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Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) Tours and Activities

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Built in 1777 under commission of Catherine the Great and featuring the works of architects like Charles Cameron, Jacomo Quarengi and Carlo Rossi, the stately Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) was a gift from the Empress to her son, the future Emperor Paul I, to mark the birth of her first grandson. A magnificent neoclassical complex set in an idyllic 1,500-acre estate, the palace is surrounded by landscaped parks and woodlands, and served as the summer residence for the Emperor and his wife, Maria Feodorovna, until his untimely death in 1801.

Today, the painstakingly restored palace is open to the public and provides an intimate glimpse into the life of one of Russia’s most enigmatic rulers. Visitors can peek into the chambers of Maria Feodorovna, where her personal items are still on display; explore the state rooms, decorated with an impressive collection of furnishings, fine china and paintings; and admire highlights like the lavish Throne Room, the grand Dining Hall and Paul’s Library, home to a series of tapestries gifted to the couple by Louis XVI.

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Private tour to Suburbian Residence of Russian emperor Paul I (Pavlovsk)

Private tour to Suburbian Residence of Russian emperor Paul I (Pavlovsk)

Visit the superb palace and park ensemble, dating from the late 18th to the 19th century. Pavlovsk was a summer residence of the Russian emperor Paul I and his family. Its architects were amongst the greatest of the period: Cameron, Brenna, Quarenghi, Voronikhin and Rossi. The Palace's interiors reveal a multitude of artistic and architectural influences and include an Egyptian Vestibule, the Italian Hall under the main Palace dome, featuring classical Roman sculptures, a Greek Hall filled with luxurious French furnishings and Paul's War Hall, demonstrating his fascination with all things military. • Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Small-Group Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace Tour with Transfer

Small-Group Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace Tour with Transfer

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Delight in the imperial majesty of Russia’s architectural treasures on a half-day tour to Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace from St Petersburg. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury vehicle to Catherine Palace, a magnificent 18th-century summer residence of the extravagant Tsars. Delve into the Baroque beauty’s opulent chambers and ornamented halls and then discover Pavlovsk Palace and its beautiful gardens. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only six people.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$143.59
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$143.59
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Private Shore-Excursion: 2-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

Private Shore-Excursion: 2-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

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Explore the best that St. Petersburg has to offer on this flexible 2-day private shore excursion. Set your own pace and itinerary with your guide and discover famous landmarks like the Hermitage Museum, Catherine’s Palace, the Grand Palace in Peterhof, the Yusupov Palace, and much more. Learn about the history and culture of the city and get insider tips from your guide and this worry-free excursion.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$380.00
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$380.00
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Tour of St. Petersburg

Tour of St. Petersburg

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Using our services, you can immerse yourself in the history of the city and enjoy the best sights of St. Petersburg.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$292.31
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$292.31

Discover St Petersburg in 4 Days with Private Guide

Discover St Petersburg in 4 Days with Private Guide

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Discover the magnificent palaces, iconic landmarks, and world-renowned museums of St Petersburg on this 4-day tour. Accompanied by a private guide, take in all the city’s highlights including the St Peter & Paul Fortress, St Isaac's Cathedral, and the Church on the Spilled Blood. Plus, take day trips to the Tzars' Village, Catherine’s Palace, and Pavlovsk Palace; explore the Hermitage Museum and the Faberge Museum; and enjoy a sightseeing cruise along the St Petersburg canals.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$755.00
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$755.00
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Pavlovsk Palace & Park Private Tour

Pavlovsk Palace & Park Private Tour

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In the suburbs of St. Petersburg, the famous luxurious Pavlovsk palace and park ensemble is located. The Pavlovo estate was once presented by Catherine the Great to her son Emperor Paul I. The Pavlovsk Palace is a state open-air museum known as Pavlovsk. The design of the castle and its construction was commissioned to the famous in the 1780−1790s architect, Charles Cameron. Of course, the appearance of the palace is very different from the original. The building was rebuilt several times in the first part of the nineteenth century. Around the palace there is a beautiful and picturesque Pavlovsk park, it was created by famous architects Charles Cameron, Andrei Voronikhin and Vincenzo Brenna. Of course, the Pavlovsk Palace is not the only building in the open-air museum, its architectural ensemble also includes many other buildings and pavilions.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
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$132.31
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$132.31
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Private Half-Day Tour of St Petersburg's Royal Suburbs Including a Horse Ride in a Traditional Russian Sleigh

Private Half-Day Tour of St Petersburg's Royal Suburbs Including a Horse Ride in a Traditional Russian Sleigh

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Escape the hustle and bustle of St. Petersburg with a private tour of its suburbs. With your guide, tour the former imperial palaces and parks in Pushkin and Pavlovsk. This winter tour includes a ride in a traditional horse-drawn Russian sleigh. Pickup and drop-off at your St. Petersburg hotel or cruise terminal is included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$35.00
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$35.00
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Private Tour of 2 Imperial Residences: Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces

Private Tour of 2 Imperial Residences: Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces

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Visit Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace with skip-the-line admission during this private tour from St Petersburg. Accompanied by a private guide, explore these two imperial residences to admire their ornate architecture and design, from Russian baroque to classicism. Be wowed by lavish touches like Catherine Palace’s Amber Room, home to mosaic panels made of real amber.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.00
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$140.00
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Tzars Village and Pavlovsk Skip-The-Line Private Tour from St Petersburg

Tzars Village and Pavlovsk Skip-The-Line Private Tour from St Petersburg

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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.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.00
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$185.00
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A Week in St Petersburg

A Week in St Petersburg

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When you are ready for a real vacation - a week in St Petersburg would be that perfect holiday that will submerge you into the whirlwind of stunning palaces, colorful churches and rich art collections. No secret and mystery will be left undiscovered! Your private guide will keep track of all timings to make this experience smooth and worry-free for you, while you are enjoying everything this city has to offer.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,282.06
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$1,282.06
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Pavlovsk with Russian Troika horse riding – winter tour

Pavlovsk with Russian Troika horse riding – winter tour

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Winter and snow make St. Petersburg even more beautiful in some respects. This also applies to the suburbs which can offer some special entertainments for the cold season. That is why we invite you to Pavlovsk - the last royal summer residence. Here you will visit the beautiful Russian classicism style palace and have a 30 minutes Russian Troika horse riding along the wonderful park. And that's probably going to be the highlight of the entire tour as you are going to get the most exciting impressions with this ride. Troika appeared and got its name about 200 years ago. It is the only harnessing in the world with horses racing in different gait. The shaft horse in the center must have a quick and efficient trot, and the trace horses on both sides need to gallop. Herewith a very high speed of 45-50 km/h can be developed. The guide will accompany you in the sleigh and show the most interesting constructions and landscape peculiarities.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$235.90
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$235.90
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Private 6-Day Tour of Imperial Saint Petersburg

Private 6-Day Tour of Imperial Saint Petersburg

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This well-planned private guided tour that boasts 5 most spectacular Imperial palaces, 3 fantastic churches, topped up by the Aurora Cruiser, Faberge Museum and the richest collections of the Hermitage will allow you to see the city from the comfort of your vehicle and pamper yourself with prime-admission guided tours.
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  • 6 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,071.80
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$1,071.80
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Pavlovsk Tour in St Petersburg

Pavlovsk Tour in St Petersburg

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Pavlovsk is one of the most romantic imperial residences around Saint-Petersburg. It was a gift from Catherine the Great to her son Paul I to celebrate the birth of his firstborn. Pavlovsk was a family summer residence of Paul I. The palace is designed in a classical style and surrounded by an English-style park with a total area of 1500 acres. The palace interiors are the best preserved in suburbs, there are a lot of original furniture and belongings. This tour is private and you will have a guide and a driver accompanying you.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$153.85
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$153.85
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St-Petersburg Imperial Suburbs: Catherine Palace & Pavlovsk Tour.

St-Petersburg Imperial Suburbs: Catherine Palace & Pavlovsk Tour.

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Enjoy a day-long tour of two former Imperial residences: Pavlovsk and Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village). Emmerse yourself in the oppulance of the Baroque-style Catherine Palace with its mysterious Amber Room and in the Classicism of Pavlovsk residence of Romanov Imperial family. Take a stroll through the gardens of the former Imperial estates learn the stories of their founding and history. • Join a full-day private tour of suburb palaces with a local expert guide • Explore the interiors of Pavlovsk Imperial residence and Catherine Palace with the Amber Room • Enjoy the lush Imperial gardens of the famous rulers of Russia • Learn about the history of Imperial Russia from your expert local guide
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$292.31
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$292.31
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Intense 3-Day Private Shore Excursion - All of St Petersburg Visa-Free

Intense 3-Day Private Shore Excursion - All of St Petersburg Visa-Free

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Spend three days ashore exploring St. Petersburg’s wonders, and don’t worry about the planning—this private, visa-free tour makes getting around the city simple. Meet your guide upon disembarking on the first morning, and set off on an introductory outing. Over the course of your stay, you’ll visit the Hermitage Museum, the Catherine and Peterhof Palaces, the Faberge Museum, St Isaac’s Cathedral, and much more. Round-trip transit, admission to the sites, three-course meals, and guided tours are all included.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$845.00
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$845.00
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Private Shore-Excursion: 3-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

Private Shore-Excursion: 3-Day Fully Flexible St Petersburg Tour

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Book this private tour when your cruise ship docks in St. Petersburg, which gives you a flexible, customized way to explore the city. Traveling in a group with your own private guide means you can move at your own pace and focus on the parts of the city that interest you over the course of three days. All private transportation via minibus is included.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$582.00
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$582.00
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Private Tour: Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk tour

Private Tour: Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk tour

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Stop At: Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve. you will have a Catherine Palace tour, admire its interiors and hear an interesting story about the events in Russian history, connected with Tsarskoye Selo and St. Petersburg. In this program you will visit the famous Amber Room, which was renewed by the modern restorers and is represented to the public in all its beauty. Duration: 2 hours Stop At: Russian Restauran "Podvorye" Opened in 1993, the Podvorye ( «Coach House» ) restaurant has since become known as «Russia´s most authentic Russian restaurant». In addition to having its own regular clientele, it has established a reputation in Saint Petersburg and far beyond. Duration: 1,5 hours Stop At:Pavlovsk State Museum. Excursion you will admire an undoubted masterpiece of the landscape art - the picturesque spaces of Pavlovsk Park and visit amazing example of Russian classicism style - Pavlovsk Palace. Duration: 2 hours
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  • 8 hours
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$170.00
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Catherine Palace, Pavlovsk and Gatchina Tour

Catherine Palace, Pavlovsk and Gatchina Tour

If you have few days in Sant-Petersburg, but you are eager to see as much as possible, this option is a good choice. Take a tour of the Catherine Palace with the Amber Room + one or two more imperial residences (Pavlovsk and Gatchina). Enjoy the tranquil Pavlovsk Palace and Park. Visit the remote Gatchina Palace and walk in its gorgeous park. All 3 residences are from the 18 century. The Catherine palace is the most famous of them, it belonged to Catherine the Great. Pavlovsk and Gatchina were constructed for her son Paul. Each residence is unique with it's own style and mood, they don't repeat each other. The Catherine Palace is gorgeous and fancy, Pavlosk is romantic and family atmospheric, Gatchina is masculine and military. This is a private tour with skip-the-line admissions. On tour you will travel in a comfortable minivan. A professional guide will guide you through the main museum exhibits so the full tour will be rich with sights, history and photo stops.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$287.18
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$287.18
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Private tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park by Car

Private tour to Pavlovsk Palace and Park by Car

Spend a day exploring St. Petersburg's 18th-century Pavlovsk Palace, a Russian state museum surrounded by exquisite English-style gardens. Embark on a private tour of this unique property, largely destroyed by Germans during WWII and now undergoing constant restoration. Wander the staterooms of the elegant palace and visit the Imperial family's former chambers, then stroll among the meticulously landscapes grounds—which offer many locals a needed respite from the city's bustling center. This trip includes hotel pick-up and drop-off.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours
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$116.00
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$116.00
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Private Tours

Private Tours

You do not need to rent a CAR, I can pick you up from your location and drive you to any museum and show you Saint Petersburg and its suburbs. Cost of excursion+car is 2000 rubles per hour for 1-4 persons at all.
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  • 1 to 4 hours
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$61.23
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Pearls of Saint-Petersburg 2 day tour by car

Pearls of Saint-Petersburg 2 day tour by car

For this two-day tour of St. Petersburg we have hand-picked the most prominent highlights of the Northern Russian capital for you – Hermitage, Peter and Paul Fortress, Church of the Savior on Blood, St.Isaac's Cathedral and then beautified the itinerary with two splendid suburbs with palaces and parks – Peterhof and Pavlovsk. This tour is filled with impressions, yet passes in a comfortable pace and gives you enough time to relax and make memorable pictures. For your comfort we have included skip the line admission tickets to all museums in the itinerary. If you arrive by a cruise ship, see the Options for cruise passengers.
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  • 2 days
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$452.00
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5-Hour Guided Pavlovsk Tour

5-Hour Guided Pavlovsk Tour

Pavlovsk is a part of Saint Petersburg’s “Pearl necklace”. The park is located on a large territory and is hiding not only alleys and sceneries of splendid beauty but also the buildings of 19th century. During the tour you will visit Pavlovsk palace. In the palace you can find unique art collections, sculptures, bronze, china, furniture, got as a present from European Royal households. Throne room, Italian and Greek rooms, picture gallery require special attention of tourists. Since its creation, Pavlovsk park has been famous as the best landscape park in the world. The park is one of the biggest in Europe, its square area is 600 hectares. The corners of the park are decorated with columns, statues and pergolas. The pavilion of the three Graces makes a wonderful impression: if you are looking at it from different sides sometimes it seems to be six columns, sometimes – sixteen. The scenery of the palace and park can help you to plunge into its history and the history of imperial family
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$137.44
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$137.44
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Admission ticket to the park of the Pavlovsk Palace, Pavlovsk

Admission ticket to the park of the Pavlovsk Palace, Pavlovsk

This is an outstanding landmark of the Russian culture of the late 18th - early 19th century. Outstanding architects, sculptors, and artists were commissioned to lay out a huge park covering about 600 hectares and build the Palace and park structures. Their concepts were brought to life by landscape architects, gardeners and hundreds of workmen and peasants from local villages.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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$6.73
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$6.73
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2-day PRIVATE St Petersburg Tour: Hermitage, Peterhof & Pavlovsk

2-day PRIVATE St Petersburg Tour: Hermitage, Peterhof & Pavlovsk

Maximize your time in the remarkable Russian city of St Petersburg with a comprehensive 2-day shore excursion to major attractions and historical landmarks. Alongside an expert guide, visit the majestic residences of Catherine Palace or Alexandria Palace and Petergof; browse intriguing exhibits in the Hermitage, Russia’s largest museum; and absorb the sacred ambience of ecclesiastical structures like the Church of the Savior on the Spilled Blood and the Peter and Paul Cathedral. Gain valuable insight into the rich history of the city and travel by a luxurious air-conditioned vehicle for the duration of your tour. If Catherine Palace is not available, you will see Alexandria Palace.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$358.15
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What are Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) hours of operation?
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Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) hours of operation: Daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except for the first Monday of the month, when it’s closed); last admission is at 5 p.m. . Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) costs USD 6.73. Guided Pavlovsk Palace (Pavlovskiy Dvorets) tours start around USD 6.73 per person.
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