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2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

1. 2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

Day 1: St. Petersburg Take a complete tour of Saint Petersburg's most famous sites - beginning with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square, the Peter & Paul Fortress and the Cathedral - the burial vault of the Romanovs. Thereafter the gorgeous Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - the second largest mosaic museum in the world. Enjoy a lunch at one of the respected restaurants of the city. In the afternoon enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum.  Day 2: Pushkin and Peterhof Unlock the secrets of the world wonder - the Amber Room - during a half-day tour to the magnificent baroque-style Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo). The Park surrounding the palace is a wonderful work of the Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, combining the masterpieces of architecture with the nature beauty. The tour includes a lunch in a restaurant close to the palace. In the afternoon you will discover Peterhof - St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore, The Great Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. 

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St Petersburg: 2-Day Shore Excursion Incl. Faberge Museum

2. St Petersburg: 2-Day Shore Excursion Incl. Faberge Museum

On day 1, meet your guide at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). The city tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. A highlight is a photo stop near St Isaac’s Cathedral. During the tour, you will also be driven to Peterhof to see the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park and then have a traditional Russian lunch (included). Returning to St Petersburg city, take a guided metro tour. Then enjoy a boat tour along the river and canals. Next, visit the Faberge Museum (may be arranged at a different time due to booking availability and museum days off), and then around 5:00 - 6:00 PM, will be returned to your ship. On day 2, meet your guide at the ship, and proceed to a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, followed by traditional Russian lunch (included). After lunch, take a guided tour inside the Church of the Spilt Blood or Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, and around 4 PM, you will be returned to the ship. Please note that the actual tour timing and sequence of sites may change depending on days of the week, traffic, etc. Substitutions may apply due to museums days off, official ceremonies, etc.

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St. Petersburg: Full-Day Imperial Residences Private Tour

3. St. Petersburg: Full-Day Imperial Residences Private Tour

Experience the grandeur of the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great and unlock the secrets of the Amber Room – one of the world’s wonders. In the afternoon, discover Peterhof - St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore, the Great Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world.  Afterwards, discover the gorgeous Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the second largest mosaic museum in the world. The Amber Room of the Catherine Palace is a chamber decorated with amber panels, gold leaf, and mirrors. Originally created in the 18th century, the panels disappeared during WWII. In 2003 the panels were recreated and the Amber Room reconstructed. Step into the world of the empresses Elizabeth and Catherine as you walk though the gilded ballrooms and imperial halls, and marvel at the luxury of the decoration. All Russian monarchs lived, worked, granted audiences, and held diplomatic receptions, gala balls, and masquerades in the gorgeous palace halls. The park that surrounds the palace is a spectacular work of Russian gardening art of the 18th and 19th centuries, which combines masterpieces of architecture with the stunning beauty of nature. This tour can be combined with a visit to Pavlovsk to see the imperial estate and park complex of Paul I, the son of Catherine the Great.

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From St Petersburg: Pushkin & Catherine Palace Full-Day Trip

4. From St Petersburg: Pushkin & Catherine Palace Full-Day Trip

Enjoy this 6-hour private tour that takes you from St. Petersburg to Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) and Pavlovsk to see the magnificent summer residences of the former Russian tsars. The monarchs lived, worked, granted audiences, arranged diplomatic receptions, and hosted gala balls and masquerades in these opulent settings. A comfortable chauffeured drive takes you to the town of Tsarskoe Selo, or Pushkin, where you’ll marvel at the grandeur of the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great as well as the interior of the Amber Room. This is considered one of the world's wonders. After just a short drive from Pushkin you’ll arrive at the stunning palace and park complex of Pavlovsk. This imperial estate was the residence of Emperor Paul I, the son of Catherine the Great. The estate's magnificent palace sits on a hill overlooking a park, which is landscaped in the English style and has a beautiful river running through it. The huge and magically landscaped park was laid out in the area surrounding the Palace of Paul I to provide him with some solitude. Johann Strauss once performed with an orchestra in the park’s Musical Station.

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St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace in Pushkin Small Group Tour

5. St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace in Pushkin Small Group Tour

Explore the grounds and buildings of the imperial Catherine Palace in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) on a small group tour from St. Petersburg. Learn more about the former royals of Russia at the magnificent summer residence of the tsars.  Hear about the history of the town and its connections with the life of the Russian poet, Alexander Pushkin. Investigate the life and times of the Empress Catherine I - wife of Peter the Great - and her daughter Empress Elisabeth I, responsible for building the palace with the architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli. Hear about the changes made by Catherine II (Catherine the Great) with the Scottish architect Charles Cameron, who refurbished the interior of one wing in the Neo-Palladian style and constructed the personal apartments of the empress. See stunning rooms decorated with gold and mirrors and marvel at the amber panels of the famous Amber Room.

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From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

6. From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

Tour the Catherine Palace and Park on a 2-hour guided tour. Marvel at the palace’s opulent interior and visit the painstakingly recreated Amber Room. Head to Tsarskoye Selo, the preserved town that's home to the former royal residence that was converted into a museum after nationalization in 1918. Learn about the construction and redesign of the palace by leading imperial architects. Hear about the extensive destruction caused during WWII and the ensuing restoration process. On a visit to the world-famous Amber Room, your guide will tell you about how the room disappeared and was recreated. It required over 2 decades of work that took place in the workshops of Trsaskoye Selo.

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Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

7. Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

Enjoy a 3-hour group tour in of Catherine Palace without waiting in line. Enjoy the beauty of Catherine Palace with a professional guide, who will tell you the history of the palace, describe rooms as you walk through them, and tell you some Russian monarchy secrets.   All Russian monarchs lived, worked, greeted audiences, and held diplomatic receptions, gala balls, and masquerades in these gorgeous palace halls. Explore the beautiful Tsarskoye Selo park and experience the grandeur of the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great and unlock the secrets of the Amber Room.   Step into the world of the empresses Elizabeth and Catherine, as you walk through the gilded ballrooms and imperial halls, and marvel at the opulent decorations. The park that surrounds the palace is a spectacular work of Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, which combines masterpieces of architecture with the stunning beauty of nature.  

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Saint Petersburg Must-See Highlights Visa-Free 1-Day Tour

8. Saint Petersburg Must-See Highlights Visa-Free 1-Day Tour

The tour is available every day during the cruise season. It is designed specifically for one-day visitors to cover all the most important sights in Saint-Petersburg. Every stop will include some time for taking pictures and shopping. This tour is a small-group tour with a maximum of ten participants. You will be picked up at the port by your qualified tour guide. Every weekday has a unique itinerary, but a typical tour could include a city highlights drive with photo stops at Peter and Paul Fortress and St Isaac's Cathedral; a tour of Peterhoff fountain gardens; a break for lunch; tour of the Hermitage Museum and the Cathedral of Our Saviour on Spilled Blood before returning to your cruise ship.

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From St Petersburg: Peterhof & Pushkin Private Full-Day Trip

9. From St Petersburg: Peterhof & Pushkin Private Full-Day Trip

Unlock the secrets of the royal residence of Catherine the Great with a guided tour of the Catherine Palace in Pushkin. Look inside the Amber Room to feel the spirit of the era. Learn about the masquerades, and then discover a masterpiece of 18th and 19th-century landscape gardening in the grounds. Enjoy lunch at a restaurant close to the palace, and move on to Peterhof in the afternoon. Go to the Peterhof Palace and be dazzled by the elaborate interiors of the imperial estate. Explore the formal French style Upper Garden and vast complex of fountains in the Lower Park. Encounter impressive statues and cascades, including one designed like a chessboard.

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St Petersburg: 2-Day Private Flexible Tour for Cruise Ships

10. St Petersburg: 2-Day Private Flexible Tour for Cruise Ships

Get the most out of your visit to St. Petersburg with a 2-day private shore tour designed to fit any travel plans you have. Benefit from a flexible, customizable schedule that also provides a comprehensive itinerary in case you need one. Enjoy skip-the-line admission to museums, and receive a visa-free stay. Take your private tour in a private minivan, and choose from 5 languages for your guide: English, German, French, Spanish, or Italian. As well as stress-free admission to museums, you'll be able to reserve some time for shopping and return to your ship on schedule. The museums and attractions you can visit on the first day of the tour are St. Isaac's Cathedral; the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood; the Spit of St. Basil's Island; the Hermitage Museum; the Catherine Palace; and the Faberge Museum. On the second day of the tour, visit Peter and Paul Fortress, and take a tour of the Peterhof Lower Gardens, including one of the pavilion palaces. You will also take a boat tour around the St. Petersburg canals and a metro ride to the most beautiful metro stations.

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What people are saying about Amber Room

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 789 reviews

We met Alla our guide at the hotel and she was very pleasant. The drive out to the Palace felt very short as Alla provided us with lots of Russian history related to the various landmarks. The tour of the palace was amazing - Alla was so knowledgeable and could answer all of our questions. Her english language skills are exceptional and we were able to develop an easy rapport with her. The walk in the grounds was spectacular and Alla was most accommodating, answering all our questions about Russian life and culture. At the end of the tour we were so impressed that we requested if she could take us on another tour the next day - she organised this without hassle and made sure we had her for the tour. My mother was on the tour and had an interest in Russian poetry - Alla graciously went out of her way to send my mother translated versions of Pushkin's poems. You wont find a better guide - Thank you Alla you were a highlight of the trip.

Visiting in February we didn't really need the skip-the-line part of this tour as there were no queues, but we did get the benefit of a private tour, as there were just two of us on the tour and the expertise and knowledge of our tour guide. We'd met our guide, Olga, the previous day during our visit to the Hermitage and were looking forward to the tour of Catherine's Palace with her. The Palace is beautiful, breath-taking and stunning. Again Olga's love and passion for art came across during the tour. Olga also pointed out buildings of interest on our journeys, both too and from the Palace. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car, longer by public transport. I booked a transfer as I didn't feel confident in travelling by public transport. After travelling around the centre of St. Petersburg by bus I would consider making my own way there if I were to visit again.

Olga was an amazing guide ! She answered all of our questions and she was very pleasant and sweet !!!We learned a lot from her ! All in all it was an amazing experience!!!

My guide made the experience brilliant. She was knowledgeable, professional and did not rush the tour

Just awesome.Historical Place,very impressive and Untersagung.Must do Tour.