Half Day Excursion to Catherine Palace with Amber Room

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russia, Russia, St Petersburg
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  • 5 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy the tour to Catherine Palace and one of the area's most stunning former summer palaces without the crowds. Embark on a small-group (limited to 16-18) guided exploration of this former Imperial residence, a grand property that was left completely gutted―but renovated extensively―after WWII. Wander its opulent halls and visit rooms such as the Amber Room, painstakingly recreated with amber panels, gold leaf and mirrors in a process that took more than two-decades. Afterward, spend time strolling in Catherine Park and learning about its impressive landscaping.

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.

Tour starts at 09:00 a.m. and at 15:00 p.m.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Catherine Palace and Park, Sadovaya St., 7 Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, St. Petersburg 196601 Russia

Enjoy the tour to Catherine Palace and one of the area's most stunning former summer palaces without the crowds. Embark on a small-group (limited to 16-18) guided exploration of this former Imperial residence, a grand property that was left completely gutted―but renovated extensively―after WWII. Wander its opulent halls and visit rooms such as the Amber Room, painstakingly recreated with amber panels, gold leaf and mirrors in a process that took more than two-decades. Afterward, spend time strolling in Catherine Park and learning about its impressive landscaping.

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.


Duration: 2 hours

Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Entrances to the Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The small-group tour will have a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 18 people
  • It takes almost 1-1.5 hours to get to the Pushkin; the guided tour has a duration of about 1.5-2 hours and then customers go back to the town, the return transfer also takes about an hour.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Departure Point

Palace Square, 6, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Pinchas A

09 Jul, 2019

An interesting day with a very good guide. Very well organized.

The guide was very informative and spoke excellent English. He was attentive to qustions and answered as many questions as hwe had.

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