St. Petersburg's Peterhof Grand Palace and Neva River Cruise
The Grand Palace of Peterhof is closed Mondays and each last Tuesday of the month.
Entrance to Peterhof Grand Palace and Lower Gardens
1 Hour Neva Cruise (shsared pubic boat)
Photo/Video charges where applicable
Headsets for 4
Tour Participation Requirements
Special Medical Restriction
The focal point of Peter the Great's "Russian Versailles,” the modest palace that is Peterhof Grand Palace was completed in 1725. This was not before an attempt for the construction of a court at Strelna was started by the Tsar. It was finally concluded that completion was impossible, due to poor soil conditions.
Articulately designed by Jean-Baptiste Le Blond, Peter’s enthusiasm is demonstrated in the lavish palace’s neoclassic style. It was 15 years after Peter’s death in 1725 that the palace’s abandonment came to an end, when daughter Elizabeth took the throne.
Upon commanding Bartolomeo Rastrelli to enhance the resplendent palace, the formal and elegant structure became even more impressive. The grand Baroque-style Grand Cascade’s awe-inspiring backdrop and broad pools now entice millions of year-round visitors.
Don’t miss the impressive gardens, featuring the God of the Sea fountain, which is one of 150 fountains on the property. If you enjoy plants and landscaping, this may be your favorite feature of the tour.
Concealed inside the monarchial building is a Western Chinese Study, a resplendent parquet floor, silk wall hangings, an elaborate ceremonial staircase and a richly festooned ballroom.
When sailing along the Neva River from the Gulf of Finland, plenty of sightseeing of the facades of buildings set the scene for a memorable journey.
Forget the Streets, Take to the Water Ways!
While you could hop inside a taxi, commuter bus or trolley bus to explore St. Petersburg, the city’s water channels are perfect for gazing at the horizon. This is not to mention the mirrored reflection of the museums that sit on the water’s edge. A historical region, it was initially signified as the “main street of the city,” despite the lack of bridges in the 18th century. Now, the number of bridges in the city is estimated at 342!
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.