• Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 176.55 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

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

Chesmenskaya Column

Customer Reviews

Roy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Excellent tour, expensive but well worth it. Very good young lady tour guide, very informative. Not to be missed.

Deep M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

Thomas James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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 amazing.....got to see everything that we wanted to see.

Roger T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Stefanie K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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).


4 star rating: Recommended June 2016

One palace was closed. We saw other sites which was a good substitute. The tour guide and driver were professional.

david c

4 star rating: Recommended July 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!!!!.

Owen D

3 star rating: Worth doing July 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.

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