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4.5 star rating: Recommended 61 Reviews

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  • Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Duration:  4-hour Pushkin tour5-hour Pushkin and Pavlovsk tour

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Tour of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) and Catherine Palace. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2014

Guide very informative, personable and proficient. Everything we had hoped for in a tour of Catherine Palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2014

Only 4 of us in the group. Fantastic palace, very few visitors. We were in the amber room on our own. Made going in February seem a good decision. Great guide, Catherine.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Great day with our tour guide Dasha.
Everything went as expected.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Was excellent. Guide Dasha was very good. Helped us bypass long lines. Was very good. Price was excellent, too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2013

Our fabulous guide, Lida was very knowledgeable, clear and generous in being happy to respond to further questions as we went along. The whole tour was very time efficient, well organised and a great pleasure. Thank you.

Lynette D
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

This was an excellent tour. Our arrangements were clear, the driver and guide arrived on time, nothing was too much trouble for them and we gained an immense amount of historical knowledge. The Catherine Palace is particularly beautiful, as are the grounds, and we were very happy that we had opted for the tour of Pushkin.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2013

The tour was very professionally very well organised and we are happy we did it. Our tour guide, Lisa, was dot on time and gave us all the details. The Palace was beautiful especially the Ballroom and the Amber Room. Would recommend to all visiting St Petersburg.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

The Palace was stunning, however, the traffic no so much. Our scheduled tour was moved from a Friday morning to the Thursday evening, due to a scheduling issue with the Summer Palace being closed on the Friday. Unfortunately we got stuck in horrible traffic and it took us 1 1/2 hrs to drive 24 kms, that was the only negative part and not something the guide could control.

The tour itself and the guide were amazing. Our guide, was Marguerite and she is a school teacher during the school year. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the palace and was able to get us to view two newly renovated rooms that were breathtaking. (Apparently these rooms are only on view at present to VIP's. )

The tour of the summer palace was well done and it was incredible to see how much has been rebuilt since it was badly damaged by bombing during WWII. It was interesting to see the photos taken after the bombing and to see how much has been reconstructed.

As we were a small group - only four in the tour, we had unlimited time to stand and be awed by the Amber Room, words don't do it justice.

It was well worth the the time it took to get there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Excellent! our tour guide, Lya (spelling) did a wonderful job.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

Guide was excellent. Tour was interesting.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

The guide we had was wonderful. She really knew her history and shoed us a great day. I would highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

The guide was perfctly in time to pick us up from our hotel. Her English was also excellent and she was like a walking information centre. She was also very friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2013

An intelligent and articulate guide added to the enjoyment of this tour. A popular and rather crowded venue, but well worth the time spent - and having perfect weather enhanced the enjoyment.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2012

A must see. Thanks, Leta. for a great day.

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