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Catherine Palace Tour 1

Also check PALACE TOUR 2 and PALACE TOUR 3

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Opening Hours

Open Wednesday–Monday

April 24–October 17:

10.00–18.00 (last admission 17.00)
Closed Tuesday

Late October–April 23:

10.00–18.00 (last admission 16.45)
Closed Tuesday and Last Monday of each month; also January 1

During autumn / winter / spring school breaks: TBA

Timed Admission

Timed Tickets to Palace include Park Admission* and are available:
in advance & on the day: at our Official Website 
on the day
    – Apr 24–Oct: 10.00–16.45 at Ticket Booths at Catherine Park 's Main Entrance near Lyceum Arch.
Nov–Apr: 10.00–16.45 at Information Centre near Lyceum Arch.
Note: Tickets are named, therefore valid hard-copy IDs, as well as documents allowing free or reduced rates, are required.
Audio guides not included in tickets **

Adults – Rub 1200 (full rate; reduced rate only for Russian & EAEU residents)
Students (with hard-copy ID), visitors under 18 – Rub 610
Visitors under 16 – free

* Park Admission included in Palace Tickets only when Catherine Park is ticketed late April to late October
** Audio guides in English, French, German, Italian, Chinese or Russian available for Rub 200 at Audio Guides Desk, with Valid ID to be deposited (returned after tour)


Important Information:

Cards accepted at Ticket Desks: VISA, MasterCard, Maestro, UnionPay, JCB, МИР

Wheelchair Accessibility Information

Palace Tour 1 currently includes the following palace interiors:
(combined with Palace Tour 2 in Late October–April, except during some school breaks)

  • Main Staircase
  • Chevalier Dining Room
  • Great Hall
  • First Antechamber
  • White State Dining Room
  • Crimson Pilaster Room
  • Green Pilaster Room
  • Portrait Hall
  • Amber Room
  • Picture Hall
  • Small White Dining Room
  • Chinese Drawing Room of Alexander I
  • Pantry
  • Green Dining Room
  • Waiters’ Room
  • Stasov Staircase

Lyons Hall is currently available only on Palace Tour 2

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