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St. Petersburg Amber Room Excursion Reviews

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The Amber Room, a gift from the King of Prussia to Czar Peter the Great, is one of the most famous, mysterious, and majestic rooms of Catherine’s Palace in St. Petersburg.

bz

3 reviews

wonderful to have a tour guide, no waiting in line


Provider: Independent Operator

marymat

1 review

Fabulous. Incredible decor in the palace


Provider: Silversea Cruises

lagottogal

1 review

Amazing


Provider: Independent Operator

max_power_000

1 review

The amber room is part of Catherines palace. It is impressive..no pictures in this area.


Provider: Princess Cruises

alanoconnor

1 review

Very busy, but absolutely stunning. They've banned all photography, which was a disappointment, but so many people couldn't find the "flash off" button, or just didn't listen, that it led to a blanket ban, as the flash degrades the amber.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

George Elliot

1 review

Beautiful! TJ Travel guide got us in quickly before the crowds.


Provider: Independent Operator

Navsteve

1 review

see above, main review


Provider: Independent Operator

Purdue71

1 review

NantahalaCruiser

1 review

Amazing restoration - well worth the visit to Catherine's Palace just to see this room


Provider: Independent Operator

head4heights

1 review

A marmite room. Opinions were were rarely indifferent. I loved it, but sadly the palace 'stasi' forbade photographs in this one room. I can understand not wanting flash photography - few art museums do - so I assume the difficulty in getting ignorant and wilful tourists to understand the difference means its just easier to say "Niet". The workmanship that went into the place is just mind blowing.


Provider: AmaWaterways

babouchka

1 review

Not enough time to look around.


Provider: Viking Cruises

wickers

1 review

Still such a mystery surrounding this room but a great recreation.


Provider: Independent Operator

beachluver9

2 reviews

The room is a reproduction of the original. All amber was removed/destroyed in WWII. You you are a history buff and want to see original items, head to the Hermitage.


Provider: Independent Operator

shirleyuk

1 review

Wow again. It was just a fabulous experience to see this room.


Provider: Independent Operator

karbop1

1 review

Had a private two day tour for three of us which allowed us to visit pretty much every main destination and a few others besides. i would recommend SPB Tours highly.

Provider: Independent Operator

lewisltd

2 reviews

Too bad not allowed pictures


Provider: Independent Operator

ronnieb

1 review

Impressive


Provider: Independent Operator

blethers

1 review

Had to keep reminding myself that it *was* amber!

Provider: AmaWaterways

Dodifra

1 review

Interesting but a replica of the original which was dismantled and lost in the war.

Provider: Independent Operator

Lochani

1 review

Interesting place!

Provider: Viking Cruises

Cruisin-Geezer

6 reviews

About halfway through oure tour of the Catherine Palace we entered the Amber Room, the one room where it is not permitted to take photos. The walls are completely decorated in amber with the most intricate designs. The Catherine Palace was on the front line and occupied by the Nazis in WW2. Apparently, after the war all the amber had been plundered and the restoration has been painstakingly replaced using photos and documents to guide an authentic replacement.

Provider: Independent Operator

johnl.szabo@gmail.com

1 review

One of the real treasures of the trip, a place I dreamed of visiting.

Provider: Viking Cruises

muly

1 review

A must see. The WWII mystery is intriguing as well as the beauty. How did they do that?

Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises

MlleMag

1 review

If I had known more about amber's history I would have been more awed. A replica bec. original was taken by the Nazis and never recovered.

Provider: Independent Operator

nomadlin@comcast.net

1 review

Beautiful, though we knew it wasn't the original.

Provider: Viking Cruises

txtonc

2 reviews


Provider: Oceania Cruises

rmgjg

1 review

Very beautiful, but not original as all the amber was removed by the Germans during the 2nd world war, and it was never recovered

Provider: Independent Operator

DawgVoyager

1 review

This was part of our 2-day independently booked small group tour. We did not have any reserved time in the Amber Room at Catharine Palace. We only were able to get a glimpse as it was quite crowded with many tourists. We were able to stop long enough for our guide to give us some history about the room.

Provider: Independent Operator

supersecdd

1 review

It is truly amazing to see this room covered in different colored pieces of amber. Don't leave without seeing this room.

Provider: Independent Operator

bobby3334

3 reviews

Terrific,but so was the whole palace. I wouldn't go there just to see this.

Provider: Independent Operator

cathpiano

2 reviews

It's all amber, and if you love amber it's wonderful, but it's just a room.

Provider: Independent Operator

geekguy1

7 reviews

Truly one-of-a-kind, even in St. Petersburg, but there is MUCH that it competes with.

Provider: Independent Operator

ivanchemist

2 reviews

A very interesting room, part of Catherine's palace.

Provider: Independent Operator

gzerovti

2 reviews

We were lucky that we were allowed in that day. No photographs allowed in here. Absolutely spectacular room that has been reconstructed after war damage.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Misschad

1 review

One word describes this 'Stunning' although disappointed that we could not take photos but bought a book with the Amber room in it.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

chileno first time cruise

1 review

Magnificent...beautiful. has to be seen to be believed. Stunning photos

Provider: Princess Cruises

slix1

2 reviews

Very attractive room that is an exact replacement for the stolen amber. Pictures were not allowed which doesn't seem to have any basis for hurting the amber.

Provider: Independent Operator

Bonica Rose

1 review

Lovely room seen briefly as part of the Catherine Palace excursion. I would have preferred to have been allowed to take photos, which I had paid for as part of the Catherine Palace excursion.

Provider: Holland America Line

MNDutchGirl

5 reviews

This room will only be meaningful to you if you've spent some time learning about Amber and understanding it's meaning and history. Absolutely incredible!

Provider: Independent Operator

jimlaneart

4 reviews

I guess if you like amber you'll love this place. It was impressive if not exactly spectacular.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

vanvleckeren

5 reviews

This was part of Catherine's Palace. A stunningly beautiful room, different than what I had expected for some reason. My only regret is that they didn't allow us to take pictures.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

rgarick

1 review

Could have bypassed this Amber Room - not our favorite stop but part of history so it is included

Provider: Independent Operator

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