It is a jewel of the Russian art, a town of parks, palaces and fountains. It was built by the order of Peter the Great to commemorate the victory of Russia over Swedish troops in the Northern War.
It is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening art. Peter the Great ordered to construct the small palace for his wife, future empress Catherine I.
This tour combines visits to two amazing suburb of St. Petersburg: Pushkin, owes its fame to the genius of Russian literature, Pushkin and many wonderful people, and Pavlovsk, unique palace and park ensemble.
It is a suburb and park ensemble of the late XVIII-beginning of the XX centuries, which was used as a summer residence of the Russian emperor Paul I and his family.
Picturesque ride along the Northern shore of the Gulf of Finland will bring you to the Naval base Kronstadt which was started by Peter I in 1712 as the fortress to lock the Gulf of Finland.