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5-Hour Private Peterhof Palace & Parks Tour

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35 reviews

5-Hour Private Peterhof Palace & Parks Tour

From US$ 125.64 per person

Marvel at the 18th-century fountains of Peterhof Palace in St. Petersburg, and see a balletic display of cascades, joke fountains and ornate gardens. Wander the splendid parks, and admire vast expanses of green foliage, landscaped areas and more.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
Pick-up is available from hotels up to 5km from the city center. For those staying more than 5km from the city center, please negotiate with supplier a meeting point right after making booking.
Private group


  • Explore Peterhof Palace and parks and see spectacular fountains
  • Get inside access to the world of tsars and Russian emperors
  • Escape the heat and dust of the city and stroll among refreshing cascades
  • Try to avoid - or seek out - the joke fountain that will spray you if you step on a certain paving stone!
  • Add an extra thrill and upgrade to a round-trip speedboat ride there and back
Full description
Take a scenic 5-hour tour of Peterhof Palace from St. Petersburg and admire exquisite Baroque and Rococo designs. Stroll through the landscaped parks of the Russian tsars of the 18th century. Known throughout the world as a jewel of Russian art, Peterhof Palace and gardens was laid out on the orders of Peter the Great. Often referred to as “Russia’s Versailles,” it is every bit as extravagant as the French chateau. Explore the Grand Palace, creating an imposing impression from the Lower and the Upper Parks. From its marble terrace, enjoy magnificent views over the Grand Cascade, made up of staggering waterfalls, no less than 64 fountains, and 37 elaborate statues. Encounter the chessboard Chess Mountain, fountains disguised as umbrellas, and a fountain that sprays anyone unlucky enough to step on a particular paving stone! For an added adrenaline kick, you can take a 45-minute round-trip speedboat ride, arriving in style, although perhaps not quite as dignified as the aristocrats of old!
  • Professional private guide
  • Comfortable transportation (business-class car or public speedboat round-trip tickets)
  • Transfer from your hotel to the pier by taxi if traveling by speedboat
  • Hotel pickup
  • Lower Park in Peterhof entrance
  • Grand Palace entrance (if option selected)
  • Hotel drop-off (only if traveling by car)
  • Hotel drop-off (if hydrofoil ride option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
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
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not suitable for cruise ship passengers.
  • The transportation by car is private; however, you will share the speedboat ride (if option selected) with other passengers.
  • The fountains only operate from May until the end of September.
  • This tour is not available on the last Tuesday of every month.
  •  The option "Only Lower & Upper Parks Tour by Car - No Palace" does not include a visit inside the palace.
  •  The order of visits and exact entrance times may change depending on the availability of entrance tickets, closures, and traffic situations. Peterhof Grand Palace also reserves the right to change an entrance time at very short notice. The local partner will rearrange the itinerary accordingly so that all venues can be visited.
  •  Skip-the-line tickets will be used upon availability and can't be promised.
  •  Upper Park in Peterhof is temporarily under reconstruction and it is not possible to visit it.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 35 reviews

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Great experience with this tour. Very impressive organization of the tour. In the morning just before start of the tour, Misha, co-founder of the tour organizing company to greet me. Kate, my guide, shared with me her vast knowledge about the city, the premises, history, insights, and many stories around the premises. She was friendly and a pleasant person to talk with. Valodjya, the driver, was also friendly, and he drove us thru very safely. Such a nice experience with the tour. I strongly recommend.

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April 10, 2021

we highly recommend the tour. Everything worked wonderfully. We were picked up on time by our very nice guide (Svetlana). Svetlana was a wonderful tour guide who took great care of us. The five hours with her were very nice, we learned a lot about Russia, Saint Petersburg and of course the Petershof. Thank you for the great trip!

October 6, 2019

A top visit

Very beautiful place ... do not visit Peterhof, it's a bit like visiting Paris without seeing Versailles ... visiting between May and October allows you to see the water games in the gardens ... we are very happy to have taken tickets through GetYourGuide because a real skip-the-line ticket, super interesting guide and as all the explanations are in Russian and the wardens are pushing ahead without stopping, we still had a very rich visit! Our guide (Sacha) was great!

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May 21, 2018

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