Catherine & Alexander Palaces
Private shore excursion in St Petersburg
Visit the extravagant Catherine Palace
Visit the nostalgic and modest Alexander Palace
Private St Petersburg shore excursion to the splendid Catherine Palace at Tsarkoe Selo and also the Alexander Palace close by, invariably neglected by other tours in St Petersburg, but which was the last real home of the imperial family before their imprisonment.
Great private shore excursion in St Petersburg, Russia, to Tsarkoe Selo, Pushkin
A magnificent shore excursion in St Petersburg starts at the cruise ship terminal where you will meet your guide. Catherine’s Palace is the most famous of St Petersburg’s magnificent imperial palaces, a jaw-dropping extravaganza filled with exquisite art, furniture and decorations. Close by is the once-grand but now neglected Alexander Palace, but this was the real home of the doomed Tsar Nicholas II and his family, far removed from the opulence of the official court until their exile and imprisonment – here you can see photographs and personal belongings scattered around the private quarters of the last imperial family.
Please note this tour is not available on Tuesdays. The tour lasts around 6 hours. A Russian visa is not required for this tour.
- English speaking local guide
- Private car and driver
- Entrance fees to Catherine and Alexander Palaces
- Cruise ship terminal pick-up and drop-off
- Meals, entrance fees not listed above
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Gratuities to driver, guide