Peterhof private tour with scenic ride by hydrofoil
Attractions & guided tours

Peterhof private tour with scenic ride by hydrofoil

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , Spanish , German , Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 5 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Explore the magnificent Peterhof Park recognized as the biggest in the world
  • Walk around the enormous park adorned with around 140 fountains
  • Enjoy a hydrofoil cruise down the Neva river
  • Admire the panoramic views from a perspective most people will never see
What to expect

Board a high-speed hydrofoil for an exciting ride down the Neva River, seeing St Petersburg from a unique perspective as you coast along the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. The hydrofoil trip itself from St.Petersburg to Peterhof will take you only 45 minutes, which is three times faster than if you travel there by car.

You'll start the tour off strolling through the estate’s Lower Park, which lies between the Grand Palace and the shore and boasts more than 140 fountains to see. Stop at the impressive Grand Cascade with its golden statue of Samson holding open the jaws of a lion. Once you’ve seen all three cascades, you’ll understand why Peterhof is referred to as the “Russian Versailles.” From here, stroll through the Upper Garden, a typical French-style formal layout with five fountains, including one depicting Neptune – God of the Sea. Watch out for the whimsical creations designed to soak visitors, such as the umbrella fountain that sheds water whenever someone takes a seat underneath!

After your tour is over, take the hydrofoil ride back to St.Petersburg, admiring the beauty of the surroundings from the water. Then, when you've reached the pier in the city centre, you'll have the rest of the day free to explore it more for yourself.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Professional licensed guide
    • Entrance fee to Peterhof Fountains Complex and Park
    • Roundtrip hydrofoil tickets
    What's not included
    • Entrance fee to Peterhof Grand Palace (The price is about 30 USD and should be bought in advance)
    • Lunch
    • Gratuities (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Students - only with an ID confirming the status
    • Children (age 4-12)
    • Infants (age 0-3): free admission

    Where

    Palace Square, 12, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

    Meeting point:
    Meet the guide at the main entrance to the Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace). It is located at Palace Square, the gates with the golden Two-headed eagle (Russian Coat of Arms). This is just 3 minutes walking from the hydrofoil pier.
    What to remember
    • This tour is unsuitable for anyone with walking difficulties or wheelchair users
    • Please note that the hydrofoil to Peterhof is not operating at the end of the season from October until the end of April. In this case, transportation to and from Peterhof will be by car
    • The fountains operate from early May to early October, during the winter season all fountains are kept under wooden boxes for their preservation
    • The group price is for groups with a maximum of 16 persons including the children
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    When
    • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
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    Provider
    Northern Crown LTD
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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