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Private Peterhof Tour from St Petersburg provided by Friendly Local Guides

Private Peterhof Tour from St Petersburg

Private Peterhof Tour from St Petersburg
4.5
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from $224.00 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: Jul 18, 2020
A note from Private Peterhof Tour from St Petersburg
We are serious about taking extra precautions to stop the spread of this virus by practicing regular hand washing and sanitization. We practice social distancing measures through providing private tours only.This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Russian, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Russian, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11498P28
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
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 - Grand Peterhof Palace • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum • Entry/Admission - The Marly Palace
Duration
7h
Departure details
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
Ports:
St. Petersburg Cruise Port Terminal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
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
Exclusions
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 - Grand Peterhof Palace • Entry/Admission - Park And Gardens of Peterhof • Entry/Admission - Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum • Entry/Admission - The Marly Palace
Departure details
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
Ports:
St. Petersburg Cruise Port Terminal
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Neva Embankments
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Grand Peterhof Palace
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Park And Gardens of Peterhof
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Peter and Paul Fortress
  • 4
    Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 5
    The Marly Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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    Pass by
    Memorial Sign Strelka Of Vasilievskiy Island
  • 6
    St. Petersburg Metro
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 7
    Cottage Palace
    Stop: 30 minutes
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KatShon2016
12 contributions
amazing Peterhoff
Aug 2019
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 history of Peterhoff, unfortunately we were not able to get in the palace (sad, was supposed to be my highlight of my trip) . on the other hand, the garden is beautiful and the palace exterior is gorgeous. Alex was very flexible, she was able to fit all our request. I highly recommend the company.
Written September 2, 2019
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Natalia S
1 contribution
Our tour in St. Petersburg
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 of all the beauty around us. Alexandra had a very nice and clever way to share with us culture and feelings about many arguments, and we felt to be like with a special friend; we will never forget that beautiful day.
Written August 20, 2019
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Maita Reyes
2 contributions
Peterhof day tour
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 to see like the Fort of Alexandre, St. Nicolas cathedral at Kronstadt and the Gatchina palace (w its gardens) to include the Venus pavillion . He came w a good English speaking driver Michael so we were able to maximize the time for the entire tour.  
Written July 29, 2019
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JVATravels92
Manila, Philippines301 contributions
They don’t include transport so be clear about that
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 course.

Peterhof itself at the beginning of spring is lovely. Not all fountains were working yet but the palace rooms are magnificent and the information was fascinating. The grounds are vast and my guide gamely took me around the entire complex. We started out at 1 pm and unfortunately the cafe was closed so no tea break for us. Homeward bound we took a minibus and the subway back into town. Still a fascinating ride especially when you see the grand subway stations and alternatively much cheaper way back.

I would have wholeheartedly recommended this tour IF it already included transport from the hotel. For the price, that still doesn’t include entrance tickets, it’s quite steep for a solo even a couple type of traveler. Make no mistake, the guide was excellent but the tour value as it is, priced steeply and dearly.
Written May 21, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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