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CATHERINE PALACE TOUR

If you are looking for an opportunity to visit the Catherine Palace with the Amber Room this offer is for you. Visit one of St. Petersburg most popular tourist attractions without any bustle!

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Duration:
5 hours
Available
daily, except Tuesday
Getting around
private vehicle
Start time
8.30 - 15.00
Tour Description

The Catherine Palace tour is one of best ways to discover a beautiful architectural ensemble built in the suburbs of St. Petersburg. Every year the Catherine Palace with Amber Room attracts a lot of tourists.

It takes approximately 1 hour to reach one of the most beautiful St. Petersburg attractions. The Catherine Palace and Park are located in a picturesque site some 15 miles to the south of St. Petersburg, in a town called Pushkin (former Tsarskoe Selo). On the way you will get a great overview of St. Petersburg. Upon arrival at Pushkin, you will have an inside tour in the Catherine Palace with Amber Room. After that you will have a tour of the Catherine Palace Gardens with its beautiful pavilions and ponds.

The Catherine Palace tour starts with meeting your private guide at the hotel lobby (or any other place that you specify). The start time is flexible. We recommend to start at 8.00 or 9.oo in the morning. During the entire tour you will be provided with a private vehicle. Please note, the Catherine Palace with Amber Room is open everyday, except Tuesday and state holidays. The tour can be conveniently combined with Peterhof Palace your in one day.

ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL LEARN
  • what the Golden Enfilade is
  • how Elizabeth Petrovna influenced the architecture of St. Petersburg
  • interesting facts about personality of Catherine the Great
  • the story of the legendary Amber Room
  • the tradition of taking a sauna in Russia (on a Royal scale)
  • how they struggled with the shortage of water in the residence
PROGRAM
catherine palace
The Catherine Palace is designed in the most luxurious traditions of the 18th century architecture.
amber room
On our Catherine Palace tour you get to see the legendary Amber Room. Its mystery is probably one of the most exciting in the palace history. The original Amber Room panels disappeared in the Nazi occupation derring the WWII, and they were never found again.
golden enfilade
Catherine Palace interior is grandeur. Only the most expensive materials were use for the decoration - gold, silk, expensive types of wood, tiles, marble, porcelain…
CATHERINE PALACE GARDENS
Beside the visit to Catherine Palace with Amber Room, you will have a walk in the beautiful Catherine Garden. It is devided into two parts: a regular park and a landscape park. The main feature of the regular park is simmetry and right geometrical forms, while the landscape park is more chaotic and natural.
cameron gallery
The idea of creation a gallery in the Catherine Palace Garden belonged Catherine The Great. A talanted Scottish architect Ch. Camerom fullfilled her wish. Today this classical style structure is one of the most beautiful in the garden.
Grotto Pavilion
The Grotto Pavilion was constructed under the order of the Empress Elizabeth. The Pavilion reflects the features of the barock architecture, which perfectly matches the style of the Catherine Palace.
great pond
It's a huge artificial pond, located in the Catherine Palace Garden. The main function of the pond was practical: the water was used for the needs of the park. However, on warm sunny days the Royal family had enjoyable boat rides around the pond.
TOUR RATES
Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and more
Total price per tour 12 900 RUB 16 200 RUB 18 900 RUB 23 300 RUB 25 700 RUB 28 700 RUB upon request

The prices my change during the FIFA World Cup 2018 (from June 15 to July 15).

What is included

Hotel pick up/drop off, private guide, private vehicle, all entry tickets, local taxes

What to add
    • Guided tour of The Pavlovsk Palace
VALUE FOR MONEY
It is a great value for money to combine Peterhof Palace and Catherine Palace tour on one day. Contact us to learn your value.
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YOUR LOCAL GUIDE ON THIS TOUR
Maria
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USEFUL ADVICE

Cameras are a must on this tour. A hat and sunglasses will work well on hot sunny days, as well as using sunscreen. In the palace backpacks have to be left in a cloakroom/lockers. A small travel bag can work well for carrying your valuables. Also, make sure you are dressed properly.

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