Summer Palaces


Saint-Petersburg is surrounded with beautiful and impressive former summer residences of the Russian Emperors. Enjoy the opportunity to get away from the city and spend a day in a relaxing atmosphere of French and English-style parks!

Take a look at the variety of Summer Palaces tours of St.Petersburg. All tours can be booked right away or tailored to your own personal liking, interests and travel style. You can book any particular tour or simply send us an e-mail giving your travel dates and explaining your major interests so we can tailor your private itinerary. Please feel free to request for the combination of tours or any changes.

Please e-mail us at info@jewishtours-petersburg.com to ask for any other special tours not mentioned in our list.

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Catherine's palace


Amber Room

   CATHERINE'S PALACE TOUR
INCLUDING THE AMBER ROOM

We invite you to visit the official summer residence of the Russian Tzars - Catherine's palace - and the world-famous Amber Room. Catherine's palace is the pearl of Russian baroque architecture famous for the succession of golden reception rooms and of course the Eighth Wonder of the World – the legendary Amber Room. After the tour in the palace we will have a peaceful walk through the exquisite French-style park to take some extraordinary pictures of its lovely views.

Catherine’s palace is located in the small town Pushkin which unfortunately was occupied by the Nazi army during the WWII. Along the tour we visit the monument dedicated to the death of about 800 Jews who lived in the town.

The State Museum "Tzarskoje Selo" is 15 miles or 40 minutes south of St. Petersburg.  On the way you will see the contemporary city, for example the Moscow District in a typical Stalinist style of the 1930s, lots of modern buildings, and the Moscow Highway.  We will pass the Moscow Triumphal Arch, the impressive Siege Memorial and of course the new residential neighborhoods.

•Season: all year around
•Duration: Approximately 5 hours
•Days: the tour is not available on Tuesday and the last Monday of the month
•Service: car/van with driver, licensed guide, museum tickets without waiting in line


Catherine’s palace

Pavlovsk

TWO ROAYL PALACES TOUR
 

This full-day tour lets you see two most impressive summer residences of the Russian Tsars:

Luxurious baroque Catherine’s palace with the succession of golden reception rooms and of the Eighth Wonder of the World – the legendary Amber Room.

And Pavlovsk - an extremely interesting   palace-and-park complex. The former residence of the Emperor Paul I, one of the disputable figures in Russian history. The only one royal palace that strikes you as a true family nest. You will be fascinated and astonished by its rich and unique virtuoso collection as well as enchanted by its cozy and livable atmosphere.

These two palaces being located very close to each other are as different as could be representing different tastes and life styles.

We recommend accomplishing the tour with the traditional Russian lunch in one of the restaurants near the palaces – for example very well known Podvoryehttp://www.podvorye.ru/  

•Season: all year around
•Duration: Approximately 7 hours
•Days: the tour is not available on Tuesday and the last Monday of the month
•Service: car/van with driver, licensed guide, museums tickets without waiting in line


The Great Peterhof Palace

Peterhof

  PETERHOF TOUR BY THE HYDROFOIL

Visit the most magnificent residence of the imperial family  - Peterhof – the jewel of Russian art, a kingdom of parks, palaces and fountains often called as ‘Russian Versailles’.

Welcome to enjoy the best and some of the less known fountains and cascades  of Peterhof Lower Park – the Grand Cascade near the Great Peterhof Palace, the Roman Fountains, Adam and Eve, The Checkerboard cascade, the Water Pyramid, the Monplaisir garden, the Sun fountain and more.

We will visit the inside of the Royal Bath House to show you the traditional Russian 'Banya', the reception hall of Peter the Great and of course the kitchen where all the Royal dishes were cooked.

Peterhof is located on the Southern shore of Finnish Gulf so it possible to get there and back by speedboat – the hydrofoil. It takes only 30 min from the city center (pier is located near the Hermitage) and you are in the Lower Park of Peterhof – so, it’s fast and enjoyable – nice boat, Neva River and open water of Gulf of Finland.

•Season: May to October
•Duration: Approximately 5 hours
•Days: tour is not available on Wednesday
•Service: licensed guide, museums tickets without waiting in line


Peterhof

Peterhof

PETERHOF TOUR BY CAR

Visit the most magnificent residence of the imperial family  - Peterhof – the jewel of Russian art, a kingdom of parks, palaces and fountains often called as ‘Russian Versailles’.

Welcome to enjoy the best and some of the less known fountains and cascades  of Peterhof Lower Park – the Grand Cascade near the Great Peterhof Palace, the Roman Fountains, Adam and Eve, The Checkerboard cascade, the Water Pyramid, the Monplaisir garden, the Sun fountain and more.

We will visit the inside of the Royal Bath House to show you the traditional Russian 'Banya', the reception hall of Peter the Great and of course the kitchen where all the Royal dishes were cooked.

Peterhof is located about 20 miles or one hour west of the city. On the way we will pass several historical landmarks - the Egyptian Bridge, the Narva Gates, the Kirov monument. We will look at the old and new residential neighborhoods of the city and will see a variety of dachas - Russian country houses.

Coming to the Peterhof we will pass the Konstantine Palace in Strelna - the official residence of Russian President. Commissioned by Peter the Great in the 18th century, the Konstantine Palace served as the summer residence of the non-ruling line of the Romanoff family.  Ruined during World War II it has recently been renovated and turned into the official "State Residence of the Russian President and Prime Minister - Palace of Congresses".

•Season: May to October
•Duration: Approximately 5 hours
•Days: tour is not available on Wednesday
•Service: licensed guide, car/van with driver, museums tickets without waiting in line

 

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