4-hour Semi-Private Catherine's Palace And Amber Room Tour - Saint Petersburg

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Take advantage of this Semi-PrivateSkip-The-Line Special Early Admission to Catherine's palace of Tsarskoye Selo. Make new friends and togetherget ahead of crazy crowds of large-bus tours. Group size is limited to 6 passengers.


  • Skip the line
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Step back in time on a history tour

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09:30Meet your guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel. Since there will be other people, please be ready for pick up at 09:15. depending on your hotel location, you will be picked up first, second or third in line.

Your guide will carry a sign with the Lead Passenger's name on it. Transfer bymini-vanto the Imperial Residence of Tsarskoye Selolocatedto the south of Saint Petersburg.

Guided tour of Catherine's palace with Amber Roomwith Special Fast Track Admissionto minimizecrowds.
Your will learn the history of the palace construction and redesign by leading imperial architects, be amazed at the amount of destruction caused during the Second World War, learn about the tedious restoration process and hear the story of the famous Amber Room, how it disappeared and how it was newly recreated by talented amber craftsmen in the local workshops of Trsaskoye Selo.

After the palace tour you will proceed to explore the park of Tsarkoye Selowith beautiful sculptures, flowerbeds and multiple interesting park constructions that your guide will tell you about.

If you are hungry, you are welcome to enjoy a quick lunch at one of the park cafes, or just keep exploring with your guide.
At 12:30 Set off to return back to St.Petersburg.
Approximately 13.30 Return back to your hotel.

Inclusions for 4-hour Semi-Private Catherine's Palace And Amber Room Tour

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Special Fast Track admission to Catherine's palace
  • Park admission

Exclusions for 4-hour Semi-Private Catherine's Palace And Amber Room Tour

  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note that Catherine's Palace is a very popular museum, on this reason it might be overbooked in the high season time (May - September), especially in the morning. Your tour operator will specify availability of the museum on the specific date to you via email.

Minimum 2 pax per booking required!

Not wheelchair accessible

You MUST confirm and obtain any visa requirements prior to border crossing. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Cancellation Policy
All sales related to this product are final and non-refundable. In case you wish to cancel the reservation you will be charged 100% cancellation fees.

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10 Traveler Reviews

  • Our tour was run by Ulko Tour, a local tour company. The guide was responsible and knowledgeable and gave us great insights. Sometimes it's good to save time and money to just read stuff on wikipedia, but at a place like this that's detail-rich there's really some benefit to have a tour guide points you to the things to look for in the architecture, the ground, the arts and history, etc. We had just 4 people in our group that day my wife and I plus another couple. Everything from communication and transportation to the tour itself went smoothly and the guide took us after the tour to a restaurant Odessa for a great meal. As for the sight itself, between Catherine Palace and Peterhof I would probably choose Peterhof if I have limited time, but if you have time it's certainly worth visiting both. We went on a day with good weather and I could imagine the experience may be different if it was a rainy day, but that's true for all outdoor places.

  • We had the guide and driver to ourselves as there were only the two of us on this tour. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging and we thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would recommend it to everyone. We had a great time and loved the Amber Room.

  • Excellent tour. There were only six of us and we traveled in a comfortable mini-van. The tour guide was knowledgeable, accommodating and spoke English very well. We were able to see everything that we had hoped to see and still had some of the day left for other activities. Highly recommended.

  • The guide was amazing and the tour perfect. It is an expensive tour, but it is worthwhile.

  • Our guide Isabel was very well versed in the history of Catherine's Palace. She was friendly and professional.

  • Our guide, Lisa, was both entertaining and informative. She gave us new insights into the lives of the local people in St Petersburg. The trip was very enjoyable despite the weather. We would recommend this trip to anyone with an interest.

  • A truly wonderful visit,with Victoria as a guide.
    She was so pleasant and knowledgeable with excellent English.
    The whole trip was more than we could have expected.
    Thank-you very much.

  • Great tour. The guide did a good job with description of major works in the collection

  • Catherine Palace and garden tour was unbelievably special. Our disappointment was our guide. Thoroughly uninterested in being with us. We have visited from Australia to experience this beautiful place once and for the most part our guide looked more at her phone than help with information about where we were. It was a disappointing travel experience, sadly a waste of time for the guide as well as for us.

  • Outstanding service! Our guide Nadya spoke perfect English, was very knowledgeable and friendly. She and the driver arrived promptly at our hotel and even had some nice extras for us: rain coats and bottles of water. We are very pleased with the tour and already recommended it to our friends.

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