Private Half Day Tour to Peterhof by Hydrofoil from St Petersburg

Private & Custom Tours in Peterhof

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Enjoy an excursion to Peterhof Palace which was founded in 1710 and was conceived as the main and most beautiful Summer residence of the Emperor.  Depending on the weather you will travel to Peterhof by Hydrofoil.
At the center of the Palace and Park ensemble of Peterhof is the Great Palace, situated on a natural hill. From its Central terraces in the Lower Park are two monumental staircases, framing the Grand cascade, the largest fountain construction of the ensemble, coupled with Sea channel. Main amongst the gilded sculptures that adorn the Grand cascade is the sculptural group "Samson tearing the lion's mouth".You will take a fascinating excursion in the Lower Park. Lower Park has a symmetrical layout. The sea channel with a alley of 22 fountains divides the Park into 2 parts. Each facility in the Eastern part of the Park is the same in the West: the Chess mountain cascade - cascade "Golden mountain", the Palace of Monplaisir" pavilion "Hermitage," the fountain "Adam" and the fountain "Eve".Unique is the supply fountains of Peterhof water system, built in the early XVIII century. In contrast with fountains of European parks, supplied water by using machines, in Peterhof used natural declining of landscape to the sea. Fresh water from 14 water bodies in channels and pipes enters the fountains, creating powerful pressure water jet Central Lower Fountain Park ("Samson") that rises up to 22 meters.

What’s included

  • Entrance fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (all hotels in St Petersburg without exceptions)

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
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