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Peterhof in St Petersburg, Russia

Peterhof is the most famous former Russian emperors residence. Magnificent interiors of the Peterhof Palace, huge parks & gardens, beautiful fountains— all these attract here thousands of tourists every year. Find interesting facts, location, working hours, useful tips and book the private tour here
Peterhof in St Petersburg, Russia
Peterhof is the most famous former Russian emperors residence. Magnificent interiors of the Peterhof Palace, huge parks & gardens, beautiful fountains— all these attract here thousands of tourists every year. Find interesting facts, location, working hours, useful tips and book the private tour here

Peterhof is a must visit place in St Petersburg

Peterhof was founded by Peter I as a suburban imperial residence after the victory over the Swedes at Poltava. Operations on building the new residence were carried out at an overwhelming speed. As early as in August 1723 the opening ceremony of Peterhof took place, and by that time the lower Park had been laid out, the Sea Channel had been dug, some of the fountains were functional, the upper premises had been finished, and the Monplaisir and Marly Palaces had been built as well.
Today, Peterhof is a huge square with various attractions, museums, fountains and other interesting places to visit.

Main tourist attractions in the Peterhof

Peterhof Palace

This majestic Palace is almost 300 meters long and is the main building of the ensemble. It is located between the Upper garden and the Lower Park, completing the overall composition. There are many fountains and architectural structures on its territory.
Peterhof Palace

Upper Garden of the Peterhof

The Upper Garden, placed on the terrace in front of the south facade of the Grand Peterhof Palace, is the grand entrance to the imperial residence. It is a 15 hectares of green carpet under the open sky — amazing sight. The sketches for the construction were created by Peter I himself, and at present the appearance of the Park has not changed much since then.
Upper Garden of the Peterhof

Peterhof Grand Cascade

The Grand cascade is the largest fountain complex on the territory of Peterhof and one of the most outstanding such creations in the world.
Peterhof Grand Cascade

The Upper and Lower grottoes

The Upper and Lower grottoes, being the architectural center of the Peterhof Grand cascade, were built according to Peter I's idea. They are faced with tufa, decorated with fountains , marble and gilded sculpture, and are separated by a Marble balustrade with figures of two bronze gilded tritons.
The Upper and Lower grottoes
Peterhof guide

Peterhof location

How to get to Peterhof:

  • Share taxi № К-300, К-424, К-424А from Avtovo subway station;
  • Share taxi № К-224, К420 from Leninsky prospect subway station;
  • Share taxi № К-343, K-639Б from Prospect Veteranov subway station;
  • Commercial bus № K-404 from the Baltiyskiy vokzal railway station;
  • Suburban train from the Baltiyskiy vokzal railway station to the railway station of Noviy Peterhof (New Peterhof) and then by buses to the fountains;
  • Hydrofoil from the Neva river embankments to the berth of the Lower park in Peterhof.

Peterhof opening hours:

Peterhof Palace: Tue - Sun from 10:30 to 18:00. Ticket offices are open untill 17:00. The sanitary day is the last Tuesday of the month.
Museums: Sat - Sun from 10:30 to 17:00, some museums are open all days except Tuesday.
Parks: daily from 9:00 to 18:00-20:00.

Peterhof Palace & Gardens Private Guided Tour

What is included

Free VISA Support
We provide the documents required to apply for a Russian Tourist Visa to anyone who books excursion on mostpetersburg.com
Personal Guide
This tour will be conducted by one of our professional guides
All Tickets and Admissions
All tickets are already included in price. No hidden costs!

What is included

Free VISA Support
We provide the documents required to apply for a Russian Tourist Visa to anyone who books excursion on mostpetersburg.com
Personal Guide
This tour will be conducted by one of our professional guides
All Tickets and Admissions
All tickets are already included in price. No hidden costs!
Itinerary
This itinerary can be tailored to you and your family's precise requirements and interests. If you want us to create an individual route for you, please, write to us
peterhof palace & gardens

After arrival, we `re going to explore Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens with numerous magnificent sculptures, fountains and landscapes. Our private guide is always glad to help you to immerse into the atmosphere of the imperial time when Peterhof wasn't a museum but the greatest imperial summer residence.

Itinerary
This itinerary can be tailored to you and your family's precise requirements and interests. If you want us to create an individual route for you, please, write to us
peterhof palace & gardens

After arrival, we `re going to explore Peterhof Grand Palace and Gardens with numerous magnificent sculptures, fountains and landscapes. Our private guide is always glad to help you to immerse into the atmosphere of the imperial time when Peterhof wasn't a museum but the greatest imperial summer residence.

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