Peterhof Private Tour with a Hydrofoil Option

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Peterhof Private Tour with a Hydrofoil Option

From US$ 164.29 per person

St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore The Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Come see for yourself!

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Free cancellation
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Small group
Limited to 15 participants
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
French, German, Italian, Spanish, English
Pickup included
From your hotel

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover Peterhof Large Palace
  • Explore Peterhof Upper and Lower Parks
  • Admire the parks' unique fountain system
Full description
Come and discover Peterhof - St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore The Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Peterhof is perhaps St. Petersburg's most famous and luxurious Imperial estate. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The palace at Peterhof sits amidst an enormous park, adorned with fountains, statues and pavilions. The Upper Garden is a typical French-style formal garden with five fountains including one depicting Neptune, the God of the Sea. The estate's Lower Park lies between the Grand Palace and the seashore and boasts the world's largest system of fountains, earning the title the "Russian Versailles". The park's unique fountain system was designed in the 18th century and doesn't require the use of any pumps to operate the fountains. There are three major cascades and over 140 fountains in the park. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace and featuring an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features are definitely worth seeing!
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transport in a comfortable car or minivan
  • Palace and Park entrance fees
  • local guide
  • Meals
  • Hotel drop off
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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  • The fountains operate from early May to early October
  • Tour in Spanish, Catalan, French, German, Italian and Portuguese
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 82 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.8 / 5
  • Transportation
    3.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
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Great Tour not to be missed!

Beautiful Castle and Gardens. This one may outdo Versailles. Our Tour Guide Lydia was excellent in explaining everything without being too pedantic and complicated. First class from pick up at the Hotel to the finish st Hermitage Museum. She even organised two Taxis, so that when the Hydrophoil mores, they would be waiting for us.

May 28, 2018

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A visita foi muito bem planejada e obedeceu rigorosamente os horários estabelecidos com a guia. A visita ao palácio e jardins foi calma e as explicações da guia permitiu aprender muito sobre a história e cultura da Rússia. As fontes de água são fantásticas, principalmente a do cachorro perseguindo os patos . Rsrsrsrs. A volta de barco foi fantástica com uma visão espetacular da cidade de São Petersburgo desde do golfo da Finlândia. Passeio altamente recomendável.

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July 22, 2019

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Un anniversaire innoubliable !

Rêvant depuis des années de visiter ce château je comptais le faire dans les meilleures conditions, quand je vois tous les groupes et autres hordes de touristes faisant ressembler ce paradis à l enfer sur terre. Je ne regrette pas un seul instant d avoir pris une visite privée, j ai passé une journée merveilleuse. Un grand merci à ma guide Xsenia !

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July 1, 2019

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