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Private Tour - Catherine (Summer) Palace & City Tour (Visa Included) (6 hours)

Explore St.Petersburg at its glory during a short sightseeing tour around the city and then head directly to one of the world's most beautiful and remarkable places - Tsarskoe Selo (Pushkin) with its fabulous Catherine the Great's Summer Palace and its mysterious Amber Room! This 6-hour tour is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sights of St. Petersburg while learning some in-depth knowledge of Catherines Palace. This is a great way to experience the wonders of this sensational destination.

You will be met at the port by a professional guide who will be waiting as you pass through security.

This 6-hour tour is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the spectacular sights of St. Petersburg while learning some in-depth knowledge of Catherine’s Palace. This is a great way to experience the wonders of this sensational destination with an enjoyable city tour.

Your route will take you past the Nevsky Prospect, St Petersburg most famous street. You’ll get to view the fantastic 18th and 19th-century churches and other buildings. You will travel past the Palace Square, the University Embankment and even the Admiralty. You’ll also view the Great Bronze Monument, the Peter and Paul Fortress and many more...

This tour is a fantastic chance to experience some of the most sensational parts of St. Petersburg. You end your tour with a trip to the Catherine Palace. This was formerly known as Tsarskoe Selo, the summer residence of the imperial family. You’ll be able to explore the stunning array of staterooms and the famous marble based Grand Staircase. This is a beautiful sight to see and the historical significance of this building makes it well worth a visit. Catherine Palace - Designed by Rastrelli, the ornate Baroque Palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace's north end, the site of the chapel. Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Amber Room, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and more. Imagine an entire room covered with panels of amber, glowing and catching the light - no wonder the Amber Room at Tsarskoe Selo was considered to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. King Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia presented the room as a diplomatic gift to Peter the Great in 1717. After Peter had admired it while a guest in Charlottenburg, Berlin. The room was first installed in the Winter Palace, but in 1755 Empress Elizabeth ordered Francesco Rastrelli to move it to the Catherine Palace.

You will be transferred back to the cruise port at the end of the tour day.

INCLUDED

  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • City sightseeing
  • Entrance fee tо Catherine's Palace and Amber Room
  • Port visas
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

Additional info

Note that all of our tours in St. Petersburg are operated by authorized guides, and you, therefore, do not need to secure an independent visa in order to participate in this tour. However, in order to book this tour, you must provide us with full names, dates of birth, nationality, and passport numbers for each tour participant so that our guides can secure the proper tour visas on your behalf. Note also that, if you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own while not accompanied by one of our guides, you will need to secure an independent visa.

Please be aware that cruise lines occasionally mislead passengers by telling them that they are not allowed to disembark the ship in St. Petersburg unless they are on an excursion purchased through the cruise line. In addition, the cruise lines also sometimes tell passengers that they cannot disembark the ship until the passengers on the cruise lines' excursions have done so first. This is incorrect, and you are free to exit the ship as soon as passengers start to disembark because Russian law states that a cruise ship cannot hold passengers onboard against their will as long as they have the proper documents. In order to clear immigration, you will need to bring along: 1) Your passport; 2) A photocopy of the picture page of your passport; and 3) A copy of your tour tickets. 4) An immigration form passed out to all guests on the ship. We will provide you with your tour tickets as part of the documents we e-mail to you after you make a tour booking.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour.

Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, UVisitRussia do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

It is important you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visas. We will send this information via email approximately 7 working days prior to your travel date (once you have provided your passport information), if you travel without these documents you will not be able to pass through security thus resulting in you not being able to join the tour (in these cases uVisitRussia cannot be held responsible for tours being missed and no refund of this tour will be given).

Dress:

Comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes are recommended. Sun glasses and sun screen are suggested.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 6 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee tо Catherine's Palace and Amber Room
  • Visa Free Visit
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Additional info

Child seats are required for children who weigh less than 79 pounds - there is no charge for this but you must put in special request if a seat is required

Important Information:

You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour.

Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, uVisitRussia do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

Sights included in program

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6 person - US$ 714 (US$ 119 per person)
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Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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