Day trip

Pushkin, Catherine Palace, and Peterhof from St. Petersburg

4.8 / 5

27 reviews

Pushkin, Catherine Palace, and Peterhof from St. Petersburg

From £160.08 per person

Discover the majestic Imperial Residences situated on the outskirts of St Petersburg – Peterhof and Tsarskoye Selo. Explore Catherine’s Palace with the world’s famous Amber Room and Peterhof Grand Palace with the Lower Gardens on this full day trip.

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Duration 8 hours
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English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese
Pickup included
At the lobby of your hotel - please specify its name and address upon booking.
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  • Take advantage of the special early admission in summer to the Grand Palace at Peterhof
  • Stroll along the glorious Lower Gardens
  • Visit Catherine's Palace with its renovated Amber Room
Full description
The trip will start at your hotel where your private guide and driver will pick you up. Enjoy the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle to relax during the one-hour drive to Peterhof Imperial Residence. Take pictures of the city sights and listen to your guide's commentary on the way. Anticipate to explore the Grand Palace at Peterhof using the early admission to skip long lines (available only from May till September). Learn how long it took to restore the palace after the detrimental impact of the World War II, contemplate the result of the renovation process by visiting the palace's rooms. The so-called 'Russian Versailles', Peterhof Lower Gardens are simply stunning. Take a picturesque walk along the gardens together with your guide, discover fountains, minor palaces, park constructions and the part of the Gulf of Finland. Enjoy a meal in the Lower Gardens or any other place you would like before departing to Pushkin/Tsarskoye Selo. Tsarskoye Selo is famous for being the place where the Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin studied and started his creative career. This also used to be the Imperial Residence. Discover Catherine's Palace with its majestic interiors and the Amber Room which is said to be the eighth wonder of the world. Pay a visit to the royal park situated nearby to capture all the beauty of the Russian nature in the background of the palace.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan/minivan/minibus (depending on group size)
  • Admission to Catherine's palace with Amber Room and Park, Peterhof Grand Palace with Early Admission and Gardens
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants are free of charge. Seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
  • A substantial amount of walking is involved
  • Tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • The tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • The early admission to Grand Palace at Peterhof is available only in the period from May till September; in other months you will be provided with a regular admission
  • No lunch is included, but you'll be able to have a light meal in the park cafe, if you wish
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4.8 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Only the one in the tour do I got the best of everything My tour guide Yana is an exceptional one explaining the history, art, and philosophies of Russia in a very fun manner. She loves what she does and that makes the whole tour better! We had some awesome borscht too after the tour and Alexis the driver toured us around the city too.

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19 July 2021

Sophia was a fantastic guide and made our trip unforgetable.

First of all I want to thank Ekaterina Povalkina form ULKOtours as her assistance and communication went excellent and she did everything to fulfull our wishes. Second we had a very good match with our guid Sophia. She was very friendly and had a good knowledge of the places we visited and in addition she was also very helpful when we had questions related to general information.

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14 June 2019

Wonderful day

With excellent knowledge of the history of St Petersburg from the early day to present time made this day to the most interesting day in St Petersburg. If you gone see both of this palaces in one day this is the way to do it. The driver and gudie give a 5 star experience

7 June 2019

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