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St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

4.9 / 5

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St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

From US$ 110 per person

This comfortable half-day tour takes you to the breathtaking Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) - one of the gems of Russian baroque architecture and home of the world-famous Amber Room. Later explore the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Your guide will wait in the lobby of your hotel with a sign with your name on it.
Private or small groups available


  • Experience Catherine's palace and park, featuring the stunning Amber Room
  • Be awed by the incredible suburban residence of Pushkin
  • See the former residence of the Tsar
Full description
Visit the incredible residence of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) on this comfortable half-day guided tour. The tour begins at 10:00 in the lobby of your hotel. Your experienced driver will take you via comfortable car or mini-van to the suburban residence of Pushkin, home to Catherine's palace. Depending on traffic the drive will last for approximately one hour. Once in Pushkin, the tour begins at Catherine's palace, where you'll enjoy a guided 1.5 hour tour of the palace. Then we will start the exploration of the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo, taking a coffee break in between if you need one. The tour does involve a lot of waking but you can set the pace, requesting stops along the way if you need. Once the tour concludes you'll be returned to Saint-Petersburg after 14:30.
  • Professional tour guide (for 4 hours)
  • Comfortable vehicle (for 4 hours)
  • Entrance fee to Catherine's Palace, Amber Room, and park
  • Coffee or snacks
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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4.9 /5

based on 32 reviews

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The Catherine Palace is a very beautiful and golden palace but also completely overcrowded. You always need a guide (who in turn knows a guide) otherwise you stand in line for HOURS or you won't even get in. However, our guides and drivers were very nice and brought us to the spot in the best possible way. No questions remained unanswered and were guided through the palace with competence.

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November 3, 2019

Our guide Julia took very well care of us. We were the only ones in the group so it became a private tour for us. Julia brought us around the Catherine Palace and shared with us about the exhibits. On the way back we also had some small talk and Julia was willing to reciprocate. Shout out to the driver Sergei as well for the smooth and comfortable ride!

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October 30, 2019

Marina was an outstanding guide,pity about the 50 minute queu

Outstanding guide (Marina).However given the high price,€197.72 for 2 people,you need to get tickets in advance, to skip the line. We waited nearly an hour (in the snow) in a throng of chinese tour bus folks. This amount of time waiting in a poorly formed "line" should not be at the expense of your customers!! Unfortunately ,I can not recommend your tours services,due to the amount of time WASTED standing outside of the Palace. I was NOT paying for this time.I paid for time in the Palace-however almost half of our allotted time was wasted in a god-damn mob outside the Palace.

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March 20, 2018

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