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Peterhof palace and gardens tour with hydrofoil ride

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    Stop At: Peterhof State Museum Preserve, Razvodnaya ul., d. 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia

    The Upper Garden, located between the St Petersburg highway and the Grand Palace, is a typical French-style formal garden with five fountains including one depicting Neptune, the God of the Sea. Peterhof palaces and parks,conceived by the Peter the Great as a seaside residence are unmatched in Europe. Grand Palace is a Grand residence,designed to capture the imagination of foreign visitors, scope and luxury.The cozy" Monplaisir" - the favourite Palace of Peter I(the Emperor did not like large spaces)this is the first picture gallery in Russia.Next is the wing,where Catherine the Great lived,even before becoming Empress and how she went on to do a coup.Everything here is history!

    The estate's Lower Park lies between the Grand Palace and the seashore and boasts the world's largest system of fountains, earning it the title the "Russian Versailles". The park's unique fountain system was designed in the 18th century and doesn't require the use of any pumps to operate the fountains.There are three major cascades and over 140 fountains in the park. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace, which features an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features definitely worth seeing!

    After visiting the Palace and walking through the Park you will enjoy a marine boat trip back to the city center. It takes only 30 minutes. Attention,please! On days Grand Palace is closed due to day off or govermens event we are replacing it with Monpleisire or other gala Palace,on days hydrofoils are cancelled due to stormy wether we will substitute it with a car for the way back.

    Duration: 2 hours
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    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide will be waiting for you in the lobby of your hotel holding a sign with you name.
    Duration
    4h
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pick-up
    • High speed boat-trip way back
    • Entry/Admission - Peterhof State Museum Preserve
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    • Food
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • The fountains operate from early May to early October
    • On days Grand Palace is closed due to day off or govermens event we are replacing it with Monpleisire or other gala Palace
    • On days hydrofoils are cancelled due to stormy wether we will substitute it with a car for the way back.
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Our tour began with Lidya our guide arriving in our hotel on time with ride waiting outside. She was a fluent english speaker with a great knowledge of the area only a local can bring. It was like having a professor of St Petersburg history...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    1  Thank Jim G
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Although the place was very crowded with huge number of Chinese tour groups, due to the hospitality of tour guide, I could enjoy the palace and the garden with many fountains. Thanks a lot.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Tetsuro U
    Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

    We loved our tour, our tour guide Dasha was great, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The organisation was tops as well. Peterhof is stunning of course.

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Roman K
    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    We visited Peterhof with a private guide, a tour of 5 hours with taxi there and hydrofoil back. It was a great trip, and our guide, Lida, was very helpful, supplying us with all the information - cultural, historical, present day Russia, ... - we...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    1  Thank Klara V
    Reviewed 18 July 2018

    takes almost more than 5 hours to see all very calm, beside the gardens, monuments, palace, was great and excellent experience.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    2  Thank lamursa
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