St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Peterhof - A Summer Residence of the Russian Tsars from Peter I till Nicholas II

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Tour Number

Activity Level

6965


Categories

Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

This 1-day VISA-FREE tour is customized specially for cruise ship passengers!


Traveling to Saint Petersburg makes no sense without visiting Peterhof, the Imperial summer residence of Peter the Great. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the Gulf of Finland from comfortable hydrofoil on your way back to the city.

Peterhof opening hours: Daily, 10:30am-6pm, closed on Mondays and last Tuesday of the month

St Isaac's Cathedral opening hours: Daily, 10:30am - 5:30pm, closed on Wednesdays

Itinerary

09:00-10:30 - meet your guide and driver at the ship. A scenic drive to Peterhof located on the Gulf of Finland (25km away)

10:30-12:00 - tour of Grand Summer Palace, designed by Rastrelli in the 1750s for Elizabeth, daughter of Peter the Great

12:00-14:00 - explore the beautiful gardens with its numerous fountains and cascades, "Russian Versailles". Lunch in the park (optional)

14:00-15:30 - drive back to the city (hydrofoil is optional)

NOTE: Hydrofoil trip can be canceled due to weather conditions

15:30-16:30 - tour of St Isaac's Cathedral, the main Russian Orthodox church in St Petersburg before the Revolution of 1917

17:00 - return to the ship

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you in the lobby of your hotel with a sign with your name.

End location: I will bring you back to your hotel or leave at any place in the city center.

Duration: 8 hours

Transportation

Comfortable A/C Mercedes car/mini-van

What’s Included

Tour tickets for visa-free disembarkment
Private tour guide service for one full day
Private driver/car service (8 hours)
Pick-up and drop-off at the port
Port fees and taxes

Please note that no photo allowed in Grand Peterhof Palace!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

600 roubles per person - snacks, drinks, wc, etc.

What’s Extra

Meal
Admissions - $60 per person
Hydrofoil tickets (optional) - $20 per person + your guide

A Recent Review of this tour

We took three tours with Alexander (Saint Petersburg walking tour, tour to Pieterhof, and tour of Catherine's Palace). Alex met us on time at the hotel on each occasion. He had arranged tickets for the sites ahead of time and it avoided us having to queue up to buy tickets; of course this came at a premium, which we paid for. Alex was very patient and answered our questions about various exhibits. We travelled on the metro in Saint Petersburg and Alex explained interesting facts about some of the stations
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