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Catherine Palace and Park by Public Transport with Pickup

4.7 / 5

23 reviews

Catherine Palace and Park by Public Transport with Pickup

From US$ 100 per person

A tour to discover the Catherine Palace and Park in Tsarskoe Selo. You will go by train with your guide, exploring this magnificent complex together. Take advantage of the pickup service, which will pick you and return you to your hotel/accommodation.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish, German, Russian
Pickup included
Pickup at the hotel at the time given by tour operator
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Take a tour to the Catherine Palace with a guide by public transport
  • Enjoy a classic Catherine Palace tour inside
  • Take a walk in the park grounds
  • See the Amber room
  • Return to the city center with your guide by public transport
Full description
Your tour starts at the hotel reception. The guide meets you with a sign of the local supplier, or one with your name on it. With a guide, you take a train to Tsarskoye Selo — the town where Catherine Palace is located. Alternatively, you can travel by metro and bus. From the station to the palace you can take a bus or walk (it's about 15 minutes).  When you get to the complex, together with the guide you will go through the park area and then into the palace itself. The tour includes the famous Amber Room so you will have a chance to enjoy the interiors and decorations of imperial Russia at its fullest.  When the Catherine Palace tour ends you can take a walk in the parks (if the weather conditions are appropriate) or go back to the city by bus or train. The guide accompanies you to the metro station and makes sure you get back to the hotel or any other end point you prefer. The price includes all admission tickets does not include snacks or lunch on the tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Entrance fee to Catherine Palace and Park
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please note this tour has an open time frame and you will be advised of your pickup time the day before your tour
  • This is a walking tour so you will walk to the nearest metro station and from the train station to the palace complex
  • You can take a bus or a train to get back to the hotel and your guide will be with you to get back to the nearest metro station (Moskovskaya or Kupchino) then when you get to the metro station, the tour ends
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 23 reviews

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Very competent guide

It's a bit complicated to get the tickets to the Palace, so it is better to go with a guide that will organize an entry. You don't need to wait in the line, receive good explanations about the palace, its history and get the opportunity to ask questions. Excellent organization with the pick up from hotel.

August 22, 2019

Our guide Olga was there on time. While traveling to the palace, she already told us a lot about the palace, but also about the city itself. We loved the public transport part, because it is genuinely part of the Russian experience. Our guide was very kind, social and knowledgable. Although she was so kind to bring us all the way back to the hotel, we suggested to do the last bit ourself. The palace itself is really impressive and with the stories of Olga it even came more alive. Highly recommended.

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February 3, 2020


We had a lovely time with Olga as our guide

Olga did a great job navigating the public transport of the city and was an informative guide of the various sights that we visited.

August 30, 2019

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