St Petersburg Royal Experience: Imperial Reception at Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo

St Petersburg Royal Experience: Imperial Reception at Catherine's Palace in Tsarskoye Selo
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$6575
Duration: 4 hours
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Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feel like royalty on this overwhelming experience found nowhere else. Enjoy a completely private tour of Imperial Residence of Catherine the Great after closing. You will watch special royal guests dancing in the Great Ball room and will toast to friendship between nations with a glass of champagne. And many more surprises to come!

Your tour guide will meet you by ship after passport control or at the lobby of your hotel. You will be escorted to your private comfortable vehicle (depends on the size of the group) and your magic experience will start.

Upon arrival to Tsarskoye Selo you visit the former Imperial Stable Houses with a collection of over 20 ornate carriages of various periods and epochs, and after that will proceed to the park entrance where you will be greeted by the Imperial Orchestra, which will escort you to the main entrance of Catherine’s palace.

During a special private tour promenade of the palace you will see all the highlights of the impressive Baroque Residence and will enjoy musical surprises in various halls of the palace.

You will conclude your tour in the Grand Ballroom where you will be greeted by a small chamber orchestra and will be offered a glass of champagne. The fanfares will announce the arrival of Empress Catherine the Great and her favourite Count Potyomkin who will come out to greet you, and together you will toast to the Friendship Between Nations.

The hall, which is decorated with chandeliers and mirrors, then plays host to a performance of classical music from a string quartet, while dancers in period costume demonstrate courtly dances.

As the evening nears its end, you will be escorted to the Main Courtyard, which amazes all visitors with its size and ornate decoration. Alas, it’s time to you say your final goodbye to the palace but this will surely be a memory to cherish forever!

Take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to feel like royalty on this overwhelming experience found nowhere else. Enjoy a completely private tour of Imperial Residence of Catherine the Great after closing. You will watch special royal guests dancing in the Great Ball room and will toast to friendship between nations with a glass of champagne. And many more surprises to come!