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Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St Petersburg

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$112.83

Get ahead of the crowds to explore the magnificent Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens on this 5-hour tour from St Petersburg. Travel to Peterhof, sometimes dubbed the ‘Russian Versailles’, and enjoy early admission to the Grand Palace before it opens to the public, if you have booked a morning tour.

Tour the opulent interiors originally designed by Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Roam the Lower Gardens to see some of the spectacular 100-plus fountains, including the gold Grand Cascade, that are Peterhof’s crowning glory.

Enjoy personalized attention from a guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.

Visa-free option is available for cruise passengers.
- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
- A maximum of 8 people per booking
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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

Visit Peterhof on a group tour

Duration: 3 hours

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Traveler pickup is offered
Please send us your hotel address for a pickup

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Duration:

5 hours

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


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Eleanor R

Pick up and drop off were on time , the guide was fantastic, excellent value for money. Highly recommend this tour ! Also we booked less than 24 hours in advance and had no troubles.

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Dmora

The night before I received an email telling me what time was put up but not only that they called the hotel that night and spoke to me so that I made sure I had receive the email. Olga was our guide she picked us up at the Lo. Sharply at 830am with the driver as they drove to Peterhof she spoke about the palace and history of it as well as the history of Saint Petersburg. at the tour she went through each room speaking in good English and then she made sure we were outside with plenty of time to see the fountain show. Then leading us through the gardens, allowing my son to get ice cream or for us to shop at the sovenier shop. The. At the end driving us and leaving us right at the hotel door. We loved that it was only our family doing the tour so we could ask questions and wouldn’t get lost. Thank you Olga!!

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Maxine S

I just returned from St. Petersburg where I had a lovely dinner with Katarina and Alexandra. The food was delicious, the atmosphere in their small apartment charming and the two women were delightful hosts, providing a warm friendly reception with great conversation.
Highly recommend this experience!

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Liya M

This tour was amazing!

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Michael S

I was the only person booked on the tour, so turned out to be a private tour! The guide and driver were really nice, and because it was just me, a lot more time was spent checking out the different areas around the palace and gardens. I even got a mini tour of the historic metro on the way back to St Petersburg. I would absolutely recommend this tour!

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Olga R

Wow! this is a most see place. This place and all the history involved about Peter the Great. So much gold and history! I highly recommend it!

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Valerie F

This was an excellent tour. Avoided lines and got to see all of the Palace and grounds.

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Mary S

Irina met us at the hotel, took us to Peterhof with one other guest and the driver was great. All very efficient, friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable. Would not have wanted to do this trip with a large group. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Would recommend.

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Richard W

Olga, our tour guide was pretty thorough and knowledgeable. My main issue is as the title of the tour states, EARLY ACCESS, and the description states visit or entry before the doors open, but it was already very crowded with a long line when we arrived. There was also a small museum within the grounds that we could not access as we did not have tickets. The tour company should inform clients of this option as unless one does thorough research, one would not know about it. Given all the sightseeing options in all of St. Petersburg, it is easy to miss small items such as this.

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Amy J

This was the most expensive tour we booked for our trip and was by far the biggest disappointment. First- this tour picks you up at 9am and the palace opens at 9am. It is an hour drive to the palace so you will not arrive until after 10 am. This is advertised as an early entry ticket and there is NO SUCH THING! They do NOT sell early access tickets to the palace. When we arrived our guide, Elena, went to purchase the tickets and we met her up front. There was a HUGE line to get in and she said she would see who she knew in the line and maybe we could break in front of others, if not, we would just go to the back and wait in the line. We purchased this high priced tour with early entry tickets only to arrive more than hour after opening and then we have to break in line... VERY UNPROFESSIONAL. The fountain show was at 11am but needless to say, we had just gotten inside of the palace so we missed it. All of these challenges can be overcame gracefully if you have the right guide but we did not. During the tour, I felt like we received generic, basic information that was the bare minimum that needed to be provided. I did not leave knowing anything knew about the palace or Peter. As a matter of fact, my husband and I learned more from listening to the guides of other tours than our own. We were painfully aware throughout the tour that we were not getting the same value as others that were there. I was so disappointed and would not recommend doing this unless you confirm you have guide that is doing this as a passion instead of a paycheck.


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Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St Petersburg
Overview:

Get ahead of the crowds to explore the magnificent Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens on this 5-hour tour from St Petersburg. Travel to Peterhof, sometimes dubbed the ‘Russian Versailles’, and enjoy early admission to the Grand Palace before it opens to the public, if you have booked a morning tour.

Tour the opulent interiors originally designed by Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.

Roam the Lower Gardens to see some of the spectacular 100-plus fountains, including the gold Grand Cascade, that are Peterhof’s crowning glory.

Enjoy personalized attention from a guide on this small-group tour, limited to eight people.

Visa-free option is available for cruise passengers.

From USD

$112.83

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