Embark on a half-day trip to Pushkin from Saint Petersburg and delve into a world of luxury, eccentricities and history. Explore the striking Catherine Palace and its famous Amber Room.
Pushkin and Catherine Palace Half-Day Trip
Having met in the central Palace Square, the tour sets off southwards, to the picturesque town of Pushkin, located only 24km from St Petersburg.
Established as an Imperial residence, Pushkin is home to the magnificent Catherine Palace, a complex of various buildings and gardens which was used as a summer residence by the Romanov dynasty.
Marvel at the ostentatious architecture and decoration of this landmark as you visit the various halls and rooms. Even though the palace was completely sacked by the German troops during World War II and the beautiful amber panels of the Amber Room have never been found, the palace is well worth visiting, as it has been completely reconstructed.
One of the highlights of this day trip is the majestic Amber Room. This luxurious chamber was decorated with breathtaking baseboards and furniture made of amber and gold leaf. The room was rebuilt just like it had been before the war; with mirrors, rococo furniture, carvings and gemstones. Discover the various theories about the Amber Room during your tour: Was the room burn during the Second World War? Or is it buried underneath this castle?
To finish, you can enjoy time off to walk in the beautifully-kept gardens and feel like a Tsar.
After exploring the Catherine Palace and learning about its fascinating history, the tour heads back to the centre of St. Petersburg.
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Tour in English
Students with ISIC card between 18 and 21 years oldUS$ 90.60
Children from 7 to 17 years oldUS$ 90.60
Children between 4 and 6 years oldUS$ 79.20
Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Priority access ticket to the Park and Catherine Palace.
Groups of up to 18 people.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (St Petersburg local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).