1-Day St Petersburg PRIVATE Trip skip-the-line

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 5 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Receive a fascinating introduction to the regal residence as you travel, hearing entertaining anecdotes surrounding the royal family’s dynasty. On arrival at the palace, behold the Baroque magnificence of the structure’s façade; escape the crowds with your early admission pass and begin admiring the splendid interiors without the inconvenience of other tourists. Marvel at the opulent ornamentation of rooms such as the White Dining Room, the Throne Room, and Merchant’s Hall as you listen to illuminating commentary from your guide. Stroll to the Lower Gardens to immerse yourself in the exotic beauty of the verdant expanse; delight in the incredible array of fountains and photograph fabulous structures like the Grand Cascade, a fountain that features a gold statue of Samson wrestling a lion.

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Stop At: Grand Peterhof Palace, Razvodnaya St., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg 198516 Russia

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Saint Petersburg, and then journey by comfortable car to the imperial Peterhof Palace complex, sometimes referred to as the "Russian Versailles."

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Park And Gardens of Peterhof, Razvodnaya st., 2, Peterhof, St. Petersburg Russia

After the palace tour you will proceed to explore amazing Lower Gardens with numerous fountains, and if you are lucky, you will witness the ceremony of turning the fountains on.

Tour includes high-speed hydrofoil ride from Peterhof. Feel the fresh breeze on your face as you stand on the outside deck, or cuddle up on the comfortable seats inside and get stunning views of the Neva River and Gulf of Finland as you journey back to the city center of Saint Petersburg. Get panoramic views from the front cabin on the 40-minute journey and disembark at the Hermitage Museum in the Winter Palace.

Duration: 1 hour

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Tickets
  • Entry/Admission - Grand Peterhof Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof

  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please note: If there is heavy fog in St Petersburg you will be transported to Peterhof by car, return trip will by the hydrofoil cruise
  • The Tour does not operates for the Cruise ship passengers
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels in central Saint-Petersburg


  • St. Petersburg Port, St Petersburg, Russia, 199226

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Bike Rider

09 Sep, 2017

We had a private tour of the palace and gardens and our guide was excellent throughout the entire tour. If you only had limited time to spend in St. Petersburg then put Peterhof to the top of list, I personally found it better then The Palace of Versailles in many ways, the restoration of the palace after being badly damaged after WWII is outstanding. Our tour last about 3 hours at the actual palace/gardens which only gives enough time to experience the main attractions, you would need days there to do this place justice.


15 Aug, 2017

Over the top opulence.

Safinaz M

12 Apr, 2017

Great tour and the guide was so informative and nice. Unfortuantely, it was a rainy day so we didn't get to enjoy walking in the gardens as we wished.

Graham R

25 Sep, 2016

Absolutely wonderful guide, I won't embarrass myself by trying to spell her name collected us from the hotel on time with our driver. She made the car journey very interesting pointing out many interesting locations en route. Her knowledge of the Peterhof was superb, as was her enthusiasm during the entire 4 hours or so we were with her. A genuinely lovely time with a delightful guide. Please pass our thanks to her. Thank you

Lisa Ann B

28 Jun, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this magnificent and beautifully restored palace. Illi our guide was knowledgeable, funny and made the experience a brilliant tour for us. Illi suggested a delicious restaurant we've since visited twice. Thank you for a great Russian experience.

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