This Private Skip-The-Line Tour is your perfect chance to pay a visit to Catherine’s palace in Tsarskoye Selo, including seeing the Amber room! You will avoid large tour groups in big buses and will enjoy the privacy of your small group limited to 6 guests.
The tour starting time is 9:30 in the lobby of your hotel, where your guide and driver will be waiting for you. Note that it is a group tour, so we recommend you to be ready at 9:15. You will be picked up in turn – the first, second or third in line, depending on your hotel location.
You will recognize your guide by the sign with the Lead Passenger’s name on it. When all tour participants are picked up, they will be transferred to the southern suburb of the city, namely to the Imperial Residence of Tsarskoye Selo, by mini-van.
Enjoy Catherine’s palace and Amber Room, including getting a Special Fast Track Admission to diminish queues! Beside the palace interiors’ contemplation, you will be provided with the information about the palace construction history and modernization by major imperial architects. You may be astonished at learning that many parts of the palace were destroyed during the Second World War, grasp the idea of the tiresome restoration period and learn the history and curious facts about the prominent Amber Room – namely its destruction and reconstruction by gifted amber masters in Tsarskoye Selo workshops.
Afterwards the guide will take you to Tsarskoye Selo park, where you will surely enjoy its picturesque view and your guide’s narration about numerous park buildings, plants and sculptures.
For hungry travelers there will be time for a quick lunch at a park café. Between 12:30 and 13:30 you will have a trip back to Saint Petersburg, where your driver gets you back right into your hotel.