Fountain park, Grand Palace and one of small museums
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.
Grand Palace is closed on Monday and last Tuesday of every month but the tour can be customized to visit just the gardens and small palaces.
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 and one of small palaces (museums), which one- depends on the day of the week, they have days off on different days.
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)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 rubles - for lunch or less for snacks
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.