Peterhof Palace & Gardens

5.5 hours | St. Petersburg | LED-220
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Points of Interest

  • Peterhof Palace
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Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This fascinating half-day tour starts with a motorcoach ride through the colorful city of St. Petersburg, to Peterhof, which sits high on the Gulf of Finland.

Peter the Great chose this site so that he could observe his infant navy at maneuvers, and the views are indeed stunning.

The Palace, and surrounding parklands, are more than three hundred years old, and are constantly being renovated and updated (some of the fountains may be closed for maintenance) but the splendor of the building and grounds are impossible to ignore.
Peter the Great himself drafted the layout for the palace and supervised the design of the fountains, which are a huge draw for visitors. The lower gardens feature the Grand Cascade, a breath-taking fountain, which depicts Samson prying open a lion's jaws, as water cascades down terraced steps. It is a unique sight to behold, and as you might expect, there are many other spouting fountains and sculptures to enjoy, including the 'Adam and Eve' fountain, and the black and white chessboard tiling of 'Chess Mountain'.

Your guided tour of the interior of the palace includes a narrated tour around the wonderful Throne Room, which boasts intricate parquet flooring and chandeliers, the richly gilded Portrait Room and the White Dining Room.

You will be able to buy delightful keepsakes at the Palace's gift shop, before boarding the motorcoach for the journey back to port.

Special Notes:

THIS TOUR IS NOT AVAILABLE TO PASSENGERS EMBARKING OR DISEMBARKING IN ST. PETERSBURG.

Usually closed on Mondays and the last Tuesdays of the month, the Grand Palace of Peterhof will be open by special arrangement for tour participants

The fountains at Peterhof are subject to maintenance work without advanced notice.

Camera and video fees are included in the tour.

Protective overshoes are required inside the palace; these will be provided.

Tour involves walking and stair climbing and is not wheelchair friendly. The Grand Palace at Peterhof is not equipped with elevators.

Tour order will vary to avoid overcrowding at venues, opening and closing times or other logistical issues.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for guided tour to Peterhof

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
01:15

Tour of the Grand Palace in Peterhof

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
670
Steps:
70
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Tour of the Lower Garden with fountains & walk to the parking lot

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1500
Steps:
130
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
30
Travel time:
01:15