Small-Group Tour of Peterhof: Grand Palace and Park
- Small group
- Transportation included
- Skip the ticket line
Anna picked me up from my hotel, I was the only one in attendance so it was a private tour. She drove me to Peterhof in her car, pointing out Stalinist architecture along the way and chatting to me about imperial and Soviet history. We toured both the palace interior and gardens, except it was winter, so we spent less time in the gardens. The ability to "skip the queue" was very helpful as we bypassed several large tour groups and it was cold outside. Anna was very knowledgeable and engaging when it came to touring the palace staterooms. I asked her for recommendations for Georgian cuisine, and she dropped me off at a restaurant close to the city centre on the way back. The tour was 4-5 hours in total, including travel time, and I think it would have taken me much longer had I decided to visit Peterhof by myself (and would have been less informative - audioguides are great, but a poor replacement for a real, live guide). Would recommend. Pro-tip: message the guide to confirm meeting
Really enjoyable day trip from St Petersburg. There were only three of us plus the guide on this trip, which made getting around so much easier than larger groups. The guide picks you up from your hotel, and private transport to the palace, about an hour away. Once inside the knowledge of our guide was great. Our only problems were larger groups holding us up as we walked around the palace. The gardens are as extensive with all the gravity fed fountains. A great insight into how Royalty lived, and how they were influenced by many other cultures around Europe.
A very busy two days. Our guide, Valeria from Marina Wilson Tours, was very informative and gave us a wonderful experience of St Petersburg. There were only the two of us on the tour so we had the personal attention of our guide and driver. Entry to Catherine's Palace and the Hermitage was very speedy and 'beat the crowds'. Lunches were excellent and in unusual restaurants rather than the usual mass cratering of most tours.
today we had a guided tour of the Peterhof Tsar residence and gardens olga was our guide and she made it a wonderful experience not only was she knowledgeable her english was excellent and she had a lovely personality on top of that the palace and gardens were amazing we will be recommending the tour and hopefully they will be lucky enough to get olga as a guide
Maria was an excellent host for us în Sankt-Peterburg. She is very responsive, knowledgeable, helpful and caring guide doing her Best în order for us to feel very confortabile în her Town. We recomend her and The company organising this your, IT was a very good experience. Even The driver was extremly respectful and nice.