Private Peterhof Tour With A Local Licensed Guide

Visit the most renowned Russian Imperial Estate. See the Grand Fountain Cascade

Adult (Ages 12+)
138
Children (Ages 6-11)
50
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Private Peterhof Tour With A Local Licensed Guide

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  • 5 Hours
  • Visit the most renowned Russian Imperial Estate
  • Daily at 10.30 am
  • Min age: 6
  • Languages offered: English
  • This is a Private Group booking tour, 1-14 people

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the most renowned Russian Imperial Estate
  • Learn about the city’s most famous sites with your local guide
  • Get picked up by our guide and take a scenic drive from Saint-Petersburg to Peterhof
  • Visit the Grand Palace constructed by the famous Italian architect Francesco Rastrelli.
  • Marvel at one of the most extensive waterworks of the Baroque period
  • Relax as the comfortable Hydrofoil takes you back to the center of St.Petersburg
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What to Expect

Visit the most renowned Russian Imperial Estate. See the Grand Fountain Cascade, Lower Gardens, Upper Gardens and the Grand Palace on a tour of Peterhof – also known as “Russian Versailles”. Along with a personal guide, explore masterpieces of landscape design with over 150 fountains. This tour really is amazing you will see visit one of the most beautiful palaces in the world and St Petersburg’s most sought after attraction. Return home with fond memories of Russia.

Tour Schedule Details
  • Starting time: 10.30 am
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Meeting point: Our guide will collect you from your hotel lobby
  • Ending point :  Our guide will return with you on a comfortable Hydrofoil that takes you back to the center of St.Petersburg
Itinerary

Full Itinerary

Your tour will include the following:

Scenic Drive
Get picked up by our guide and take a scenic drive from Saint-Petersburg to Peterhof – “Russian Versailles.” On the road learn the history of Peterhof and why Peter the Great decided to construct it.

The Petergof entrance tickets will allow you to go on a private Petergof Palace tour with your guide and enable you to explore hundreds of Peterhof fountains in both the Upper and Lower Gardens.

 
Upper Gardens
While visiting Peterhof you will be able to explore both the Upper and Lower Gardens of the estate. However, your tour will start in the French style Upper Gardens and discover why originally Peter the Great planted vegetables here.

Find out the interesting story of the fountain of Neptune and what does it have to do with the “Peace of Westphalia” Treaty.

 
Peterhof Grand Palace
Go inside the Grand Palace constructed by the famous Italian architect Francesco Rastrelli.

During your Peterhof Palace tour visit the numerous chambers and halls that are dedicated to the Russian Imperial victories in various world wars.

 
Grand Cascade
Marvel at one of the most extensive waterworks of the Baroque period. Enjoy the beautiful view of the Samson fountain and note the Gulf of Finland in the distance.

Take a picture next to the Golden Statue of Samson that represents Russia’s victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War.

 
Roman Fountains
Continue your tour walking along the colorful flowerbeds and see the famous Roman and Chessboard Hill Fountains.

Learn why the fountains are called Roman and what is the story behind their design.

 
 
Adam and Eve Fountains
See the monuments dedicated to “Adam” and “Eve” and learn why they are significant to Peterhof fountain ensemble.

Continue strolling around the Lower gardens and be charmed by the original 18th century appearance of the Peterhof park.

 
Monplaisir Palace (outside)
Discover why Peter the Great did not use the Grand Palace and constructed a smaller palace called “Monplaisir” (fr. mon plaisir – “my delight”) where he lived together with his family.

Learn why it was so important for Peter the Great to surpass Chateau de Marly constructed by Louis XIV.

 
 
Trick Fountains
Be careful around the “trick fountains” that can get you quite wet.

Find out why these fountains where the absolute favorite of Peter the Great.

 
 
Boat Ride
Relax as the comfortable Hydrofoil takes you back to the center of St.Petersburg, while you enjoy the spectacular views of the Neva River.

Marvel at the Southern Shore of the Gulf of Finland as you finish your Peterhof excursion.

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I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

This is a private group booking tour from 1-12 travelers price dependent on number of travelers

What is cancellation policy?

Cancellation fees – Cancellation fees may apply to any cancellations by the traveller of a service provided by Get-Locals.com. Unless otherwise specified, the cancellation policy is as follows:

  1. Cancellations for set tours and made more than 48 hours prior to travel receive a full refund;
  2. Cancellations for set tours made 48 hours or less prior to travel require the traveller to pay for the tour in full, and no refund will be issued.
  3. Cancellations for custom itineraries (“Create Your Own”) are as follows:
  • 60+ days to departure – Full refund
  • 59 – 31 days to departure – 50% cancellation fee
  • 30 days and under to departure – 100% cancellation fee

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In the event of bad weather forecast we will contact you the day before and offer you either a refund or an amended tour for the following day.

We always advice to wear suitable clothing for the day of the tour as not every day is guaranteed sunshine.

How do I find the tour start meeting point?

Our guide will meet you in your hotel lobby at 10.30 am