Peterhof tour

Tour snapshot:

Duration

5 hours

Pick up & drop off

At your chosen destination

A

Transportation

By private car or by boat

No hidden cost

Admission tickets included

Private guide

Professional & licensed

Lunch

Optional

Activity level

Moderate

Peterhof is one of the world’s most famous palace-park ensembles:
500 acres of wonderful parks, 200+ statues of ancient gods and heroes, 176 fountains of various forms and styles, four cascades, majestic palaces and a whole lot of decadence.

As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, Peterhof brings together the finest achievements in national and international culture of the 18-19th centuries. This unique complex was created by outstanding architects, decorators and sculptors, whose spectacular works of art slot perfectly into the natural beauty of the coastal landscape.
Peter the Great planned Peterhof as the residence of a sea king. This was to be his incarnation of Russia as a great European power, with a foothold on the shores of the world’s oceans, capable of competing with the finest Western courts — above all, with Versailles.

Even a few hours here are enough to feel the spirit of history, which still lives on and breathes in this magnificent place.

Be sure to not miss out on the stunning Fountains Show that takes place daily from May to mid October. This little bonus will be part of the tour for those lucky enough to be around at that time!

Available: daily*
*closed on Mon and last Tue of every month.
*Fountains are closed in Oct-Apr

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  • For a groups of 9+, please contact us for a special quotation.

Tour Overview:

The Peterhof Grand Palace

The centerpiece of Peter the Great’s “Russian Versaille”. Rastrelli’s incredibly ornate Ceremonial Staircase, crystal chandeliers, exquisite hand-crafted furniture, and sumptuous bedroom chambers as far as the eye can see are all in store for you here. You’ll dive deep inside both the private and public lives of each sovereign, revealing the pomp the Peterhof Grand Palace, in a friendly and relaxed setting with an expert in the field.

Fountain park and gardens

In addition to the charms of the palace itself, our tour includes the world-famous gardens which form a natural extension of the opulence found within the main residence. Breathtaking in their sheer scale and beauty, the gardens of Peterhof are like an encyclopedia of park design through the age of empire.

It’s famous ensemble of fountains classed as a World Heritage Site, where the Grand Cascade comprises 64 different fountains, and over 200 bronze statues, bas-reliefs, and other decorations. At the centre stands Rastrelli’s spectacular statue of Samson wrestling the jaws of a lion.

Alternative Tour Sights

This tour can be customised with alternative visits to Monplaisir palace (small but charming summer palace,Peter’s preferred retreat), Peterhof Hermitage (informal dining), Church Wing ( Bartolomeo Rastrelli’s richly gilded interiors), Bath Wing (unusual glimpse into the intimate daily life of the Imperial family).

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS

  • A private conversational tour with a certified Peterhof expert
  • Get the royal treatment: skip-the-line tickets plus we escort you to and from the palace
  • Lose yourself in the luxury and splendor of a palace for the ages
  • Enjoy a promenade fit for a king in the palace gardens
  • Each stop along your itinerary will be packed with tasty details and interesting facts, but never in a dry academic style.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • VIP skip-the-line tickets for entry into the palace
  • An exclusive private tour of the palace and gardens accompanied by your guide
  • Fun, fascinating tales about Peter the Great

WHAT’S NOT

  • A private audience with the ghost of Peter the Great  (he’s busy that day)

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