Private Day Trip by Hydrofoil: Peterhof Parks and Palaces from St.Petersburg

Private Day Trip by Hydrofoil: Peterhof Parks and Palaces from St.Petersburg
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$145
Duration: Flexible
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Feel like a local and spend a fascinating day exploring Peterhof Imperial Residence with a round trip by hydrofoil boat. Visit Grand Palace of Peterhof and enjoy exquisite interiors, learn about opulent balls and grand receptions, as well as the horrors of the Second World War and destruction that it brought. Learn about Peter the Great and his maritime passions while visiting Monplaisir Palace, and of course unique gardens filled with flowers and fountains.

At 9:30am meet your guide in the lobby of your hotel. Your guide will carry a sign with the lead passenger's name on it. You will then walk to the Hydrofoil dock.

At 10:00am take the fast hydrofoil boat to the Imperial Residence of Peterhof which is located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. Please note that boats depart approximately every 30 minutes.

Upon arrival to Peterhof, you will enter Lower Gardens from the pier side and will walk towards the Grand Palace. Enjoy a guided tour of the Grand Palace of Peterhof. The beauty of Peterhof rivals the one of French Versailles and in our opinion far exceeds it. The Grand Palace at Peterhof was designed to be the center piece of Peter the Great's "Russian Versailles". Inside, the Grand Palace is considerably more lavish, and the fact that the interiors had to be almost entirely reconstructed after World War Two does nothing to distract from their grandeur.

After the palace tour you will proceed to explore amazing Lower Gardens with numerous fountains, and if you are lucky, you will witness the ceremony of turning the fountains on.

Next enjoy a guided tour of the Monplaisir Palace of Peter the Great.

You will be able to enjoy lunch at one of the park restaurants. 

At 4:00pm or earlier, set off to return back to St. Petersburg by Hydrofoil. Approximately 5:00pm you will be returned back to your hotel.

Feel like a local and spend a fascinating day exploring Peterhof Imperial Residence with a round trip by hydrofoil boat. Visit Grand Palace of Peterhof and enjoy exquisite interiors, learn about opulent balls and grand receptions, as well as the horrors of the Second World War and destruction that it brought. Learn about Peter the Great and his maritime passions while visiting Monplaisir Palace, and of course unique gardens filled with flowers and fountains.