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Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg provided by Horosho! Tours, Trips & Guides

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Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 06/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Catherine Palace and Park
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The tour starts off with you being greeted in your hotel lobby. Enjoy the city's scenery while being driven to the Tsarskoye Selo. A private guide will accompany you throughout the duration of the tour. You will also be provided with free compliments such as city maps, bottles of water, rain coats (in case of rain) and farewell gifts. Otherwise known as the Great Palace of Tsarskoye Selo, Catherine’s Palace is an elegantly furnished museum that has dazzling edifices that span across a 300 year time period. See the 18th and 19th century construction and decoration work of great craftsmen. Experience the royal atmosphere of the Tsarskoye Selo which was home to the Imperial Family, from the time of Peter the Great until the time of Nicolas II. Admire the luxury of the Russian Tsar Summer residences, and the architectural brilliance in the creation of the palace. It is also home to magnificent landscape art, to be found in the park surrounding the palace. The English-style Park at Tsarskoye Selo will captivate you, along with its outstanding collections of bronze, amber and porcelain furniture. The Tsarskoselsky Lyceum, the elite school founded in the early 19th century in Russia that has stunning designs is another major point of attraction. This private tour allows you to explore the magnificent palace with just you and your group, and escape the crowds.
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Duration
4–30 minutes
Inclusions
  • Professional & licensed private guide
  • Transportation by private comfortable business-class vehicle
  • Professional & experienced driver
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers
  • 2 starting times available: AM & PM departure
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • If you want to take this tour at your preferable time, please leave a note upon making booking
  • This is a sample itinerary. The order of museum visits (park and palace) may change depending on availability of entrance tickets, museum's days-off, traffic situation in the city. Catherine Palace also reserve the right to shift an entrance time on a very short notice. Supplier will rearrange the itinerary accordingly so that all venues can be visited.
  • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes. It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museum at the same time.
  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair passengers, and if a person with a wheelchair decides to participate he/she must have a personal helper to assist in boarding/disembarking the vehicle, and entering the restrooms and restaurant, and all sites.
  • It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museums at the same time. It is a common event upon entrance to the Catherine Palace. The tour includes a wait before visiting the palace and an itinerary on foot lasting approximately 3 hours.
  • Although tickets are pre-booked with skip-the-line entrance there may still be a slight delay (10-15 minutes) in entering the museum during busy periods (May-August)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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phyllisSanFrancisco wrote a review Apr 2020
san francisco32 contributions46 helpful votes
Sofia and the driver met us in the lobby of our hotel and we drove to Pushkin to see the Palace. Sofia provided commentary on the way to the Palace and escorted us around the palace and grounds. Great experience!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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suem2712 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom109 contributions26 helpful votes
We had an amazing few hours looking around this wonderful palace... Irina was friendly and informative and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. I’d recommend this tour as you get so much more information that brings the palace to life ... and of course no queues!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg
Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time and writing this amazing review about your tour with Irina. Indeed a private guide can bring any museum to life and pay attention to interesting objects and historical facts. Any positive feedback from people visiting our city really helps us to continue to share our love for the city where we live. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our guide very much. Thank you for highly recommending our company to anyone looking for a personalized, memorable introduction to Saint Petersburg. We would love to see you again in our beautiful city! Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
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Katya B wrote a review Jun 2019
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions56 helpful votes
We booked this through Trip Advisor without knowing what to expect - and we're so happy we did! We enjoyed our small group experience very much. Ksenia, our tour guide, was knowledgeable, well organized and super friendly. This tour is perfect for small groups who really want to
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg
Responded Apr 10, 2020
Hello there! We always aim to provide the best tour possible, and it sounds like we hit the spot here. I'll make sure Ksenia reads your compliments. Many thanks for choosing to travel with us. Small group tours are indeed the only way to go! Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
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Frambo87 wrote a review Aug 2018
London, United Kingdom6 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a great tour with Irina to Catherine Palace. She was really knowledgeable and chatty, her English is excellent. We were picked up on time from our hotel and had a comfortable drive to the gates of the palace. It was raining and we were offered umbrellas and ponchos. Irina
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg
Responded Dec 18, 2018
Hello, Andrew & Emma! Thank you so much for taking the time and writing this amazing review about your tour with us. Any positive feedback from people visiting our city really helps us to continue to share our love for the city where we live. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our guide very much. Thank you for highly recommending our company to anyone looking for a personalized, memorable introduction to Saint Petersburg. We would love to see you again in our beautiful city to take even more awesome photos ;) Meanwhile, we wish you lots of fun on your journeys! HOROSHO team
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not the standard company! top!
Over the years we have dealt with a number of private tour agencies and I am sure that Horosho is one of the we hav
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Early spring was a good time for visit
My daughter and I greatly enjoyed the tour of the Catherine and Peterhof palaces led by Irina who did a great job o
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Excellent tour and very informative - highly recommended!
We had an excellent time with Irina at the Hermitage. She was an excellent guide with a deep knowledge of everythin
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Thank you!
My husband and I spent three days in St Petersburg at the end of October and absolutely loved it. Kate was our pri
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Convenient
It was really convenient for us as we were picked up at our hotel, and we were dropped off at the end as well. Our
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Two Splendid Palaces
This excellent tour started with a hotel pick up.The first palace, Catherine's, is stunningly beautiful, the spaces
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Private tour of Catherine palace and Peterhof palace
Catherine was and excellent and knowledgeable guude. Driver was punctual, friendly and helpful, would recommend. A
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On Time, easy to get hold with, everything is as advertised, some extras are nice touch, overall strongly recommend
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Excellent guide and service
What a great tour..we were kept informed of pick up times and where welcomed on time by our fabulous guide Daria an
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UNBELIEVABLE PETERHOF & CATHERINE PALACES
My husband and I booked a tour of Peterhof and Catherine Palace with Amber Room via the very patient Misha of Horos
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Superb
I am going to run out of superlatives for the tour. First the basics, we were picked up at out hotel as promised on
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We had a private tour with a great guide named Natalia and a driver. We had no trouble getting off the ship with
Great tour with Natalia and a driver. We saw so much more than we would have on a bus tour and skipped the lines f
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Highly recommend
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A pleasure to deal with.
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