Excursion to Pushkin
"Pushkin Palace, St Petersburg"
For more than just the architecture and history enthusiast
This tour is made up of three different parts giving you a whole day of different experiences and views.
First, you will get to admire the sights on the way to Pushkin as you learn about the history of Tsarskoselskiy ensemble and the tragic destiny of Ekaterininskiy Palace under fascist occupation.
When you reach Pushkin, you’ll visit one of the most magnificent monuments of Baroque architecture style: Ekaterininskiy Palace. The Palace sits in the centre of the beautiful architecture and park. The interiors are ornate and delicate with projects from the architects Rastrelli, Kameron, Stasov and Monigetti as you stroll around the numerous halls of the palace.
You’ll get to admire the Italian hall, with an amazing collection of marble sculptures as well as the Greek hall, decorated with slender columns, scultures, elegant lamps and an art gallery to honour the tradition of the 18th century, when collections of Russian artists’ works were the pride of every palace.
The Palace is full of wonderful architectural monuments such as the Amber room, the Cold Russian Baths, the Agate room, Kameroon’s Gallery, the Hermitage Pavilion (Pushkin), Grotto, Upper and Down Baths, Mareyskaya and Chesmenskaya Columns and Kagulsky Obelisk. You can also enjoy the white marble structures dotted around this glorious rooms, including the famous Milkwoman with broken jug.
This trip is full of regal promise as well as the history and culture of this stunning Palace.
Location: Russia, St-Petersburg
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 5 hours
Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated.
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Restrictions: Payment for this excursion is non-refundable. Unavailable from October to April, on Tuesdays and last Monday on each month. No Restrictions but involves walking.
Physical rating: Easy - Suitable for all