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Pavlovsk Palace and Imperial Garden

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the harmony of classical interiors in Pavlovsk palace
  • Find out about one of the most controversial monarchs in Russian history
  • Admire European works of art and objects of art designed by an empress
  • Join a fun mini-train ride along the alleys of Pavlovsk garden

DESCRIPTION

Your professional guide will greet you at “Admiralteyskaya” metro station with a TJ Travel sign. The tour will start in a comfortable vehicle on our way to a lovely town of Pavlovsk. As we drive away from St. Petersburg, your guide will be happy to chat about life in Russia and give you some background information about the Pavlovsk residence that was turned into a museum after the revolution of 1917.

Pavlovsk Palace, which served as a home for Russian monarchs for about 150 years, is one of the best examples of classical style architecture. The palace is named after Paul I who had spent years waiting to become a Russian tsar, but whose reign lasted only for 4 years, 4 months and 4 days. His beloved summer home was turned into an imperial residence as soon as he ascended to the throne at the end of the 18th century. As you walk through the male and female quarters of the palace, you will see European decorative art treasures thoroughly selected by Paul and his wife Maria. Admire the stunning pieces of art: a rare series of French tapestries depicting Don Quixote, the unique Henri Jacob furniture set, a 64-piece Sévres toilet set presented to the Romanovs by “the Sun King”, Louis XVI, a miniature ivory temple, and many more.

After you’ve enjoyed the beauty of the palace, we’ll invite you to board a mini-train or an electric cart and take a fun 30-minutes ride through the highlights of the park: the Temple of Friendship, the Rose Pavilion, the Dairy, Rossi Pavilion, and many others. When we finish this unusual garden tour, we will take a drive back to the original meeting point.

Meeting point

“Admiralteyskaya” metro station

TOUR DETAILS
65 USD
per person
5 hours
Medium
By car
Languages available:
Eng, Ger, Fr, Esp, Ch
Maxgroupsize: 12 person
Time: 10:00
Meeting point “Admiralteyskaya” metro station

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Tour starts and finishes at “Admiralteyskaya” metro station
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Tour runs rain or shine, please dress appropriately for the weather

INCLUSIONS:

  • English-speaking guide (ENG, SP, GER, FR, CH)
  • A/C vehicle (Mercedes or VW)
  • Entrance tickets to Pavlovsk Palace and Park

EXLUSIONS:

  • Tips for the guide and driver
  • Mini-train tickets (optional, summertime)

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