This eight hour tour is a great option for art and history lovers who would like to get the maximum out of their stay in St Petersburg. During this guided tour, you will visit the famous Catherine Palace in Pushkin, including the Amber Room and visit the Hermitage Museum with the emblematic Winter Palace.
On the way to Pushkin, your expert guide will make you familiar with the history of St Petersburg, the former Russian Empire and the emperors who ruled it. The original name of the area, where you are headed to is the Tsars’ Village (Tsarkoye Selo in Russian), as for nearly a hundred years Catherine Palace was the official summer residence of the tsars. In the XVII century, this magnificent estate was recognized as one of the most luxurious and its façade was the longest in the whole Europe. The gem of Catherine Palace is the legendary Amber Room, also recognized as the 8th wonder of the world. Your professional guide will explain the complicated history of this stunning place and you will be convinced that it is one of the best interiors in the world.
Back in the city, you are going to have a guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. The complex of Hermitage is the largest museum of Russia and one of the richest in the world. It is definitely worth visiting with a professional guide who will not let you get lost in nearly 1000 rooms of five historic buildings, including the former royal residence – the Winter Palace. No traveler can visit this museum without having his heart moved by a painting, a sculpture or a magnificent interior of a hall. Take this tour to find a piece of art that you will admire and remember. At the end of your guided tour, you are welcome to stay and continue exploring on your own.