Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation

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clock-o4 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Discover the secrets and stories of Russia’s 18th- and 19th-century imperial rulers on a private, 4-hour tour of the Peterhof Grand Palace and Park. With an early admission ticket to beat the main crowds and knowledgeable private guide beside you, explore the UNESCO-listed palace, designed by Peter the Great in the early 1700s. Ogle showpieces including the Throne Room, and stroll around the spectacular gardens. Admire the Lower Park's golden Grand Cascade fountains and treasures such as Peter’s Dutch-style Monplaisir summer palace and other imperial flights of fancy.
  • Private 4-hour tour of Peterhof Grand Palace and Park, with round-trip St Petersburg hotel or port transfers
  • Explore the Grand Palace ahead of the main crowds of the day
  • Behold the lavish interiors, originally designed by Peter the Great as the ‘Russian Versailles’
  • See opulent rooms such as the Throne Room, White Dining Room and more
  • Stroll in the Lower Park to see the Grand Cascade fountains, Monplaisir and more
  • Learn tales of Peter the Great, the founder of St Petersburg, who envisioned the estate
  • Enjoy undivided attention from an informed private guide, with personalized commentary
Leave your central St Petersburg hotel or cruise port by private, air-conditioned car and hear tales of the UNESCO-protected Peterhof from your Russian history-expert private guide as you travel to the nearby estate.
On arrival, admire the baroque exterior, and, ahead of the main crowds of the day, head inside with your early-access ticket to explore the Grand Palace. Learn how this opulent residence, founded in the early 1700s by Peter the Great, was originally intended to rival Paris’ Versailles, and then expanded and embellished by Peter’s successors over the following two centuries.
Admire the lavish Throne Room, White Dining Room and other chambers; and ogle the magnificent Ceremonial Staircase as your guide provides enlightening commentary on the lives and lavish tastes of the imperial rulers who lived here.
Afterward, walk outside to stroll around the spectacular fountain- and palace-studded gardens that surround the palace and line a Gulf of Finland seafront. Marvel at the Grand Cascade, the central complex of more than 140 fountains; and see other showpieces, such as Peter’s outwardly humble Monplaisir retreat, the Marly Palace and English-style Alexandria Park.
Following your visit, return to your private vehicle and enjoy a hotel or port drop-off.
Please note: no fountains run and no early admission is available at the Peterhof during the low, winter season (October-April). At these times, regular admission is included in the tour cost.

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J
, Sep 2017

I CANNOT RATE THIS TOUR because our arrival in St. Petersburg Russian customs is terrible was delayed by 2 hours and we missed our meeting time by 90 minutes. We went to the agreed meeting place, but the tour folks were long gone. That is not the tour company's fault and it's not our fault. However, it was Sunday and the contact phone number was unanswered when we tried to notify them of our delay so we could not adjust our times. Other folks in our group booked separate tours and though we were all delayed at customs, the other group members were able to re-arrange and reschedule their tours because they had contact info and the tour guides responded.


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