St. Petersburg: Full-Day Imperial Residences Private Tour
- Private group
- Pickup available
- Skip the ticket line
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The visit to Catherine Palace in Pushkin was ideally organized with a private car and driver to make it very confortable to visit. Plus we had a delightful and warmful guide, Elena, who made it possible to pass before the long line-up and arrival of tourist groups. Elena was a knowledgeable and devoted guide anxious to share and to help with wise advice to enhance our ongoing stay in the city. Elena is totally fluent in speaking French with an amazing conversational level. The four members of the family are unanimous to fully recommend Elena.
Tour had to be rescheduled on short notice as Catheriine Palace has restricted pre-sale of tickets for small groups. Marina Wilson understood the inconvenience this caused and did everything possible to rearrange the tour. She plans to update website information to include information that tour timing will only be communicated the day before the activity requiring flexibility by customers wishing to book Catherine Palace.
My only criticism is of the website and confirmation that specified a 10am pick up from hotel. We were not picked up until 230pm which was not the best for us because of another event that night. While staff made efforts to get us to the ballet on time, you need to fix the website.
Irina was really nice and informative. We did not take the public transport but she drove us there so we were able to save time and got enough to visit Catherine palace and other places around St. Petersburg while she was driving.
Olga did a great job navigating the public transport of the city and was an informative guide of the various sights that we visited.