Private Tour of Peterhof Palace And Park from Saint Petersburg
Duration: 5 hours
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.
Private Tour of Peterhof Palace and Park from Saint Petersburg
Total tour price
Adults (age 15-99)
Youth (age 1-14)
* Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund
All tickets included
Highlights of Peterhof Palace and Park Tour
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marvel at the Southern Shore of the Gulf of Finland as you finish your Peterhof excursion.
We enjoyed a special day at Peterhof with our guide Alexander who is very knowledgeable on art and Russian history. Along with Alexander we explored both the Grand Palace and Park learning so much about Russian history. He also went beyond the call of duty taking us to our destination after the tour as many roads were closed due to the Victory Parade.
We highly recommend this tour. Everything worked wonderfully. We were picked up on time by our very nice guide (Svetlana). Svetlana was a wonderful tour guide who took us through series of palaces and gardens of Petergof. The five hours with her were very nice, we learned a lot about Russia, Saint Petersburg and of course the Petergof. Thank you for the great trip!
Awesome guide with an excellent English, was able to flawlessly navigate among a crowd/mob of other travelers. We were very happy to have her, as we could not have used our time as productively as with Eva's help.
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