A MORNING AT CATHERINE PALACE

  • Port

    Saint Petersburg

  • Level of difficulties

    Easy

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR60.0

  • Duration in hours

    4

  • Shore excursion code

    2573

Description

A morning  dedicated entirely to exploring Empress Catherine iconic building with its stunning Amber Room.



What we will see
  • Tour of Catherine Palace and the Amber Room
  • Walk through the palace gardens


What we will do
  • We will set off towards Pushkin, a town known in the past as Tsarskoe Selo (Tsar's Village), where the wonderful Catherine Palace awaits us. Commissioned by Peter the Great for his wife Catherine in 1710, this estate was used as the imperial family's summer residence until the period of the last Tsar.
  • Inside the palace, we will be amazed by the rooms and galleries decorated with original furniture, candelabra and pictures. Most striking of all is the famous Amber Room, once considered the eighth wonder of the world, with walls covered entirely in amber panels with gold leaf decorations and mirrors. Plundered by the Nazis during the Second World War, it was rebuilt piece by piece in 2003 by expert Russian artisans. We will end our visit to the palace with a walk along the paths in its well-kept gardens.

What you need to know
  • Space is limited, so please reserve early. 
  • The coach transfer to Puškin (Catherine Palace) takes approximately 1 hour. 
  • It is not permitted to use cameras inside the Amber Room. 
  • The tour includes a wait before visiting the palace and an itinerary on foot lasting approximately 2 hours. 
  • The price of the excursion includes tickets to use cameras and/or video cameras inside the palace. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. 
  • This tour is not recommended for Guests with mobility problems.
  • Wheelchairs and pushchairs are not allowed inside palaces and museums.