St. Petersburg Private Tour: Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Skip-the-Line Tickets

St. Petersburg Private Tour: Peterhof Palace and Fountains by Hydrofoil with Skip-the-Line Tickets
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$108
Duration: 5 hours
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Visit St. Petersburg's most gorgeous and awesome Imperial residence. Situated on the sea shore The Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its one of a kind cluster of wellsprings is considered to be a standout amongst the most beautiful parks on the planet. In Summer no trip to St Petersburg  is finished without a voyage through Peterhof which used to be the Summer residence of the Russian Imperial family. This marvellous palace and its expansive gardens are sure to impress you from the first sight. Come see with your own eyes!

Start your tour with a local guide meeting you at your centrally located hotel. You will be provided with complimentary city maps, bottled water, rain coats (in case of rain) and farewell gifts. Your private guide will be accompanying you throughout the duration of this tour.

From your hotel you will be taken to the pier. We offer an exciting way to reach Peterhof. Hydrofoil (fast speed boat) will take you down the Neva river and Gulf of Finland to the famous "Kingdom of Fountains" in a very short time! The ride to Peterhof was approximately 40 minutes.

After arrival to Peterhof you will head inside the vast palace complex to explore its gardens and palatial buildings. Peterhof is often referred to as the Russian Versailles – a nickname that testifies to the site’s opulent grandeur – and your guide will introduce you to its best bits while talking about its history.

Wander through the Lower Park to discover some of 140 fountains and water features. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace and featuring an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion.

Stop for photos by the incredible Grand Cascade – a masterpiece that was partly engineered by Tsar Peter the Great himself. Then, head inside the Grand Palace and marvel at the lavish interiors left by the successive emperors and empresses who once called the place home. See Monplaisir villa and learn how the more-modest villa was the original – and favourite – Peterhof building of Peter the Great.

After exploring the best places in Peterhof palace and garden complex, you will be taken back to St Peterburg by a hydrofoil (fast speed boat).

Visit St. Petersburg's most gorgeous and awesome Imperial residence. Situated on the sea shore The Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its one of a kind cluster of wellsprings is considered to be a standout amongst the most beautiful parks on the planet. In Summer no trip to St Petersburg  is finished without a voyage through Peterhof which used to be the Summer residence of the Russian Imperial family. This marvellous palace and its expansive gardens are sure to impress you from the first sight. Come see with your own eyes!