Skip the entry lines and enjoy a private guided tour of Tzar's Village (Tsarskoye Selo) and its most famous attraction: Catherine Palace and the opulent Amber Room. Learn about historic sights en route to this famed former Imperial family summer residence. Afterward, spend some time exploring its surrounds – where photo ops are plenty.
This guided tour includes Catherine's palace tour with the world's famous Amber Room and the peaceful gardens with multiple photo opportunities. Catherine's Palace and the surrounding parks were created by Empress Elizabeth and Catherine the Great, which is why Pushkin was formerly known as 'village of the tsar's' (Tsarskoe Selo). The palace, with its famous Amber Room, is an impressive post-WWII reconstruction. The adjoining Cameron Gallery has a magnificent view of the park and the Agate Room. The gardens of Catherine Park, which are spectacular in the snow, are dotted with unusual buildings, including a Chinese village.Closed Tue and the last Mon of the month.
Meeting place: Your hotel lobby.
Meet your guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will carry a sign with the Lead Passenger's name on it.
Transfer by mini-van to the Imperial Residence of Tsarskoye Selo located to the south of Saint Petersburg.
10:30 - 13:30
Enjoy an spectacular guided tour of Catherine's palace with Amber Room with Special Fast Track Admission to minimize crowds and waiting time.
When inside Catherine's palace, you will explore the stunning golden interiors of the Baroque loved by Empress Elizabeth and will see the world-famous Amber Room with your own eyes. After tragic disappearance during the Siege of Leningrad, Amber Room was reconstructed in its original glory in 2003.
After the palace tour you will have a chance to walk in the park and admire beatiful gardens surrounding the residence.
|12:30 - 13:00||Return to your mini-van and set off back to Saint Petersburg.|
Return back to your hotel.
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