Not available onTuesday; recommended to book well in advance.
Want to know what it feels like to be royal? Visit the most famous summer palace in our city: Catherine Palace, about 20 km from the city, was one of the royal summer resindences . Come to this luxurious place which was called “the jewelry piece” by contemporaries who saw it for the first time. Elizabeth, Peter the Great’s daughter, loved luxury and always tried to get the best. Her palace will try to overwhelm you with wealth and elegance. Elizabeth loved balls and masquerades. Find out more about the 18 century dances, imagine coming to a ball there dressed in the traditional XVIII century clothes. The ballroom is the biggest hall in all palaces outside of Saint Petersburg.See why the place in nicknamed the light gallery. Try to guess which doors are real ones and which are only mirrors that reflect candle light and make the space look larger. Look at your own reflection in the endless gallery but be careful. They say if you look too long, you may see your future there. The unique baroque style palace was restored after World War II which is a miracle. Enjoy the charm of the Amber Room- the most expensive art treasure which was ever stolen, never found again and restored only recently . After the tour of the palace stroll along the alleys that the Russian Tsars used to walk along, enjoy small pavilions in the park, get a chance to take pictures from the top of the gallery.