Peterhof is the favorite residence of Peter I. In terms of splendor and richness of decoration, Peterhof surpassed its prototype - French Versailles and became the most beautiful palace and park ensemble in Europe. It is not for nothing that Peterhof is called the "capital of fountains": the main decoration of the Lower Park, which you will visit, are fountains and cascades, there are more than 200 of them! Crystal fountains gushing into the sky, free wind from the bay, shine and radiance of gilded statues - this magnificent sight will captivate you at first sight! You will get acquainted with the history of the creation of this man-made miracle, learn the engineering secrets of its device, try to dodge the insidious "jokers" - hidden surprise fountains. You will see an incredible water extravaganza - the Grand Cascade with the famous golden fountain "Samson", the stream of which rises to the height of a seven-story building! You will hear about the fate of the crowned owners of the residence and will be able to independently walk along the alleys of the park and admire the panorama of the Gulf of Finland. The unforgettable impressions of this fantastically beautiful place will stay with you for life!
Departure Point Pick up from your hotel
Departure Time Morning
Return Details Return to your hotel
What is included
entry tickets, services of guide, transport
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site