Private tour

Alexander & Catherine Palaces in Tsarskoye Selo

Alexander & Catherine Palaces in Tsarskoye Selo

From US$ 162.74 per person

Be transported back to Imperial Russia with the baroque palaces, sprawling parks, and dazzling interiors of Tsarskoye Selo, featuring the Catherine and Alexander Palaces, gardens, and the Amber Room.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6 hours
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Pickup included
Guests may be picked up from APARTMENT/ANY HOTEL located in the city center (Palace Square) or 6km/miles away from it. The guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or near the building where your apartment is located. The guide will be holding a sign with your last name written on it.
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  • Indulge in a rare opportunity to experience the legacy of the Romanov Royal Family
  • Take in the splendours of high society at the Alexander & Catherine's Palaces
  • Walk through the series of magnificent rooms in Catherine Palace, including the famous Picture Gallery, the Great Hall and the world famous Amber Room
  • Become enraptured by the allure of the Alexander Palace
  • Stroll under the canopy of trees encircled with historical monuments in imperial parks
Full description
See the former summer residence of the Russian Royal family. Visit Tsarskoye Selo, which was used as a summer residence for over two centuries and boasts such attractions as Alexander and Catherine Palaces and the legendary Amber Room. Explore Catherine Palace, a magnificent example of Rococo architecture, gifted from Peter the Great to his wife Catherine in 1710, and used as a summer residence. Marvel at its grandiose white and gold façade that stretches over 978 feet. Walk through a series of the palace’s most beautiful rooms, along with the famous Amber Room. Discover Alexander Palace, recently opened after restoration work, one of the finest examples of Neoclassicism in architecture. Travel through the palace that was home to the last Russian Emperor Nicholas II during the last 13 years of his reign and see the renovations that have been in progress since 2012. Stroll in royal parks lost in verdure and full of charming pavilions with a guide, learn about the Tsarskoye Selo’s history, and take in the beauty of the surrounding gardens.
  • Professional & licensed private guide
  • Comfortable private car with A/C
  • Entrance tickets to Catherine Palace & Park + Alexander Palace
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance fees for other locations
  • Meals
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour includes a wait before visiting the palaces and an itinerary on foot lasting approximately 2 hours
  • The order of museum visits may change depending on the availability of entrance tickets, the museum's days off, and the traffic situation in the city.
  • The exact entrance times can also vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are subject to changes.
  • Even though tickets are pre-booked with skip-the-line entrance there may be a delay of 15 to 20 minutes to entering the museum during the busy periods of May to August.
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