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Catherine Palace + Peterhof in 1 Day

Peterhof Fountain Gardens
Peterhof Fountain Gardens
Peterhof, Grand Cascade
Peterhof, Grand Cascade
Peterhof, Lower Gardens
Peterhof, Lower Gardens
Peterhof, Upper Gardens
Peterhof, Upper Gardens
Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace, Hall of MIrrors
Catherine Palace, Hall of MIrrors
Catherine Palace, The Church
Catherine Palace, The Church
Amber Room
Amber Room


Small Group Tour - MAX 10 people - only $170USpp (includes lunch)
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No queues (entering with the company's voucher)
 Lunch included in the group rate
 Time for shopping 


Small Group 1 2 3 4 5 6-10 Lunch Flat rate
$US / Person 170 170 170 170 170 170 included Join

Private 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10* 11* 12* 13* 14* 15* 16*
$US / Person 340 208 185 170 160 159 147 142 138 135 132 130 128 125 125 122

Flat rate group tours: lunch included. * Private tours: lunch & headsets are from 10 people.

*Are you 2-4 people and wish to reduce the costs? Then book 'SMALL GROUP TOUR' and enjoy the lower rate. We find tour mates. Look up more info in the FAQ section below. The offer is seasonal.  Check availability. 

 8 hours


Tour description: In the morning, you will take a trip to the suburban town of Pushkin (ex-Czarskoye Selo) 16 miles south of St. Petersburg and tour the favorite residence of Empress Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace. Your journey will take about 1 hour each way. During this time you will pass through the residential and suburban areas of St. Petersburg and see apartment houses of the local citizenry. Upon arrival, you will enter Catherine Palace avoiding line-ups*. You will admire gorgeous baroque architecture and the sumptuous interior decoration: The Grand Hall of Mirrors, The Marble Staircase, Red Pillar Room, Gala Dining-rooms and the world-famous Amber Room with its walls decorated with pieces of real amber. You will next stroll in the Gardens of Catherine Park. Your guide will take you around the picturesque area surrounding Catherine Palace. You will view the snow-white Cameron Gallery, The Grotto, and enjoy the idyllic views of the French regular park and mirror-like ponds.

In the afternoon, your van will take you to Peterhof which lies on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland, 18 miles west of St. Petersburg. Your journey to Peterhof will take about 1 hour each way. Upon arrival, you will leave your van at the parking lot and walk to Peterhof Fountain Park to view the numerous fountains and gilded statues of the main cascades. You will see The Grand Cascade with the largest fountain of Samson Rending the Jaws of a Lion. Besides The Grand Cascade, you will explore other beautiful parts of Lower Park: see major Peterhof fountain cascades: Golden Hill or Chessboard, experience the 'trick fountains' that shoot at unpredictable intervals and soak passers-by. Anywhere you go here there is something to admire, grand waterfront landscapes, shady green alleys, sparkling jets of fountains, perfection of park sculpture and architecture. You will then take a trip back to St. Petersburg.

Inside visits: Catherine Palace, Peterhof Fountain Park.

Remarks: The fountain season in Peterhof lasts from the beginning of May until the middle of October (the exact dates are announced by the museum's authorities annually). You are offered an inside visit to Peterhof Grand Palace if the fountain season is over.
* for groups of fewer than 6 people. Bigger groups will have to wait 10-20 minutes as the groups are let inside in portions (about 50 people at a time). Tuesday - day off for Catherine Palace. Catherine palace is wheel-chair accessible. There is an elevator inside but you should inform us in advance if you need to use the elevator which is only turned on with an advance request. There are stairs at the entrance. Private groups of fewer than 6 people will enter without having to line up.
It is not permitted to bring liquids into Catherine Palace. Food and drinks are only allowed in museum cafes. Only small bags are allowed inside. Backpacks, umbrellas, suitcases and overcoats must be left in the cloakroom. Flash photography is forbidden. Amateur photo/video permits are included into the tour cost. In Peterhof, you should be able to walk about 1,5 miles. Peterhoff Park is wheel-chair accessible and equipped with a ramp in the eastern part of the Lower Garden. Comfortable footwear is recommended for this tour as in some areas you will have to walk on cobble stones.

 Inside visits: Catherine Palace with the Amber Room, Catherine Park, Peterhof Fountain Park.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours.


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees, lunch (for group tours), photo/video permits, bank fees.


lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

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Michael P: Doing both Catherine Palace and The Peterhof in one day with Guide Guru was one of the highlights of our trip to Russia..
Danny L: This was truly a superb tour of St Petersburg with an outstanding tour guide (Ada) and driver (Dimo)! We enjoyed the tours of Catherine's Palace, Peterhof Gardens, Hermitage, city tour and canal cruise. Ada was most professional. She guided us on a tour through the Catherine Palace and Hermitage exhibits according to our desires, although time allotted precluded us from seeing all that we wanted to see. It would have been nice to have had an extra hour at each of the beautiful palaces. We highly recommend Ada (tour guide) and Demo (driver). Ada shared a vast expertise of the Russian history and the history of St Petersburg, while Dimo showed a mastery of the layout of the short cuts in the city, maneuvering around and through the many police barriers set up, saving us valuable time to tour the sights. We were treated like royalty by our driver and tour guide. We highly recommend Guru and their tour support staff!  Read more reviews
 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
Yes, the Russian visa is required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators) and can provide visa support (Tourist Voucher and The Tourist Confirmation) upon request at no charge.
 Where do we meet our guide?
You meet the guide at your hotel unless agreed differently. 
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable.
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking.
2. Receive our Confirmation.

30% deposit is required by Bank card. The balance payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex).
Cancellation: 30% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 7 days before the tour date. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).
Tour mates:
Did you know you can save a lot of cash by finding travel companions to join your tour? We can help you in finding tour mates by placing a message on our Online Boards and Facebook page. You can also find travel companions yourself via Roll Calls where you can locate your cruise ship and posts for your trip. 


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