Catherine's Great Palace at Pushkin

Of all the Imperial palaces, none are more evocative of both the heyday and twilight of the Romanovs than those at Pushkin, originally called “Tsarskoye Selo” or “Tsar's Village”, 25 km South of St. Petersburg. The town is also associated with the great poet, Alexander Pushkin, who studied here at the Lycée. Catherine’s Palace was built there in 1756 in beautiful baroque style by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. It’s grandiose turquoise, white, and gold facade stretches 978 feet. The palace contains a series of magnificent rooms, including the famous Picture Gallery and the Great Hall. One of the main mysteries of the palace is a golden, jewel-encrusted Amber Room made of several tons of the gemstone. A gift to Peter the Great in 1716 celebrating peace between Russia and Prussia, the room's fate became anything but peaceful - Nazis looted it during World War II, and in the final months of the war, the amber panels, which had been packed away in crates, disappeared. Today the visitors of the palace admire the replica completed in 2003, but the contents of the original, dubbed "the Eighth Wonder of the World," have remained missing for decades.

SeaDream Guests will be offered early entrance to the palace before the official opening time. After the palace visit guests will enjoy a walk through the parks of the estate that are embellished with a number of charming pavilions and add to the splendor of the whole ensemble.

This Land Adventure will operate at 08:00 June 7; June 16; June 24, July 1, July 9, August 23

Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change prior to voyage departure.

Port: St. Petersburg

Duration: 4 hours

Price: 169

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