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puskin/peterhof parks

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puskin/peterhof parks

hi we are two 70 year olds and will be in st petersburg to wards end of august . we would like to visit these places in one day. can sombody let us know if this is possible with out being too strenuous. also if there is much travel involved

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1. Re: puskin/peterhof parks

It is a difficult trip if you try to do it on your own since there is no transportation between Pushkin and Peterhof. It means you will have to get back to the city after visit to one estate and then go to another.

On the other hand it is a popular combination for the private tour. The day may look as follows:

9.00 - 10.00 drive from your accommodation to Pushkin town

10.15 - 12.30 visit the Catherine's palace and park

12.45 - 13.15 drive to Peterhof by the new highway

13.30 - 14.30 lunch

15.00 - 17.00 tour of Peterhof Park and may be visit to one of the smaller pavilions - Monplaisir or the Royal Bath house

17.00 - 18.00 return to the city

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2. Re: puskin/peterhof parks

hi thanks very much. i forgot to say that we will be on a cruise and may take the tour offered by the cruise. it looks by what you say that this day tour my be ok.

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3. Re: puskin/peterhof parks

depending on how may people you have for a private tour it might be very pricey.

Also, parks and Palaces in both places require lots of walking...

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4. Re: puskin/peterhof parks

hi thanks,we hope to take the 2 day tour from the cruise company and one day is for the palaces.we just hoped that it would not be to strenuous.

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5. Re: puskin/peterhof parks

We just returned from Russia and Kiev on a Vantage tour.

We did our tour of Peterhof with them. (And Pushkin as well, I just don't remember if it was the same day.)

I think this makes sense, rather than trying to find transportation yourself, etc.

Peterhof is incredible, but start training....we must have walked several miles, but it was all worth it.

(We walk 6 miles a week at home and we are in our 70's as well.)

Have a great trip.

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6. Re: puskin/peterhof parks

Don't take the tour offered by the cruise ship. Go with TJ Travel - http://st-petersburg-tours.ru/. TJ only puts together very small groups - and therefore can accomodate special requests more readily. I used them for a 2-day tour on June 8-9 2011 and could not have been more pleased and impressed. We were met at the ship as soon as we cleared passport control and taken to a new Mercedes mini-van - air conditioned - and very comfortable. Our guide, Victoria, was extremely knowledgeable. TJ Travels' prices are better than most, and you get a high-quality tour. They also provide headphones, etc.

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7. Re: puskin/peterhof parks

Is there such a tour in September? Do you know what it would cost?

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Thanks.

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