This 1-day VISA-FREE tour is customized specially for cruise ship passengers!
Visit the magnificent summer residence of the Russian Tsars. A comfortable chauffeured drive will take you to the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo), where you will find a jewel of Russian baroque - Catherine Palace with the Amber Room inside, which is considered to be one of the world's wonders.
A pleasant walk through the park will let you feel like you're an important guest in the Residence of an Empress.
There are long lines in the summer months, please book this tour in advance.
Opening hours for Catherine palace: Daily, 10:00am - 5:00pm, closed on Tuesdays and the last Monday of each month
Opening hours for Spilled Blood Church: Daily, 10:30am - 5:30pm, closed on Wednesdays
09:00-10:30 - meet your guide and driver at the ship. A scenic drive to Tsarskoe Selo/Pushkin, the former summer Imperial residence of Catherine the Great (25 km away)
10:30-12:30 - private tour of Catherine palace, a jewel of Russian Baroque style with its legendary Amber Room. Walk on the grounds of the park
12:30-16:30 - drive back to the city. Lunch on the grounds of Catherine park or in the city (approx. 45 minutes). Driving city sightseeing tour with several photo stops, including visiting Savior on the Spilled Blood Church, one of the most beautiful churches in Russia
17:00 - return to the ship
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at your hotel with a sigh with your name.
End location: I will bring you back to your hotel or leave you at the city center.
Duration: 8 hours
Comfortable A/C Mercedes car/mini-van
Tour tickets for visa-free disembarkment
Private tour guide service for one full day
Private driver/car service (8 hours)
Pick-up and drop-off at the port
Port fees and taxes
Please note that no photo allowed in the Amber Room!
Estimated Local Cash Needed
600 roubles per person - snacks, drinks, wc, etc.
Admissions - $55 per person
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Excellent. A most knowledgeable and informative guide.