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.