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  • Location:St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

Peterhof is perhaps St Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The palace at Peterhof sits amidst an enormous park, adorned with fountains, statues and pavilions. Numbers are limited to 6 people on this small-group tour, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your guide.


  • Half-day private tour of the Peterhof (Petrodvorets) palace, one of St Petersburg’s most popular attractions
  • Explore the world’s largest system of fountains at the gorgeous Grand Cascade
  • Relax in the beautiful Lower Park and Upper Gardens
  • Enjoy transportation by air conditioned car or mini-van
  • Small-group tour to ensure a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

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. 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 Versaille". 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!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We visited on a day that Peterhof was closed. Since we had tickets, we were permitted entry. WOW!!! No tourists and the palace almost to ourselves. I could not have requested a better guide. The day was perfect. Highly Recommend!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The Guide was very helpful and showed us lots of intersting sites.
She also helped by knowing where to access the venue and ensure that we did not have to queue for a long time, we also managed to view special events when they happened rather than miss them.

Overall we were very pleaed with the tour of Peterhof and would use Viator again.

Terry and Jenny Thirlwell

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

One of the most impressive places to visit in the world.
Don't miss it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Friendly and informative guide- would highly recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This trip was all I had hoped for. I missed the Peterhoff in 2010 when I was here. Our tour guide, Lyda, was incredible, sharing her knowledge and patiently answering questions.This was the highlight of my stay.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Excellent Tour!! Lidia our tour guide was very kind and knowledgeable, so we learnt a lot during this trip!! additionally, it was amazing being able to see the fountains!! it is really something worth to see!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

LIda, our guide again, took us to Peterhof which is a fascinating and beautiful compound. She highlighted the key elements of the estate, providing sufficient time to walk around the gardens. Lida has a good command of English.
FYI -- When available, go by hydrofoil instead of car because it is a shorter ride and allows additional time at Peterhof: the highlight of St. Petersburg.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Excellent tour. Guide very informative, efficient and personable.

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