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St Petersburg: Peterhof Tour with Return by Hydrofoil

Product ID: 67203
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Enjoy a half-day private tour of the Peterhof (Petrodvorets) palace, one of St Petersburg’s most popular attractions. Explore the world’s largest system of fountains at the gorgeous Grand Cascade, and return by hydrofoil.
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Duration 5 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
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You will picked up from your hotel in St Petersburg. Please provide your hotel name and address

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  • Visit the stunning Grand Palace
  • Admire the world’s most elaborate fountain system
  • Behold the ornate Throne Room, Ballroom and other opulent interiors
  • Explore the Upper Garden and Lower Park, including the Grand Cascade and Peter’s Monplaisir retreat
Full description
This tour will take you to the Peterhof palaces and parks, conceived by the Peter the Great as a seaside residence, and unmatched in Europe. The Grand Palace was designed to capture the imagination of foreign visitors and includes the first picture gallery in Russia.

The estate's Lower Park lies between the Grand Palace and the seashore and boasts the world's largest system of fountains, earning it 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, which features an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion.

After visiting the palace and walking through the park you will enjoy a hydrofoil trip back to the city center, which will return you in just 30 minutes.
In winter time, you are welcome to the Grande Palace and to the garden. Fountains are drained out in order not to be frozen, but the tranquility of the snowy park and the beauty of the Russian winter will give your never-to-be forgotten memories.
  • Entrance fees
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Private tour of the Peterhof (Petrodvorets) palace
  • Transportation by air-conditioned car or minivan
  • Small-group tour to ensure a more personalized experience
  • Return journey by hydrofoil
What’s Not Included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Children must be accompanied by an adult
• Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
• When the hydrofoil is not available you will be taken back to your accommodation by car
• If for any reason the Grand Palace is closed you will visit one of the small ceremonial palaces instead

From US$ 310.35 Per group up to 1

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Product ID: 67203