St. Petersburg Catherine Palace Excursion Reviews

Catherine Palace, in the small town of Pushkin outside St. Petersburg, is a breathtaking example of baroque design. The bright blue exterior is gilded with more than 200 pounds of gold.
Sail Date: September 2018
Wow, an amazing display of opulence. The czars lived the good life
Wow, an amazing display of opulence. The czars lived the good life Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2018
This palace was stunning. Although extremely crowded we very much enjoyed this palace the Amber Room unbelievanle
This palace was stunning. Although extremely crowded we very much enjoyed this palace the Amber Room unbelievanle Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Sail Date: August 2018
Very interesting tour to Pushkin, a suburb of St. Petersburg where Catherine's Palace is located. Our guide was informative and the Palace quite amazing!
Very interesting tour to Pushkin, a suburb of St. Petersburg where Catherine's Palace is located. Our guide was informative and the Palace quite amazing! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
Again, a terrific one-of-a kind experience, although somewhat akin to Versaille. Still being reconstructed after terrible damage by the Germans in WW II, the amount of actual gold gilding is outstanding. The "new" Amber Room (the ... Read More
Again, a terrific one-of-a kind experience, although somewhat akin to Versaille. Still being reconstructed after terrible damage by the Germans in WW II, the amount of actual gold gilding is outstanding. The "new" Amber Room (the original was stolen by the Germans and is now lost) is wonderful and a world treasure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Sail Date: June 2018
We enjoyed this tour which included a second palace, a tour of the grounds, former boat house and a few other things.
We enjoyed this tour which included a second palace, a tour of the grounds, former boat house and a few other things. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Sail Date: June 2018
One of the highlights for sure. Over 150 golden fountains in the rear gardens!
One of the highlights for sure. Over 150 golden fountains in the rear gardens! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Sail Date: June 2018
We also visited Catherine's Palace. I was excited to see they were preparing in St Petersburg for the World Cup. Catherine's Palace started out amazing but then it became almost boring as each room looked the same. Loved our guide Anna.
We also visited Catherine's Palace. I was excited to see they were preparing in St Petersburg for the World Cup. Catherine's Palace started out amazing but then it became almost boring as each room looked the same. Loved our guide Anna. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Sail Date: May 2018
Alexandria was the best tour guide we've ever had, and we've been all around the world. The palace was interesting and the grounds really pretty. The drive from the ship through town was nice, too.
Alexandria was the best tour guide we've ever had, and we've been all around the world. The palace was interesting and the grounds really pretty. The drive from the ship through town was nice, too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2018
Beautiful palace with many open rooms to explore
Beautiful palace with many open rooms to explore Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: May 2018
Amazing public rooms. The sheers exuberance of the guilted decoration made me laugh out loud
Amazing public rooms. The sheers exuberance of the guilted decoration made me laugh out loud Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Sail Date: May 2018
We took this tour just to see the Amber Room. We entered early so it wasn't real busy. I would have liked more time to see the gardens, too.
We took this tour just to see the Amber Room. We entered early so it wasn't real busy. I would have liked more time to see the gardens, too. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: September 2017
We saw a lot in the two day tour best of excursion. Guide and things seen were good. It was too extensive a schedule done in two days time for older people due to the waits outside, stairs and walking. We did not get enough bathroom or ... Read More
We saw a lot in the two day tour best of excursion. Guide and things seen were good. It was too extensive a schedule done in two days time for older people due to the waits outside, stairs and walking. We did not get enough bathroom or shopping time. I think a full day and then maybe a half day the second day would have been better for us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: September 2017
We did not want to spend 2 full days on shore, so we took 2 short excursions that NCL was offering. Guiee Sergei was excellent and kept us busy with interesting information all through the drive to Pushkin and back
We did not want to spend 2 full days on shore, so we took 2 short excursions that NCL was offering. Guiee Sergei was excellent and kept us busy with interesting information all through the drive to Pushkin and back Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2017
Must see. The Marble Room is quite possibly the most amazing room you will ever see.
Must see. The Marble Room is quite possibly the most amazing room you will ever see. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2017
Catherine's Palace was beautiful but very overcrowded. There was a lot of gold throughout the palace.
Catherine's Palace was beautiful but very overcrowded. There was a lot of gold throughout the palace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2017
The tour guide was excellent and the Palace was incredibly beautiful, but very, very crowded.
The tour guide was excellent and the Palace was incredibly beautiful, but very, very crowded. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: August 2017
The other highlight of the Russian excursions. Here again crowds were a problem.
The other highlight of the Russian excursions. Here again crowds were a problem. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Sail Date: August 2017
We did not have early entry, but guide was very knowledgeable and got us in quickly. Always a crowd there if you don't go very early.
We did not have early entry, but guide was very knowledgeable and got us in quickly. Always a crowd there if you don't go very early. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: August 2017
What can one say? Good tour among all the thousands of people there that day. Impressive rooms, interesting displays, particularly Catherine's dress.
What can one say? Good tour among all the thousands of people there that day. Impressive rooms, interesting displays, particularly Catherine's dress. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International