Private Tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park

Price
from 68 USD
Duration
5 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Private Tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park

Take advantage of the skip-the-line admission to the Grand Palace of Peterhof! Enjoy exquisite interiors and roam unique gardens filled with flowers and fountains. Learn all about Peter the Great and his maritime passions, about opulent balls and grand receptions.

Highlights
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  • Grand Palace of Peterhof
  • Peterhof Park

Explore one of the most beautiful Imperial Palaces - the Grand Palace of Peterhof. Severely damaged during the Second World War, thanks to the efforts of dedicated staff, this palace was brought back to life and restored to its former beauty from photographs and maps in the 1950s. A complex combination of Baroque and NeoClassical styles, this palace is a real gem of Russian architecture, and you will surely fall in love with it the way we have. Hundreds of fountains and golden statues surround Peter's Palace - Russia's answer to Versailles. Unfortunately, in winter, the fountains are turned off, and wooden boxes cover the garden statues.


1 hr

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engineering masterpiece with no pumps, but with a unique location, selected specially to make this miracle happen. The force of gravity provides all the strength and the power of the fountains. A great photo opportunity for keen photographers. Take some time to see the surrounding gardens and Peter's villa Monplaisir. Unfortunately, in winter, the fountains are turned off, and wooden boxes cover the garden statues.

1-3 hrs

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting place: at your hotel lobby
10:30 Meet your guide and driver at your hotel lobby.
Transfer to the Peterhof Imperial Residence located to the south-west of Saint Petersburg.
11:15 - 14:45

Enjoy an spectacular guided tour of Peterhof Grand Palace with Skip-the-Line Admission to minimize crowds and waiting time. 
While on tour you will lean the history of Peterhof, its secrets and hidden gems. 

When inside the Grand Palace, you will explore the stunning golden interiors of the Baroque loved by Empress Elizabeth, sophisticated Neo-Classical beauty preferred by Catherine the Great and absolutely unique private interiors of the XVIII centuries. 

After the palace tour you will explore one of the most amazing parks in the world, will learn about it's unique fountain system and admire beautiful statues and flowerbeds surrounding the residence.

You are welcome to have a quick lunch in one of the park local cafés!

14:45 - 15:30  Return to your mini-van and set off back to Saint Petersburg
Book this tour
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($ 35)
($ 35)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan / minivan / minibus (depending on the group size)
  • Special Skip-the-Line admission to Grand Palace of Peterhof
  • Lower Park admission
  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge for other guides:
  • - German, French or Spanish: 20 USD per group
    - Portuguese or Italian: 35 USD per group
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.
  • Not recommended for child aged 5 and under
  • Infants (0-3 y.o.) and children (4-5 y.o.) are free of charge if they do not occupy a seat in vehicle!
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.


Meeting place: You will be picked up from your hotel. 
Meeting time: 09:00 a.m. 


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