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Tour of Catherine’s palace and park

Tour of Catherine’s palace and park

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Our licensed  English-speaking guide and chauffeur will meet you in the lobby of your hotel with the RedSun sign. The drive  in a comfortable vehicle to Catherine’s palace will take you about 1 hour. Pushkin town is located in 25 km from St. Petersburg.

The majestic  Catherine’s palace and park was  one of the most beautiful summer residences of the Russian Tzar’s family. It was originally built for Catherine I as her «palace of 16 chambers». The grounds were presented to her as a wedding gift by her dear husband Peter. Later the palace was redesigned for her daughter Elisabeth in luxurious baroque.

During the tour of the Palace you will walk through the majestic gallery of the state halls where balls, receptions and gala dinners took place.  The Golden suite of rooms is made with gold leaf. It is luxurious and opilent.

With our guide the Palace will get alive with its mysterious stories,  intrigues and plots.

In the Palace  the famous Amber Room  or  «the Eighth Wonder of the World» is kept.

You will be able to see and enjoy this unique masterpiece.

After the Palace you can have a walk in the beautiful Catherine’s park.

1 day(s)
5 hours
  • This tour includes

    The main hall of the palace, largest among all palaces of St. Petersburg, is the Throne room; its ceilings reach about 47 m in height. Attention is immediately attracted to the magnificent parquet and majestic plafond covering the entire ceiling.

     

    Strolling through the rooms of the Palace along its huge ceiling-high windows, you can see the Silver and Blue cabinets, the Lyon and Arabesque living rooms, the domed dining room and the Chinese hall, the waiters’ room, the bedchambers, and the front office.

     

    Among tourists, the Amber room (Amber study) of the Catherine palace is one of the most popular. This famous masterpiece of jewelry was enveloped in legends and myths from the very moment of its creation.

     

    Initially, the decorations of the Amber room were created by the order of Prussian kings. In 1716, Friedrich Wilhelm I presented the room to Peter the Great. Later, it was extended and mounted in the Winter Palace, but then moved to Tsarskoye Selo.

     

    During the Second World War, the Nazis displayed elements of the Amber room in the Amber Museum in Koenigsberg. Since 1979, works were carried out to recreate the lost Amber room; in 2003, on the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, it was restored in the entirety of its grandeur. The restoration was partially funded by German enterprises.

  • Price

    Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!

    Group size/
    number of people
    2468101214161820
    Price per person/
    USD
    1551008070656060606060

  • Tour price includes
    • professional and personable English-speaking guide for 5 hours (other languages available  for private tours upon request).
    • — A/C vehicle for 5 hours
    • admission tickets to the museum and park

PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.

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