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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Imperial Residence Tour with Catherine Palace and Peterhof

St. Petersburg, Russia
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Tour two of greater St Petersburg's most magnificent properties with a full-long visit to Catherine Palace and Peterhof. Set out from your port of call to marvel at the sheer beauty of these former imperial residences, exploring Catherine Palace's recreated Amber Room and wandering the fountain-filled garden grounds of Peterhof and its Grand Palace. Your tour also includes a classic Russian lunch in a local restaurant.
  • 8-hour shore excursion of St Petersburg's imperial palaces
  • Explore Catherine Palace and its Amber Room in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin)
  • Discover the Great Palace and fountain complex of Peterhof
  • Enjoy a classic Russian lunch in an elegant restaurant
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures personal attention from your guide
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship


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Excellent tour, expensive but well...
Roy M
, Jul 2017
Excellent tour, expensive but well worth it. Very good young lady tour guide, very informative. Not to be missed.
One palace was closed. We saw other...
, Jun 2016
One palace was closed. We saw other sites which was a good substitute. The tour guide and driver were professional.
This tour was completely worth it...
Deep M
, Jun 2015
This tour was completely worth it. We were guests in ST Petersburg town itself and our guide picked us up from our hotel. Short transits and beautiful palaces both including the grounds at Peterhof were worth visiting.
Lida did a fantastic job and we were...
Thomas James C
, Jun 2015
Lida did a fantastic job and we were so glad that we had her for 2 days. She is so knowledgeable and has a sweet personality. The tour was to see everything that we wanted to see.
as both Palaces are located south of...
Stefanie K
, Sep 2013
as both Palaces are located south of city center it is very efficient to combine the tour to the palaces; well organised tour; very positive: we had a private tour (guide, driver and we two). With Margarita we had a very good guide (excellent English, avoiding crowds, always on time, presenting her personal highlights to the tourist, gives a lot of extra information regarding life in Russia).
A terrific way to see Peterhof and...
Roger T
, Sep 2013
A terrific way to see Peterhof and Catherines's Palace. Our guide Lida was delightful, extremely well studied and her excellent English made our day a day to remember. I would highly recomend this tour.
This was our second day which was...
Owen D
, Jul 2013
This was our second day which was very disappointing. We were driven around for 2 hours to pick up other passengers and then began our tour. We did not see both palaces on same day. We had a rush tour of the Hermitage, lunch at the same restaurant as the day before with minimal choices of selections and the afternoon at Catherine's palace. We had not been informed that we would not return to our ship until 7 PM and we had reservations that evening for dinner at 6:30 PM. Leida , our guide, was very informative and did her best. The van was a good size for 6 people but definitely not 9. Very hot and crowded. The other passengers we picked up at the hotels did not get the tour they were to have had as well. We believe the local company was trying to make money off all of us by combining the tours and switching the itinerary without us being aware of this. We have good success with Viator in the past but were not happy with this tour.
my only dissapointment was we didnt...
david c
, Jul 2013
my only dissapointment was we didnt get to Grand Palace and feel we are entitled to a rebate.There were 6 of us. I know security would not allow us to go there so thereforeyou didnt have to purchase tickets for us However our guide was brilliant!!!!.

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