Private Peterhof Gardens Tour

Private Peterhof Gardens Tour
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$78
Duration: 4 hours
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Description

Enjoy the summer residence of the Romanov family with our 4 hours tour. One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the fountain park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versailles", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic estate.

Meet your guide early in the morning directly at your hotel or accommodation. Enjoy the ride and let us worry about everything, we'll provide you an appropriate vehicle according to the size of your group asa well as the entrance tickets to the magnificent lower garden. During the tour you'll see:

  1. The Upper Gardens which cover over 15 hectares (~37 acres) and are the front yard leading up to the Grand Palace.
  2. The Lower Gardens contain most of the more prominent fountains and are featured in a lot of the pictures you will see if you do a search for Peterhof. 
  3. The Samson fountain is the center of the Grand Cascade and is the highest fountain in Peterhof. A special 4 km reservoir allows the fountain to shoot 20 meters into the air, easily grabbing the attention of all visitors to Peterhof.
  4. The Chess board Hill Cascade, boasting three dragons from which water spouts down a chequered chute flanked by statues of Greek and Roman deities. This cascade is one of the main attractions of the eastern section of the Lower Gardens.
  5. The Golden Hill Cascade, a flight of waterfalls issuing from gilded orifices and really too many more fountains to mention here.

The tour of Peterhof is not just a visit to the beautiful palaces and gardens of the Northern Versailles. This is the tour, which will bring you back to the 18th century and show you the summer life of Royalty, its traditions and styles. You will be the private guest of the Russian Emperor and find out all the secrets of the court. Without Peterhof you haven’t been to St. Petersburg, that’s what the locals say.

Enjoy the summer residence of the Romanov family with our 4 hours tour. One of St. Petersburg's most famous and popular visitor attractions, the fountain park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versailles", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic estate.