Catherine Palace and Hermitage Museum Tour in St Petersburg

Private & Custom Tours in Russia
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Tour description

Visit the most fabulous palaces of St Petersburg just in one day. You will see the Winter Palace, the official residence of the Russian Tsars and the main building of the Hermitage Museum. Your private guide will make you familiar with the most important gala halls and with the masterpieces of the genius painters as Leonardo, Titian, Giorgione, Rafael, Velasquez, Rembrandt, and other. Also, take your chance to explore the Village of the Tsars (Tsarskoye Selo), the summer residence of the Russian Tsars. You will visit Catherine's Palace and see the unique Amber Room. Discover two essential sights just in one day!

This private day tour in St Petersburg with a professional guide will make you familiar with two imperial palaces of the Russian Tzars. In the morning, visit the Winter Palace – the main building of the Hermitage Museum complex. This magnificent royal estate in the heart of St Petersburg served as the official residence of the Romanov family for over 200 years. The most prominent Russian and European architects worked on its splendid interior décor that surprises its visitors until the present day. The gala halls of the Winter Palace designed to astonish the foreign diplomats reflect the richness of the Russian Empire. During the excursion, you will also visit other buildings of the museum complex such as the Old and the New Hermitage to see the finest collections of European art. The masterpieces by artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and others are exhibited in the Hermitage.In the second half of the tour, head to the south of St Petersburg to the city of Pushkin. Tsarskoye Selo or the Tzars’ Village located there was the summer estate of the ruling family of Russia. It represents a magnificent ensemble of parks and palaces, pavilions, artificial canals, ponds, and monuments. The heart of Tsarskoye Selo is famous Catherine’s Palace – an embodiment of Russian baroque style. During the tour, we will visit the Great Hall richly decorated with gilded moldings and other magnificent rooms. The pearl of the palace is the Amber Hall – a unique interior resembling a jewelry box, where the walls are covered with panels of natural amber. Having enjoyed the visit, we will walk on the grounds of Catherine’s Park and return to St Petersburg.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Professional, friendly guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at any hotel in St Petersburg
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts
  • Ponchos in case of rain
  • All admission fees as per program
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's not included

  • Meals