Suburban Royal Palaces

Suburban Royal Palaces
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Board your motor coach for a narrated drive to the suburbs of St. Petersburg: to the south to see the Tsarskoye Selo (Pushkin) and to the west to Peterhof, passing Stalin-era buildings, modern residential apartments and dachas (country houses). This comprehensive full day tour gives you a unique opportunity to admire the most splendid palace and park ensembles of the 18th century that belonged to the Russian tsars.
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In Brief

Location:
Northwestern District, Russia
Country:
Russia
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
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Catherine Palace – Designed by Rastrelli, the ornate Baroque Palace is over 1,000 feet long and features an ornate blue facade. Gold onion domes crown the palace’s north end, the site of the chapel. Your tour visits the White Vestibule, Grand Hall, the Portrait Hall, the Crimson Pilaster Room and of course the famous Amber Room.
On the way to Peterhof you will have a chance to try
traditional Russian cuisine in a local restaurant.
Peterhof Park – Travel to another former summer Imperial residence. Set in magnificent parks, Peterhof is reminiscent of Versailles. The parks are dotted with countless fountains, charming pavilions and summer houses.
The diversity of the fountains in the park is surprising. From monumental ensembles like the Samson Cascade to the ever popular Joke Fountains, including one which sprays anyone who steps on a particular paving stone.
If the weather permits, we provide a complimentary
Hydrofoil trip. Hydrofoil is a safe and fast boat which rises above the surface of the water. The trip takes 45 minutes.

Inclusions

  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Ear set (for groups over 6 people)
  • Photo permits

Exclusions

  • Tips for a guide and driver
  • Lunch is optional

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Departure Point

Hotel

Returns To

Hotel or City center

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • In rare cases visit to Catherine palace can be replaced with visit to Palace of Paul
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

In Brief

Location:
Northwestern District, Russia
Country:
Russia
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:
See Availability