No visit to St. Petersburg is complete without a trip to at least one of the world-famous Imperial palaces in the city's suburbs. A showcase for the wealth and tastes of the Emperors of Russia from Peter the Great onwards, these extraordinary estates boast sumptuous palaces, extensive landscape gardens, and a treasury of art and history.
Your adventure is dedicated to the emperor's summer residence. You will have ample time to browse the imperial Catherine palace, absorbing the magnificence and its unforgettable Amber room. Lunch will be a great break before moving to the city of fountains, the Peterhof Grand Palace and Park, dubbed the Russian Versailles. Reminiscent of France's Versailles, and rivaling it with its splendor, you are given access to its detailed grounds and grand halls. Having served as the Tsar's summer residence, its grounds are dotted with countless fountains (like the spraying Joke Fountain), monumental ensembles, and charming pavilions. Note that all of our tours in St. Petersburg are operated by authorized guides, and you therefore do not need to secure an independent visa in order to participate in this tour. However, in order to book this tour, you must provide us with full names, dates of birth, nationality, and passport numbers for each tour participant so that our guides can secure the proper tour visas on your behalf. Note also that, if you wish to explore St. Petersburg on your own while not accompanied by one of our guides, you will need to secure an independent visa.Itinerary10:00 Pick-up Meeting at the ship (please, note the start time of the tour will be adjusted depending on your ship arrival time) 10:00 - 11:00 Transfer to Peterhof 11:00 Peterhof Fountains Park 11:15 - 12:00 Peterhof Grand Palace 12:30 - 13:00 Peterhof Park and Gardens 13:00 - 14:00 Transfer to Pushkin 14:15 Lunch break (not included) 15:30 - 17:00 Catherine Palace & Amber Room 17:00Drop off Return to the ship.