Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel to bring you to the Tzar's Village (Tsarskoye Selo) - The Imperial Residence outside of Saint Petersburg to see Catherine's Palace and all the beauty it contains.
Enjoy skip-the-line admission to Catherine Palace and avoid the long queues of people at the museum entrance. Your guide will tell you about the majestic palace as learn about its construction and modernization as well as Catherine's penchant for grand balls, jewelry and sumptuous garments. You'll see the detrimental impact World War II left on the palace as you behold the presumed eighth wonder of the world, the Amber Room, which was destroyed and recreated thanks to the talented amber workshop masters.
Next, explore the palace's astounding royal park, abundant with flowerbeds, sculptures and park constructions/ You may have a quick lunch at a cafe or continue your stroll in the park before leaving for Saint Petersburg.