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Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the imperial majesty of Peterhof Palace on a private half-day tour from St Petersburg. With a knowledgeable guide, explore the opulent chambers and resplendent gardens of the landmark regularly likened to the Palace of Versailles. Marvel at architectural highlights like the Grand Palace, the Monplaisir Villa and the Grand Cascade in the Lower Park as you delve into the fascinating history of the treasured monument. Receive the undivided attention of your guide and adapt the itinerary of this private tour to suit your interests.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

This summer-only tour means Peterhof's spectacular gardens will be in full bloom.
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Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Professional guide
Transport by private vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

At a convenient prearranged time, depart from your St Petersburg hotel in a luxury, private minivan destined for Peterhof, home to the resplendent Peterhof Palace. Inform your guide of any particular attractions you wish to see and adapt your itinerary accordingly before arriving at the site. 

Marvel at the magnificent façade of the palace as you draw closer in your private vehicle; admire the colorful frontage and beautiful gardens that surround the landmark that is often compared to the Palace of Versailles. Enjoy illuminating commentary from your private guide as you enter the grand entrance and embark on your comprehensive tour. 

Amble through the Lower Park past 140 distinctively ornamented fountains and exotic flowers. Stop to photograph the Grand Cascade, considered the palace garden’s centerpiece, and then head inside to marvel at the opulent chambers decorated by extravagant Russian royalty. 

Revitalize with lunch (own expense) at a convenient time during your tour and then return to your minivan after you have finished exploring the gorgeous grounds of Peterhof Palace. Bid your guide farewell after drop-off at your St Petersburg hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Grand Peterhof Palace
You will the palace of our greates tsar Peter I who established Saint Petersburg, you will be shown all the main halls and masterpieces
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Нижний Парк
You will be shown all cascades, gold sculptures, tricky fountains and many others.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Moscow Smart Tour

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Peterhof Palace in St Petersburg?
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This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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I highly recommend this tour. I had...
DEBORAH C
, Oct 2017
I highly recommend this tour. I had Anastasia for both tours. Anastasia very knowable and wanted to know where your interested lie and than customize my tour. My interests were more with palace inside vs outside. The driver we had was excellent. Anastasia brought to history of Russia and culture of Russia to life. SIMPLE WONDERFUL!
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Valentina was a great private guide...
Mark A
, Jul 2017
Valentina was a great private guide. She and the driver Vasily met us at our hotel and on the way to Peterhof, we were able to stop at the Trinity Cathedral and St. Nicholas Cathedral. Since it was Sunday we got to see part of the beautiful services. On the way to Peterhof, we even stopped so I could take a photo of the home of President Vladimir Putin. Our tour of the Peterhof Palace was unrushed, informative and very pleasant. We were able to stop and eat or take photos as we pleased. The palace and gardens are just absolutely amazing, it was one of the highlights of our trip! On the ride back we talked about music and life in Russia. Vasily even dropped us off at the Peter and Paul fortress which was one place we hadn't seen yet, and wanted to. Private tour is definitely the way to go. Valentina and Vasily made our last full day in Saint Petersburg excellent.
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Excellent private tour. Everything...
andrek
, Sep 2015
Excellent private tour. Everything worked fine, guide was very good!
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We were collected promptly by our...
Mark B
, Jul 2014
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.
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Keine deutschsprachige Führung, trotz Buchung!
jomerian
, Jul 2018
Leider haben wir die Tour, obwohl als deutschsprachig gebucht , nur in englisch bekommen. Das ist nicht unsere Muttersprache und wir haben, trotz der Bemühungen der netten Reiseleiterin, nur angestrengt folgen können. Dafür dass die Touren hier doch recht kostenintensiv sind sollte man eigentlich erhalten, was macht gebucht hat: Vor Ort konnte die Reisleitung keinen Ersatz beschaffen. Der Peterhof ist auf jeden Fall einen Ausflug wert.
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