Private Tour of Hermitage and Peterhof Parks with Grand Palace in St Petersburg

Private Tour of Hermitage and Peterhof Parks with Grand Palace in St Petersburg
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$120
Duration: 7 hours
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Haunting beauty of Russia’s Versailles walk across the Peterhof Lower Park to the Gulf of Finland. Mix your impression of abundant Peterhof Palace`s interior with experience of a grandiose park and its fountains. Unite this marvelous part of your day trip with the visit of Hermitage Museum housed in the Romanovs' Winter Palace and relish one of the top caliber world museums.

This tour will begin in the lobby of your hotel, from where your private guide will take you to the Hermitage Museum by car.

St. Petersburg sightseeing begins and ends with the  Hermitage Museum, justifiably famous as one of the planet's best museums. Facing onto a gigantic cobblestone square, the Winter Palace is spectacular in mint green, white and gold with a profusion of columns and windows. An imperial home for hundreds of years, it boasts 1057 rooms and 117 staircases. The Winter Palace is now one of five connecting buildings along the Neva River which make up this grand Museum. With over 3 million works of art and treasures housed within, you will plan our route knowing one day could never do it justice. zero in on works of the old masters; Da Vinci, Rubens, Rembrandt, Tintoretto – to name a few. A lengthy chamber called Raphael’s Loggias, commissioned by Catherine the Great is splendid and you will pass there to experience its' grandeur. 

After a break for a much needed energy boost in the local café, head to Peterhof with parks and palace which were favorites of the Imperial families who escaped there in the summers. It’s 23 miles (36 km) outside St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Finland and was opened in 1723. Besides the gorgeous Grand Palace, its surrounding Lower and Upper parks, and amazing views towards the Gulf, Peterhof is known for its fountains. Once you set foot on the grounds, you’ll be surprised by Peterhof’s stunning beauty.  While exploring Lower Park breathe and see many sights such as the Gothic Chapel, a large greenhouse, and the small dining cabin Hermitage. Later step inside the Grand Palace which is filled with art and imposing furniture and decorations, every room is unique and themed in different ways. Especially outstanding is Peter’s Oak Study as well as the Chinese Study with jewel red and green walls.

10:30 Meeting in your hotel (another meeting time is available upon request). Transfer to the Hermitage by car.  
10:45-12:40 Tour inside the Hermitage Museum 
12:45-13:30 Short Lunch Break
13:40-14:30 Drive towards Peterhof located 36 km outside of St. Petersburg
14:40-16:40 Walk in the Lower Park and explore interiors of the Grand Palace
by 17:30 Back to your hotel

Haunting beauty of Russia’s Versailles walk across the Peterhof Lower Park to the Gulf of Finland. Mix your impression of abundant Peterhof Palace`s interior with experience of a grandiose park and its fountains. Unite this marvelous part of your day trip with the visit of Hermitage Museum housed in the Romanovs' Winter Palace and relish one of the top caliber world museums.