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Private Tour of Two Imperial residences: Peterhof Park and Fountains Complex + Pushkin (Catherine's Palace and Amber Room) (9 hours)

Visit the two world famous Imperial residences: the Catherine Palace with the Amber room and Peterhof - the veritable gem of art often called "the Capital of fountains".

Unlock the secrets of the world wonder - the Amber Room - during a half-day tour to the magnificent Baroque-style Palace of Catherine the Great in the town of Pushkin (Tsarskoe Selo).

Feel the spirit of the eras of the powerful empresses- Elizabeth and Catherine walking through the gilded amphelade of the numerous ballrooms and Imperial halls, amazing with the luxury of their decoration. All Russian monarchs lived, worked, granted audiences, arranged diplomatic receptions for foreign ambassadors, gala balls and masquerades in the gorgeous halls of the palace. 

The Catherine Palace enchants and delights everyone. Its azure facades amaze by grandiose sizes, they reflect the unique feature of the Russian national character - emotionality of perception. Both in the winter grey daylight and in the rays of infrequent Petersburg sun, the palace walls, full of expression and internal tension, as though emanate vivacious energy, charging the surroundings with it. The Park surrounding the palace is a wonderful work of the Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, combining the masterpieces of architecture with the natural beauty.

The tour includes a lunch in a restaurant close to the palace.

In the afternoon discover Peterhof - St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore, The Grand Palace and Park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Peterhof is perhaps St. Petersburg's most famous and luxurious Imperial estate. The Great Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The palace at Peterhof sits amidst an enormous park, adorned with fountains, statues and pavilions. The Upper Garden is a typical French-style formal garden with five fountains including one depicting Neptune, the God of the Sea. The estate's Lower Park lies between the Grand Palace and the seashore and boasts the world's largest system of fountains, earning it the title the "Russian Versailles". The park's unique fountain system was designed in the 18th century and doesn't require the use of any pumps to operate the fountains. There are three major cascades and over 140 fountains in the park.

The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Great Palace and featuring an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features are definitely worth seeing!

Itinerary:

9:00 – Meeting the guide and drive to Peterhof

10:30-12:30 – Peterhof Gardens and Fountains Complex exploration

12:30-13:30 – Drive to Pushkin  

13:30-14:30 – Lunch

14:30-17:00 – Catherine's Palace exploration, with its unique pearl - Amber room

17:00 – Departure from Pushkin 

18:00 – Return to your hotel

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 9 hours
Departure time: 09:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • 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)
  • Entrance fee to The Gardens and Fountains Complex of Peterhof (no Palace)
  • Entrance fee to Catherine's Palace in Pushkin
  • Lunch 
Not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • The tour is available Daily except for Tuesday.
  • The fountains in Peterhof operate from early May to early October. During the winter season the park is covered with snow and all fountains are kept under wooden boxes for their preservation. In the off-season you will have a guided tour of the Grand Palace
  • In rare cases visit to Catherine Palace can be replaced with a visit to Pavlovsk Palace due to days off and overbooking or you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • The timings in each itinerary are approximate and can be altered based on entrance time available to a particular sight 
Departure and Return

Departure and return point: your St.Petersburg hotel

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
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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