St Petersburg’s: Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens Tour

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St Petersburg’s: Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens Tour

From $185.48 per person

Visit the Imperial Palace of Peterhof on a 4-hour tour that includes a high-speed boat ride from St Petersburg. After zipping along the Neva River from Winter Palace, step onto dry land at Peterhof and explore its Lower Park and Grand Palace.

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Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your hotel
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Learn about historical and architectural features of the UNESCO World Heritage Site from your knowledgeable guide
  • Admire the world’s most elaborate fountain system
  • Stroll through the Lower and Upper Gardens and visit the Grand Palace
  • Enjoy a 45-minute sightseeing cruise by speedy hydrofoil, and admire the city sights along the Neva River - if option selected
Full description
Leave your hotel, and travel to the waterside behind St Petersburg’s Winter Palace where your boat awaits. If you have chosen the Neva River boat ride, step aboard and take a 45-minute sightseeing cruise by speedy hydrofoil, admiring city sights along the Neva River. Hop off your boat at Peterhof Estate, and head inside its Lower Park, home to more than 140 fountains in a setting reminiscent of Versailles Gardens. Stop for photos by the statue of Samson boldly holding a lion’s jaw open at the Grand Cascade, and admire other notable water features such as a fountain spouting with Chinese dragons. Inside Peterhof itself, you’ll explore the lavish Grand Palace with its gilded statues and opulent furnishings. Learn about the palace’s history as you explore the richly ornate rooms. From the palace, head to the Upper Garden for a stroll and see more fountains including the God of the Sea, a cascade statue that portrays Neptune. Beware of water features that were designed to soak guests, in particular, a clever feature cunningly designed as an umbrella. It drips on whoever dares sit below it. When your Peterhof tour ends, travel back to central St Petersburg and finish with a drop off in the center.
  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • 45-minute cruise on the Neva River - if option selected
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop off
COVID-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

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  • A confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please note if there is heavy fog in St Petersburg you will be transported to Peterhof by car, and the return trip will be by the hydrofoil cruise
  • The tour does not operate for cruise ship passengers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 12 reviews

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Well organized trip in spite of the weather

Wind and rain could not spoil the Peterhof trip today. Our guide Dacha was the Sunshine we were so anxieus looking for. She guided and saveguarded us during our stay at Peterhof and provided us with usefull information in a pleasant way. Even the notorious looking female guards of the museum did not impress her and she guided us in a gentle and informative way through the highlights of the palace.

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September 1, 2017

Excelente lugar para visitar

Lastima que no hubo coordinacion entre la guía y los turistas, perdimos mas de 2 horas tratando de localizar a 7 turistas; que nunca los encontraron y eso hizo que al grupo que eramos 7 nos pusieran de malas por traernos mas de 2 horas en el autobus, unicamente visitando hotel en hotel

July 4, 2018


Palácio lindo, getyourguide péssima no serviço.

O palácio e lindo, mas é importante perceber que foi todo reconstruído, não é original, para não se sentir enganado.O engano aqui é mesmo no preço do bilhete que custa 1500 rublos (900 pelo palácio e 600 pelos jardins). A getyourguide cobrou me 111 euros por pessoa, porque disse que incluía guia no palácio e a viagem era toda feita em Hydrofoil (barco). Vieram buscar nos ao hotel em bus e fomos até ao palácio de autoestrada. Ainda fomos avisados que o regresso era idêntico, mas como nos recusamos, porque a excursão paga nada disso indicava, lá nos fizeram o “favor” de dar o bilhete de barco. pior, foi a entrada para o palácio, com uma espera de mais de uma hora ao sol.Pessima organização, apesar da guia ser razoável, mas tentou descarta se do incidente da viagem de barco.Muito mau.Nao recomendo a operadora.

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June 5, 2018

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