38 reviews of Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace
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Reviewed by Lillian H, November 2012
The tour guide was excellent here. She had a lot of knowledge and was able to tell us about the history of the Catherine and had answers for all of the questions. The place is unbelievable, a must to see!
Reviewed by Leonard J, August 2012
Excellent Tour. The guide was very knowledgable and the tour group was small in number which gave a more personal experience. Amazing to see the photos of the Palaces before the restoration started and to compare it to today.
Reviewed by Beverley R, Australia, August 2012
This was a great tour with a charming, well-educated guide who spoke almost perfect English. But we were rather surprised to find that the two of us had a personal guided tour when we'd been expecting a 'small group tour'. Definitely not a problem though!
Reviewed by Michelle B, August 2012
Lydia the tour guide turned this into a wonderful experience. Her depth of knowledge brought the history to life
Reviewed by Maree T, July 2012
We were happy with this tour which also gave us time to see the palace and the grounds. It was a small tour group which was good. I think we had a yound female guide with good people skills.
Reviewed by theseeker2012, Australia, May 2012
Small group tour, in a small bus (or may be some might call it a van). We were 7 in the group. Pleasant friendly guide Nida. She knew the history reasonably well and offered relevant information at the sites. Catherine's place is so over the top...with gold gold gold everywhere. The amber room was remarkably small compared to the other rooms. On the other hand the Pavlov palace was so much nicer, appeared people actually lived there. The Russian monarchy was strange and filled with stranger stories of love and betrayal. I am glad the revolution occurred! I would definitely recommend seeing both the places as they are 10 min from each ore.
Reviewed by Daniel P, November 2011
The personal tour was good. The guide was very informed. As it was a slow day, of sorts, we got through Catherine Palace early enough. Because of that, we went to another palace of Paul the First, that was so good. In quality, I think it was every bit as good as the Catherine Palace. In some ways, maybe better.
Reviewed by Laurie, Australia, October 2011
What a great tour. A very, very knowledgable guide with expert commentary from the moment you enter your comfortable vehicle to make the 30 minute trip to Pushkin. The tour of the Palace was breathtaking in beauty and the expert history commentary made it an even richer experience. Plenty of time for photos and a ""skip the long long queue"" at the start was a bonus. This was a great start to my St Petersburg visit of three days. Highly reccommended.
Reviewed by Glenn G, September 2011
Our guide was very personable, fluent in English and extremely helpful and informative.
Reviewed by Pretesh M, May 2011
The guide and driver were both excellent. This is a great way to get out to Pushkin from central St. Petersburg. We learned a lot on the way to the Palace and while there. Highly Recommended.
Reviewed by Cynthia G, January 2011
I recommend this tour to everyone. The town was beautiful and the people were great. Our tour guide was terrific
Reviewed by Evelyn M, April 2010