Skip-the-Line Private Peterhof Tour with Return by Hydrofoil

Tours & Sightseeing in Peterhof
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Tour description

Visit Peterhof, the most spectacular of the royal summer residences in the vicinity of St Petersburg. Take a million pictures of the famous fountains, cascades, palaces, and pavilions that form a truly unique complex of parks and palaces that does not stop leaving the visitor speechless. Have an excursion to  the Grand Palace of Peterhof or Petrodvorets that served as the official royal residence of the Romanovs, the Russian monarchs. You will return back to St Petersburg by a hydrofoil boat that will take only 30 min to arrive at the Palace Embankment in the center of St Petersburg.

On the way to Peterhof by a car or minibus, you will see the residential areas of St Petersburg and your experienced guide will tell you some practical information about living in the city. If time permits, take a short subway ride and see some of the famous metro stations knows as the underground museums. Your private guide will give you a thorough tour of Peterhof, an ensemble of palaces and parks located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland (the Baltic Sea). This splendid summer residence was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by the order of Peter the Great whose idea was to turn Saint Petersburg into a European city. You will have a guided walk along the Lower Park of Peterhof to see the cascades decorating it and find the joke fountains that splash the passersby when they least expect. You will be amazed by the luxury of the Russian Versailles, the abundance of fountains and the impressive amount of gold used for its decor. The fountain system of Peterhof is one of the largest in the world, it consists of 147 fountains, many of which were conceived personally by Peter the Great.You will have a guided excursion to the Grand Palace (Petrodvorets), where throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the finest Russian and West European architects worked on the facades and the interior décor, where Russian Emperors lived and celebrated their victories. At the end of the tour, we will return to the center of St Petersburg by a short hydrofoil ride (30 min) along the Gulf of Finland and the Neva River.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Bottled water and juice
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • 1-way hydrofoil ride (if the weather permits)
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
  • Welcome gifts
  • Ponchos in case of rain
  • All admission fees as per program
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's not included

  • Meals