St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 4 more

Overview

Delight in the imperial majesty of Russia’s architectural treasures on a half-day tour to Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace from St Petersburg. With a knowledgeable guide, travel by luxury vehicle to Catherine Palace, a magnificent 18th-century summer residence of the extravagant Tsars. Delve into the Baroque beauty’s opulent chambers and ornamented halls and then discover Pavlovsk Palace and its beautiful gardens. Enjoy an intimate atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to only six people.
  • 6-hour tour of Catherine Palace and Pavlovsk Palace from St Petersburg with an expert guide
  • Visit the Catherine Palace in Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo), named after Catherine I, the wife of Peter the Great
  • Explore this opulent Baroque building, including its world-famous Amber Room coated in amber mosaics
  • Learn about Russian rulers who stayed here, including Catherine I, Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great
  • Tour the nearby neoclassical Pavlovsk Palace with its eclectic, classical decorative styles
  • If time and weather allow, admire the beautiful landscaped gardens of both palaces
  • Enjoy the intimate atmosphere of a small-group tour limited to six people
Commence your small-group tour with pickup from your St Petersburg hotel and climb aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan destined for the town of Pushkin, formerly known as Tsarskoye Selo. Receive a fascinating introduction to the rich history of the regal residences as you travel. 

On arrival at your first palace, marvel at the colossal Baroque façade of Catherine Palace and delight in the vibrant swathe of color that decorates the structure. Embark on an informative guided tour of the gilded interiors, seeing opulent rooms like the White Vestibule, the Great Hall and the Throne Room.  

Be mesmerized as you stroll into the Amber Room, a chamber considered the palace’s spectacular centerpiece; gaze at amber mosaics that were reclaimed after being lost in World War I and listen to fascinating facts from your guide. 

After strolling through the pretty gardens, head next to Pavlovsk Paalce, if time and weather permit. Enjoy the splendor of the neoclassical structure as you explore grand rooms like the Egyptian Vestibule and the Italian Hall. 

Relax in the gardens and then return to your vehicle for the journey back to your St Petersburg Hotel.

Please note: The order of sightseeing as described above may be subject to change on the day of your tour.

Reviews

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J
, Oct 2017

Anna was a friendly and informative tour guide, who was able to answer all our questions, and also was able to dovetail our visit to fit with special interests.

R
, Oct 2017

When I signed up for tour...did not know how many additional people would be on the tour ...since I only signed up for myself ...it would
have been good to know how many other were in my small group...also the email stated two pickup times...9 am and 10 am...since it was difficult to contact the designated person ...I was ready at 8:45 am..as requested...going back to the hotel and having reception call through in Russian I was told the pick up time would be 10 am...they arrived at 10:30 am...the tour leader did not seem to know that I was added to the tour until the last minute...the tour seemed rushed throughout the day
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L
, Aug 2017

The tour was great and our guide Ludmila is amazing. She is highly professional, her description of art and history was very interesting. Everything was highly organized so we did not wait in any lines, and transport was in time. Highly recommend this tour, it worth the money.

R
, Aug 2017

This tour was very informative. The guide and the driver were great. The Catherine Palace and the Pavlovsk Palace were spectacular and Olga, our guide, was extremely knowledgeable and able to answer all our questions. Much to our surprise we found that we enjoyed the Pavlovsk Palace the most. The crowds were much smaller and the gardens peaceful. Highly recommend this tour.

E
, Jul 2017

Excellent value for money small group tour with an excellent English speaking guide and careful driver!

M
, Jun 2017

Our guide Polina was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. Catherine palace was flooded with people and there was a looong queue for tickets. It is worth choosing this tour to avoid waiting. I had such an amazing time on this tour. I would recommend it to everyone :))

H
, Nov 2016

The tour guide is very professional. I enjoyed the one day trip.

k
, Sep 2016

We had a great time on this highly informative tour. Our guide Anna was punctual and a very good driver as well! We were able to see both the Catherine and Pavlovsk Palaces in a non rushed manner. Would recommend!

e
, Jul 2016

Couldn't fault in any way. On time, great guide, not rushed, very informative, highly recommended tour and company

J
, Jun 2016

Good tour but I think it is overpriced. 100 would be a good deal.


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