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Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

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Overview
Discover Catherine Palace and its famous Amber Room, located in Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin). Tour the Catherine Palace, a magnificent example of rococo architecture, and the beautifully manicured palace gardens. Marvel at the Grand Palace, Lower & Upper gardens and amazing fountains of Peterhof. Tour the lush chambers inside the Grand Palace. Stroll the gardens and delight at the lavish fountains. Enjoy a 7-hour guided private tour where you will see opulent architecture and elegant rooms.
Highlights
  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel comfortable in an air-conditioned business-class vehicle
  • Learn about the palaces from a guide
  • Take photographs at the ornate Catherine Palace
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for your private 7-hour tour and receive city maps, bottles of water, and a raincoat in case of rain. Travel in a private business-class vehicle to Pushkin. Visit the baroque Catherine Palace and take time to photograph the decorative architecture. Learn the history of the tsars who lived in the Palace from your guide. Admire the opulent Amber Room, with its amber panels backed with gold leaf. Pause for lunch (own expense) and continue on to the Peterhof palace and garden complex. Explore the Grand Palace and look out on the Lower Park. View the fountain of Neptune in the Upper Park. At the end of the day, return to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Guests may be picked up from ANY HOTEL/APARTMENT located in the city center or 5km/miles away from it. Guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or near the building where your apartments is locates. Guide will be holding a sign with your last name written on it.
Departure Time
9:00 am, 9:30 am, 10 am, 10:30 am, 11 am 
Starting time is assigned by the tour supplier at least 5 days before the tour date
Duration
7h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets to the museums
  • Professional private guide
  • Transportation by private comfortable business-class vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Bottles of water
  • Rain coats (in case of rain)
  • City maps
  • Farewell gift
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Peterhof Grand Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • If you want to start this tour at a preferred time, please mention this while making your reservation. It is not guaranteed that such request may be realized.
  • Please note: the fountains in Peterhof are not working from October until the beginning of May
  • The sequence of visiting of sights may change
  • The itinerary described is sample only. The order of museum visits (park and palace) may change depending on availability of entrance tickets, museum's days-off, traffic situation in the city. Catherine Palace also reserve the right to shift an entrance time on a very short notice. Supplier will rearrange the itinerary accordingly so that all venues can be visited.
  • Usual duration of each visit: Catherine Palace and Park- 1.5-2 hour, Peterhof Palace and Park - 2-hours
  • Lunch time is not planned on this tour but usually it is possible to have 20-minutes to grab something on-the-go
  • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes. It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museum at the same time.
  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair passengers, and if a person with a wheelchair decides to participate he/she must have a personal helper to assist in boarding/disembarking the vehicle, and entering the restrooms and restaurant, and all sites. At certain locations a wheelchair person may not be able to exit the bus, and may have to stay inside the bus.
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The tour may include a wait in "skip-the-line" line before visiting the palaces because all tour agencies use the same type of skip-the-line tickets (vouchers) and this creates lines.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While we didn't actually end up taking their tour, I can nevertheless recommend this organization. It turned out there was a problem getting tickets to one of the venues we had wanted to see. When I called the company, I was really impressed with how...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 14 June 2019

PLACE: Both Cat palace and Peterhof are a "must see" for anybody being in St.Pete COMPANY: hotel pick-up, smooth drive and skip-the-line entries, professional, enertaining and knowledgeable IRINA. This type of trip is great for anybody willing to see as much as possible, having only...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank TravelerOO7OO7
Reviewed 20 May 2019

Misha and Irina waited for us at the agreed time and place, just around the corner of our rented apartment. We were a group of 3 couples of about 60 years. Misha waved us good bye to attend to other business. We had a very...More

Date of experience: May 2019
2  Thank Jan S
Reviewed 6 May 2019 via mobile

Sophie, our lovely guide made it a great day despite rain. She had a great sense of humour and there was no question she couldn’t answer. Professional driver in addition, plus they collected us at our Airbnb which was appreciated. I would highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank sharonmQ3138MZ
Reviewed 14 April 2019

January with all its snow this year was perhaps not the most ideal time to revisit the Catherine Palace in beautiful Tsarskoye Selo, but it was still worthwhile and a truly momentous occasion although it was difficult to walk in the gardens and to see...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Mike H
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AmericanEagle02
9 August 2019|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
Consult your travel agent who should be able to book for you in advance.
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Cosmopolitan537228
17 July 2019|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
You must check with the companies who offer such tours... Your hotel concierge will advise you... or your tour agency...
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koildossd
2 July 2019|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer as I used my own car for this trip. I do believe there are tours available with a driver but have no idea how to enquire about these... I did once organise a Mercedes Benz micro bus for a small group of... More
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