Day tour “Country Residences” (Pushkin and Pavlovsk)
The palace and park ensemble of Pavlovsk, created in the heyday of Russian classicism of the end of the XVIII — beginning of the XIX centuries is a cultural heritage monument protected by UNESCO. Pavlovsky Park, covering about 600 hectares, is one of the most beautiful landscape parks in Russia. Famous architects of the 18th and early 19th centuries worked on its creation: Charles Cameron, Vincenzo Brenna, Andrei Voronikhin, Giacomo Quarenghi, Jean-Francois Tom de Thomon, Karl Rossi, Pietro Gonzago and others. Pavlovsky Palace has the shape of a horseshoe, and resembles a noble estate. The structure is characterized by perfect symmetry, decorated with a gentle dome and numerous sculptures and stucco.
Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) located 30 km south f St.Petersburg was a summer residence of Russian Tsars. The residence was founded in 1717, when Catherine I hired German architect Johann-Friedrich Braunstein to construct a summer palace for her pleasure. During the tour you`ll visit the Palace, see the fantastic Golden enfilade, including the Grand Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Parlor and the gem of the Catherine Palace – the Amber Room that was dismantled during World War II and restored only in 2003 It took nearly 20 years and required 40 Russian and German experts in amber craftsmanship.
Duration of excursion – 8 hours.
Price of excursion includes: Guide service, transportation, entrance tickets.