Private guide in St. Petersburg
Gatchina Tour in St Petersburg

Tour overview: 

Gatchina is a very unusual imperial suburban residence. The palace looks absolutely different from others, it’s not faced with colored plaster but with natural local stone. It looks more like French and Swiss hunting castle. Originally it was a gift from Catherine the Great to her favorite Grigory Orlov who helped her to become the empress. After his death it passed to her son Paul I. He spent many years here and he loved this place despite the fact that Orlov was one of his father’s killers. It’s quite a brutal manlike residence with a good collection of armaments and a real underground passageway.

Duration: 5 hours


By car/minivan (up to 6 persons)USD 240
By minibus (up to 18 persons)USD 240
By bus (up to 50 persons)USD 340

If you want to extend the tour it will be USD 40 per hour, by bus USD 60 per hour


  • Private guide
  • Car rent


  • Food and drinks
  • Admission tickets

Know Before You Go:

This tour is private. You will be picked up from the hotel. When the tour ends you may choose to stay in Gatchina or return to the hotel.

Please don't forget to provide your hotel address.

Meeting point:

Your hotel

Anna Maria

It was a very unexpected tour. We finished a Hermitage tour with Maria and asked if there was anything non-touristy around. She suggested going to Gatchina. We never heard of this place. It was beautiful and I'll never forget the gigantic fish in the pond nearby :) my heart stopped when it sprang out of water. 

Sander Bakker

Maria, our family will never forget this journey. You will always be in our hearts! Thank you