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PETERHOF TOUR

Peterhof Palace is one of St. Petersburg top highlights. Peterhof Palace tour is suitable for anyone who wants to see the impressive architecture and one of the most beautiful parks in Europe. You will visit the Peterhof Palace interiors, the Lower and the Upper Gardens. Additional tour to the Monplasir Palace is available.

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Duration:
5 hours
Available
daily
Getting around
private vehicle
Start time
8.30 - 15.00
Tour Description

Welcome on our Peterhof Palace Tour! Peterhof (or ‘Petrodvorets’ in Russian) is located in a 1-hour drive from downtown St. Petersburg. Private transportation is used to get to the area. The residence is frequently called Peterhof Summer Palace, since the most iconic views are available in the summer only. The famous Peterhof fountains operate May through September.

Upon arrival at Peterhof you will see the views of The Upper Garden. Later on, you will have an inside guided tour of The Peterhof Grand Palace (tickets included). In the second half of our Peterhof tour you will walk around the most beautiful sites of The Lower Garden with fountains and pavilions.

The Peterhof Palace tour starts with meeting your private guide at the hotel lobby (or any other place that you specify). The start time is flexible. Please note, the Peterhof Grand Palace opening hours for guided tours are 10.30 AM – 12.00 noon, and 2.30 PM – 4.00 PM. The Palace is open daily except Monday and state holidays. Peterhof Gardens are open every day. It is possible to see Peterhof and Catherine Palace on one tour and get a better value!

ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL LEARN
  • how and where the Russian Tsars lived
  • how the Russian Versailles looks like
  • what is the best way to refresh yourself on a hot sunny day in Peterhof
  • what is the symbol of Peterhof
  • why Peterhof Palace tour is so popular
  • how many fountains you can find in the Parks of Peterhof
  • what is unique about the water supply system of Peterhof fountains
  • what festivals take place in Peterhof
  • interesting facts about personality of Peter the Great
PROGRAM
PETERHOF GRAND PALACE
Being a wealth of history and beauty, the Peterhof Palace is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Peterhof Palace is known to be the heart of the residence.
Upper Garden
The Upper Garden is used to serve as a parade entrance to the Summer Residence of the Russian royals. You can enjoy a relaxing walk along the alleys of the Upper Park and admire the views.
lower garden
Peterhof is a great complex of parks stretched along the Baltic coastline and The Lower Garden is the best part of it. With a wealth of history and beauty, the ensemble of Peterhof Palace and Park is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
samson fountain
Being the the most famous fountain of Peterhof, The Samson Fountain has a great allegoric meaning. It symbolizes Russia's victory in the Northern War 1700-1721.
Great Cascade
The Great Cascade is the architectural and compositional center of the whole Peterhof ensemble. It is the most iconic view in the Lower Garden.
fountains and pavilions
During this Peterhof Palace tour you will see the most iconic fountains of Peterhof. Your tour guide will share the best stories hidden behind them. There are also a lot of beautiful pavilions around the park, that definitely deserve your attention.
Monplaisir palace
The Monplaisir is a small palace of Peterhof - one of the structures located in The Peterhof Lower Garden. It is one of the earliest palaces of Peterhof ensemble, with striking arcitucture and breathtaking sea views.
church wing
Every 18th century royal palace traditionally had a church wing. This is where the tzars and tzarinas would come to pray. The Church Wing of Peterhof Grand Palace can't stay unnoticed. Its shiny domes glitter brightly even on cloudy days.
TOUR RATES
Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and more
Total price per tour 13 800 RUB 18 300 RUB 21 700 RUB 26 700 RUB 30 150 RUB 33 700 RUB upon request

 

WINTER 2018-2019: 20% OFF the price for all tours booked from the 1st of November 2018 till the 20th of December 2018, and from the 15th of January 2019 till the 30th of April 2019

What is included
Hotel pick up/drop off, private guide, private vehicle, all entry tickets, local taxes
What to add
    • Guided tour of Monplaisir Palace
    • Professional photographer
    • Early opening admission to Peterhof Grand Palace (before general business hours)
VALUE FOR MONEY
It is a great value for money to combine Peterhof Palace tour and Catherine Palace on one day. Contact us to learn your value.
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USEFUL ADVICE

Cameras are a must on this tour. A hat and sunglasses would be great on hot sunny days, as well as using sunscreen. Inside the palace backpacks have to be left in a cloakroom/lockers. A small travel bag can work well for carrying your valuables. Please note, it can be windy in Peterhof. Make sure that you are dressed properly.

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