This excursion includes the visits to the most famous former summer residences of Russian tsars – the magnificent Catherine palace with the Amber room and Peterhof fountain park. The tour includes skip the line entry to the Catherine palace.From May till mid-October the tour program includes a visit to the Catherine palace and a walk in its gardens, after an optional lunch-break we take a ride to Peterhof to tour the fountain park in Peterhof ( a visit to the Grand palace can be included upon agreement, but it’s generally way too busy to be enjoyable in summer). From mid-October to May the fountains in Peterhof are not functioning, so during that time the tour program includes a visit to the Grand palace in Peterhof with an optional short walk in the garden and the Catherine palace with its park. It’s a full day tour by private car as Peterhof and the Catherine palace are about one hour drive from each other. We also include a stop to see some of the most beautiful metro stations on the way to Peterhof.
Catherine palace and Peterhof sample tour program:
09:45-meeting at the hotel
09:45-10:45 – driving to the Catherine palace
11:00 – 13:00 – tour of the palace and a walk in the gardens
13:00 – 14:00 – lunch break if needed (payed extra)
14:00 – 15:00 – driving to Peterhof
15:00 – 16:30 – tour of Peterhof
18:00 – return to St Petersburg. A stop to see some of the most beautiful metro stations on the way back.
Tour availability: daily except Tuesday if you don’t include the Grand palace in Peterhof (the fountain park in Peterhof is open every day). Daily except Monday and Tuesday if the Grand palace is included.
Additional information: the tour can be booked as a visa-free shore excursion, please contact me for details and prices. The price quoted below is valid for those who have Russian visas.
Please note that real schedule and the order of visiting sites may be different depending on the entry time scheduled by the museums.
Payment and cancellation: payment after the tour. The price includes a private guide, a car with driver, museum tickets according to the program. Tickets to the Catherine palace are not refundable later than one month before the date of the tour, if you cancel later, you pay for them.
Catherine palace and Peterhof private tour prices:
|Nr of people in a group||1||2||3||4||5||>5|
|Price per group,|
museum tickets and private car included
|16 000 rub|
|19 500 rub|
|24 000 rub|
|28 000 rub|
|30 500 rub|