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Moscow Culture Tour: 'Russian Versailles' Arkhangelskoye Park and Palace

Moscow, Russia
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3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 3 more

Overview

Recall 18th-and 19th-century imperial Russia on this private trip to the Archangelskoe Palace and Park from Moscow. With your guide, travel to this country estate to discover its highlights and grounds, once dubbed the ‘Russian Versailles.’ Visit the art-filled Yusupov Palace, once an epicenter of high society, and explore the gardens of sculptures, terraces, and pavilions as you learn about the nobles who resided here. Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Private tour to Archangelskoe Palace and Park from Moscow
  • Explore the 18th- and 19th-century Archangelskoe country estate, once owned by Prince Yusupov
  • Visit the neo-classical Yusupov Palace to see its interiors and art
  • Stroll around the sculpture gardens, pavilions, terraces, and lawns once called the ‘Russian Versailles’
  • Learn how the palace was a hub of 19th-century aristocratic society
  • Flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
  • Private transport, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included
Depart your central Moscow hotel by private, air-conditioned vehicle, and after a short panoramic city tour, travel to the Archangelskoe Estate west of the capital. En route, tell your guide if there’s anything you want to see more of. As your tour is private, the itinerary is flexible.

Fringing the River Moskva, Archangelskoe was owned by Russian princes between the 1600s and 1900s, including Prince Yusupov, a wealthy noble who turned it into a hub of high society. Together with its showpiece — the neo-classical Yusupov Palace — the estate incorporates a small palace and statue-dotted gardens once called the ‘Russian Versailles.’

On arrival, tour the palaces and grounds. Explore the Yusupov Palace with its grand interiors, library, and artworks; and wander around the gorgeous, Italian-style gardens. Admire the fountains, statues, and bust-lined Upper and Lower Terraces, and view the monuments to Catherine and Great and Alexander Pushkin.

Plus, stroll through lawns and tree-lined avenues to see the Tea House and 17th-century Archangel Michael Church, the estate’s oldest building, and more.

After exploring, return to Moscow, where your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or a central location of your choosing.

Product code: 11498P41

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