Private Tour of Peterhof and Grand Palace from Saint Petersburg by boat
Visit the most renowned Russian Imperial Estate. See the Grand Fountain Cascade, Lower Gardens, Upper Gardens and the Grotto on a tour of Peterhof – also known as "Russian Versailles". Along with a personal guide, explore masterpieces of landscape design with over 150 fountains.
Private Tour of Peterhof and Grotto from Saint Petersburg by boat
Total tour price
Adults (age 15-99)
Youth (age 1-14)
Duration: 5 hours
Get picked up by our guide and take a scenic drive to Peterhof – "Russian Versailles."
On the road learn the history of Peterhof and why Peter the Great decided to construct it.
Start your tour 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.
Visit the numerous chambers and halls dedicated to the Russian Imperial victories in various wars.
Marvel at one of the most extensive waterworks of the Baroque period.
Take a picture next to the Golden Statue of Samson that represents Russia's victory over Sweden in the Great Northern War.
Walk 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.
Continue strolling around the Lower gardens and be charmed by the original 18th century appearance of the 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.
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.
Relax as the comfortable Hydrofoil takes you back to the center of St.Petersburg, while you enjoy the spectacular views of the Neva River.