Catherine Palace - Private St Petersburg Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

30123


Categories

City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Summer Imperial Residences


One of the "must-sees" for tourists coming to St. Petersburg is Catherine Palace in the suburban town of Pushkin, known also as Tsar's Village or Tsarskoye Selo as we call it in Russian. The palace itself is a masterpiece of baroque architecture, where you can feel the imperial scale and see more gold than you can imagine. Designed for Empress Elizabeth it was later the favorite residence of Catherine the Great.

Contact me for a customized tour if you would like to add Pavlovsk (which is in 10 minutes drive). It was presented by Catherine the Great to her son Paul and became a favorite summer residence of his family. Very elegant and stylish it was designed in classical style. Two different residences, located so close to each other give a great chance to see two different fashions.

As a customized tour - a visit to the Amber workshop can be added

If you're travelling from late October to mid April when Catherine garden has free admission contact me first to get a discount.

Itinerary

We'll meet at the lobby of your hotel and a comfortable car/mini van will take us to the town of Pushkin. It usually takes about one hour to get there but depends on the traffic. On the way I'll tell you about the things we pass by, the history of Tsar's Village estate and the Romanovs.

A tour inside the palace is about 1. 5 hours. You'll see the Amber room and other ornate baroque interiors. A special story is a story of the restoration after the World War II. The palace was raised from ashes and the restoration process keeps going.

After the palace - a stroll in the park if the weather is all right.

DAYS OFF! Pushkin is closed on Tuesday and from October to April - also last Monday of every month
Pavlovsk is closed on Friday and first Monday of every month. High tourist season - May to September - palace is opened every day

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Transportation

comfortable AC car or mini van with a professional driver

What’s Included

Other: guides services
driver's services and transportation by comfortable AC car/mini van
entrance tickets to Catherine palace and park

Estimated Local Cash Needed

No cash is needed for this tour

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Restrictions

I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

We toured with Irina for 2 days, one outside St. Petersburg to take in the fabulous Russian Imperial palaces and the second in the city to see many of the key sights and take a great boat tour on the canals. Irina is a pleasure. Tons of knowledge peppered with a friendly and outgoing personality. Not only did she organize great experiences for us but, through great conversations, Irina became our new friend in Russia. The driver she works with is wonderful as well.
Diane S.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    30123


    Categories

    City, Day Trip / Out of Town, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: No.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

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