Tour of the Fountain Garden and Grand Palace in Peterhof (Petrodvorets)
Peterhof is a unique gem in the collection of St. Petersburg sights. Started by Peter the Great on the shore of the Gulf of Finland it surpassed world-famous Versailles by its splendour and charm. Peterhof was the official summer residence of the Romanovs and now it's a huge museum-reserve with several palaces (big and tiny) and 150 fountains.
Fountains work from May to October. During the tour we'll see the fountains, including trick fountains loved by Peter the Great and the the Grand Palace.
Options - hydrofoil (can be added to your program upon your wish).
It's possible to see just the gardens without going inside the Grand Palace.
As Grand Palace is closed on Monday and last Tuesday of every month you can visit one of the small palaces instead. Contact me for these options!
I'll meet you at your place and a car/mini van will take us to Peterhof, a little town a one hour drive from St. Pete. On the way we'll see residential areas of the city and some historical monuments that survived WWII.
In Peterhof we'll see the Upper Gardens, the Lower Gardens, the Grand palace.
We can also make a break for lunch.
Then we'll drive back to St. Petersburg (if you don't choose optional hydrofoil. See WHAT'S EXTRA section)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In the lobby of your hotel
End location: Your hotel or any place in the downtown
Duration: 6 hours
Monday and last Tuesday of every month the Grand palace is closed. Another palace can be visited instead.
Fountains work from May to October. However winter time is perfect to visit Peterhof Grand Palace. No crowds! Contact me if you'd like to visit a palace in the low season (November-April)
car/mini van (hydrofoil can be added)
AC car/mini van with a driver
entrance fee to the Lower Gardens
entrance fee to the Grand Palace
Estimated Local Cash Needed
700 roubles - for lunch or less for snacks
OPTION: Hydrofoil - 700 rubles per person one way (+guide)
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.
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A great, iconic tour well-led by Irina. She was very knowledgeable and responsive to my interests for this private tour. A definite 5-star rating for the guide and tour. I look forward to touring with Irina again and highly recommend her.