Duration

6,5 hours (summer time); 4.5 hours (winter time)

Place of the beginning of an excursion

Nevsky Ave., 35 (Gostiny Dvor), parking of buses opposite to the Perinny Ranks art center

Place of the end of an excursion

Nevsky Ave., 35 (Gostiny Dvor), parking of buses opposite to the Perinny Ranks art center

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

Daily at 9.00 and 12.40, except Mondays and the last Tuesday of the month

What’s included in the price

Transport service, guide service

Language

English/Russian

  • Route: Gostiny Dvor, Peterhof Road, The Upper Park, The Grand Palce, The Lower Park, Gostiny Dvor

An excursion to Peterhof is an amazing and interesting journey to the times of the tsarist Russia. Back then, St. Petersburg was an official capital, and the matters of foremost state importance were discussed in the halls of its palaces and country residences. The splendour and the pomposity of the Northern Capital are embodied in the magnificent Peterhof with its gorgeous places, beautiful parks and breathtaking fountain compositions.

The Russian Versailles at its finest

Following the historical Peterhof Road, you will see mansions of Dashkova and Sheremetyevs, Konstantin Palace and Coastal Monastery of Saint Sergius. The palace and Park ensemble, which is famous all over the world, is only 29 km away from St. Petersburg and that is why you will see the Palace very soon.

The Grand Palace

The exterior and the interior decoration are just splendid. You will see the majestic enfilades of the grandiose halls, galleries and living rooms, beautiful Chesma and Throne Halls, White dining room. You will also find unique exhibits here: collections of paintings by Russian and foreign artists, collections of masterpieces of decorative and applied arts, sculptures and furniture.

Lower Park with its fountains

The Lower Park houses the biggest fountain complex. It has more than 170 fountains, 5 cascades and has absolutely no analogues in the whole world. The colossal construction of the Park - the Grand cascade - is also the world’s top performer.

It occupies an area of 3000 sq. m. on which 64 fountains and 140 jets operate. The center of this composition is the famous Samson Fountain. You can also find here such famous fountains as: «Adam», «Eve», «Triton», «Pyramid», «Basins», «Rome» and cascades - «Golden mountain», «Lion», «Chess mountain». The Versailles was previously considered to be an analogue of Peterhof, however, the latter surpassed the first with its beauty and grandeur.