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  • St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace & Amber Room Private Tour

    1. St. Petersburg: Catherine's Palace & Amber Room Private Tour

    Set off on a private tour of Catherine's Palace, departing from St. Petersburg. This tour will introduce you to the Golden Enfilade, a grand suit of formal rooms. You will also see the intricate restored Amber Room. Arrive in Tsarskoye Selo, a town outside of St. Petersburg, and location of the palace. This was the home of the Imperial family from the days of Peter the Great until the time of the last Tsar, Nicolas II. It is a fascinating monument of world architectural and gardening art during the 18th and 19th centuries. You will have time to walk through the beautiful English-style park. Then see the center of the ensemble, the Catherine Palace, containing exquisite objects d`art, furniture, paintings, and unique collections of porcelain, amber, and bronze.

    We truly enjoyed every moment; we would book our guide anytime for any tour again.

  • St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

    2. St. Petersburg: Private Tour to Pushkin & Catherine Palace

    Visit the incredible residence of Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) on this comfortable half-day guided tour. The tour begins at 10:00 in the lobby of your hotel. Your experienced driver will take you via comfortable car or mini-van to the suburban residence of Pushkin, home to Catherine's palace. Depending on traffic the drive will last for approximately one hour. Once in Pushkin, the tour begins at Catherine's palace, where you'll enjoy a guided 1.5 hour tour of the palace. Then we will start the exploration of the beautiful park of Tsarskoye Selo, taking a coffee break in between if you need one. The tour does involve a lot of waking but you can set the pace, requesting stops along the way if you need. Once the tour concludes you'll be returned to Saint-Petersburg after 14:30.

    Our guide Julia took very well care of us. We were the only ones in the group so it became a private tour for us. Julia brought us around the Catherine Palace and shared with us about the exhibits. On the way back we also had some small talk and Julia was willing to reciprocate. Shout out to the driver Sergei as well for the smooth and comfortable ride!

  • Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    3. Pushkin: Catherine Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

    Enjoy a 3-hour group tour in of Catherine Palace without waiting in line. Enjoy the beauty of Catherine Palace with a professional guide, who will tell you the history of the palace, describe rooms as you walk through them, and tell you some Russian monarchy secrets.   All Russian monarchs lived, worked, greeted audiences, and held diplomatic receptions, gala balls, and masquerades in these gorgeous palace halls. Explore the beautiful Tsarskoye Selo park and experience the grandeur of the Russian Baroque palace of Catherine the Great and unlock the secrets of the Amber Room.   Step into the world of the empresses Elizabeth and Catherine, as you walk through the gilded ballrooms and imperial halls, and marvel at the opulent decorations. The park that surrounds the palace is a spectacular work of Russian gardening art from the 18th and 19th centuries, which combines masterpieces of archite...

    Visiting in February we didn't really need the skip-the-line part of this tour as there were no queues, but we did get the benefit of a private tour, as there were just two of us on the tour and the expertise and knowledge of our tour guide. We'd met our guide, Olga, the previous day during our visit to the Hermitage and were looking forward to the tour of Catherine's Palace with her. The Palace is beautiful, breath-taking and stunning. Again Olga's love and passion for art came across during the tour. Olga also pointed out buildings of interest on our journeys, both too and from the Palace. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car, longer by public transport. I booked a transfer as I didn't feel confident in travelling by public transport. After travelling around the centre of St. Petersburg by bus I would consider making my own way there if I were to visit again.

  • From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

    4. From St. Petersburg: Catherine Palace and Amber Room Tour

    Tour the Catherine Palace and Park on a 2-hour guided tour. Marvel at the palace’s opulent interior and visit the painstakingly recreated Amber Room. Head to Tsarskoye Selo, the preserved town that's home to the former royal residence that was converted into a museum after nationalization in 1918. Learn about the construction and redesign of the palace by leading imperial architects. Hear about the extensive destruction caused during WWII and the ensuing restoration process. On a visit to the world-famous Amber Room, your guide will tell you about how the room disappeared and was recreated. It required over 2 decades of work that took place in the workshops of Trsaskoye Selo.

    i'm not regret getting this tour at all. you are really skip the line. if you want to spend more time walking in the palace rather than being in the line, just get this tour. when i was in side the palace and look outside to see so many people wait in the line to get in palace i think all my money is well spent already.

  • Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

    5. Saint Petersburg Visa-Free: 2-Day Essentials Tour

    Day 1 Meet your guide at the cruise port in the morning and start the city overview tour. Visit the largest Russian Orthodox church - St Isaac's Cathedral - which will leave a lasting impression with its glory and beauty. Here you will have time to take as many memorable pictures as you can. Visit the Church on the Spilled Blood, together with your knowledgeable guide who will surely make the guided tour is entertaining and educating. Then, take a subway tour to see the most impressive metro stations. Before the tour continues you will have a moment to relax and enjoy lunch (at your own cost). Afterwards, pay a visit to the Hermitage Museum to admire amazing art collections of Russian Tsars and to explore its palatial interiors. The tour for the day will end around 17:00 when you will make your way back to the ship. Day 2 On the following day, visit tw...

    Better than that offered by the cruise line. Cheaper, smaller group, superb timing on entrances. Picture book of St. Petersberg was a nice surprise.

  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

    6. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Visa-Free Group Shore Tour

    Spend 2 days exploring beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia. Cruise and ferry passengers can easily participate in this tour, all arrangements will be made for them by the tour operator and no visa is required. Enjoy visits to major monuments and sites, including the Hermitage Museum, the Peter and Paul Fortress, and the Cathedral of Our Savior of Spilled Blood. Tour Russia's cultural capital to see famous artworks and revel in the opulence of St. Petersburg's imperial heritage. This 2-day tour includes a half-day visit to Peterhof, where you'll enjoy tours of the Fountain Park, the Catherine Palace, and Amber Room, before roaming the famous gardens. The 2nd day of the tour includes visits to fortresses and palaces as well as a guided tour of the infamous Hermitage Museum. Lunch is provided on both days, as well as comfortable, air-conditioned transportation to and from the port.

    A very busy two days. Our guide, Valeria from Marina Wilson Tours, was very informative and gave us a wonderful experience of St Petersburg. There were only the two of us on the tour so we had the personal attention of our guide and driver. Entry to Catherine's Palace and the Hermitage was very speedy and 'beat the crowds'. Lunches were excellent and in unusual restaurants rather than the usual mass cratering of most tours.

  • St Petersburg: 2-Day Shore Excursion Incl. Faberge Museum

    7. St Petersburg: 2-Day Shore Excursion Incl. Faberge Museum

    On day 1, meet your guide at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time). The city tour includes driving and photo stops in the most beautiful, historical places of St. Petersburg. A highlight is a photo stop near St Isaac’s Cathedral. During the tour, you will also be driven to Peterhof to see the Upper Gardens and Lower Fountain Park and then have a traditional Russian lunch (included). Returning to St Petersburg city, take a guided metro tour. Then enjoy a boat tour along the river and canals. Next, visit the Faberge Museum (may be arranged at a different time due to booking availability and museum days off), and then around 5:00 - 6:00 PM, will be returned to your ship. On day 2, meet your guide at the ship, and proceed to a guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum, followed by traditional Russian lunch (included). After ...

  • St. Petersburg: 2-Day Relaxed Group Shore Excursion

    8. St. Petersburg: 2-Day Relaxed Group Shore Excursion

    After meeting with your guide and driver on day one at the pier you will start a city tour. You will be guided through the most breathtaking spots of St. Petersburg including Spit of Basil Island, St. Isaac’s Square, Monument of Peter the Great, Theater Square with the famous Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospekt and more. From the city center proceed to the former summer residence outside the city - Peterhof. This residence is famous for its fountain park decorated with statues and small pavilions. The most exciting part of the garden tour is seeing so called “trick fountains” which were designed to entertain the guests coming to the Peterhof grounds.  Once you've worked up a bit of an appetite, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon your return to the city enjoy a scenic boat ride along the rivers and canals of St Petersburg. The tour will finish at your ship. On the second day of your...

    I had a great tour and a very knowledgable kind guide tour Irina. Everything went according to the program and in a friendly way. I really recomend to do this 2 days tour. We cover the main highlights of Saint Petersburgh. Get your guide is a excelent application. Thank you. Isabel

  • Saint Petersburg Two-Day Shore Excursion

    9. Saint Petersburg Two-Day Shore Excursion

    Your group will consist of a maximum of 16-18 people and will follow a set 2-day itinerary. On day one, meet your guide and driver after passport control. Enjoy special early access on your visit to the famous Hermitage Museum (one of the major museums of the world, an important and grand architectural complex which has one of the most important art collections worldwide). Enjoy lunch in a typical Russian restaurant, before heading to the summer palace of the czars in Pushkin city, famous for Catherine Palace and its magnificent interiors. At the end of the day there is an optional evening program. Day two starts with a visit to Peterhof, the summer residence of the czars, and a jewel of Russian art, palaces and fountains. Head back to St. Petersburg to see the tombs of the Romanov dynasty in the cathedral and the famous Savior on Spilled Blood church. At the end of the tour enjoy a ro...

    The activity was exactly as decribe, our guide was exceptionnal and the price was good for two days. We were on a cruise, no problem to meet our guide after the customs. We were only two and still the tour was not cancel. We strongly recommand, our tour was in french with Masha (Maria). Thank you to Masha, you made our visit in Saint-Petersburg memorable.

  • 2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

    10. 2-Day Private St. Petersburg w/Imperial Residences Visa-Free

    Day 1: St. Petersburg Take a complete tour of Saint Petersburg's most famous sites - beginning with St. Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square, the Peter & Paul Fortress and the Cathedral - the burial vault of the Romanovs. Thereafter the gorgeous Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood - the second largest mosaic museum in the world. Enjoy a lunch at one of the respected restaurants of the city. In the afternoon enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum.  Day 2: Pushkin and Peterhof 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). 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 nature...

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Visiting in February we didn't really need the skip-the-line part of this tour as there were no queues, but we did get the benefit of a private tour, as there were just two of us on the tour and the expertise and knowledge of our tour guide. We'd met our guide, Olga, the previous day during our visit to the Hermitage and were looking forward to the tour of Catherine's Palace with her. The Palace is beautiful, breath-taking and stunning. Again Olga's love and passion for art came across during the tour. Olga also pointed out buildings of interest on our journeys, both too and from the Palace. The journey takes about 40 minutes by car, longer by public transport. I booked a transfer as I didn't feel confident in travelling by public transport. After travelling around the centre of St. Petersburg by bus I would consider making my own way there if I were to visit again.

Wow - The lady was so knowledgable and wonderful in every way. She was very inspiring in her history knowledge. I would highly recommend.

My guide made the experience brilliant. She was knowledgeable, professional and did not rush the tour

We truly enjoyed every moment; we would book our guide anytime for any tour again.

My guide and driver were excellent. On time and organised.