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