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  3. Catherine Palace

Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

Product ID: 239482
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Skip the line and tour the palace of Catherine the Great and see its magnificent Amber Room. Explore the Russian garden art of the grounds surrounding the palace on this 3-hour guided tour.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 - 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Italian, Chinese, French, Arabic, Armenian, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup optional

Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel/outside of your apartment holding a sign with your name.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Tour the Baroque Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin
  • Visit the palace’s famous Amber Room
  • See the Russian garden art in the park surrounding the palace
  • Enjoy a walk in Catherine Park and learn about its impressive landscaping
Full description
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.

 
Includes
  • Professional licensed guide
  • Entrance to the Catherine Palace Museum and Park
  • Entrance to the Amber Room
  • Taxes
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup and drop-off (unless option selected)
  • Meals and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The guide will be waiting for you by the Rastrelli statue holding a GetYourGuide sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please make sure to arrive at the meet up location 5 minutes before the start of the tour
• The tour will begin on time and refunds cannot be issued for latecomers and no-shows
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From US$ 74.53 US$ 52.17 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 196 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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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.

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February 9, 2020

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.

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January 1, 2020

Great experience, we had a wonderful guide

December 23, 2019

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Product ID: 239482