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5,5 hours Petergof Grand Palace and lower park with fountains

ico_maps_add_2 Created with Sketch. St Petersburg, Russia

Half day (4,5-5,5 hours)

Duration

For visa free cruise passengers & on-land travelers

Type of the tour

Private Tour

Tour category

min 1; max 10

Group Size

Overview

Not available on  Mondays

Petergof, located approximately 30 km to the south of St Petersburg on the coast of the Gulf of Finland,   is probably the most famous summer residence of the Russian tsars – and the only official marine residence. Peter the Great wanted to highlight the importance of the fact that Russia now had the access to the Baltic Sea that is why the location was chosen by the Tsar himself. Completely dedicated to the Russian victory over Sweden in the “Northern War”, it is often called the “Russian Versailles” but actually it has surpassed Versailles in many respects: it is a real “kingdom of fountains” with amazing cascades, a variety of unique and playful fountains, Grand Peterhof Palace, and other small palaces.

Activity level:
light

Transportation:
Comfortable sedan ( 1-2 people ) ,Mercedes Viano ( 3-4 people ) , Mercedes Sprinter ( 5+ parties)  with a/c

Guide:
Local, experienced and licensed English- speaking  guide (this tour is available in Spanish, German, French, Italian , Portuguese, Chinese as well  but by slightly different price).

Highlights:

  • Petergof Lower park with fountains
  • Early hours( entrance time 9-10:25am) or evening hours (entrance time 5:45- 7:45 pm) visit of Petergof Grand Palace

Option one

8:30 am pick you up in the lobby of your hotel or near your cruise ship at the port

8:30- 9:30am  driving to Peterhof  along high speed road with breathtaking views on the Gulf of Finland and new modern bridges

9:30 -11 am Guided tour of Petergof  Grand Palace

Enjoy the palace’s startling interiors: the Gala Staircase, the Dancing Hall, the Audience Hall and a suite of drawing rooms to Rastrelli’s design. You will certainly be impressed by the classical decoration of architect Felton such as the Chesma Hall, the opulent Throne room, the White Dining Room with its unique Wedgwood dinner service. Peter’s Oak Study is one of the few rooms to have survived unaltered from the days of Peter the Great. Some of the oak panels are originals by Nicolas Pineau

11-12pm Lower park with fountains: Grand Cascade, Samson Founains, French and  Roman fountains, Dragon Cascade, Pyramide fountain ,Adam fountain and numerous trick  fountains

12-1pm Driving back to the city along high speed road

1pm return to your  hotel or cruise ship

Option 2

6:00 pm  meeting in the lobby of your hotel or near cruise ship

6:00 -7(7:30) pm   driving to Petergof along high speed road with breathtaking views on the Gulf of Finland and new modern bridges

7:30 -8 pm Photo session of the most beautiful part of the lower park  with View on the  Grand Cascade and Samson Fountain  ( they switch the fountains off at 8:15pm).

8-9pm guided tour of Grand Palace in Petergof

Enjoy the palace’s startling interiors: the Gala Staircase, the Dancing Hall, the Audience Hall and a suite of drawing rooms to Rastrelli’s design. You will certainly be impressed by the classical decoration of architect Felton such as the Chesma Hall, the opulent Throne room, the White Dining Room with its unique Wedgwood dinner service. Peter’s Oak Study is one of the few rooms to have survived unaltered from the days of Peter the Great. Some of the oak panels are originals by Nicolas Pineau

10:30pm  back to your hotel or cruise ship

Number of people in your group 1 2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Option 1:
early opening hours tour
Price per person in USD
240 145 120 100 95 80
Option 2 evening tour
Price per person in USD
235 140 115 95 90 75
  • For on-land travelers :pick you up and drop off near your hotel/ apartment
  • For cruise passengers : pick you up and drop off near your ship in the port
  • Guide services
  • Driver service
  • Entrance fees to the Peterhоf Grand Palace and lower park with fountains
  • All local taxes
  • Blanket visas ( visa substitutes ) for cruise passengers
  • Ear phone sets for the groups 6+
  • Port fees for the cruise passengers
  • Extra hour with a guide and driver $40 per hour( doesn’t depend on number of people on the tour ) if you need it

Activity's Location

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FAQs

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Do I need visa for shore excursions in St Petersburg?
According to the laws of Russian Federation cruise passengers, arriving to SPb for no more than 3 days, do not need visas (stamp in your passport which you get in Russian Embassy in your country) in their passports when accompanied by fully registered tour companies (like us; our register number is РТО 006852). The system is as such if you decide that you wish to have a tour with us we will ask you to provide us with your passport information. We will prepare for you so called tour tickets (visa substitutes) and submit your personal details to the port authorities on the eve of your ship's arrival thus you'll disembark.
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Where do I meet my guide?
You will be met by our guide (holding the plaque with logo of the company) in the lobby of Marine Facade Port (not outside) - just follow the flow of other cruise passenger.
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Where do we finish excursion day?
We will leave you directly near your ship.

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