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See the World's Biggest Fountain and Gardens Complex (5 hours)

Spend a day exploring the magnificent Peterhof estate. With a dreamy seafront setting, grandiose palace, and beautifully manicured gardens boasting over 140 fountains, Peterhof is widely recognized as being the most spectacular imperial palace in St. Petersburg.

Step into the Peterhof Palace and be transported back to the days of Catherine the Great and Peter the Great. Wander through vast rooms with opulently decorated interiors and furniture collected since the beginning of its construction in 1714.

The palace itself sits amid an enormous park, adorned with over 140 fountains, statues, and pavilions. The Upper Garden is a formal French-style garden with 5 fountains including 1 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 the title the “Russian Versailles.” The park's unique fountain system was designed in the 18th century and doesn't require the use of any pumps to operate.

  • St. Petersburg's renowned imperial palace estate

  • The “Russian Versailles”—known for its opulence

  • Peterhof Palace with its fascinating & elaborate interiors

  • Beautiful grounds with statues, pavilions & 140 fountains

  • Private tour accompanied by your own transport & guide

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 10:00 AM, 02:00 PM

Important info

Price includes

Itinerary 1 (not available from October until the end of April)

You will have a roundtrip transfer to the Grand Palace and gardens of Peterhof by a high-speed hydrofoil for an exciting 45 minutes ride down the Neva River and Baltic Sea. As long as St.Petersburg was built as seaport, the main and most beautiful buildings are located on the shores of Neva river, with facades to the river. So you will have an excellent opportunity to consider the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of St. Petersburg from the water.

  • Private tour

  • Hotel pick-up 
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to the Gardens and Grand Palace of Peterhof
  • Hydrofoil roundtrip ticket

Itinerary 2 (available all year round):

You will be provided a roundtrip transfer to the Grand Palace and gardens of Peterhof by private A/C vehicle.

  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Entrance fee to the Gardens and Grand Palace of Peterhof
Not included
  • Hotel drop-off (Itinerary 1)
  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • Please note that Itinerary 1 is not available in the off-season - from October until the end of April, as hydrofoil to Peterhof is not operating. In this case, transportation to and from Peterhof will be by car.

  • The fountains operate from early May to early October. During the winter season the park is covered with snow and all fountains are kept under wooden boxes for their preservation. In the off-season you will have a guided tour of the Grand Palace

Departure and Return

Itinerary 1:

Departure: your centrally located hotel

Return: сoncludes in the city centre (hydrofoil pier)

Itinerary 2: Departure and return point: your St Petersburg hotel

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Peterhof
A symbol of St. Petersburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site and an absolute must-see for tourists - Peterhof, also known as "the capital of fountains", is reason enough to go to Russia and admire its unique fountains and palaces. The palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as "the Russian Versaille", although many visitors conclude that the comparison does a disservice to the grandeur and scope of this majestic... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Peterhof Fountains & Grounds
The fountains of Peterhof are one of Russia's most famous tourist attractions, drawing millions of visitors every year. Fountains were intrinsic to Peter the Great's original plans for Peterhof - it was the impossibility of engineering sufficiently powerful jets of water that prompted him to move his attentions from the Strelna site to Peterhof - and subsequent generations competed with their predecessors to add grander and ever more ingenious wa... Read more


Just want to say that my guide Valeria was terrific! Knowledgeable, pleasant and funny. I would recommend her to anyone.

Michael, UK   25 Jun 2018

We had an excellent time at the Peterhof and our guide Liana was very good indeed!! She explained everything very well, looked after us very well and was a wonderful guide! She is definitely one of the best guides we had in any tour inside or outside of Russia - and we travel a lot!

Susanta, Great Britain   01 Jun 2015

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