From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace Tour with Amber Room

From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace Tour with Amber Room

From $126.59 per person

Journey back to the days of the tsars on a trip to the village of Pushkin to see the imperial monuments, including Catherine Palace. Marvel at the splendors of the Amber Room, stroll in the gardens and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Polish, Romanian, Greek, Portuguese, Finnish, Chinese
Pickup included
Your hotel in Saint Petersburg.


  • Visit the summer residence of the Russian tsars at Catherine Palace
  • Learn the history of the Russian emperors and empresses
  • Hear amusing anecdotes from your tour guide
Full description
Benefit from hotel pickup in St. Petersburg, and then depart for the fascinating village of Pushkin. Take a scenic drive along Moscow Avenue towards the outskirts of the city, and then admire the beauty of the imperial palaces on arrival in Pushkin.  Founded in 1710 as an imperial residence named "Tsarskoye Selo," it received the status of a town in 1808. Known for its beautiful parks and gardens, the main attraction is Catherine Palace, the opulent and baroque summer residence of the tsars. Go inside the palace to explore the reception halls and take in the grandeur of the Great Hall. Visit the Amber Room, considered one of the wonders of St. Petersburg, and learn more about the lavish lifestyle of the Russian tsars from your guide. Time permitting you will discover some pavilions in the Catherine garden, including the Cameron Gallery and the Cold Bath pavilion. Get a panoramic view of the lake and the private imperial garden. Drive back to St. Petersburg and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of the tour services.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guide and driver
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the museum
  • Photo permit
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
COVID-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Please note that the Catherine Palace is closed on Tuesdays
  • There is a maximum of 8 people per group but please advise if you would prefer a private tour when booking
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 162 reviews

Review summary

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Olga, was our guide and she was excellent. She really knows her history, was very interesting and went out of her way to make our trip enjoyable. She is an exceptional woman, speaks perfect English and was fascinating. I would definitely recommend you ask for Olga. She even took us to see the Marvellous metros in Dt Petersburg. Thank you Olga for a lovely day.

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23 September 2019

Daria and Oleg were dream guide and driver for a wonderful visit

From the welcome to the goodbye it was a wonderful day Our guide met us right on time at our hotel and took us to meet our excellent driver who made St Petersburg driving seem easy Daria's knowledge opened the secrets of the Palace and many other aspects of St Petersburg even introducing us to Eliseyev. The day went so smoothly and quickly and we had a lot of fun on the way.

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21 August 2019

Fascinating palace and lovely garden! Thank your the great time:D

My guide Tachiana (sorry, if I spelled wrong) and our driver MichaelI came to pick me up at my hotel and after less than one hour's drive in a comfortable car, we entered the Catherine's palace without any quequing and started our tour. If you really want to skip the line, go for this tour! When we were done with the tour, the waiting time to the palace was four hours! I was mesmerized by the beautiful palace and the garden where Catherine Ⅱ cherished and took a stroll, maybe with one of her lovers. We were lucky the weather was lovely, and I took many memorable pics.

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15 July 2019

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