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Catherine Palace Half-Day Tour

Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace
Amber Room, Catherine Palace
Amber Room, Catherine Palace
Ante-Chamber, Catherine Palace
Ante-Chamber, Catherine Palace
Catherine Palace Church
Catherine Palace Church
The Hermitage Pavillion, Catherine Park
The Hermitage Pavillion, Catherine Park
Catherine Park, Chesma column
Catherine Park, Chesma column


GLAMOROUS.      MAGNIFICENT.       STUNNING.

No queues (prebooked entrance)
 Seasonal discounts
 Time for shopping 
 Finding tour mates to reduce expenses 

Private 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$US / Person 212 129 103 93 87 82 77 77 75 75 72 72 67 67 67 65

 5 hours

ITINERARY:

You will tour the favorite residence of Empress Catherine the Great - Catherine Palace - which is located 16 miles south of St. Petersburg in the town of Pushkin (ex-Czarskoye Selo). Your journey to Pushkin 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 Palace. 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.
Remarks: Tuesday - day off. Catherine Palace is wheel-chair accessible. There are stairs at the entrance. There is an elevator inside but you should inform us in advance. Comfortable footwear is recommended for this tour. It is not allowed to bring liquids into the museum. Food and drinks are only allowed in the museum cafes. Only small bags are allowed inside. Backpacks, umbrellas, suitcases and overcoats should be left in the cloakroom. Flash photography is forbidden. Amateur photo/video permits are included into the tour cost.
Inside visits: Catherine Palace with the Amber Room, Catherine Park.

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

INCLUDED:

private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees (no line-ups), photo/video permits, bank fees.

NOT INCLUDED:

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

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LuizFortes: Guide-Guru was fantastic. Great guide and driver. Vera, our guide, showed enormous knowledge of Russian and city history answering every single question we had, besides her great sympathy. Beautiful city and awesome tour.  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.

Payment:
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 info@guide-guru.com or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
 
Discounts:
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 Cruisecritic.com Roll Calls where you can locate your cruise ship and posts for your trip. 



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