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Private tour of Catherine Palace and Park from Saint Petersburg

Duration: 5 hours
Visit the grandest and most spectacular summer palace in Russia. Dozens of golden rooms and astonishing Amber Chamber along with the Golden Enfilade will leave a lasting impression. Skip the line and explore Catherine Palace and park together with your personal guide.

Private tour of Catherine Palace and Park from Saint Petersburg

Total tour price
Adults (age 8 and older)
Children (age 7 and younger)
* You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
Hotel pickup
Hotel pickup
Flexible timing
Flexible timing
All tickets included
Easy cancellation
Easy cancellation
Tour highlights
Scenic Drive
Get picked up by our guide and enjoy the picturesque road to Catherine Palace, the summer residence of Russian royalty.

During your drive learn why the place is often called "Tsars' Village" and how many times it was rebuilt from the ground up.
Catherine Palace and Park
Catherine Palace
Take pictures in front of the palace, that was the center of Russian Social life during Catherine's time.

Try to imagine that all yellow details of outdoor décor were covered with real gold and learn why Catherine the Great ordered to replace the gold with paint.
Catherine Palace
Main Staircase
Walk up the main staircase of the palace, decorated with Chinese porcelain vases, an antique clock and an ancient barometer.

Listen to the story why this interior is so vastly different from all the other rooms in the residence.
Main Staircase of Catherine Palace
Dancing hall
Marvel at the opulence of the Grand hall! Find out why every night Catherine was afraid to go to bed and hence danced till early morning.

Ask our guide about what famous celebrities celebrated their weddings and birthday's here (i.e. Paul McCartney among many others).
Dancing hall of Catherine Palace
Golden Enfilade
Marvel at the Russian Baroque style while exploring numerous golden rooms, one more opulent than the other.

Learn the intrigues of the Czar's court and imagine what it was like to live in this palace.
Golden Enfilade of Catherine Palace
Amber room
Go inside the Amber room - the gem of the residence. Often called - "Eighth Wonder of the World", the room contains six tonnes of exquisitely crafted amber panels, along with gold leafs and mirrors.

Find out what healing powers this room has, and how much it would cost to make such room in your house.
Amber room of Catherine Palace
Catherine Park
After exploring the palace take a stroll in the Catherine Park.

Catherine the Great wanted to have the whole world at her fingertips, that's why you can see pavilions of Greek, Turkish, French, Chinese and other architectural styles.
Catherine Park
Hermitage Pavilion
On your way to the exit see a small pavilion - Hermitage, where Catherine would hide from her maids and attendants and enjoy the company of her numerous favorites.

Your car will be waiting outside of Catherine park and will take you back to Saint-Petersburg.
Hermitage Pavilion
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Customer reviews about Catherine Palace and Park Private Tour
  • Had an enjoyable private tour with my Walks With Folks guide Andrei. Although the Catherine Palace was very busy with long lines and freezing weather, Andrei could bypass all the queueing and get me inside with the minimum of waiting and fuss. Once we were inside, I was impressed with how much he knew about the life and history of the Romanovs. An afternoon well spent.
  • Paula Sofie
    We had a fantastic day, the weather was perfect our guide is extremely knowledgeable on art and Russian history. Alexandra went beyond the call of duty seeing us to our destination after the tour as many roads were closed due to Victory day.
  • I had a private tour with Andrew to Catherine Palace and had a great time. Andrew had great English, was very knowledgeable and set the tour to my pace and interest. Highly recommend! Thanks Andrew for a great tour :)
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