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Pushkin and Catherine Palace Half-Day Trip
Activities in St Petersburg

Pushkin and Catherine Palace Half-Day Trip

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Easy and time saving trip
8 Surapol Wingwontham
  • English English
  • 5 hours

Embark on a half-day trip to Pushkin from Saint Petersburg and delve into a world of luxury, eccentricities and history. Explore the striking Catherine Palace and its famous Amber Room.

Itinerary

Having met in the central Palace Square, the tour sets off southwards, to the picturesque town of Pushkin, located only 24km from St Petersburg.

Established as an Imperial residence, Pushkin is home to the magnificent Catherine Palace, a complex of various buildings and gardens which was used as a summer residence by the Romanov dynasty.

Marvel at the ostentatious architecture and decoration of this landmark as you visit the various halls and rooms. Even though the palace was completely sacked by the German troops during World War II and the beautiful amber panels of the Amber Room have never been found, the palace is well worth visiting, as it has been completely reconstructed.

One of the highlights of this day trip is the majestic Amber Room. This luxurious chamber was decorated with breathtaking baseboards and furniture made of amber and gold leaf. The room was rebuilt just like it had been before the war; with mirrors, rococo furniture, carvings and gemstones. Discover the various theories about the Amber Room during your tour: Was the room burn during the Second World War? Or is it buried underneath this castle?

To finish, you can enjoy time off to walk in the beautifully-kept gardens and feel like a Tsar.

After exploring the Catherine Palace and learning about its fascinating history, the tour heads back to the centre of St. Petersburg.

Price

Tour in English
Adults Children 6-16 years old Students with ISIC up to 21 years old Children under 6
US$ 89
US$ 83.40
US$ 83.40
Free

Tour in English

  • Adults

    US$ 89
  • Children 6-16 years old

    US$ 83.4
  • Students with ISIC up to 21 years old

    US$ 83.4
  • Children under 6

    Free

More Information

Duration

5 hours

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Transport.

English speaking guide.

Priority access ticket to the Park and Catherine Palace.

Not included

Meals.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up to 2 days before (St Petersburg local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 89
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.