Catherine Palace & Viewpoint + extras

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Admire the gorgeous interiors of Catherine Palace and see the Amber Room
  • Discover intriguing facts about the Russian empresses who lived in the palace
  • Learn about garden art of the past while strolling in Catherine Garden
  • Taste delicious Russian pancakes with tea or coffee
  • Enjoy a splendid top view over Catherine Palace and Pushkin city

DESCRIPTION

Join our Catherine Palace tour to see the inimitable world of royal luxury!

This gorgeous former imperial residence is located on a hill away fr om the city. The palace was a beloved summer house for many Russian monarchs, and a residence for official events until the revolution of 1917. The palace is quite impressive from the outside, but the inside is even more astonishing.

See the magnificent baroque staterooms brimmed with golden decorations, unique mosaic parquet floors and, of course, the Amber Room. You will hear fascinating stories about the origins of the Amber Room, and many versions of its mysterious disappearance. The Golden Enfilade of the State Rooms restored after the WWII perfectly recreates the atmosphere of the royal life in the 18th century. Your tour guide will share some fascinating details of the banquets, masquerades, hunting and other favorite pastimes of Russian tsars.

After your walk through one of the most famous palaces of St. Petersburg, enjoy some time in Catherine Gardens exploring its alleys and pavilions. Savor a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and Russian pancakes at a cozy restaurant nearby. The restaurant also has a viewing platform wh ere you will enjoy splendid views over the palace and the city around you. The tour will finish with an hour-long trip back to the city and return to the original pick-up point.

Meeting point

next to the monument to Pushkin, Art square (please see the map)

TOUR DETAILS
94 USD
per person
5 hours
Medium
By car
Languages available:
Eng, Ger, Fr, Esp, Ch
Max group size: 12 person
Time: 10:00
Meeting point Art square (please see the map)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Tour starts and finishes at the Art Square
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Tour runs mainly inside
  • Wheelchair-accessible (except for the viewing platform)
  • This tour operates in the winter season. During summertime we can arrange a private tour for you.

INCLUSIONS:

  • English-speaking guide (ENG, SP, GER, FR, CH)
  • A/C vehicle (Mercedes or VW)
  • Entrance tickets to Catherine Palace and Gardens (from October till April)
  • Coffee and pancakes at a local restaurant
  • Access to the viewing platform

EXLUSIONS:

  • Tips for the guide and driver

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