The Gatchina Palace is considered one of the most remarkable among plenty of imperial residences near Saint Petersburg. In contrast to most of them, the Gatchina Palace is decorated neither with Baroque gilt fretwork nor with fountains and cupids. An Italian sculptor Rinaldi built it in the form of an English hunting castle. A delicate combination of Russian and English architecture lent the Gatchina Palace its own inimitable style. It was one of the most favourite imperial residences from Paul I’s enthronement up to 1917.
When in the Palace, one can take a guided tour of the Palace state rooms, Marble dining room, the Crimson drawing room, Paul I’s upper throne room and a famous underground passage. An impressive park nearby the Gatchina Palace competes for visitors’ attention. The park created as an English landscape garden dates back to the 18th century and tempts visitors with its magnificent ponds, canals and lakes, shady alleys and secluded spots near architectural pavilions.
- Services of a professional guide;
- Guide’s advice and recommendations;
- Transport services;
- Entrance tickets to the Gatchina Palace;
- Guided tour of the Gatchina Palace.
To be met by a guide in your hotel,please specify its name and address in your comments when paying.
Documents to take along: passport (ID) or copy. Other recommended items: a camera, suitable clothing and shoes for the weather.
Closed on Mondays and the first Tuesday of a month.
Tourists’ safety provision follows the requirements of All-Union State Standard (GOST Р 5064494).
Tour Confirmation Within 48 Hours
No cancellation fees more than 72 hours in advance
Reservation changes can be processed up to 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start of a tour. In case cancellations are carried out more than 72 hours in advance, 100 % of the total cost of a tour is refunded. If reservation is cancelled within 24-72 hours prior to the start of a tour, 50 % of its total cost is refunded. If reservation is cancelled less than 24 hours in advance, no refund is granted.
Payment for a child under 18 is equal to that of an adult.
Highly recommended!!! We had a small group, our family –so it was easy to ask questions. The guide was so informative and really made it so interesting. There were a lot of emotions. Thank you very much!!!! Saint Petersburg is the great!