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

5-Hour Private Peterhof Palace & Parks Tour

Product ID: 37724
Marvel at the 18th-century fountains of Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, and see a balletic display of cascades, joke fountains and ornate gardens. Wander the splendid parks, and admire vast expanses of green foliage, landscaped areas and more.
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Pick-up is available from hotels up to 5km from the city center. For those staying more than 5km from the city center, please negotiate with supplier a meeting point right after making booking.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Peterhof Palace and parks and see spectacular fountains
  • Get inside access to the world of tsars and Russian emperors
  • Escape the heat and dust of the city and stroll among refreshing cascades
  • Try to avoid - or seek out - the joke fountain that will spray you if you step on a certain paving stone!
  • Add an extra thrill and upgrade to a round-trip speedboat ride there and back
Full description
Take a scenic 5-hour tour of Peterhof Palace from St. Petersburg and admire exquisite Baroque and Rococo designs. Stroll through the landscaped parks of the Russian tsars of the 18th century.

Known throughout the world as a jewel of Russian art, Peterhof Palace and gardens was laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. Often referred to as “Russia’s Versailles,” it is every bit as extravagant as the French chateau.

Explore the Grand Palace, creating an imposing impression from the Lower and the Upper Parks. From its marble terrace, enjoy magnificent views over the Grand Cascade, made up of staggering waterfalls, no less than 64 fountains, and 37 elaborate statues. Encounter the chessboard Chess Mountain, fountains disguised as umbrellas, and a fountain that sprays anyone unlucky enough to step on a particular paving stone!

For an added adrenaline kick, you can take a 45-minute round-trip speedboat ride, arriving in style, although perhaps not quite as dignified as the aristocrats of old!
Includes
  • Professional private guide
  • Comfortable transportation (business-class car or public speedboat)
  • Hotel pickup (city-center hotels only)
  • Lower Park in Peterhof entrance
  • Grand Palace entrance (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off (only if traveling by car)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please note, this tour is not suitable for cruise ship passengers
• This is a private tour just for you: the transportation by car is private. However, you will share the speedboat ride with other passengers
• Please note that the fountains only operate from May until the end of September
• This tour is not available on last Tuesday of every month
• Rain ponchos will be provided only if it is raining when the tour starts
• Please note, the option "Only Lower & Upper Parks Tour by Car - No Palace" does not include a visit inside the palace
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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we highly recommend the tour. Everything worked wonderfully. We were picked up on time by our very nice guide (Svetlana). Svetlana was a wonderful tour guide who took great care of us. The five hours with her were very nice, we learned a lot about Russia, Saint Petersburg and of course the Petershof. Thank you for the great trip!

6 October 2019

A top visit

Very beautiful place ... do not visit Peterhof, it's a bit like visiting Paris without seeing Versailles ... visiting between May and October allows you to see the water games in the gardens ... we are very happy to have taken tickets through GetYourGuide because a real skip-the-line ticket, super interesting guide and as all the explanations are in Russian and the wardens are pushing ahead without stopping, we still had a very rich visit! Our guide (Sacha) was great!

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21 May 2018

The tour was amazing and the guide Ulga was very polite and knowledgeable. My only comment would be that we were disappointed by not having farewell gifts as described!

20 August 2019

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Product ID: 37724