Visit Peterhof's Lower and Upper Parks, the Great Palace and the Smaller Palaces
Tour to Peterhof - the summer imperial residence will be one of the most spectacular part of your journey. Located on the Gulf of Finland and modelled after Versailles, Peterhof was the summer residence of Peter the Great. Its greatest feature is the 150 stunning water fountains located in the surrounding grounds. The park contains a spectacular Great Palace as well as many smaller ones, including Mon Plaisir, the Hermitage pavilion, many others. Originally Peterhof was a maritime residence of the Russian emperors.
***CUSTOMIZE - In case you are more than 3 people, please let me know and I will create a customized tour for you
Grand palace is closed on Monday, but we can visit lots of small pavilions instead.
It is possible to spend the whole day in Peterhoff - there are so many things to see. It is a big place with many palaces - but we can see a lot in 6 hours. During the private tour to Peterhof you'll see the largest and the most beautiful fountains in the World. All fountains of Peterhof work without any pumping from the beginning of the 18th century. Wonderful palace on the top of scarp creates enchanting impression. Peterhof located 30 km West from the St Petersburg city center and you should visit it one day!
The itinerary will vary depending on your interest and preference. Besides the Great Palace, Peterhof offers a great many places of interest, smaller palaces, beautiful parks and gardens with 150 fountains.
Please let me know if there are particular things on the Peterhof grounds you would like to see.
Note, that our plan might be affected by stormy weather. In such case we will take public transport or taxi. As well I can create customized tour if you want private car and driver in the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Let me know about your preffered meeting place.
End location: I take you back to your hotel; as well we can discuss it.
Duration: 6 hours
The tour to Peterhof may greatly vary depending on how much time you wish to spend there. Because Peterhof has about a dozen museums on it grounds and beautiful parks with 150 fountains. Each of them is intersting and worth seeing! So I put 6 hours which includes the time for the road, walking in the park, visit at least a couple of small palaces and pavilions, and maybe a short lunch in the garden.
This tour is done by car, but also possible to have a minivan/driver there and back depending on the size of your group.
A possible option is to go by by hydrofoil or by taxi, metro and public bus. The hydrofoil takes 1 hour there and 1 hour back.
My services as your personal tour guide/interpreter, car/driver services.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1500 Rubles - In case you need to buy something in a caffe.
Park entrance, visit of Grotto, Bath House - around 35 euro per person.
I am a guide and an interpreter/translator, and I am not a driver.
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The Peterhof estate is fascinating, both indoors and out. Elena is very personable, professional, knowledgeable, willing to adjust tour specifics to our interests and courteously assertive to make sure we got through lines, etc., as quickly as possible. Her English, while accented, is very good. Our only difficulty (five stars otherwise) with Elena was the softness of her voice. Even when outside in the quiet gardens of Peterhof our group of six would need to huddle closely around Elena to hear her.