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Take a half-day tour of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s most prominent and elaborate Imperial estate. In a group of no more than six people, you’ll explore the Lower Park, Grand Palace and Upper Garden, each of which are extravagant in their own right. Learn about Peterhof’s history and hear tales of Tsar Peter the Great as you discover the estate’s fountains, gardens and opulence with 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)

Start your tour with a hotel pickup from St Petersburg and travel to Peterhof, the palatial residence and estate of Tsar Peter the Great. 
With your guide, you’ll explore the vast gardens and Grand Palace, both of which are often called the ‘Russian Versailles.’ Explore the elaborate fountains that pepper the stretching Lower Park, and hear how the 18th-century water creations run without the need for pumps. 
Have your camera ready for a snap next to the golden statue of Sampson, grabbing a lion’s jaws, and check out other noteworthy water features including a black-and-white chess board fountain and another featuring Chinese dragons. 
Then, head inside to admire the interiors of the Grand Palace with its richly gilded halls and sumptuous furnishings. As you wander amid the opulence, listen to your guide’s commentary to learn about the extravagance of Tsar Peter the Great, for whom the estate was built.Check out more fountains in the French-esque Upper Garden, and search for the trick fountains that surprise the unsuspecting. 
When your tour ends, finish your day trip with a drop-off back at your St Petersburg hotel.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

very nice trip, will recommended to all my friends.

Hanspeter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

an unforgettable experience! Excellent car and driver. Our personal guide Ms Daria Yakovleva can be highly recommended. She is very knowledgable and very polite and goes out of her way to show us the most possible in the short time available. Thank you for all - VIATOR and Ms. Daria Yakovleva


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Anastasia was our English speaking guide, very informed, eagerly answered questions and kept us to time and schedule. Her sense of humour fitted well with our party of 4 and whilst sharing all relevant information did not take the lecture pose but more of a relaxed conversation. Thank you for your warm welcome Anastasia!

Giancarlo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour.

Julie E

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

Milt B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

Michelle S

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!!

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