Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
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See two of the major imperial residences around St. Petersburg on a private guided tour. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned business-class vehicle and make use of city maps and bottled water. Learn the history of Catherine Palace and Peterhof and admire the opulent architecture. Explore the landscaped gardens of each palace.
You'll get picked upSee Important Information for details
- 1Catherine Palace and ParkStop: 100 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- 2Tsarskoye Selo State Museum PreserveStop: 15 minutes -See details
- 3Grand Peterhof PalaceStop: 80 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- 4Park And Gardens of PeterhofStop: 40 minutes - Admission includedSee details
- 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.
- Entrance tickets to the museums
- Professional licensed private guide
- Transportation by private comfortable business-class vehicle
- Professional driver
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
- Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
- Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- 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
- Travellers 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
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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My daughter and I greatly enjoyed the tour of the Catherine and Peterhof palaces led by Irina who did a great job of providing details in fluent Engish. Alex, the driver, did an excellent job as well. The weather was unusually warm for St. Petersburg in early March and there…
Date of experience: March 2020
It was really convenient for us as we were picked up at our hotel, and we were dropped off at the end as well. Our guide Sofia was knowledgeable, nice, friendly, and spoke good english. Even our driver Alexei was kind enough to open the car door for us everytime. It was snowing,…
Catherine was and excellent and knowledgeable guude. Driver was punctual, friendly and helpful, would recommend. A lot cheaper than booking from your hotel
Date of experience: October 2019
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 understanding and easy to…
Date of experience: August 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,…
Date of experience: June 2019
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- Duration: 7h
- Mobile Ticket Accepted
- Instant Confirmation
- Hotel Pickup
- Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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