Peterhof tour


The tour to Peterhof (Petrodvorets):

 

Peterhof tour by private car:

Duration- 5 hours.

Cost:

 for a group of 1-3 people - 150 Euro

 by Mini Van:

For a group of 4-5 people -220 Euro

For a group of 6-10 people -250 Euro

The price of the tour includes:

  • the transportation by a comfortable air conditioned car for the group of up to 4 people or Mini Van for the group of 5-10 people,
  •  services of me as your guide,
  •  hotel pick up and drop off.

The price of the tour doesn't include: 

  • the Great Palace and park fee, which is 1100 RUB per person =  27 ,5 Euro ; pupils, students pay half. Children have free entrance.

As a special service I can organize  1 hour before official opening and after closing visit to the Grand Palace. In this case each museum fee will cost you 5 Euro extra.

 Peterhof by hydrofoil:

Duration - 4-5 hours

Cost:

for a group of 1-2 people- 80 Euro

For a group of 3-4 people -90 Euro

For a group of 5-6 people - 100 Euro

For a group of 6-10 people - 125 Euro

The price of the tour includes: 

  • meeting me at your hotel and walking to the pier, 
  • my guiding services till we arrive back to the pier at the city centre.

 

The price of the tour doesn't include:

  • the hydrofoil round ticket for you and your guide which is 700 RUB each = 17,5 Euro. Half price for the pupils, students and children;
  • the Great Palace and park palace and park fee, which is 1100 RUBr per person =  27 ,5 Euro , pupils, students pay half. Children have free entrance.

About the tour

The most impressive part of Peterhof is it’s park with the famous fountains. Fountains are usually in operation from May to October, every day 11am- 5pm. This is the time when I advise to visit Peterhof.

What kind of transportation to choose? In High season (June-August) I would recommend the car or minivan.

Why?

For a few reasons:

1.        The hydrofoil can be late or cancelled due to the weather conditions.

2.        There are huge lines to the hydrofoil during high tourist season.  You may miss few boats before you get one. 

3.        During the car trip you will enjoy the urban and the countryside scenery. I’ll tell you many interesting stories about the places we will pass by.  

Hydrofoil is nice transportation in low season (May, September, early October ) Then you will enjoy it.  It has several advantages: it leaves from the city center and brings you to the park of Peterhof in 40 minutes. But only in appropriate weather conditions.

About Peterhof

Park Peterhof (Peter’s court) was designed by Peter the Great in early 18th century in French stile with numerous fountains and sculptures. It was called “the Russian Versailles”  by the impressed foreign guests. I’ll dare say it the most beautiful cultivated garden in Russia.

The Great Palace of Peter was completed by the mid 18th century in barocco stile. Russian tsars spent their summer time and organized solemn receptions there. 

There is one more palace in the park which may be worthy of your interest - Monplaisir palace – the private villa of Peter the Great.

The most impressive room is the one with the bath pavilion,  the place where tsars took the steam bath and even a shower!

 

 



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