- 6-hour private tour of Peterhof palace complex in St Petersburg
- Explore the Lower Park and see incredible fountains such as the Grand Cascade
- Visit the Grand Palace and see Monplaisir villa, a favorite abode of Tsar Peter the Great
- Learn about the emperors and empresses who lived in the palace throughout the ages
- Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a guide
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
We only offer this tour in summer, so that you can appreciate Peterhof's spectacular gardens at their best! The flowers bloom in May, and the Lower Park becomes a sea of color with tulips, roses and more surrounding all the fountains and ponds.
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What You Can Expect
Hop out of your minivan and 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 140 fountains and water features, and 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 favorite – Peterhof building of Peter the Great.
Roughly halfway through your tour, enjoy a break for lunch at one of Peterhof’s cafes (own expense). At the end of your walking tour, return to your minivan and finish your day with a drop-off at your hotel.
Excellent private tour. Everything worked fine, guide was very good!
We were collected promptly by our guide Katia at 10am from our hotel and taking by mini-bus to Peterhof. We immediately went into the palace on arrival around 11am and it was not too crowded. Her radio/headset guiding was excellent as you could still hear her commentary even when separated from the group or in a noisy place. We had fantastic weather - 24C/blue sky - so the gardens tour was very pleasant too. Katia took us to good lunch restaurant where we had excellent simple dishes from the Caucasus. On the journey back, we heard interesting stories of living in modern Russia. This private tour was excellent and Katia a fine host.