Dear friends! We would like to invite you to an amazing 5-hours tour to the most magnificent palace and park in the countryside of Saint-Petersburg – Catherine Palace and Catherine Park in Tsarskoye selo (also known as Pushkin).

In the course of this tour you will be able to have a special private VIP entrance to the Catherine Palace in Tsarskoye selo and you will visit all the State Rooms and Living Rooms inside including an extraordinary Amber Room, which is known nowadays as the 8th Wonder of the World! Your guide will tell you the history of the construction of the Palace, the history of Royal Family, the facts about restoration of the Palace after WWII.

After the private guided tour inside the Catherine Palace your guide will show you the huge garden with the Great Pond and small pavilions: Bath pavilion, Hermitage, Grotto, Admiralty, Cameron Gallery, and bridges nearby. This park is devided into two parts – a regular old garden and an English landscape garden. Originally, it was laid out in the early 18th century for Catherine I – second wife of Peter the Great. But this garden was the beloved place of Catherine II where she enjoyed horse ridings in Winters and sailing on boats and gondolas during Summers. Even nowadays it is possible to feel like Royalty and to have a Gondola Ride or a Carriage Ride around the Great Pond in Catherine Park (30 min for 1-8 persons). We also recommend you to enjoy Winter Sleigh Rides with hot tea or coffee and Russian Pancakes! But take into account that there are no rides when the temperature is below -17°C or during heavy snows or rains. In this case, sleigh ride will be cancelled or replaced with carriage ride.

At the end of this fascinating tour your private guide and private driver will take you back to your hotel. Book this tour with us and feel the atmosphere of the 18th century and see how Russian Royal family lived and arranged balls, masquerades, official receptions and their private recreations! If you are a cruise ship passenger and would like to see Catherine Palace St Petersburg  and have a package for a few days, you can choose from our 3 days or 2 days tours.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel
DEPARTURE TIME Any time from 10:00 till 18:00
INCLUDED
Private transportation VIP tickets to Catherine Palace and Park
Professional guide   Carriage Ride/Gondola Ride/Sleigh ride (1 item to choose)
NOT INCLUDED
Meals
Guide gratuity

If you would like to include both Gondola Ride and Carriage Ride to your tour or to add Russian Folk Music Band or to try Hot Russian Pancakes with tea or coffee on the territory of the park, contact us info@showmerussia.com and we will arrange it for you.

There are only 1-8 seats in gondolas, carriages and sleighs so if your group is bigger contact us info@showmerussia.com and we will book two carriages, gondolas and sledges for you and provide you with special rates.

Number of tourists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Prices 285$ 165$ 154$ 140$ 100$ 86$ 80$ 71$

Prices are per person for the group up to 8 persons, if your group is bigger, please, contact us info@showmerussia.com and we’ll provide you with special group rates.

Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
August 1, 2016

I had always wanted to see this magnificent palace and wasn’t disappointed! Every room is opulent and the Amber Room is simply stunning. The gardens are so beautiful and huge. My kids enjoyed the gondola, it was very funny and romantic. I recommend this tour, especially if you are travelling with children.

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