Your tour takes you outside of the city to the historical town of Pushkin and the Egyptian Gates, the entrance to the Tsar’s Village. Catherine’s Palace in the Tsar’s Village ranks as one of the masterpieces of world art. From the time the palace was built until the time of the last Russian Tsar, Pushkin was used as the summer residence of the Royal Family.
The palace tour takes you through the series of magnificent rooms, including the famous Picture Gallery, the Great Hall and the world famous Amber Room. The parks of the estate add to the splendor of the palace, and several of them are embellished with a number of charming pavilions. The town of Pushkin is famous not only for its remarkable palace and parks, but the man it was named after – Alexander Pushkin, one of the most celebrated poets in Russia.
Visit the Hermitage Museum, the largest art museum in Russia and the most prestigious museum in the world. The Hermitage Museum occupies the Winter Palace, the winter residence of the Russian Tsars and four more buildings. You’ll enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Need to Know:
Note: Tour is conducted in small groups and is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. There are extensive periods of walking and standing. Catherine’s Palace is not wheelchair accessible due to the steep staircase and no elevator. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Flash photography is prohibited in the Hermitage.