Amber Room

No trip to St. Petersburg, Russia is complete without a visit to at least one of the spectacular out-of-town imperial summer residences. The fabulous wealth of Imperial St. Petersburg is reflected in the magnificence of palaces in Tsarskoye Selo (= Pushkin).

Tsarskoye Selo, a town of Imperial palaces, is located 25 km south of St. Petersburg. The history of Tsarskoye Selo (literally translated as “the village of the tsars”) goes back to the early 18th century, when Peter 1 gave this land to his wife, future Empress Catherine 1. The first palace, known as the “stone mansion” was built and a park was laid out around it. The palaces in Tsarskoye Selo were built and redesigned throughout the last 200 years of Romanov rule.

The Catherine Palace, being the most famous attraction of this suburb, illustrates best the extravagance of the imperial court and the wealth of the empire’s natural resources. The palace itself is an outstanding example of Russian baroque architecture. By 1756 F.-B. Rastrelli created this architectural masterpiece, which delighted Empress Elizabeth and was named in honour of her mother Catherine 1, who was the 1st owner of the estate. Abundance of gold, lapis, malachite, marbles and other precious minerals decorate many of the rich palace interiors. Part of the fabulous gilded suite of rooms of the Catherine Palace is the legendary Amber Room, often referred to as the 8th Wonder of the World.

The palace park is landscaped and filled with pavilions and monuments.

Tours Including Catherine Palace and Amber Room

Catherine palace tour

Catherine Palace and Amber Room Visit

Catherine Palace tour is amazing in every season. See the Golden Gallery and unique Amber Room.
One tour per group
5-6 hours
Private
Hotel
Faberge tour

Faberge Tour

See all plan nothing tour including Faberge eggs & other treasures of Faberge Museum, Hermitage, Amber Room, and more
per person
2 days
Private
Shore excursion
Family tour

Family Tour

Flexible tour in St. Petersburg attuned to priorities, wishes & interests of your family. Kid-oriented museums & activities.
FROM$51.00
per person
2 days
Private
Hotel
Imperial St. Petersburg

Imperial St. Petersburg

Enjoyable 3 days filled with interesting facts, beautiful places, overwhelming museums and exciting activities.
per person
3 days
Public
Shore excursion
Premium tour in St. Petersburg

Premium Tour

All-inclusive 2-day public tour. All most famous sights, tours and activities – you will see St. Petersburg inside and out.
5.00 / 3 reviews
per person
2 days
Public
Shore excursion
Jewish tour

St. Petersburg with Jewish Focus

2-day tour combining Jewish sights with world renowned museums & landmarks.
5.00 / 1 review
per person
2 days
Private
Tour from hotel