St Petersburg excursions

Konstantinovsky palace (Strelna) excursion with personal St. Petersburg guide

Desde 48€

Schedule: Daily 10:00 — 16:30, Not available on Wednesday
Duration: 4,5 hours
Inclusions: Local guide (English/French| Italian/Spanish), transport & hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance tickets
No hidden fees – price includes all taxes.
Optional: Cruise Port pickup and drop-off, park of the Konstantinovsky palace
Cancellation: free of charge 7 days prior to your tour
Prices valid from 15.04.2018 to 25.10.2018

Descripción

The Holarussia company invite you to the Konstantinovsky palace (Strelna) excursion with personal St. Petersburg guide.

☞ The State complex in the town of Strelna called “The Palace of Congresses” dates back to three hundred years ago. It was founded by Peter the Great and its history continues nowadays.  Often included in various Russian tours the place is imbued with the spirits of different époques and lives of royalties, cultural and solemn events and the political life of Russia then and now. Summit level negotiations, conferences and sessions are held here in the Konstantinovsky palace: Summit of leaders of «G8», «Russia-European Union Summit», Conference of Chief State Prosecutors of the European countries.

On the tour of the Konstantinovsky palace with personal St. Petersburg guide you will get acquainted with one of the pages of St. Petersburg history

Also you will take the pleasure to view the skyline of its lavish façade and the interior decorations of the palace. The visitors of the “Palace of Congresses” are also amused to see the water fountain park located on its territory. The Konstantinovsky Palace is inscribed to the UNESCO World Heritage list and is always a part of the St. Petersburg shore excursions.

After the revolution the palace housed a vocational school and later on the Leningrad School for Arctic studies.

Several times in its history the palace was subjected to massive destruction, the heaviest damage was inflicted in the times of the Second World War. But it was reconstructed from ruins and restored. For the three hundred years anniversary of St. Petersburg the palace was put in perfect order and acquired the status of the State complex “The Palace of Congresses”.

On the tour of the Konstantinovsky palace with personal St. Petersburg guide the visitors will see its main state rooms:

  1. “Belvedere” in the attic – formerly the favorite place of the prince Konstantin Pavlovich
  2. The central 320 square meter Marble hall
  3. The largest 351 square meter Blue hall with tall ceilings

✓ Each of them has its special unique interior decoration, executed according to the Russian tradition of palace architecture.

You will also visit the reception rooms and hallways frequented by the President of the Russian Federation and the leaders of other countries. From the spectacular narrative of the tour guide accompanying your visit you will learn the history of the palace from the times when it was a tsar’s residence till nowadays.

The Holarussia company invite you to read this unfinished history page where the decisions of state matters are taken with us!

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