors, and then visit the Zubov Wing. The itinerary is flexible, so you can see more or less of any sights as you wish.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Small-Group Tour of Tzar's Village: Catherine Palace and Amber Room

Enjoy early admission to Catherine Palace and tour one of the area's most stunning former summer palaces without the crowds. Embark on a small-group (limited to 6) guided exploration of this former Imperial residence, a grand property that was left completely gutted―but renovated extensively―after WWII. Wander its opulent halls and visit rooms such as the Amber Room, painstakingly recreated with amber panels, gold leaf and mirrors in a process that took more than two-decades. Afterward, spend time strolling in Catherine Park and learning about its impressive landscaping.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Imperial Residences Tour: Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) & Pavlovsk Palace

Enjoy a private tour to the imperial residences at Pushkin (formerly Tsarksoye Seto) and the Pavlovsk Palace. You’ll learn all about the history of these grand palaces and the Russian tsars that lived in them from your local guide. This tour is a convenient way to make a day trip from St. Petersburg without having to worry about transport or other logistics.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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St-Petersburg Imperial Suburbs: Peterhof and Catherine Palace Tour.

Enjoy two famous Imperial suburb residences such as Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village) on this full-day private tour with a local guide. Immerse yourself in the oppulance the baroque Grand Palace of Peterhof and Catherine Palace with its famous Amber Room. Walk and enjoy gardens of the former Imperial estates specially in the summer time and hear stories about history of its foundation. Nowadays these two St-Petersburg residences are among the most popular touristic destinations of St-Petersburg. • Full-day (8-hour) private tour of suburb palaces with a local guide • See ceremonial interiors of Grand Palace of Peterhof and Catherine Palace • Enjoy Imperial gardens of Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar's Village) • Learn about Imperial history of Russia from your expert local guide
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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St. Petersburg and Vicinity in One Day

When your ship is in St. Petersburg, make the most of your time with a full-day tour in and around the city. Itineraries depend on the day of the week, and include the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof gardens, and the Catherine Palace with its Amber Room. Other sights on the agenda include the Yusopov Palace and Church on Spilled Blood depending on your selected option. Air-conditioned transport, plus port pickup and drop-off included. No visa required.
  • Duration: 10 to 11 hours
  • Duration: 10 to 11 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
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Customizable Full-Day Private Shore Excursion: St. Petersburg City Tour

Cruise ship passengers can make the most of their time on land in this private day tour in St Petersburg. The itinerary is fully customizable to suit your interests and needs. Visit the must-see churches, palaces, and museums, or choose a more low-key schedule: it’s up to you. This is the hassle-free way of seeing and doing as much as you want in St Petersburg in a day.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Tour: Tsarskoye Selo and Catherine Palace by Public Transport

Recall the days of Russia’s tsars on an 8-hour private Tsarkoye Selo tour from St. Petersburg by public transport. Opt for bus, subway, train, or taxi travel (own expense) with a private guide, and visit Tsarkoye, the country estate of Russia’s royals from the 1700s. Skip the line and tour the Catherine Palace, including its world-famous Amber Room, and view Catherine Park and Alexander Palace’s exterior. Entrance fees and multiple departure times included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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