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St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace & Amber Room Private Tour

1. St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace & Amber Room Private Tour

Set off on a private tour of Catherine's Palace, departing from St. Petersburg. This tour will introduce you to the Golden Enfilade, a grand suit of formal rooms. You will also see the intricate restored Amber Room. Arrive in Tsarskoye Selo, a town outside of St. Petersburg, and location of the palace. This was the home of the Imperial family from the days of Peter the Great until the time of the last Tsar, Nicolas II. It is a fascinating monument of world architectural and gardening art during the 18th and 19th centuries. You will have time to walk through the beautiful English-style park. Then see the center of the ensemble, the Catherine Palace, containing exquisite objects d`art, furniture, paintings, and unique collections of porcelain, amber, and bronze.

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Tour of Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces from Saint Petersburg

2. Tour of Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces from Saint Petersburg

Take a trip from Saint Petersburg to admire two of Russia’s grandest and most beautiful imperial residences, Tsarskoye Selo and Pavlovsk. When St. Petersburg became the new Russian capital in 1712, a series of glamorous imperial palaces and parks appeared in and around the city, among them these two impressive estates. Tsarskoye Selo was developed as a royal country residence by Elizabeth I and Catherine II and contains two beautiful palaces: Catherine Palace, an immense and lavish Baroque residence and the slightly smaller Alexander Palace, a neoclassical masterpiece. Visit the breath-taking Amber Room at Catherine Palace, decorated by Elisabeth’s court architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli and containing stunning mosaic panels made of real amber. During her reign, Catherine II ordered the park enlarged and commissioned major landscape compositions and the creation of more impressive buildings, notably the elegant Cameron’s Gallery. The nearby Pavlovsk Palace was built in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and was the imperial residence of Paul I and for several Grand Dukal families later on. The palace is considered to be one of the finest examples of the classical architecture in Europe. Several ornate rooms and beautiful park grounds containing fine sculptures make this a favorite destination of tourists and locals alike. The Pavlovsk Palace along with the Tsarskoye Selo together form part of a UNESCO Heritage Site. Take a trip to admire these wonderful works of architecture, made during one of the golden ages of Russian history.

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St. Petersburg: Winter Fairy Tale Horse Ride & Tour

3. St. Petersburg: Winter Fairy Tale Horse Ride & Tour

Meet your guide in the morning and drive to Pushkin, the former summer home of the Romanov tsars, located about 20 kilometers south-east of St. Petersburg. Explore sights such as Alexander Park, the Chinese Village and St. Catherine's Church. There is also the option to stop for a coffee break (at own expense). Then, drive to Pavlovsk, the former summer residence of Emperor Paul I and his wife.  Visit Pavlovsk Palace, which is famous for its rich collection of unique furniture, porcelain and antique statues. The elegant and harmonious classical-style interiors of the palace will impress you with their own special charm, impeccable proportions and perfect taste. Lastly, have an unforgettable horse ride in a traditional Russian sleigh and enjoy the vast landscape park of Pavlovsk, famous for its romantic views before returning to your hotel.

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

4. 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 Winter Highlights Small Group Tour

5. St Petersburg Winter Highlights Small Group Tour

Save precious time on a guided small group tour of St Petersburg with all entrance tickets taken care of in advance. Take advantage of a combination tour when a total price is less than if you book Catherine Palace and the Hermitage tours separately. Benefit from pickup at your hotel, and then travel in a small group to the highlights of the city center. Visit the imperial Catherine Palace (or Peterhof Palace on Tuesdays), famous for the exquisite Amber Room and majestic interiors of the royal family. Marvel at masterpieces of art and artifacts from the imperial age at the Hermitage Museum, including works by Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Titian. Admire city highlights as your travel around, and get the chance to stop and take souvenir photos.

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

6. 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

7. 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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St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

8. St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

Visit the incredible residence of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) on this comfortable half-day guided tour. The tour begins at 10:00 in the lobby of your hotel. Your experienced driver will take you via comfortable car or mini-van to the suburban residence of Pushkin, home to Catherine's palace. Depending on traffic the drive will last for approximately one hour. Once in Pushkin, the tour begins at Catherine's palace, where you'll enjoy a guided 1.5 hour tour of the palace. Then we will start the exploration of the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo, taking a coffee break in between if you need one. The tour does involve a lot of waking but you can set the pace, requesting stops along the way if you need. Once the tour concludes you'll be returned to Saint-Petersburg after 14:30.

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

9. 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 Imperial Residences Tour

10. St. Petersburg Imperial Residences Tour

Make the most of your time in St. Petersburg with a concise but comprehensive visit to 2 of the most popular imperial residences of pre-revolutionary Russia. First, visit the opulent Catherine Palace in the village of Tsarskoye Selo, 30 kilometers south of St. Petersburg. Look inside the summer residence of the Russian Czars and get access to the famous Amber Room to marvel at its amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors. Then, go for a relaxing walk in the gardens of the Peterhof Palace complex. Built for Peter the Great, who orchestrated its magical opening in 1723, Peterhof Palace was designed to rival Versailles for its magnificence. Explore the exterior of the palace from its spectacular grounds. Stroll to the fountains in the Lower Gardens and learn about the advanced system that operates the cascades based on the principle of natural gravity. Be dazzled by the vast fountain complex of the Grand Cascade and get a stunning vista of the Gulf of Finland.

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What people are saying about Amber Room

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 127 reviews

Only the one in the tour do I got the best of everything My tour guide Yana is an exceptional one explaining the history, art, and philosophies of Russia in a very fun manner. She loves what she does and that makes the whole tour better! We had some awesome borscht too after the tour and Alexis the driver toured us around the city too.

Both guide and driver were very knowledgeable and helpful. Pick up and drop off were on time. The car was clean. The guide also explained the history of St. Petersburg as well as outer cities (on our way to the palaces). All in all, it was fun and informative.

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!!!

We truly enjoyed every moment; we would book our guide anytime for any tour again.

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