tour to the most beautiful place in Saint Petersburg
Escape the tourist crowds and delight in the imperial majesty of the Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens. With a professional guide, explore the opulent chambers and ornamented halls of Peterhof, declared the ‘Russian Versailles’, and delve into the rich history of the regal residence. Stroll amid the botanical grandeur of the garden, roaming past more than 100 fountains
The Grand Palace in Peterhof- The Grand Palace at Peterhof was designed to be the centerpiece of Peter the Great's "Russian Versaille". Around 1720, the Tsar gave up on attempts to establish his court at Strelna, mainly because the boggy ground proved entirely unsuitable for the canals and fountains that he envisioned. Moving his attentions further west to Peterhof, the Tsar began to draw up his own plans for the grounds and palace. Work had already begun on a modest palace, designed by Jean-Baptiste Le Blond, in 1714, and that building was completed in 1721.
Time: from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Duration: 5 hours
Reservation: required, prepayment- 30% from the tour
Price: from 56 dollars per person