Duration: 5 hours
Runs: every day, except Mondays; May through September
Language: English. Other languages available upon request
- Private car/van
- Guide services
- All taxes and fees
Peterhof makes the very top of the list of Peter the Great accomplishments. No other ruler in the world has ever done anything like what Russian tsar did. Famous Peterhof fountains that work with no pumps make millions of people from all over the world to come to St Petersburg every year. Peterhof Palace featuring perfect mix of baroque and classical architecture is one of the most visited summer palaces of Russia.
This all makes Peterhof tickets hard to get. However, with this tour there is nothing you have to worry about – our guide will take care of all the passes, will arrange an easy way in and will make sure you get to see the best of Peter’s summer residence.
Our tour will take you through the gala rooms of the Grand Palace, where you will learn about the life of Russian rulers of the 18th century. You will see halls decorated with gold and silk, dining tables decorated with porcelain services made by the famous European brands, as well as the great collection of portraits.
Descending into the park you’ll get to see the best of famous Peterhof fountains, total number of which is over 150 and which spread around 250+ aces of formerly Royal land. We will start with the main highlight, the Great Cascade, where we go down to the Grotto so you could see how the fountains work and why no pumps were used in Peterhof.
Other highlights you will see: Chess Hill, Roman Fountains, monument to Peter the Great, the Sun Fountain. You’ll see kids playing around two trick fountains: the Umbrella Fountain and the Oaklet Fountain. We will proceed to Monplaisir palace grounds which stands overlooking the Gulf of Finland. Peterhof shore is famous for nice views opening up on St Petersburg and historic Kotlin Island.
Walking across to the Western side of the Lower Park we will cross the Sea Canal where, standing on the bridge, you’ll get the chance to see Samson fountain and Peterhof Palace one more time and take a picture of them from different angle. You will finish the tour seeing two other cascades, Lion Cascade and Golden Hill Cascage, Hermitage pavilion and Marly Palace, as well as many other smaller fountains.
We asked for a tailor made Peterhof private tour and we get excellent tour including Great Palace, fountains and gardens, perfectly tailored for our needs. Eugene is an excellent guide. Everything was organized so good that we skipped all the lines and didn’t waste time. Real VIP experience. Highly recommended !!!
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When you visit St Petersburg we want it to be your best experience and we work hard for that. We understand that sometimes, unexpected delays can occur, making schedule adjustments. If you need to cancel your appointment, we respectfully request at least 72-hour notice.
A lot of the people travel to and from Peterhof by Hydrofoil, a fast boat capable of crossing the Gulf of Finland in about half an hour making it very convenient for travelers to see more in St Petersburg when time is limited.
We would be happy to arrange skip the line tickets for this ride unpon request.
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