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  • Address: Petrgof (Петергоф), Peterhof, Russia
  • Hours: Garden open daily.

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Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets) Tours

It’s easy to see why Peterhof Palace (Petrodvorets), a magnificent complex of palaces and gardens stretching along the St. Petersburg seafront, is called the Russian Versailles. Fronted by the opulent Grand Palace and displaying a rich variety of architectural styles, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of the city’s most visited attractions.

The Basics
Behold the lavish interiors of the Peterhof Grand Palace on a guided tour; stroll around the Upper Garden and Lower Park; and visit Monplaisir Palace, Marly Palace, the Peterhof Hermitage, and the Cottage Palace of Nicholas I in Alexandria Park. With so much to explore, the most convenient way to visit Peterhof is with a tour guide, and there is a wide selection of small-group and private tours, shore excursions, and combination tickets for the various palaces and museums. Many tours include convenient hotel pickup and drop-off.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Peterhof Palace is a must-see for fans of Russian history, architecture, and all-around opulence.
  • Audio guides and AudioPen guides are available in four different languages.
  • Most parts of the palaces and gardens are accessible to wheelchair users, and free wheelchair rental is available.
  • There is free Wi-Fi in the Upper Garden and Lower Park.

How to Get There
Peterhof is located 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of central St. Petersburg. If you’re not visiting with a tour, hydrofoil ferries run across the Gulf of Finland, setting sail from the jetty just outside the State Hermitage Museum and docking by Peterhof’s Lower Park. Alternatively, trains run from Baltiyskiy Station to Noviy Peterhof, from where it’s a 20-minute walk or 10-minute bus ride to the Upper Garden. 

When to Get There
The palace and gardens are open to visitors year-round, although the most popular time to visit is from May to October, when the garden’s famous fountains are in operation. This is also the busiest period and long lines are common, especially in July and August. Opting to visit in winter means far fewer crowds, and the palace is a magical sight when blanketed in snow—but be sure to wrap up warm! 

Highlights of Peterhof Palace
Designed by Peter the Great in the 18th century, the Peterhof Grand Palace is truly spectacular. Marvel at the throne room, ballroom, ceremonial staircase, and crown room. Highlights of the formal gardens include the Fountain of Neptune in the Upper Garden, the Marine Canal and Grand Cascade at the entrance to the Grand Palace, the Pyramid Fountain, and the Trick Fountains. 

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Skip-the-Line Entrance Tickets to Peterhof Grand Palace, St Petersburg, null
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Skip-the-Line Entrance Tickets to Peterhof Grand Palace

Skip the lines at St. Petersburg's famous and lavish Peterhof Grand Palace, and explore its 147 fountains.

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $18.75
Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens Tour with Neva Boat Ride, St Petersburg, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens Tour with Neva Boat Ride

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Ride a hydrofoil to the Grand Palace and gardens of Peterhof, St Petersburg’s amazing imperial estate and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a cruise down the ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.66
Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets), St Petersburg, Day Cruises
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Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets)

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Peterhof is perhaps St Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.68
Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St Petersburg, St ... 
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Small-Group Early Access Tour to Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens from St Petersburg

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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 ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $130.00
St. Petersburg 3-Day Grand Shore Excursion, St Petersburg, Cultural Tours
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St. Petersburg 3-Day Grand Shore Excursion

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Explore the best of magnificent St. Petersburg in a small group, allowing for a more personalized and intimate experience with premium service including ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 1 day 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $385.00
St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Imperial Residence Tour with Catherine Palace and Peterhof, St ... 
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St Petersburg Shore Excursion: Imperial Residence Tour with Catherine Palace and Peterhof

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While in port in St Petersburg, visit the magnificent summer residences of the Russian emperors on a full-day shore excursion with a small group. Discover ...  Read more

Location: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.79
Peterhof Tour with Return by Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg, St Petersburg, Ports of Call Tours
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Peterhof Tour with Return by Hydrofoil from St. Petersburg

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Peterhof is perhaps St Petersburg's most famous and spectacular Imperial estate. The Grand Palace, filled with fascinating and elaborate interiors, sits on top ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $127.94
Happy Tour 2 Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion, St Petersburg, Cultural Tours
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Happy Tour 2 Day St Petersburg Shore Excursion

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It's our most popular 2-day shore excursion. The tour covers all the most important historical and architectural sights of the city as well as the most famous ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $188.92
Best of St Petersburg with Fabergé Museum Shore Excursion, St Petersburg, Ports of Call Tours
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Best of St Petersburg with Fabergé Museum Shore Excursion

The best of the best that can be seen on a one day port call of cruise ships! Both city center must-sees including the Hermitage and Winter Palace, Church on ...  Read more

Location: St Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $193.00
Private Day Trip by Hydrofoil: Peterhof Parks and Palaces from St.Petersburg, St Petersburg, City ... 
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Private Day Trip by Hydrofoil: Peterhof Parks and Palaces from St.Petersburg

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Feel like a local and spend a fascinating day exploring Peterhof Imperial Residence with a round trip by hydrofoil boat. Visit Grand Palace of Peterhof and ...  Read more

Location: Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Flexible

From USD $145.00

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