The Catherine Palace is one of the most popular suburban royal residences, which is not inferior to Pavlovsk and Peterhof in matters of the buildings architecture and the parks fascination. The same way as Peterhof is famous for its fountains, the Catherine Palace is known for the legendary Amber Room, and people from all over the world come to see. In high season, a line of people eager to see it stretches along the 300-meter facade of the palace to the very entrance to the park.
With our private guided tour, you can visit the Palace and the Amber Room skipping the line. Our English-speaking guide will tell you the history of the palace, which holds a lot of secrets. The building, constructed in the Baroque and Classicism styles, looks magnificently, and its interior halls are richly decorated with gold and rare stones.
Photo and video shootings are prohibited in the Amber Room – maybe, it’s the reason why it is so popular. Though, 12,000 positive comments in Google maps couldn’t have been made by mistake.
After one hour tour of the palace, you will have an exciting walk in the landscape park having a huge number of landmarks, such as:
- The Cameron Gallery
- The Hermitage Marble bridge
- The Hermitage Kitchen
- Turkish sauna
- The Chesmeskaya Column
In general, there are more than 100 sculptures, bridges, and monuments there. Not in vain, the Catherine Park is recognized as one of the best in Europe. Our guide will tell you the history of the most important places — you will learn to what the Chesmenskaya Column was erected and who was buried under a plain pyramid lost among the trees.
According to your desire and under good weather conditions, you can additionally book a boat ride on the lake on the spot — this picturesque and peaceful activity is especially valuable after the rush at the entrance to the Palace.
After a stroll in the park, the personal driver will take you to the hotel with a comfortable business class car.
The Catherine Palace is as popular as other palaces, but it is of a smaller capacity and its booking system is more complicated. We recommend you to book the tour in advance, especially in high season.
- Total duration – 4 hours
- Guided tour – 2.5 hours
- Road time – 1.5 hours
10:00 a.m. Hotel Pick-Up
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Visit of Catherine’s Palace with Amber Room
12: 00 p.m. – 13:00 p.m. Walk in the park
02:00 p.m. Hotel Pick-off
- Hotel Pick-up
- Private Guide Service
- Hotel Drop-off