Magnificent Peterhof summer residence was created by the order of Peter the Great, the first Emperor of Russia to enter the new Era of great changes in the state’s life and to celebrate the victory over Sweden.
Craftsmanship and imagination of both European and Russian masters created one of the largest and most striking fountain parks in the world.
Fountains of Lower Park impress not only with a variety of shapes and an abundance of decoration, but also complex and thought-out design. Indeed, a unique ensemble of Peterhof fountains by gravity, without the use of pumps!
Central to the entire ensemble takes the Grand Palace, located on a hill and well foreseeable from the sea, extending from it Grand Cascade with Samson fountain and sea channel, going to the sea.
Peterhof summer residence is rightly called the wonder of the World and the Pearl of the Baltic sea. Join the tour and get the unforgettable experience of luxurious atmosphere of the first imperial summer residence.
Monday and the last Tuesday of the month are days off for the Grand Palace.
The mentioned price is a group one (no matter if one or a goup of tourists attend the tour).
Recommended way of transport — hydrofoil
Excluded: transport expences (the roundtrip ticket — 1100 RUB. for adult/600 child), entry tickets to the Lower park (500 RUB) and Grand palace (550 RUB).
Transport expences of the guide are also covered by tourists.
Regular ticket: 2500 RUB per group
Admiralty emb., 2
Peterhof tour - customer reviews
August, 21 2014
We were with Lilia for 2 days and had a fabulous time. We visited Peterhof one day and Tsarsko Selo the second day. Lilia was very knowledgeable, patient and fun. She is an excellent guide to have for both of these destinations and without a doubt for any Tour she provides. When (and not if) we return to St Petersburg we will definitely have Lilia show us much more of this great city.
FYI a whole day for Peterhof and another full day for Tsarsko Selo is needed. To be able to see these palaces properly you do need to spend the whole day. We took the hydrofoil to Peterhof which is the best and easiest way to get to and from the palace.
We were docked at the "English Embankment" on Azamara Journey. One interesting point is right beside the our ship is where the Aurora fired the shot to start the Revolution.
Finally we recommend Lilia very highly and if you want a great Tour then choose her.
Catherine and Peter
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