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Catherine Palace and Park
Catherine Palace and Park

Catherine Palace and Park

Free admission
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Sadovaya St., 7 (Садовая ул., 7), St. Petersberg, 196601‎

The Basics

The blue-and-gold Catherine Palace is a highlight for visitors to St. Petersburg, from where it makes an easy half- or full-day trip destination. Many travelers combine a visit to Catherine Palace with a city sightseeing tour of Pushkin or stops at Peterhof Grand Palace and Pavlovsk Palace. It’s also possible to combine a palace tour with a tour of St. Petersburg’s most beautiful Metro stations.

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Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg
Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg
$125.00 per adult
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Private Tour St Catherine Palace
This was an absolutely amazing tour, our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable. Also we were taken around the Palace at the end of the day which mean't very few people were there and the opportunity to see everything was maximised. Thank you for such a fantastic trip.
David R, Oct 2019

Recent reviews from experiences in St Petersburg

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Very courteous tour guide...
Rajdeep_M, Oct 2021
Skip the line Catherine Palace and Park Admission Ticket
Very courteous tour guide and very helpful too. She was already present at the designated stop and had everything ready
star-5
Great for kids. Awesome for Adults.
Michael_B, Jul 2021
Catherine Palace with Amber Room
Amazing guide with an easy to book process including post purchase communications. Great with kids and use of English language.
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St Petersburg visit
Alexey_R, Nov 2020
2-Day Private Tour of St Petersburg with Peterhof & Catherine's Palace
I visited Saint Petersburg with my family for a holiday in October. Museums were empty because of restrictions so we enjoyed it very much with our guide and took lots of pictures. The only downside we had to wear masks all the time.
star-5
Awesome experience :)
Fernando_M, Mar 2020
2-Day Private Tour of St Petersburg with Peterhof & Catherine's Palace
It was an awesome experience, Nadia has lots of knowlodge of everything in St Petersburg, she took me even to see one Catholic church wich was not in the itinerary, because i said i wanted to see. She also takes really great photos and knows all the best spots and angles to do so. Thank you, Nadia. Greetings from your now brazilian friend.
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Amazing Experience and the best way to see the palaces
Richard_H, Feb 2020
Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
Fantastic experience - made all the better by our excellent tour guide Kate. She was knowledgeable and happy to make the day totally bespoke. Highly recommend this type of tour for a small group. We were a group of 6 and the private transport/ tour guide works perfect. It would be difficult to see the palaces any other way and I am so pleased we decided to use Viator for this experience.
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Amazing Tour!
Angela_H, Jan 2020
Private Imperial Residences Day Trip to Peterhof and Catherine Palace by Car
Wonderful tour! We were picked up promptly at our hotel and received an informative overview of St. Petersburg history as we traveled to the palace sites. Our tour guide, Kate, was knowledgeable and handled everything for us on location. She was very helpful and made the tour a true learning experience. I highly recommend!
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Catherine palace
Mary_V, Jan 2020
Catherine Palace in Pushkin/Tzarskoe Selo/ Mini-Group Tour. Amber Room & Gardens
A must see for all visitors in St Petersburg. Our delightful guide was very knowledgable and answered all our questions
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Tour of Catherine Palace
Suzanne F, Oct 2019
From St.Petersburg: Tour to the Catherine Palace and Amber Room
Our tour guide Olga was excellent! She is very knowledgeable with excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Our tour included hotel transport which was done very well.
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Fantastic
John C, Oct 2019
From St.Petersburg: Tour to the Catherine Palace and Amber Room
The arrangement so fine and the guide most charming and helpful. she helped us to learn about the site a great deal and she was so attentive.
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Catherine's Palace
Vida H, Oct 2019
Private Tour of Catherine Palace with Amber Room and Park in St Petersburg
Our tour guide was fantastic! Daria was most knowledgeable, pleasant and a delight to be with. She led us through with a tremendous amount of information and she made all the rulers real. Our trip would not have been the same without her.
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Fantastic
Deborah_C, Sep 2019
St.Petersburg Imperial Residences Tour of Catherine Palace and Peterhoff Gardens
This tour is a must see if you are in St Petersburg. Both Catherine Palace and Peterhof Gardens were stunning.
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Great Day
Penny_R, Sep 2019
Tour of Pushkin Catherine Palace and Peterhof Grand Palace
Wonderful trip. Victoria, our guide was very friendly, very helpful and extremely knowledgeable . Catherine Palace was a delight and the Amber room was breathtaking. Peterhof was also delightful but the gardens were stunning and all the more enjoyable because the sun shone. All in all a real treat of a day.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Plan to spend at least three hours exploring the palace’s 18th-century decor and exhibits, plus its sprawling park, to which entry is included in general palace admission tickets.

  • Lines can get long, especially in summer; consider purchasing tickets in advance or booking a tour.

  • Photography is not allowed in the Amber Room, and selfies are not allowed in Catherine Palace at all.

  • Official palace tours are typically in Russian, but most tours from St. Petersburg include an English-speaking guide. Audio guides are also available in English and several other languages.

  • The palace is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

Catherine Palace and Park are located about 12 miles (25 km) outside of St. Petersburg in the town of Pushkin (formerly Tsarskoye Selo). To visit by public transport from the city, take a suburban train from St. Petersburg’s Vitebsky railway station to Pushkin and then catch a bus or minibus to the palace. Alternatively, take the Metro to Moskovskaya or Kupchino and then take a minibus to the palace, or book a small-group or private tour that includes hotel pickup and dropoff in St. Petersburg.

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Trip ideas

Top Parks and Gardens in St. Petersburg

Top Parks and Gardens in St. Petersburg


When to Get There

Catherine Palace and Park are open year-round, but the park is best visited in late spring when flowers are in full bloom and in fall when the leaves change colors. The palace’s opening hours vary by season, but the site is generally open to the public Wednesday to Sunday from noon to 5pm or 7pm.

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Things to See in Catherine Park

After touring Catherine Palace, travelers should definitely check out Catherine Park. More than a dozen pavilions are spread throughout the green space, including the Grotto, the Upper and Lower Bathhouses, the Cameron Gallery, the Creaking Summer House, and the Concert Hall.

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