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  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Peterhof Palace

Peterhof Private Tour with a Hydrofoil Option

Product ID: 898
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!
About this activity
Duration: 5 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

From your hotel
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Hotel drop off

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• 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

  • Service
    4.5 / 5
  • Organization
    4.4 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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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

Exepcional

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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very comfortable trip, an experienced guide and driver. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions without hesitation.

July 24, 2019

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MariaRose Tours

Product ID: 898