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St Petersburg Highlights & Peterhof Gardens

Duration: 8 hours

Available Tour Departure Dates

The tour is available Daily from 01 May to 31 October.
Departure time: 9 AM

NOTE: Minimum number of persons for the Shour tour booking    - 2 people


  • Private roundrtip transportation
  • Guide speaking your language assistance
  • Peterhof lower and Upper Gardens entrance fee
  • Restaurant lunch
  • Sightseeing & Shopping Stops
  • Visa-free arrangements & Insuarance
  • Pier pick up & drop off

Exclusions: Peterhof Grand palace visit is not included in the Tour price. You visit the Peterhof Fountain park only. Any way you can visit the palace with your guide for the extra fee - 20 euro/person. Just advise when booking.


Tour Description

You start with discovering of Peterhof 's park complex (Lower & Upper Gardens) adorned with fountains, statues and pavilions with a unique array of fountains and considered to be one of the most beautiful park in the world. The park's unique fountain system was designed in the 18th century and doesn't require the use of any pumps to operate the fountains.There are three major cascades and over 140 fountains in the park. The most impressive is the Grand Cascade, located directly below the Grand Palace and featuring an impressive golden statue of Samson grasping the mighty jaws of the lion. The park's other cascades feature black and white chess board designs, Chinese dragons and numerous other features are definitely worth seeing!

After having a traditional Russian cuisine lunch in one of the most respective city center restaurant you continue with guided Saint-Petersburg Sightseeing Tour discovering all the main highlights of St.Petersburg: Nevsky Prospect, the Admiralty , the Peter and Paul Fortress, St.Petersburg University, the Menshikov Palace, the Fine Arts Academy and Egyptian sphinxes, the monument to Catherine the Great, Fine Arts Square, Griboedov canal and the Church of Resurrection on Spilled Blood, Fontanka river Embankment as well as some other St Petersburg canals and rivers and beautiful bridges across them. You have 5 stops to make photos: Saint-Isaak Cathedral square withthe famous Bronze Horsman, another stop is the The Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange and Rostral Columns, the Palace Square where you discover the Winter Palace and Hermitage museum. You have a walk along Nevsky prospect and can make shopping in souvenir markets and take a cofee break.



Shore Excursion Cancellations and Changes are free of charge if cancelled or changed at least 7 days ahead of your scheduled Tour departure. Late cancellations and changes will result a penalty equal to the 100% of your prepaid Shore Excursions.

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