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Private Peterhof Tour from St Petersburg

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    What to Expect
    After meeting your private guide at your St. Petersburg hotel, enjoy a high-speed hydrofoil ride along the River Neva to the Peterhof. Have your camera ready as your hydrofoil passes highlights such as the Peter and Paul Fortress, Hermitage, and the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. As you travel, let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more or less of — your tour is private, so the itinerary is flexible.

    On arrival, head inside (own expense) Peterhof with your guide for a tour of the palace and fountain-studded gardens, often nicknamed the ‘Russian Versailles.’ As you walk, hear the history of the palace, and learn about the royals who helped shape it, including Peter the Great and the Empress Elizabeth.

    Stroll around the famous fountains and water features (operational May to September only) — 176 of them in all — and marvel at the showpiece; the spectacular Grand Cascade, set around a gold fountain of Samson. Indulge your sense of fun and get drenched at the famous joke fountains (May to September only), and admire the statues and flowerbeds.

    If you wish, take a tour of the Grand Palace and explore the other royal houses in the grounds, used as summer hideaways by the royals. See Alexandria Palace and Park; Marly Palace with its orchards, grotto and fishponds; and stroll around the waterfront Monplaisir, a favorite retreat of Peter of Great.

    Before your tour ends, enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at a traditional waterside Russian pancake restaurant or a snack (own expense) at a cafe — the choice is yours.

    Finally, make your way back to your hotel, or a central drop-off location of your choosing, by foot and metro train with your guide. Your tour then concludes when your guide departs.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your guide can meet you at your hotel, hostel, vacation rental, port, train station, airport or a point of interest. There'll be an extra charge for meeting you at port, train station or airport.
    You don't need to call to confirm the tour. The local supplier will contact you via email

    St. Petersburg Cruise Port Terminal
    Return Details
    Your hotel or any centrally-located place you wish
    • All taxes
    • Friendly local guide
    • Private tour
    • Scenic Neva Boat Ride on Hydrofoil (on select tour options)
    • Multiple start times available
    • Expert advice where to go and what to do after the tour
    • Iconic places for photo shoot
    • Flexibility on the tour
    • Meeting in the hotel
    • Entrance fees (if any, based on your preferences)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hydrofoil tickets (included on select options)
    • Gratuities
    • Entry/Admission - Neva Embankments
    • Entry/Admission - Peterhof Express
    • Entry/Admission - Peterhof Grand Palace
    • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    • Entry/Admission - Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - The Marly Palace
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please note that the Fountains and Gardens are open only May through September; The Grand Palace is open all year round
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    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 2 weeks ago

    Very professional, Alex was our tour guide. Prior on our tour, she already connected with us via whatsapp, she gave recommendations where to eat and even booked reservation. On our day of our tour, She picked us up in our hotel, very knowledgeable with the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank KatShon2016
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We spend some very special hours in this magic place with our tour guide Alexandra, a very professional and competent young girl. Thanks to her very good English and open mind, she helped us to have a deeper vision of the story and the meanings...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank NataliaS5012
    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    Andrey M, Friendly Local Guide of St Petersburg was a great guide not only of Peterhof but its outskirts. Thank you for recommending him to us. He was v professional and knows a great deal about people's pleasure. He had interesting places he suggested us...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank maitamreyes
    Reviewed 21 May 2019 via mobile

    An above average tour with a gifted and passionate tour guide, I booked this tour via Viator. The website offer hotel pick up, but this does not mean a ride to Peterhof itself. We ended up hiring a cab via Uber paid by myself of...More

    2  Thank JVATravels92
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