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Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car

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Overview
See two of the major imperial residences around St. Petersburg on a private guided tour. Enjoy hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned business-class vehicle and make use of city maps and bottled water. Learn the history of Catherine Palace and Peterhof and admire the opulent architecture. Explore the landscaped gardens of each palace.
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  • 1
    Catherine Palace and Park
    Stop: 100 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Tsarskoye Selo State Museum Preserve
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Grand Peterhof Palace
    Stop: 80 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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Highlights
  • Enjoy hassle-free hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Travel comfortable in an air-conditioned business-class vehicle
  • Learn about the palaces from a guide
  • Take photographs at the ornate Catherine Palace
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel for your private 7-hour tour and receive city maps, bottles of water, and a raincoat in case of rain. Travel in a private business-class vehicle to Pushkin. Visit the baroque Catherine Palace and take time to photograph the decorative architecture. Learn the history of the tsars who lived in the Palace from your guide. Admire the opulent Amber Room, with its amber panels backed with gold leaf. Pause for lunch (own expense) and continue on to the Peterhof palace and garden complex. Explore the Grand Palace and look out on the Lower Park. View the fountain of Neptune in the Upper Park. At the end of the day, return to your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets to the museums
  • Professional licensed private guide
  • Transportation by private comfortable business-class vehicle
  • Professional driver
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Catherine Palace and Park
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • If you want to start this tour at a preferred time, please mention this while making your reservation. It is not guaranteed that such request may be realized.
  • Please note: the fountains in Peterhof are not working from October until the beginning of May
  • The sequence of visiting of sights may change
  • The itinerary described is sample only. The order of museum visits (park and palace) may change depending on availability of entrance tickets, museum's days-off, traffic situation in the city. Catherine Palace also reserve the right to shift an entrance time on a very short notice. Supplier will rearrange the itinerary accordingly so that all venues can be visited.
  • Usual duration of each visit: Catherine Palace and Park- 1.5-2 hour, Peterhof Palace and Park - 2-hours
  • Lunch time is not planned on this tour but usually it is possible to have 20-minutes to grab something on-the-go
  • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes. It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museum at the same time.
  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair passengers, and if a person with a wheelchair decides to participate he/she must have a personal helper to assist in boarding/disembarking the vehicle, and entering the restrooms and restaurant, and all sites. At certain locations a wheelchair person may not be able to exit the bus, and may have to stay inside the bus.
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The tour may include a wait in "skip-the-line" line before visiting the palaces because all tour agencies use the same type of skip-the-line tickets (vouchers) and this creates lines.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Russian history buff wrote a review Mar 2020
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My daughter and I greatly enjoyed the tour of the Catherine and Peterhof palaces led by Irina who did a great job of providing details in fluent Engish. Alex, the driver, did an excellent job as well. The weather was unusually warm for St. Petersburg in early March and there
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
Responded 10 Apr 2020
Hello there! Thank you very much for your feedback. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your tour in Saint Petersburg in a company of your guide. On our tours, you can get all the information and a taste of what St Petersburg has to offer which will help you plan your stay or future visits. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our guide and driver very much. It is amazing that you didn't meet any crowds in March. It is the best month for visiting palaces because it is not hot inside and almost without visitors. We would love to see you again in our beautiful city in the summertime when the fountains in Peterhof are operating! Please know that my staff and I will be ready to help you with any future trips to Russia. Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
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Criscel Jan Pelaez wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
It was really convenient for us as we were picked up at our hotel, and we were dropped off at the end as well. Our guide Sofia was knowledgeable, nice, friendly, and spoke good english. Even our driver Alexei was kind enough to open the car door for us everytime. It was snowing,
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
Responded 10 Apr 2020
Hello there! Thank you so much for your kind words! We are delighted you had such a great tour in St Petersburg! Thank you so much for choosing our company. The comfort of our guests is extremely important to us. It is great that Alexei made you feel comfortable. We are glad you liked the way Anne presented the tour! That’s why we try to create unique and personalized itineraries and always try to receive any feedback from our guests to make our tours even better. For us, it is more important than anything else that people leave my tours happy and satisfied. We wish you lots of fun on your journeys and hopefully, we will see you on your next visit to St. Petersburg! Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
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Veronica W wrote a review Oct 2019
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Catherine was and excellent and knowledgeable guude. Driver was punctual, friendly and helpful, would recommend. A lot cheaper than booking from your hotel
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
Responded 10 Apr 2020
Hello there! We are thrilled you have had such a great time with us! On our tours, our guests can get all the information and a taste of what imperial residences have to offer: parks, fountains, palaces etc. We are super happy that everything went well and both driver and guide were helpful and friendly. Thank you for your enthusiasm. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your time in Russia. Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
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amf266 wrote a review Aug 2019
New York City, New York9 contributions5 helpful votes
While we didn't actually end up taking their tour, I can nevertheless recommend this organization. It turned out there was a problem getting tickets to one of the venues we had wanted to see. When I called the company, I was really impressed with how understanding and easy to
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
Responded 10 Apr 2020
Hello there! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your private tour in Saint Petersburg. We work hard to make your experience memorable and entertaining. One of the principles of our work is honesty. We don't give any false promises and always do our best to make tours happen in any circumstances. We are glad you found your way and contacted us so we got a chance to organize your private tours in our city. I hope to welcome your friends or relatives on their trip to Russia. Meanwhile, please take care and stay safe! HOROSHO team
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Jiri Emmer wrote a review Jun 2019
Pilsen, Czech Republic9 contributions1 helpful vote
PLACE: Both Cat palace and Peterhof are a "must see" for anybody being in St.Pete COMPANY: hotel pick-up, smooth drive and skip-the-line entries, professional, enertaining and knowledgeable IRINA. This type of trip is great for anybody willing to see as much as possible,
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from horoshoteam, Владелец at Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
Responded 10 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for taking the time and writing this amazing review about one more tour that we organized for you. :) Any positive feedback from people visiting our city really helps us to continue to share our love for the city where we live. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with our guide very much. We created this excursion for those who have limited time in our city but have a desire to see 2 imperial residences. It saves time and money! So glad you found it worth visiting! Thank you for highly recommending our company to anyone looking for a personalized, memorable introduction to Saint Petersburg. We would love to see you again in our beautiful city! Once again, wish you much health and strength during these days! Yours, team HOROSHO
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phyllisSanFrancisco
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Sofia was wonderful tour guide for St. Catherine's Palace
Sofia and the driver met us in the lobby of our hotel and we drove to Pushkin to see the Palace. Sofia provided com
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gespab
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Excellent tour and very informative - highly recommended!
We had an excellent time with Irina at the Hermitage. She was an excellent guide with a deep knowledge of everythin
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suem2712
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Great tour if this amazing place
We had an amazing few hours looking around this wonderful palace... Irina was friendly and informative and we thoro
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isabelgR819EY
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Thank you!
My husband and I spent three days in St Petersburg at the end of October and absolutely loved it. Kate was our pri
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debra4183
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Two Splendid Palaces
This excellent tour started with a hotel pick up.The first palace, Catherine's, is stunningly beautiful, the spaces
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Carol Y
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On Time, easy to get hold with, everything is as advertised, some extras are nice touch, overall strongly recommend
If your time is tight, strongly recommend to go with their tour for Saint Petersburg, comfortable Mercedes van, sma
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1171fc
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Excellent guide and service
What a great tour..we were kept informed of pick up times and where welcomed on time by our fabulous guide Daria an
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MICHAELCROWLEY
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UNBELIEVABLE PETERHOF & CATHERINE PALACES
My husband and I booked a tour of Peterhof and Catherine Palace with Amber Room via the very patient Misha of Horos
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Jim G
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Superb
I am going to run out of superlatives for the tour. First the basics, we were picked up at out hotel as promised on
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Safari826504
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We had a private tour with a great guide named Natalia and a driver. We had no trouble getting off the ship with
Great tour with Natalia and a driver. We saw so much more than we would have on a bus tour and skipped the lines f
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marguerite402014
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Highly recommend
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2011Patch
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What a day! We had one night and a full day from the NCL Getaway. Our driver and guide met us right at the termin
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BruceV88
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Peterhof Palace was stunning - even on a dull day!
Pickup and drop off from our St Petersburg hotel was seamless. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable and very help
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Travelover501011
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Excellent Guide makes the day
The sights of Catherine Palace and the Imperial Parks are themselves an overwhelming experience but made so much mo
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Narelle W
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St. Petersburg tour
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour, all the preparations for visa we taken care of for us. A fantastic day with Lara. L
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  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Spanish
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