The Palace can become crowded and you may be expected to queue outside in all weather. There is up to 3½ hours’ total walking on this tour including stairs and gravel pathways. Protective overshoes are provided inside Catherine Palace, which can make the floor slippery and care should be taken. Camera and video fees are included in the tour cost. Flash photos are not permitted inside and photography is prohibited in the Amber Room. It is forbidden to take long overcoats, large bags, umbrellas or bottles inside. The order of visits may vary. This tour is a truly unique experience and needs to be booked early to avoid disappointment.