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Journey to Pushkin, Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk was excellent. My guide picked me up punctually in my hotel. She was very polite, with broad knowledge about history and art. She organized these trips perfectly. And for the driver I have only the best words. He waited for us without losing his temper in front of palaces. I strongly recommend the journeys arranged by Viator.
I took the Pushkin tour on one day and the Peterhof tour the next. I was there during the last days of March and I do not think there are a lot of tourists there that time of year. Consequently I had a private tour for 2 days. The guide was great and very informative. This trip was exactly what I was hoping it would be.
It was made so good because the guide was so knowledgeable and interested in answering our many questions.
Our guide was great... even got us in early and because of this, nearly every room was empty (except for the Amber room) which made the experience very cool.
The weather was pretty bad, and threatening to ruin our walk around the grounds... the guide suggested that we could do another palace if this was the case... but then told us the full price of it... Seemed a little tacky to say, "walk around in the rain or Shell out an additional 70 bucks." The second tour was offered at that price online, and all members of our group had opted to skip it... That being said... The Catherines Palace was fabulous.
Great tour and a most knowledgable guide. Our only complaint was that the seats in the minibus were very wet- from being cleaned we assume- and the back of my jeans were soaked through both trips there and back.
We could have gone on this tour using public transportation. BUT...I am so happy that we booked through Viator. We were picked up at our hotel and driven to Pushkin and the Palace. Our guide led us through the "back door". There was no waiting in the long public lines. We definitely were on the less crowded tour of the palace. Much appreciated. Our guide was excellent with the narration of our tour. After the interior tour, we walked through the park surrounding the palace. I was expecting to walk around the town of Pushkin...but, we did not. I must have misunderstood the tour description. Palace and grounds were beautiful!
Good trip,nice company, excellent guide.Effort has been made to timely pick up and drop off tourists from all over the city.Overall, very good.
Our guide was very good and told us much about the places we visited but we were disappointed in not having more time to visit the grounds. I think that this is the biggest complaint of other reviewers and Viator should lengthen their tours by at least 30 minutes.
The tour was great! Our guide was very informative and spoke very good English. She took us through every room giving us the history down to the age of the wooden floor in some rooms! The amber room was magnificent along with the rest of the palace. Only thing is I don't think it was worth 285 USD.
Ken Williams S
Was a great experience and wonderfull time spend at this tour