Guided tours and Excursions

An Overview Tour of the Palace
Included in the tour are the state apartments and exhibitions located in the Central Block, the private Chapel and the underground passage. The tour lasts 1.5 hour.

Tour of the Palace Park
This one and a half hour tour includes visits to the Private Garden, the Venus Pavilion and the Birch House.

Overview Tour of the Priory Palace
The Priory Palace is Gatchina’s landmark. This unique structure was conceived by the architect Nikolay Lvov for the knights of the Maltese order and constructed in 1799 of rammed earth.
The Museum offers a tour of the palace focusing on its history, the Maltese order, the building techniques used and the architect Lvov. Also displayed here are scale models of the palace and Chkalov street, which is among the town’s oldest streets.

The Family Members of the Emperor Alexander III in Gatchina
Located in the Arsenal Wing of the Palace, the exhibition The Family Members of the Emperor Alexander III in Gatchina features memorabilia of the imperial family and their private rooms. The exhibition focuses on the life of the tsar’s family in Gatchina Palace. The tour lasts 1 hour.

The Signal Tower
You will have a chance to climb up to the viewing platform to see a bird’s-eye view of the town. You will also see a unique exhibit which is displayed there. The tour lasts 45 minutes.

The Palace of the Two Emperors
Included in the tour are the state apartments and some of the exhibitions displayed in the Central Block, the exhibition Alexander III’s family in Gatchina and the underground passage. The tour lasts 2 hours.

Boat tours on the smooth waters of the park lakes
This tour gives you an opportunity to view the Palace from an unusual angle, from the surface of the White Lake. Duration 1,5 hours.

Individual Tours
If you would like to make a proposal in the unusual setting or just to explore the palace away from tourist groups, call us at +7(81371)20041 and our staff will develop the most fascinating and romantic tours for you.

Themed Tours:

— The Clocks of the Gatchina Palace;
— Biblical subjects in Palace’s collection of paintings
— Classical myths in the Palace interiors;
— The Children of the Russian tsars;
— Holidays and everyday life at the Gatchina Palace;
Duration 1 hour.