This renowned summer residence of the Romanov Tsars is totally different in lay out and style from Peterhof. One definite advantage is that it doesn’t matter, when you plan your Catherine Palace tour – summer, fall, winter and spring all look awfully becoming to this palace and park ensemble. The other advantage is the one-of-a-kind Amber room. Of all the world, you can only see it here. Winter time is my absolute favourite for this palace, as in winter they open the whole palace for visitors, whereas in summer you hardly get to see even half of it. Many small private rooms are closed for summer as huge groups cannot possibly fit in, besides, for crowd control purposes the palace is divided into halves and you can see only one or the other of them. In summer season we guarantee: you will see the Golden Gallery and Amber room with our company. Come in slow season and have the whole Catherine Palace tour and Amber Room visit!
The tour is not available on Tuesdays. In slow season last Monday of every month is a clean-up day when Catherine Palace is closed for tours.
Your guide will pick you up for the Catherine Palace tour from your hotel lobby. The meeting time is flexible and can be changed depending upon the season and your preference.
From 45 mins to 1 h 30 mins.
Transfer to Pushkin (former Tsarskoye Selo) where the Catherine Palace is located. Possible transportation: private car/van provided by our company, or taxi, or public transport.
10:00-13:00 Catherine Palace and Park tour.
Catherine Palace tour (Golden Gallery guaranteed), Amber Room
Optional Your can consider touring one or more park pavilions located on the grounds of the Catherine Gardens (such as Cameron Gallery, Hermitage, Agate Rooms) or add a visit to the Amber workshop (this tour is to be arranged in advance, not available on Saturdays and Sundays).
Return to your hotel or finish in any other downtown place of your choice.