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St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace in Pushkin Small Group Tour

Product ID: 126437
Travel back in time on a small group tour from St. Petersburg and marvel at the Baroque and Classical interiors of Catherine Palace in Pushkin. See the amazing Amber Room and go for a walk in Catherine Park.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in St. Petersburg.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the summer residence of the tsars of Russia
  • Stroll in the amazing ground of Catherine Park
  • Enter the beautiful Amber Room in Catherine Palace
Full description
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.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • English, Spanish, French, German and Italian-speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Admission to Catherine Palace and parks
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal shopping
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• The tour start time is subject to change depending on museum availability and there is no default tour start time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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it was a real skip the line tour !

My family liked this tour and Kataya, our guide, did great job, fluent English and great knowledge about history. Only thing I can think of is that I wish I would get the itinerary and the change earlier than day before the tour. At the time of pickup, I was informed that other people ( 2 groups in the tour, one couple and 3 people from my family) were scheduled to go to another palace in addition to Catherin's and we could join for extra fee. She gave the option that she would call a taxi for us to drop off at our hotel if you didn't go. We agreed to go with them and paid cash since we were lucky to carry cash at that time. I would feel a little embarrassed if I didn't do it and it would be nice if we would have a time to consider at least a day before. Otherwise she was a great guide and it was very nice to avoid long line to get into the palace.

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August 4, 2019

My only criticism is of the website and confirmation that specified a 10am pick up from hotel. We were not picked up until 230pm which was not the best for us because of another event that night. While staff made efforts to get us to the ballet on time, you need to fix the website.

July 22, 2019

Une visite guidée très bien organisée avec une guide exeptionnelle

The visit to Catherine Palace in Pushkin was ideally organized with a private car and driver to make it very confortable to visit. Plus we had a delightful and warmful guide, Elena, who made it possible to pass before the long line-up and arrival of tourist groups. Elena was a knowledgeable and devoted guide anxious to share and to help with wise advice to enhance our ongoing stay in the city. Elena is totally fluent in speaking French with an amazing conversational level. The four members of the family are unanimous to fully recommend Elena.

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May 4, 2019

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Marina Wilson Private Tours

Product ID: 126437