Tsarskoe Selo is very close to airport, this tour is the best option to be combined with transfer to airport Pulkovo. Just take your luggage and we will drive you to airport in time soon after the tour. Leave your St Petersburg hotel and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to the town of Pushkin, just south of the city. Formerly known as Tsarskoe Selo, Pushkin is home to one Russia’s grandest royal estates — the Catherine Palace, built in the 1700s as a residence for Catherine I and once called the Palace of Tsarskoe Selo. Originally modest, the palace was remodelled by Catherine’s daughter, Empress Elizabeth, in the mid-1700s, who turned it into the extravagant baroque residence of today. On arrival, absorb the blue-and-white façade and take a guided tour inside. Marvel at the rococo state rooms and halls embellished with stucco, frescoes and marble, and visit the show-piece — the extraordinary Amber Room. Covered in amber panels that replicate the originals looted by the Nazis in World War II and subsequently lost, this spectacular room is a vision of shimmering amber work, gold leaf and mirrors. The original room was dubbed the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, and today’s replica was made using 13,000 pounds (6,000 kilograms) of amber.
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Children must be accompanied by an adult
Well we had a small tour....it was just my friend and I with an art history major who was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She took us in her car and we really enjoyed the private tour. She showed us an Amber Museum that had such a variety of art work I was overwhelmed by the beauty and skill it took to make the items. She explained everything really well and answered all of our questions. We were able to go on our own pace and saw everything. She directed us to a nice shop with quality merchandise post tour. Then dropped us off at a special location so we could take a canal tour instead of back to the hotel which saved us a cab ride. Excellent choice.