Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg

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Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg information and booking

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$83
Duration
6 hours
Departs from
Your centrally located St Petersburg hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
Flexible; contact the local service provider to confirm your preferred start time
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Tour description provided by Viator

Explore Peterhof, St Petersburg’s breathtaking Tsarist palace, on a 6-hour walking tour with a private guide! Often considered Russia’s answer to the Palace of Versailles, the ornate palace complex is home to more than 140 fountains as well as extensive gardens and a collection of palatial buildings. Visit highlights like the Grand Cascade in the Lower Park, Grand Palace and Monplaisir villa, and learn all about the site’s rich history. The tour operates with a flexible itinerary and can be tailored to your interests.

Start your Peterhof private tour at a time that suits your schedule, enjoying a hotel pickup by luxury minivan. On the way to Peterhof, chat with your guide about the attraction and the places inside it that you particularly want to see. Your itinerary is flexible, so if there’s something you want to see more of, just let your guide know.

Hop out of your minivan and head inside the vast palace complex to explore its gardens and palatial buildings. Peterhof is often referred to as the Russian Versailles – a nickname that testifies to the site’s opulent grandeur – and your guide will introduce you to its best bits while talking about its history.

Wander through the Lower Park to discover some 140 fountains and water features, and stop for photos by the incredible Grand Cascade – a masterpiece that was partly engineered by Tsar Peter the Great himself. Then, head inside the Grand Palace and marvel at the lavish interiors left by the successive emperors and empresses who once called the place home. See Monplaisir villa and learn how the more-modest villa was the original – and favorite – Peterhof building of Peter the Great.

Roughly halfway through your tour, enjoy a break for lunch at one of Peterhof’s cafes (own expense). At the end of your walking tour, return to your minivan and finish your day with a drop-off at your hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by private vehicle

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee to peterhof