St. Petersburg Peterhof Palace Excursion Reviews
Worth the visit
Only toured the grounds, but that's what is important here. The fountains are great!
stunning inside, unbelievable park-like grounds outside.
Don't miss this one
There are no pictures allowed inside. We toured the gardens and fountain areas first. We had a short wait to get inside. No pictures are allowed. I bought a great St Petersburg overview book at the hermitage. Excellent guide who kept everyone together and made sure we had timely washroom breaks.
A wonderful, if tiring experience, which swept away all preconceptions of Russia and her people. The Neva River was awash with every kind of river traffic, including boats preparing for a Regatta and wedding parties having pictures taken on the banks. The cruise liner quay and terminals are set in a landscaped area which can be reached by car and on foot, and which the locals call "Area 51" It was mutual- we thought we were in another world too! Absolutely unforgettable.
Less crowded on this day. Absolutely stunning.
my favorite of the St. Petersburg palaces. Loved hearing the history from our TJ Travel guide.
Wow. This was my favorite part of the tour. The fountains are unbelievable.
tour of only the fountains - which were beautiful engineering feats
The weather was fine and this, according to our guide, was most unusual. St.Petersburg is well known for its rain. We arrived via hydrofoil and left by bus (there's a bridge) to see a different perspective. Impressive determination of the Russians to rebuild their heritage after German WW2 occupation and wilful destruction of priceless heritage. I did spot the odd 18th century pozidrive screw head which suggests that perhaps all that glitters is not entirely gold... but you've got to look quite hard. Well worth visiting.
It rained hard all morning but guide was very upbeat and knowledgeable. Hydrofoil ride had to be cancelled due to weather but all in all it was a good tour.
Worth checking out.
Saw the grounds but not allowed inside. No reason given.
Beautiful grounds. I would recommend this over Catherine's palace if your time is limited.
We took the Hydrofoil to Peterhof and it was just a Wow factor The gardens and fountains are just magnificent,. We had lunch in the restaurant in Peterhof which, although a set meal, was very good.
great, but fast moving. good guide
In the afternoon we moved on to the Peterhof and this is where things started to go wrong. The gardens are excellent but the guide allocated two thirds of the tour to walking round them, not particularly bright when it started raining. The palace itself therefore became a bit of a race and the Russian staff there are particularly unpleasant. As a result of the overruns we were very late back.
Denrus gave us a very spirited Russian lady, Lana, who kept us moving for 11 hours the first day and 8 the second. This was the Royal St. Petersburg tour; there were 13 of us. We did not wait in any lines exc. briefly at Yusupov Palace. She spoke excellent English, had a dramatic flair and lots of smiles (concert pianist by training). We knew it was to be an "intense" tour, and it was, esp. w. temperatures close to 90 F. Walked miles. A little too much time at Peterhof gardens for us but, oh well. I recommend this company. This tour was $399 per person for the two days. There were 6 of us. She was good with the kids (12 and 14)