Grand Palace and Parks of Peterhof - Private Skip-the-line Tour

Grand Palace and Parks of Peterhof - Private Skip-the-line Tour
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$94
Duration: 5 hours
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Visit the Russian Versailles, the magnificent summer estate of Peterhof. On the way there you might have a chance to see the luxurious subway stations of St Petersburg and the residential areas of the city in the Soviet style. Relax from the noise of the city in the vast park of Peterhof where you will hear the sound of hundred water jets decorating the Grand Cascade. Discover secret corners of the Lower Park and have an inside visit to the summer palace of Peter the Great, Petrodvorets. You can choose an option to return back to St Petersburg by car or with a short hydrofoil ride.

A trip to St Petersburg is never complete without visiting Peterhof – the ensemble of palaces and parks which is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland (the Baltic Sea). We present this private tour of Peterhof with a professional guide and driver for the guests of St Petersburg. This amazing summer residence was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by the order of Peter the Great who always dreamt of turning Saint Petersburg into the European capital. After the visit to French Versailles Peter I decided to create an impressive palace and park with fountains that could leave the most demanding visitors speechless. You will be amazed by the luxury of the Russian Versailles, the abundance of fountains and the impressive amount of gold as well. The fountain system of Peterhof - one of the largest in the world, consists of 147 fountains, many of which were conceived personally by Peter the Great.

On our way to Peterhof, we will drive through residential areas by a car or minibus and our experienced guide will tell you some practical information about living in St Petersburg to make your way fly by quick and enjoyable. While walking in the park the guide will explain to you how the unique system of fountains works and will teach you to read the allegorical language of sculpture. The most popular places in Peterhof are the Chess Mountain cascade, Roman Fountains, numerous joke fountains, located near the Monplaisir Palace. Rising above the Grand Cascade is the Grand Palace of Peterhof – the summer residence of 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.

Visit the Russian Versailles, the magnificent summer estate of Peterhof. On the way there you might have a chance to see the luxurious subway stations of St Petersburg and the residential areas of the city in the Soviet style. Relax from the noise of the city in the vast park of Peterhof where you will hear the sound of hundred water jets decorating the Grand Cascade. Discover secret corners of the Lower Park and have an inside visit to the summer palace of Peter the Great, Petrodvorets. You can choose an option to return back to St Petersburg by car or with a short hydrofoil ride.