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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.

More than 100 kilograms of gold were used to gild the sophisticated stucco facade and statues erected on the roof

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.

The Catherine Palace was the official royal residence of three Russian Empresses – Catherine I, Elizabeth, Catherine II

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.

The Chesme Column is a Doric rostral monument of white-and-pink marble crowned by bronze figer of an eagle trampling a crescent

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.

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  • 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
  • Entrance
  • Garden
  • Hotel Drop-off
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    Group (Min/Max): 1 pax / 12 pax
    price: $ 157 /Adult

Yes. On the days when the chosen museums are open, you can additionally visit Peterhof or Pavlovsk.

Photo and video shootings are allowed everywhere except the Amber Room. It is a very strict rule.

The cost of the tour includes skip-the-line tickets, but in high season, small lines can be made of groups of tourists who have such tickets.
This is due to the small capacity of the museum and the fact that it’s of great demand. Such a few-minute wait is not comparable with the main line, where people stand for hours.

There is a cafe in the Catherine Park in the historical pavilion of the Hermitage Kitchen. At a 4 km distance of the park, there is a high-grade Podvorye Restaurant made in the style of a Russian hut, with songs, dances and bear skins on the walls. The menu includes the dishes of traditional Russian cuisine - pancakes, snacks and much more. The place is very popular, so it is better to make your reservation in advance.