This beautiful palace originated in 1717 by order of Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great, and became the former official Summer residence for all Russian Emperors. Actually, the palace is popularly associated with Catherine the Great, according to whose wishes, many remarkable structures were erected for her amusement in the surrounded Park, such as the Dutch Admiralty, Creaking Pagoda, Chesme Column, Rumyantsev Obelisk, and Marble Bridge.
Discover the secrets of the mysterious Amber Room of the beautiful Palace in Tsarskoye Selo, breath the atmosphere of gala balls and masquerades in the gorgeous palace halls, watch a spectacular work of Russian gardening art of the 18th and 19th centuries, which combines masterpieces of architecture with the stunning beauty of nature.
This tour can be combined with a visit to Pavlovsk to see the imperial estate and park complex of Paul I, the son of Catherine the Great.
See also: Peterhof bus tour