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Catherine Palace and restored Amber Room with the Exclusive visit to Amber Room Workshop (5 hours)

Explore "8-th Wonder of the World", majestic Catherine Palace with the world famous Amber Room on this 4-hours tour to Tsarskoe Selo. It is a real pearl among the summer residences of the Russian Emperors and a UNESCO-listed heritage. Hear the history of the iconic building while walking around admiring masterpieces with your friendly guide. You have a unique chance to visit not only the incredible Amber Room itself, but also the exclusive visit to Amber Room Workshops, world famous for re-creation of the Amber Room, regarded as one of world's truly great art treasures. Enjoy the unprecedented opportunity to visit to Amber Room Worshops and see the craftsmen who restored the Amber Room at work. Get your personal small piece of Baltic Amber - wonderful present from Amber Room!
  • Family friendly
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Private tour is operated by just your party and a guide/driver

Meet your guide in the morning at your hotel to hop aboard a comfortable coach and make your way to Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) (30 km from Saint-Petersburg), one of St. Petersburg's must-see attractions. In terms of grandeur and excess Tsarskoye Selo outstrip even Versailles. The 18th century saw the construction of vast and truly exceptional palace, surrounded by extensive landscaped garden with diverse and fascinating decorative architecture. Built for Empress Elizabeth by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the architect of St. Petersburg's Winter Palace, the Catherine Palace is undoubtedly Tsarskoe Selo's top attraction, particularly renowned for the extraordinary Amber Room, a world famous chamber, that all decorated in amber panels backed with gold leafs and mirrors. Twenty four years of hard careful restoration work, disputes, joyful discoveries, deep disappointments and daily patient artistic work - and now you have a unique possibility of once-in-a-life experience to admire this fabulous place. Learn about the unique history of this carefully preserved room, which was originally constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, disappeared during World War II and recreated in 2003 by the hands of Russian craftsmen. The Amber Room is a priceless piece of art, with extraordinary architectural features such as gilding, carvings, 450 kg (990 lb) amber panels, gold leafs, gemstones, and mirrors, all highlighted with candle light.

Besides the palace, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Masters who recreated the Amber Room at work! Spend time visiting Amber Room Workshops, a unique and exclusive experience typically inaccessible to the public!
You will listen to the admiring story of the Amber Room recreation and see the brilliant collection of never-before-seen items that presents the succession of old craftsmanship. During this amazing excursion, you will see how modern craftsmen revive old forgotten crafts. 
Alos, get your personal present from Amber Room - a small piece of Baltic Amber which was intended for Amber room, but not suitable for some technical characteristics. It will be your charm, reminding you this wonderful Day in Russia for a long time! 

At the end of your time here, hop back in the coach and relax on the drive back to your hotel.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 11:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Professional art historian 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)
  • Entrance fee to Catherine's Palace and Amber Room
  • Exclusive private visit to Amber Room Workshop
  • Special Present - a piece of Natural Baltic Amber 
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
Additional info
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however, the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • In Amber room flash photography is forbidden, professional photo and flash can influence on masterpieces.
  • Piece of the Baltic Amber is for adults only
Departure and Return

Departure and return point: your centrally located St. Petersburg hotel

Sights included in program

The Palace-and-Park ensemble of Pushkin (Tsarskoye Selo) - a former country residence of Russian emperors - is a fascinating monument of the world's architectural and gardening arts of the XVIII-XX centuries, famous for the splendor of its Baroque interiors, including the stunning Gold suite of rooms and the unique Amber Room, the 8th wonder of the world. Its three parks occupy the area of 600 ha, on which over 100 architectural constructions ris... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Amber room
The Amber Room is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. Often hailed as "the eighth wonder of the world," it is an opulent room adorned with gold and precious amber. When Peter the Great met Frederick William I in November 1716 to mark the conclusion of an alliance between Russia and Prussia, the King gave the Emperor gifts that included the Amber Study. Peter wrote at the time to Empress ... Read more

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