St Petersburg excursions

Private tour to Oranienbaum with personal guide, Russia

From 39€

Schedule: Daily 09:00 — 18:00, Not available on Tuesday
Duration: 5 hours
Inclusions: Local guide (English/French| Italian/Spanish), transport & hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance tickets at Grand Menshikov Palace
No hidden fees – price includes all taxes.
Optional: Cruise Port pickup and drop-off, Chinese Palace, Picture House Museum
Cancellation: free of charge 7 days prior to your tour
Prices valid from 15.04.2018 to 25.10.2018

Description

The Holarussia company invite you to the private tour to Oranienbaum with personal guide.

Trips to the country residences, the best places to visit in Russia, are some of the favorite tours of the guests of the city in St. Petersburg and its residents.

✓ The palace and park ensemble of Oranienbaum is unique in this respect because it was not destroyed in the years of the WWII and has retained its original look. It is particularly interesting that only in Oranienbaum one can see an example of the rococo style which is quite rare to find in Russia. Rococo is characterized by the elegance and the multitude of the decorative elements imitating various vegetal garlands, flowers and seashells, the decorations that “nature itself created”.

The name “Oranienbaum” is translated as «orange tree». Many tales explain how this place on the Gulf of Finland got this name. You shall hear about some of them on your tour with St. Petersburg Russia excursions. The main accepted version tells that on the sight of the palace and park there once used to be a certain greenhouse with orange trees. A small orange tree stands at the entrance of the Grand Menshikov Palace as an emblem of this country estate.

During the Private tour to Oranienbaum with personal guide you will hear interesting historical facts about Oranienbaum

  • Oranienbaum had several owners as it was originally built under Peter the Great. Then it was owned by Alexander Menshikov, not by the Emperor. According to the contemporaries Alexander Danilovich spared no expense for the construction and the decoration. His creation in its time was more luxurious than the Peterhof of Peter the Great.
  • Later Oranienbaum was owned by Peter the Third and then by Catherine the Great. During the tour you will see these palaces constructed by the new owners, you will learn about their history and purpose.
  • The park of Oranienbaum still keeps hundred year old trees and the air here away from the hectic city is particularly crisp. There are many wild birds and a small zoo, on the ponds and rivers there are flocks of wild ducks.

This Private tour to Oranienbaum with personal guide is educational but also very peaceful and tranquil. It is a nice walk in fresh air in the picturesque scenery. If during your visit of St. Petersburg you would like to do something special choose a day tour to Oranienbaum!

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