St. Petersburg's Peterhof Grand Palace and Neva River Cruise

St. Petersburg's Peterhof Grand Palace and Neva River Cruise

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      St. Petersburg, Russia
      6 Hours
      Strenuous
      Shore Excursion with Guaranteed Return to Ship
      From (USD)
      $ 530
      • Peterhof Grand Palace: Built from 1714-1725, this grandiose structure is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is enhanced by its spectacular landscaping.
      • Grand Cascade: Constructed in a Baroque style, this dignified waterworks features cascading staircases and flowing fountains.
      • Park and Gardens: Both the lower and upper gardens are lavish, architectural and historical, featuring the God of the Sea fountain, which is one of 150 fountains on-site.
      • Neva River Cruise: While cruising on the Neva, enjoy St. Petersburg’s waterfront: Point of Vasilievsky Island with its red Rostral columns, St. Peters and Paul Fortress, the stately Winter Palace and Hermitage buildings, the elegant Grand Duke’s palaces, the Marble Palace, the lovely blue dome of the Mosque and other numerous buildings and monument.

      Meeting point

      Pick-up is included from select hotels. Please specify your hotel name and location during check-out.

      Helpful hints

      Travelers should take care upon entering and exiting the riverboats. Canal routing may vary; routing can be changed to the Neva River if tidal conditions do not permit entry to the canals. Tour involves walking and stair climbing at the boat pier and is not wheelchair friendly. Tour order will vary to avoid overcrowding at venues, opening and closing times or other logistical issues.

      The Grand Palace of Peterhof is closed Mondays and each last Tuesday of the month.

      Getting around

      Travelers must walk approx. 2.5 miles over gravel paths, cobblestones and even surfaces with approx. 200+ steps. The river boats used are not wheelchair accessible.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Boat Tour, Scenic

      Transportation used

      Vehicles? We have them all. Cars for up to three travelers on the rear seat, Minivan for up to nine folks, and Vans for groups of up to 16 travelers.

      Included amenities

      English-speaking Guide
      Entrance to Peterhof Grand Palace and Lower Gardens
      1 Hour Neva Cruise (shsared pubic boat)
      Photo/Video charges where applicable
      Headsets for 4

      Languages

      English, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian, French, Japanese

      Tour ID

      PP-EUR-RUS-STPE-EN-1006

      Tour Participation Requirements

      Activity Level

      This experience is rated strenuous. Travelers must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Travelers with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour categorized as "strenuous". If you have concerns, you must consult with your personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be too strenuous for you.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      Participants must be in good health, disclose their physical fitness and advise any conditions that might impact their participation in the tour.

      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.

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      St. Petersburg, Russia
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring money
      Bring photo ID
      Bring water
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear light clothing
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat

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