Grand Peterhof Palace
Grand Peterhof Palace
4.5
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Once a formal garden built for Peter the Great, this popular park still has more than 80 of the original marble statues and sculptures and houses Peter's Summer Palace, a simply designed two-story building that now displays many of the ruler's own artifacts.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,761 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It is recommended to arrive as soon as possible in the morning as there are long queues of tourists.
Another recommendation is to book tickets in advance or take an attached guide or join a group.
We (2 couples) were on a private trip with a (wonderful) guide, so we did not waste unnecessary time on the queues. We arrived and immediately entered the palace.
The palace contains many dozens of rooms and halls and ballroom, bedrooms, guest rooms, guest room for dining, small rooms with exhibits of various arts from around the world: Japan, Islam Central Asia, private room of Peter the Great and his personal collections, collections of pictures, sculptures, amazing furniture, watches and many wonderful accessories. Murals and frescoes everywhere including on the ceilings. “Really amazing”.
After finishing the “Palace Tour” we continued towers the “Gardens Tour” with the pools and waterfalls which are studded with an amazing abundance of “GOLD” Sculptures, spectacular fountains and a “HUGE” variety of flower gardens, groves, and forests.
A stunning place “NOT 2 B MISSED”, Especially if you are traveling with children.
Written September 27, 2020
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CatalinaR
Turin, Italy111 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
Really a beautiful place inside. Such a beautuful design and very well kept and decorated. But we went in December. There was no snow and the fountains were not working. You will not get to enjoy the beautiful gardens and for me personally the main building is rather small (considering you have to go 1 h away from St Petersbourg). I feel if you have just a little bit if time in St. Petersburg in the winter time, as long as you see the Hermitage, you can skip this. But if it is summer, this is a MUST!
Written January 1, 2020
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Anthony C
Newbridge, Ireland88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
What a stunning place to visit. the opulence of the place is amazing, the gold glistens in the sun. the waterfalls and fountains are amazing. the whole experience is just out of this world and such a historical place.

Queues can be massive, up to 4 hours long at times so try get there as early as possible to avoid them if you can. hire a guide too, well worth it.

We did as many of the rooms as was possible in the time we had, but we had an exceptionally good guide who was able to get us around the palace very quickly and without too much queuing
Written June 28, 2021
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159richard1975
Chicago, IL6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We went to Peterhof on a sunny summer day during the white nights season. By shuttle bus from Avtovo metro station you can reach the entrance to the upper park of the palace. Number of minibuses - 224, 424 and 300. Where to go, it is better to ask. Peterhof is not the last stop. In the upper park you can walk for free. To get to the palace and the fountains of the lower park - you need to buy tickets. A ticket to the park and a ticket to the palace - separately
Written May 5, 2020
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Kristy M
Kitchener, Canada153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
The palace gardens were absolutely stunning! The care taken with every inch was just incredible (and actually really sad, considering the situation of the people at the time they were created). But for now, as a tourist destination, they really are the most lush, well-kept and creative gardens I've ever seen. The Palace too is beautiful, and sits grandly atop the hill overlooking the waterfalls. Tourists are able to walk through all the gardens, and all around the Palace courtyards. It was really nice to get so close up. It was a really beautiful tour and a lovely way to spend a sunny morning strolling through beauty.
Written July 31, 2020
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Rashid3000
Faisalabad, Pakistan74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
The majestic palace is part of the town of Petergof, which is about an hour’s drive from the city center. Visitors love the daily turning-on of the Grand Cascade fountain, which sees water shoot out of a golden sculpture and pour down the hillside in time to classical music.

The entry ticket to this palace was 2000 Rubles. It is advised to stay at least half a day there. However, you can spend your full day here. You can walk along the canal to the last point where it meets with the Gulf of Finland.
Written January 14, 2022
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MikesWorld1111
Milan, Italy709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We took the fast boat from Saint-Petersburg which got us there in about 30 minutes. Fast lane to pay for the entry in the park but long line to buy tickets for the palace (we couldn't fine a way to pre-buy online). We gave up after waiting 30 minutes in a line which was moving very slowly. We opted to see a small wing of the palace (to the Right of the main entrance) which had no line and gave us a good idea of what the palace looked like inside.
Written August 24, 2022
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Anthony C
Newbridge, Ireland82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
what a stunning place to visit. the opulence of the place is amazing, the good glistens in the sun. the waterfalls and fountains are amazing. the whole experience is just out of the world and such a historical place.

Queues can be massive, up to 4 hours long at times so try get there as early as possible to avoid them if you can. hire a guide too, well worth it.
Written February 8, 2020
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Triflyer
India436 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visited Peterhof by road, using a combination of metro + bus. Everything about Peterhof is lovely, I particularly enjoyed the fountains and strolling on the garden with lovely autumn colours in October. Visit to Peterhof can be combined with a visit to Pavlovsk which is a short bus ride and many local buses going there from Peterhof.
Written January 2, 2020
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Eileen108
Mount Shasta, CA4,370 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
What a beautiful place! I have been to Versailles (Peter the Great wanted to imitate it after his visit to France in 1717) and to Vaux le Vicomte, but Peterhof's gardens, though smaller, actually impressed me more because the fountains were actually on! We visited the Upper and Lower gardens and got many beautiful photos (no time to tour inside the palace, unfortunately). So impressive how it is right inland from the sea! If you have the time, this is definitely a must-do in St. Petersburg. We went with Alla Tours while on a 24-hour stopover on our Norwegian Getaway Baltic cruise in August 2019.
Written April 17, 2020
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