Peterhof Fountain Parks and Grand Cascade Grottos Tour

Private & Custom Tours in Strelna
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Tour description

Russia has a lot of unique places. One of such unique things is Peterhof fountain complex. Majestic summer residence of the Russian tsars, it was meant to outcome Versailles. Intricate fountain system that works without a single pump, stunning fountains and cascades, lavish palaces. We invite your to explore Peterhof fountain gardens, see the fountain launching ceremony in the morning and visit the Grottos of the Grand Cascade. You will be able to go behind the main cascade of Peterhof and see how the fountain system operates.

At 9:00 your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby. On the way to Peterhof you will see such sights as Narva Triumphal Gate and the President's Palace in Strelna. 10:15-10:45 - your tour of Peterhof will start with the Upper fountain garden. You will see the parade access to Peterhof and find out why Catherine the Great called it "my little orchard".10:50-13:00 - the major attraction of Peterhof is its Lower fountain park. You will see marvelous fountains and cascades, including the impressive launch of the Grand Cascade ceremony at 11:00.Your private guide will take you to the Grottos of the Grand Cascade - you will walk behind the main fountain complex of Peterhof and see how the fountain system operates. Peter the Great meant the Grottos for fun parties - two of the trick fountains arranged on the emperor's orders can be not only viewed, but also tried.Time for lunch/snack/coffee is provided.15:00 - return to your hotel.

What's included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly (for groups larger than 6 persons)
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private air-conditioned vehicle of the necessary size
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Port pickup and drop-off (port access fee is required)