Hermitage and Peterhof Fountains by Hydrofoil Day Tour

Hermitage and Peterhof Fountains by Hydrofoil Day Tour

From $145 per person

Enjoy the Hermitage Museum on this skip-the-line tour, and travel to the Peterhoff by hydrofoil to admire views of ST Petersburg. This combination tour 2 of the most popular activities for a discount price. There is even a visa-free option available.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 8 - 9 hours
Starting time 10:00 AM
Skip the line through a separate entrance
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Visit the Hermitage Museum with an art loving guide
  • Skip the line with the Hermitage early-entry admission
  • Visit Peterhof Fountains with a professional guide
  • Travel to Peterhof by hydrofoil, avoiding traffic jams
  • Take advantage of a visa-free option, if you are a cruise passenger
Full description
See the most famous landmarks of Saint Petersburg on this combination tour. Visit the Hermitage Museum and Peterhof Fountains by Hydrofoil. Starting at 10:00 AM, meet near the Alexander Column at Palace Square. Cruise passengers who booked a visa-free option will be met by their guide or a company manager at the port. The entry to the museum will be "an early skip-the-line entry" and it is very important to be on time at the meeting point to start viewing the collection before the museum doors are open. On a 3-hour highlights tour of the Hermitage Museum, you will visit the Winter Palace to see the reception halls of the former winter Imperial residence and see the highlights of the Western European art collection including Leonardo Da Vinci, Rafael, Rubens, Michellangelo and others. Please note that the visit to the General Staff building collection of the Impressionists can not be added on. After the completion of the Hermitage Tour and a quick bite break, you will be off to meet your guide at 2:30 PM at the Alexander Column again, where you will then walk together to the hydrofoil wharf. During the hydrofoil transfer, you will see St Petersburg highlights from water and enjoy views of the Gulf of Finland. The hydrofoil arrives at Peterhof Gardens. Exploring the gardens with you guide, learn the history behind the world-famous fountains and the Grand Cascade.  The return trip back to the St Petersburg city centre is by hydrofoil too. Cruise passengers who purchased a visa-free option will be transferred to the port after arrival to Saint Petersburg. The tour is available in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French. 
  • Hermitage early-entry admissions
  • Peterhof Lower Park admissions
  • Hydrofoil tickets
  • Professional guide
  • A round transfer to the port and visa-free documentation, if the visa-free option is booked
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

The tour meeting point is Palace Square near the Alexander Column at 10:00 AM, please be early. Дворцовая пл., Санкт-Петербург, Россия, 198324. Please don't go into the museum yourself. Your voucher is not an entry ticket. After lunch, the start for the Peterhof tour is at 2:30 PM, at Palace Square near the Alexander Column.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Snacks

Know before you go

  • After the Hermitage tour you will have some time for a coffee break (it is not included in the price) and you meet your guide at Palace Square near the Alexander Column again at 2:30 PM
  • If you need a hotel pick-up, please book an add-on option (the option appears after you have chosen the number of passengers and your tour language)
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