Dear guests! We welcome you to join us on Moscow day tours to some of the most picturesque parks – Tsaritsyno and Kolomenskoye Moscow. You can choose to tour by private car or minivan, and of course on foot so we can take a stroll around a former Royal estate – Tsaritsyno, which was designed in neo-gothic style for Catherine the Great in 1775. Hence its name “Tsaritsyno” which in Russian means “tsarina’s place”. By order of Catherine the Great, famous Russian architects Vasili Bazhenov and Matvey Kazakov constructed the Grand Palace along with the number of pavilions and bridges around the main structure, all in Moorish or Pseudo-Gothic style. Unfortunately, after the death of the Empress, her son, Paul I was not interested in this estate, living it abandoned for more than 200 years, and eventually to ruins.
In the early 21st century, the majority of buildings around the park were restored including the Grand Palace. These days it is one of the most romantic parks in Moscow and one of the main “must-visit” Moscow attractions for every tourist.
During this private guided tour to Tsaritsyno you will be able to visit the Grand Palace and admire the most interesting parts of the park with amazing fountains, grottoes and pavilions.
Following your excursion, your private driver and Moscow tour guide will take you to another former Royal residence called Kolomenskoye Moscow. It is situated on the Southern part of Moscow’s shore on the Moskva River. Originally, it was first mentioned in 1339 and became the favorite place of Russian Tsars. In 1539 the Ascension church was built on the grounds of the Kolomeskoye village to mark the birth of one of Russia’s most famous Tsar – Ivan the Terrible. It was the first stone church in Russia and was covered by a tented roof. Incredibly it has survived to this day is visited by thousands of tourists.
On the territory of Kolomenskoye Moscow park you will also see the wooden cabin constructed by Peter the Great, 16th century church of St. George, church of Our Lady of Kazan, various gates, pavilions and towers. Perhaps the real draw to Kolomenskoe Moscow park is the Great Wooden Palace which can be found in each Moscow travel guide. A stunning palace with nearly 250 rooms where Empress Elizabeth was born in 1709. It is an amazing example of wooden architecture constructed without using any hooks or nails. The modern palace is a copy of the original one which was destroyed in 1768. But thanks to the small original model of the wooden palace, it was possible to reconstruct it in 2010. You will spend nearly two hours in this picturesque place during your Moscow sightseeing.
You will surely enjoy this private guided tour to Tsaritsyno and Kolomeskoye Estates in Moscow!
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