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  1. Russia
  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Peterhof Palace

Peterhof Palace and Park Private Tour with Boat Ride Back

Product ID: 149591
Visit the most renowned Russian Imperial Estate. See the Grand Fountain Cascade, Lower Gardens, Upper Gardens and the Grand Palace in Peterhof – also known as “Russian Versailles”. Along with a personal guide, explore masterpieces of landscape design.
About this activity
Duration: 4.5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German

Pickup included

The guests will be picked up at their place of stay
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Grand Cascade, trick fountains, magnificent flowerbeds and statues
  • Explore the Upper Gardens and Lower Park, considered masterpieces of landscape design
  • Visit the impressive Grand Palace with its amazing mix of baroque and classical styles
  • Relax on a scenic journey on the Neva River by Hydrofoil
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary and personalized commentary from a private guide
Full description
Your guide will pick you up at your place of stay and you will take a scenic drive to Peterhof. As you arrive to Peterhof, start your tour in the French style Upper Gardens, pass by the Grand Palace constructed by the famous Italian architect Francesco Rastrelli and continue to Lower Park. Walk towards the Grand Cascade marveling at one of the most extensive waterworks of the Baroque period. Admire the golden statue of Samson that represents Russia’s victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War.

Continue your tour by entering the Grand Palace, arguably the most famous residence of the Russian Czars. See rooms which date back to the time of Peter the Great and marvel at the shining golden Baroque halls and rooms from the Classical period. Walk along colorful flowerbeds to the main square of the garden and see the famous Roman and Chessboard Hill fountain.  

Then, continue to the fountains of “Adam” and “Eve” that were originally modeled after the statues of “Adam and Eve” in the Doge’s Palace in Venice.  Be careful as you walk by several “trick fountains” that were absolute favorites of Peter the Great, to prank his numerous guests. Continue strolling around the numerous cascades and fountains as your tour slowly ends. After an incredible day take the Hydrofoil boat to enjoy the spectacular views of the Neva River as you travel back to St.Petersburg.
Includes
  • Private guide and driver
  • Hotel pick-up and return transportation from Peterhof by boat
  • Entrance to Upper and Lower Gardens
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Elena the guide was excellent. Unfortunately the tour was delayed by 45 mins (admittedly prearranged to change from 9.00 to 9.30 but she and also the taxi were late) so when we got to a Peterhof the place was absolutely crowded out with other huge tours so we lost any advantage. The so called VIP entrance was a joke and we queued there for over half an hour all tightly bunched up together. Once inside the staff efficiently moved us through, but it was a race so no time to dwell and look at the Artifacts. I was not aware when booking that the 12th June was a public holiday, though the crowds going into the Palace where nearly all tourists. As said above Elena rose above the difficulty and kept cheerful and professional in very difficult circumstances. By the end of the day we did say we had enjoyed it, but only after a nice lunch in the restaurant there and walk round the grounds. The gold fountains were superb

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June 13, 2019

Fantastic day perfect weather and great guide

We enjoyed a special day at Peterhof with our guide Alexander who is very knowledgeable on art and Russian history. Alexander was very attentive even on the trip to and from Peterhof giving historical explanations of area and sites along the way. She also went beyond the call of duty taking us to our destination after the tour as many roads were closed due to the Victory Parade. Would highly recommend Alexandra.

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May 11, 2019

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Product ID: 149591