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Catherine Palace & Park Private Guided Tour

By GoingRussia
3.9/5
Price was undefined, price is now NZ$200

Features

Free cancellation available
5h
Mobile voucher
Instant confirmation
Selective hotel pickup
Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Contactless tickets
Vehicles and venues disinfected

Highlights

  • Majestic Rococo style of Catherine the Great's residence

  • Stunning amber panels in Amber Room—hidden for 100 years

  • Beautiful landscaped gardens with calm ponds & pavilions

  • Chance to see awe-inspiring opulence of the grand interior

  • Convenient transport & insightful narrative by expert guide

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Pushkin

  • What's included

    Admission to Catherine Palace and palace gardens

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from your St Petersburg hotel

  • What's excluded

    Meals and drinks

Know Before You Book

  • Hotel pick-up is available from most centrally located St Petersburg hotels. Please arrange pick-up from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.


What you can expect

Admire Catherine Palace, its renowned Amber Room and the beautiful park in the small city of Pushkin, south of St Petersburg and named after the great Russian poet. One of the most beautiful residences of the Russian tsars, Catherine Palace was named after Peter the Great's wife, Catherine I.

With your expert guide, head to Pushkin, also called Tsarskoye Selo, meaning “Village of the Tsars.” At the beautiful Catherine Palace, admire the large ballroom known as the Grand Hall or the Hall of Paintings and marvel at the Amber Room, covered from floor to ceiling with Baltic amber. Hidden from the public for almost 100 years, the Amber Room opened only after a full renovation in 2003.

With insightful narrative from your guide, learn that the 17th-century palace was designed by the famous Italian architect Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the designer of the most important monuments of the city, and spanned the reigns of 5 tsars. Each of them altered the building according to their personal taste and what was popular at the time, ranging from Rococo to neoclassic.

The beautiful architecture of the palace is surrounded by the neighbouring park, where you have a chance to walk among the birches, firs, lakes, ponds, streams, bridges, sculptures and pavilions. The unforgettable beauty of this park has been the subject of many poets and artists.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption
  • Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Temperature checks given to staff
  • Masks required

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Location

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Activity Location

  • Catherine Palace
  • Garden St, 7
  • Pushkin 196601

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Saint Petersburg City Center (Hotel Pickup)
    • Saint Petersburg

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