• Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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Visit two of St Petersburg’s imperial showpieces — the Catherine Palace and Peterhoff Gardens — on a 7-hour, expertly guided tour. Uncover Russia’s imperial history on route to Tsarkoe Selo’s Catherine Palace. Explore the lavish palace, named by Elizabeth I after her mother, Catherine I, and behold the world-famous Amber Room and Golden Suite rooms. Later, explore the exquisite Lower Gardens of the Peterhoff Palace. Admire the stunning Grand Cascade fountains and other highlights including the Monplaisir Palace, Peter the Great’s favored retreat. Avoid the main lines with priority access at both sights.

Highlights

  • 7-hour Catherine Palace and Peterhoff Gardens tour from St Petersburg
  • Skip the lines and enjoy priority access to two of Russia’s grandest imperial retreats
  • Learn about the history of both royal residences from an expert guide
  • Tour the Catherine Palace, started by Peter the Great and expanded by Elizabeth I in 1756
  • See the Golden Suite rooms and famous Amber Room, as you hear the mystery that surrounds it
  • Visit the Lower Gardens of Peterhoff, the brainchild of Peter the Great
  • Admire the Grand Cascade fountains, Monplaisir Palace and other garden highlights

What You Can Expect

St.Petersburg Imperial Residences: Tour of Catherine Palace and Peterhoff Gardens

Catherine Palace

Customer Reviews

richard i

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Tour pick-up right on time, guide spoke good English and was very informative. Catherine’s Palace and Peterhof gardens are a “must see” right behind the Hermitage museum. Just fantastic!!!!

chayalek

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

the guide was excellent! she explain everything about the history of the palaces. the palaces were amazing. everything was perfect and well organized.

jackbergey

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Marina was an excellent tour guide her English was excellent. If you book a tour In English My guess is that you will have a small group 2 other people joined our group of 3. The late afternoon tour that includes the Amber room Is the way to go.

aavener

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

My tour with Anna ended up being a one on one, highly informative and enjoyable VIP tour of some of the most beautiful Imperial Residences of Saint Petersburg. Anna was very pleasant, knowledgeable and fun to spend an entire day with! Not to mention we skipped all of the lines and traveled in style! Highly recommend this tour to everyone!

David K D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Margarita, our tour guide was fantastic. Gave us many interesting facts about St. Petersburg on the way to Tsarkoe Selo. Entrance into Catherine's palace went smoothly, even though it was very busy. Pointed out a lot of interesting facts about some of the art work, and rooms we went into. she also told us some interesting things about the town of Tsarkoe Selo. Peterhof was wonderful. Very knowledgeable about the grounds and fountains. Although the palace at Peterhof is not included in this tour, we did get to see the home of Peter the Great before the big palace was built. This was very interesting also. The views along the Gulf of Finland are wonderful. Margarita is congenial and easy to visit with and ask questions. I would highly recommend this tour, for anyone making a visit to St. Petersburg!!

megabyte_sg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

The guide was very friendly and gave great explanations. The tour was well organized and we managed to spend quite some time at each imperial residence without feeling rushed. Be sure to have a full meal before starting the tour though,as there is no lunch break in between. A great day trip!

Tony M

4 star rating: Recommended October 2018

Great Tour. Impressive Historical Palaces and Gardens.

thambivijay

4 star rating: Recommended October 2017

Beautiful palaces and gardens. A must see once in your life time
Both the Guide and Driver were excellent

Catherine D

4 star rating: Recommended August 2017

This was an great tour. Very long day due to the length of travel that is necessary to get to the residences. Historic facts are fabulous and our guide was extremely well verses and english was perfect! Gardens are kept up to perfection - definitely a wow factor. There are some confusing facts about Peter and Catherine which started in Tallin at one of their summer houses. All in all great adventure.

Jorge Fraga Brasil

4 star rating: Recommended June 2017

Os palácios são muito bonitos, mas é uma pena que somente o interior do palácio de Catarina seja visitado. Fica a frustração por conhecer apenas os jardins e deixar de conhecer o interior do palácio de Pedro.

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