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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.

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

  • Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    2. Saint Petersburg: Top 30 City Highlights Walking Tour

    Discover Saint Petersburg like a true local with an informative walk. Uncover the stories of the city’s past and present as you follow your guide through the historical center. Meet your guide right next to Palace Square. Learn about the main residence of the tsars of the Russian Empire and the famous State Hermitage Museum from your guide. Admire the panorama of the magnificent River Neva. Find out the main waterway of the city, its bridges and learn of the catastrophic floods the river caused the city. See the birthplace of Saint-Petersburg, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the former city port on the Spit of Basil Island. Stop in front of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and hear about the assassination of the Tsar Alexander II. Then, continue walking along the paths of the Mikhailovsky Garden, the Fontanka River Embankment and the main street of the city, the Nevsky Pr...

  • Peterhof Palace and Gardens Tour from St. Petersburg

    3. Peterhof Palace and Gardens Tour from St. Petersburg

    The tour will start at your hotel where your guide and driver will pick you up. Get comfortable in an air-conditioned vehicle during the 45-minute drive to Peterhof Imperial Residence. Snap some photos and listen to your guide's commentary on the way. Explore the Grand Palace at Peterhof, using the early admission ticket to skip long lines (available only May-September). Visit the imperial palaces and gardens of Peterhof, founded in 1710 as the country residence of the Russian tsars. Get a better appreciation for life in Russia before the revolution on a small group tour of the buildings and park. Enter the Grand Place, designed as the centerpiece of Peter the Great's personal Versailles complex. Marvel at the lavish interiors, and learn how they had to be almost entirely reconstructed after World War II. Visit the Lower Garden, which retains its appearance of the mid-18th century and ...

    We took a sightseeing tour of Peterhofnpalace and gardens with GYG! Pardon me, but i have forgotten the name of our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and funny! She gave us just the right amount of insight about the Russian culture, and did not bombard us with a history lesson. All in all, it was a great experience. Much recommended!

  • From St. Petersburg: Pavlovsk Palace and Gardens Tour

    4. From St. Petersburg: Pavlovsk Palace and Gardens Tour

    The summer palace of Russian Emperor Paul 1, located 20 kilometers south of St. Petersburg, is known worldwide for its exquisite beauty. Explore this architectural wonder with a guide on this 4-hour midday outing. After pickup at your hotel at 10:00 AM, you’ll head to the Palace for a 10:45 AM arrival. Start your excursion with a tour of the palace. At first glance, it looks less pompous than other royal palaces near St. Petersburg; however, it’s beauty truly lies in its architectural conciseness, straight lines, and classical style. Many nobles and grandees across Russia sought to recreate elements of this palace in a more modest form. The Emperor Paul I and his wife Maria Fedorovna, were keen on ancient mythology and sculpture, which they made every effort to incorporate into their residence.   Continue your outing with a tour of Pavlovsk Park, the gardens that surround the palace. A...

    Very enjoyable excursion. Personal guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to anyone.

  • Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    5. Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    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 archite...

    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.

  • From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

    6. From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

    Tour the Catherine Palace and Park on a 2-hour guided tour. Marvel at the palace’s opulent interior and visit the painstakingly recreated Amber Room. Head to Tsarskoye Selo, the preserved town that's home to the former royal residence that was converted into a museum after nationalization in 1918. Learn about the construction and redesign of the palace by leading imperial architects. Hear about the extensive destruction caused during WWII and the ensuing restoration process. On a visit to the world-famous Amber Room, your guide will tell you about how the room disappeared and was recreated. It required over 2 decades of work that took place in the workshops of Trsaskoye Selo.

    i'm not regret getting this tour at all. you are really skip the line. if you want to spend more time walking in the palace rather than being in the line, just get this tour. when i was in side the palace and look outside to see so many people wait in the line to get in palace i think all my money is well spent already.

  • Peterhof Palace and Parks: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    7. Peterhof Palace and Parks: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    Your private guide and a personal driver will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. After a one-hour journey, you will reach Peterhof, the grandiose summer residence of the Russian Imperial family. Established by Peter the Great, who transferred the capital of Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg, Peterhof is comprised of a magnificent ensemble including several luxurious palaces, lush parks, extravagant fountains, and jaw-dropping cascades. It is often referred to as a Russian Versailles, less famous but even more spectacular. Your tour will start with a fascinating journey around the magical Grand Palace. Admire interiors decorated in baroque, classical, and oriental styles, filled with objects of art, splendid furniture, and stunning sculptures. The highlight of your tour to Peterhof will be its fascinating Lower Park, boasting more than 100 fountains and four magnificent waterfalls...

  • St. Petersburg: City tour and Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

    8. St. Petersburg: City tour and Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

    Enjoy a comprehensive city tour and have a relaxing trip to Peterhof Gardens on the same day. Learn from your local guide and discover why the city is known as the "Cultural Capital of Russia". The city tour includes all the main city highlights: a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress, its Cathedral, the burial place of the Romanov dynasty, Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and the world-famous Church on Spilled Blood.

    In the afternoon, explore Peterhof Gardens by hydrofoil and take a relaxing tour of the famous fountain park. The gardens were commissioned by Peter the Great as a direct response to the Palace of Versailles by Louis XIV of France.

  • St. Petersburg: Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

    9. St. Petersburg: Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

    The tour starts on the Neva River Embankment. Meet your guide near the Alexander Column and then walk about 15 minutes to the river. On arrival, get in the hydrofoil and enjoy a ride through the Gulf of Finland.  Your guide will provide you with the history of St. Petersburg and its surroundings as you pass by them. In Peterhof, come ashore and walk in the gardens to see all the fountains: the Grand Cascade, the Bath House, the Catherine Block, and Monplaisir Palace. Throughout the tour, your guide will accompany you so you won't get lost. In the evening, take a return ride on the hydrofoil and return to the city. 

    We are so fortunate to have the best guide to see St. Petersburg- Peterhof and the Gardens by Hydrofoil,, Anna, our guide is so kind, knowledgeable and very pretty, explained to us everything about Peterhof and the garden,, she patiently answers all our questions and even enlightens us on the culture and traditions in Russia.. Thank you GetYourGuide for this wonderful experience.

  • Peterhof Palace: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    10. Peterhof Palace: Private Tour with Hotel Pickup

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Saint Petersburg, and then journey by comfortable car to the imperial Peterhof Palace complex, sometimes referred to as the "Russian Versailles." Upon arrival, explore the former summer residence of the Russian tsars, built on the orders of Peter the Great. Admire the beautiful parks and gardens featuring fountains and sculptures glistening with gold. See the Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain, designed to rival the finest palaces and gardens of Europe. Go into the Lower Garden and stroll along alleys of neatly clipped trees. Discover an outstanding example of Baroque architecture in the elaborate halls and galleries of the Grand Palace.  One of the most popular tourist attractions in Russia, Peterhof Palace is particularly spectacular from late May through mid October, when 147 fountains in the park are active. Founded as a monument to the Russian ...

    Our tour guide Natalie was exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable. She made us feel very welcome and we had a great experience. Very enjoyable and would recommend this tour to anyone visiting St. Petersburg!

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There are so many options of ways to get to Peterhof & tours to choose from, that I glad I chose a guided tour & travel by road to Peterhof; as there is so much more too see & be shown on the journey out through St Petersburg! Petershof,the palace & gardens are magnificent. The origin & history of Petershof is fascinating & then one needs to appreciate the restoration that has gone (been ongoing) after the Second World War, its a sobering but beautiful experience to be there “today”! My appreciation & thanks to all who have made this possible! My guide Valeria made the whole tour come to life with her insights, knowledge & passion of Petershof & St Petersburg. What a memorable & highly recommended tour & guide!

We took a sightseeing tour of Peterhofnpalace and gardens with GYG! Pardon me, but i have forgotten the name of our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and funny! She gave us just the right amount of insight about the Russian culture, and did not bombard us with a history lesson. All in all, it was a great experience. Much recommended!

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.

Very enjoyable excursion. Personal guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour to anyone.