So this time we are going to the Catherine Palace to admire the unique Amber Room – the 8th wonder of the world!
The Palace of Catherine the Great – the most renown of the Russian Empresses who was originally German princess but managed to take the throne. This palace is an embodiement of the “Enlightened Absolutism” of Catherine – and we will tell you her story, while walking among the halls of this terrific palace.
The ensemble of palaces and parks, Tsarskoye Selo (Tsar’s Village in English) is a true paragon among the summer residences of the Russian emperors – the Romanovs and a UNESCO heritage site.
The Catherine Palace astonishes visitors with the golden baroque interiors belonging to the epoch of Empress Elizabeth, Peter the Great’s daughter. Can you imagine that here the Empress could host up to 3000 guests for dinner?
On this tour you will see the splendor of Golden enfilade, including the Crimson Pilaster Parlor, the Grand Hall, and definitely the true jewel of this place – the Amber Room. It took around 6000 kilogram of amber to reconstruct the room looted and lost by Nazis in the World War II. Its intricate combination of gold, mirror and amber creates the unforgettable image of opulence, grandeur and craftsmanship.
Neighboring the Catherine Palace, Catherine Park spreads out with its baroque and neoclassical style pavilions, Cameron Gallery and the famous lake. We will take you for a stroll around with beautiful and picturesque sceneries.
After the tour we will go back to the city center. You will be surely impressed with what you see during the tour.