Tour to Gatchina Palace and the personal rooms of the imperial family
Attractions & guided tours

Tour to Gatchina Palace and the personal rooms of the imperial family

Free cancellation
Language: Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 6 hours 30 minutes
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Imperial family's ancestral home
  • Enjoy the views of the Palace after restoration
  • Get in touch with history
What to expect

This excursion will begin on the bus, where the guide will tell you about the history of the region and the features of the construction of Gatchina Palace, its English style and chivalrous spirit.

Once in Gatchina, you will discover the palace and its priceless treasures, which gave it the nichname "the suburban Hermitage". More than 40 halls and the famous underground passage are open for inspection.

The second part of the tour will be a visit of the mezzanine floor of the Arsenal square. On March 27th, 1881 Gatchina became the main imperial residence and Tzar Alexander III settled with his family in the palace, living in the mezzanine floor of the Arsenal square. In contrast to the lavish interiors of the front rooms, these low, small rooms have always been a surprise to contemporaries. But it was here that the imperial family felt most comfortable and cozy, because the whole apartment had an atmosphere which was fitting for their taste.

Among these apartments was the office of Alexander III, where he was engaged in public affairs and where there representatives of the ruling houses of Europe, the most famous politicians, scientists and artists met the imperial family. In 2007 the restoration of the historical layout of part of the rooms of the imperial family has been completed and a permanent exhibition has been opened.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Visit to the Gatchina castle-palace
    • Access to the underground passage leading to the lake
    • Access to the private quarters of Emperor Alexander III
    Reduced price
    • Students, pensioners and disabled
    • Children (ages 7-15)
    • Infants (ages 0-6)
    Where

    Nevsky Ave, 33литБ, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191011

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide at the Nevskiy Prospect metro station "Nevsky Prospect", you will find the "Turservice" Pavilion with red stickers at the corner between Dumskaya Street and Nevskiy Prospect, opposite to The Duma Tower and on the side of the Gostiny Dvor
    What to remember
    • Please do not forget to wear comfortable clothing and shoes, to bring your umbrella and your camera
    • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before departure
    • The reduced ticket is for students, pensioners and disabled with documents which prove their status
    • This activity is only offered in Russian
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Турсервис
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 10 hours before the experience begins.

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