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  1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Pushkin, St. Petersburg

From St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Catherine Palace

Product ID: 56945
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Journey back to the days of the tsars on a private trip to the village of Pushkin to see the imperial monuments, including Catherine Palace. Marvel at the splendors of the Amber Room, stroll in the gardens and more.
About this activity
Duration 5 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Chinese, Finnish, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Your hotel in Saint Petersburg.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit the summer residence of the Russian tsars at Catherine Palace
  • Learn the history of the Russian emperors and empresses
  • Hear amusing anecdotes from your private guide
Full description
Benefit from hotel pick-up in St. Petersburg, and then depart for the fascinating village of Pushkin. Take a scenic drive along Moscow Avenue towards the outskirts of the city, and then admire the beauty of the imperial palaces on arrival in Pushkin. 

Founded in 1710 as an imperial residence named "Tsarskoye Selo," it received the status of a town in 1808. Known for its beautiful parks and gardens, the main attraction is Catherine Palace, the opulent and baroque summer residence of the tsars.

Go inside the palace to explore the reception halls and take in the grandeur of the Great Hall. Visit the Amber Room, considered one of the wonders of St. Petersburg, and learn more about the lavish lifestyle of the Russian tsars from your guide.

Time permitting you will discover some pavilions in the Catherine garden, including the Cameron Gallery and the Cold Bath pavilion. Get a panoramic view of the lake and the private imperial garden. Drive back to St. Petersburg and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour services.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide and driver
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the museum
  • Photo permit
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• This tour is a mini-group tour for up to 6 people. If you prefer to tour privately, please indicate it in your reservation
• Please note that the Catherine Palace is closed on Tuesdays
• There is a maximum of 8 people per group but please advise if you would prefer a private tour when booking
• The tour duration is 5 hours in high season (April 27 to October 20) and 4 hours in low season (October 21 to April 26)
• This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 127 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

TJ Travel

Product ID: 56945