Skip-the-Line Tour of Winter Palace (Hermitage) & Catherine's Palace

Tours & Sightseeing in Russia
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Tour description

Discover two essential sights of St Petersburg just in one day! You will see the spectacular winter and summer residences of the Russian Tsars accompanied by a professional private guide. Feel the atmosphere of the Russian Empire walking through the gala halls of the Winter Palace and the Golden Enfilade of Catherine's Palace. During the tour, you will set both fabulous interiors and masterpieces of many famous European artists. Do not miss your chance to see the best of the city and its vicinity in one day.

Visit the Hermitage, the largest museum of Saint Petersburg and whole Russia, also one of the richest in the world. It is definitely worth visiting with a  professional guide who will not let you get lost in more than 1050 rooms. Instead, our guide will fully introduce you the treasures of the most valuable collections and tell the history of the museum complex during this private tour.  The Hermitage Museum has more than 3 million exhibits, among them not only paintings but also antique sculptures, medieval applied art, cameos, ancient and 18-19th-century gold and jewels, coins, archaeological finds and collections of the Eastern countries. During this private tour of the Hermitage Museum, you are going to see works of such great masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Caravaggio, El Greco, Velasquez, Rubens, and Rembrandt.  Take a break for lunch if needed and continue with an excursion to Pushkin (the Tsars’ Village), a magnificent summer residence of the Russian tsars and tsarinas, the favorite palace of Catherine the Great, located 24 kilometers south of Saint Petersburg. You will dive into the atmosphere of the 18th century walking the strict lines of the French garden and wondering through the golden enfilade of the palace. The display of Catherine Palace covers the 300-year history and presents the work of architects in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and also the achievements of the restorers who returned the palace to life after the Second World War. The gem of Catherine Palace's is the legendary Amber Room also recognized as the 8th wonder of the world. At the end of the tour, you will also marvel a walk in Catherine's Park which covers 107 hectares of land and serves as a perfect place to enjoy on a fine summer day far away from the busy streets of Saint 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