Peterhof palace and gardens tour with hydrofoil ride

Peterhof palace and gardens tour with hydrofoil ride
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$95
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore The Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Come see for yourself!

The Upper Garden, located between the St Petersburg highway and the Grand Palace, is a typical French-style formal garden with five fountains including one depicting Neptune, the God of the Sea. Peterhof palaces and parks,conceived by the Peter the Great as a seaside residence are unmatched in Europe. Grand Palace is a Grand residence,designed to capture the imagination of foreign visitors, scope and luxury.The cozy" Monplaisir" - the favourite Palace of Peter I(the Emperor did not like large spaces)this is the first picture gallery in Russia.Next is the wing,where Catherine the Great lived,even before becoming Empress and how she went on to do a coup.Everything here is history!

The estate's Lower Park lies between the Grand Palace and the seashore and boasts the world's largest system of fountains, earning it the title the "Russian Versailles". The park's unique fountain system was designed in the 18th century and doesn't require the use of any pumps to operate the fountains.There are three major cascades and over 140 fountains in the park. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace, which features an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features definitely worth seeing!

After visiting the Palace and walking through the Park you will enjoy a marine boat trip back to the city center. It takes only 30 minutes. Attention,please! On days Grand Palace is closed due to day off or govermens event we are replacing it with Monpleisire or other gala Palace,on days hydrofoils are cancelled due to stormy wether we will substitute it with a car for the way back.

St. Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. Located on the sea shore The Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Come see for yourself!