“All the tours in St Petersburg went well, including Peterhof on 8 July, the City Tour on 9 July, and Boat Tour rescheduled to 9 July. St Petersburg is certainly one of the Great cities of the World worth travelling more than 20 hours by plane from Australia to visit in the warmth and light of Summer! ...Gregory B., Australia – See more reviews
What To Expect
Located on the seashore, the Grand Palace and park complex of Peterhof with its unique array of fountains is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Peterhof is perhaps St. Petersburg's most famous and luxurious imperial estate. The Grand Palace, with its fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top of a high seashore ridge overlooking the vast Lower Park. The palace at Peterhof sits amidst an enormous park, adorned with fountains, statues and pavilions.
The Upper Garden is a typical French-style formal garden with five fountains, including one depicting Neptune, the God of the Sea. 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 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 and featuring 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!
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Transportation by car or mini van
Assistance of an English-speaking local guide
Meals and drinks
Optional activity costs
Tips and gratuities
German and French-speaking guides are available upon request, with no extra cost.
Requests for Italian and Spanish guides are available with additional charge.
The fountains operate from early May to early October.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
2 days / 1 night