Private Tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park with Early Access

Price
from 50 USD
Duration
5 hrs
Activity Level
MODERATE
Tour Category
Private Tours
Private Tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park with Early Access

Take advantage of this Skip-The-Line Special Early Admission to Grand Palace of Peterhof to get ahead of crazy crowds of large-bus tours. Enjoy exquisite interiors and roam unique gardens filled with flowers and fountains. Learn 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. Badly 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 true gem of Russian arquitecture, and you will surely fall in love with it they 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 the garden statues are covered by wooden boxes.


1 hr

A relaxing walk in Peterhof Lower Gardens with a scenic view of hundreds of fountains. It's a real engeneering masterpiece with no pumps, it a unique location, selected specificly to make this miracle happen. All the force and the power of the fountaing are provided by the force of gravity. 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 the garden statues are covered by wooden boxes.

1-3 hrs

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting place: Your hotel lobby. 
09:00 Meet your guide and driver in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will carry a sign with the Lead Passenger's name on it.
Transfer to the Peterhof Imperial Residence located to the south-west of Saint Petersburg.
10:30 - 13:30

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

When inside 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. 

You will be able to see rare photographs of the palace right after WWII, learn about tremendous efforts of Soviet restorers to bring this beauty back to life.

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 beatiful statues and flowerbeds surrounding the residence.

If you are hungry, you are welcome to enjoy a quick lunch at one of the park cafes, or just keep exploring with your guide.

13:30 - 14:00  Return to your mini-van and set off back to Saint Petersburg.

Included

  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned sedan / minivan / minibus (depending on the group size)
  • Special Early Admission to Grand Palace of Peterhof ( *Note: no Early admission is provided by the palace during Low Season from October to April, thus regular admission is included into the tour cost)
  • Lower Park admission

NOT Included

  • Food & drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Surcharge for non-English-speaking guides:
  • - Spanish, German or French: 30 USD per group
    - Chinese: 55 USD per group
    - Portuguese, Italian or Japanese: 70 USD per group
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Important

  • 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!
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers except Infants because of Early Admission rate is the same for all ages in the Palace.
  • 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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