St. Petersburg Peterhof Palace Excursion Reviews

Peterhof Palace, Peter the Great’s imperial palace near St. Petersburg, features an enormous park adorned with fountains and statues.
Again WOW!!!!
Again WOW!!!! The interior is only exceeded by the exterior grounds and fountains. Could not take pictures fast enough. Only thing lacking was more time to explore and see incredible things. Warning to all when you are in these ... Read More
Again WOW!!!! The interior is only exceeded by the exterior grounds and fountains. Could not take pictures fast enough. Only thing lacking was more time to explore and see incredible things. Warning to all when you are in these places do not mess around, Russians do not joke about when it comes to security or following rules. They are very proud of these places and there is a literal army of old, cranky russian ladies everywhere that will set you straight if do anything silly or against the rules. You will be overwhelmed at the sheer size and opulence of this place. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Toured the Peterhof Palace and gardens.
Toured the Peterhof Palace and gardens. Listened to the guide tell us of life in the Soviet Union during the 60's and now. Able to stop at the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood for pictures. Wonderful day.
Toured the Peterhof Palace and gardens. Listened to the guide tell us of life in the Soviet Union during the 60's and now. Able to stop at the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood for pictures. Wonderful day. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Good to see, but VERY busy with plenty of tourists and the logistics internally are not well ...
Good to see, but VERY busy with plenty of tourists and the logistics internally are not well structured.
Good to see, but VERY busy with plenty of tourists and the logistics internally are not well structured. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Nice to see but the palace needs repairs.
Nice to see but the palace needs repairs. The water show with the music is nice but even if the guide was enthusiastic about the palace and tried to compare it to Versailles, it is not Versailles. I guess that the soviet regime did not ... Read More
Nice to see but the palace needs repairs. The water show with the music is nice but even if the guide was enthusiastic about the palace and tried to compare it to Versailles, it is not Versailles. I guess that the soviet regime did not invets a lot of money in the maintenance of the palace. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
first day just the "panoramic" city tour by bus....
first day just the "panoramic" city tour by bus.... Ugh! The next day was Peterhof Palace and Gardens.... Spectacular!
first day just the "panoramic" city tour by bus.... Ugh! The next day was Peterhof Palace and Gardens.... Spectacular! Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Busy.
Busy. Lots of people. I can't say enough about Anastasia Travel. We were a little weary because their private tour cost was about the same as a group tour for two days. Our tour guide and driver - Leeza and Vadim - were great at ... Read More
Busy. Lots of people. I can't say enough about Anastasia Travel. We were a little weary because their private tour cost was about the same as a group tour for two days. Our tour guide and driver - Leeza and Vadim - were great at getting us around and avoiding the crowds. We liked to think Vadim actually worked for the KGB, or whatever agency does that sort of thing now in Russia. He didn't say much. ;) Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Peterhof Gardens and fountains were WONDERFUL!
Peterhof Gardens and fountains were WONDERFUL! Very lovely, expansive gardens to walk through. Lots of blooms. The tour guide said they are always replanting so that there are continual blooms. And fountains everywhere! We took a bus to ... Read More
Peterhof Gardens and fountains were WONDERFUL! Very lovely, expansive gardens to walk through. Lots of blooms. The tour guide said they are always replanting so that there are continual blooms. And fountains everywhere! We took a bus to the gardens, then rode a hydrofoil boat back. A wonderful day, highly recommended. Again, be prepared for crowds. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great tour, unfortunately the area is clogged with too many tourists, hardly the fault of the ...
Great tour, unfortunately the area is clogged with too many tourists, hardly the fault of the cruise line.
Great tour, unfortunately the area is clogged with too many tourists, hardly the fault of the cruise line. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga.
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga. Wouldn't choose anyone else now have been with TJ. if all their tours are like this. Mini bus meant we could zip around easily and was a more flexible tour. The ... Read More
NO queuing and informative and friendly TJ Travel tour guide, Olga. Wouldn't choose anyone else now have been with TJ. if all their tours are like this. Mini bus meant we could zip around easily and was a more flexible tour. The palace and gardens are amazing and we would love to return, although we did have fantastic sunny weather too! Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
One of the most beautiful gardens ever seen.
One of the most beautiful gardens ever seen. Well presented and explained by Dina. You must see this garden.
One of the most beautiful gardens ever seen. Well presented and explained by Dina. You must see this garden. Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Such beauty and opulence.
Such beauty and opulence. The czars had it all. I only wish that the tour included more about the how the ordinary people -- the servants -- lived.
Such beauty and opulence. The czars had it all. I only wish that the tour included more about the how the ordinary people -- the servants -- lived. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Overkill with Cathrines palace.
Overkill with Cathrines palace. Hydrofoil ride back was "just" a waterbus. Gardens and fountains are NOT as impressive as Versaille.
Overkill with Cathrines palace. Hydrofoil ride back was "just" a waterbus. Gardens and fountains are NOT as impressive as Versaille. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
The palace was interesting but our tour group was strung out to the point that it was somethings ...
The palace was interesting but our tour group was strung out to the point that it was somethings hard to hear our tour guide. This was caused to the many of the rooms in the palace are fairly small and the palace personal kept the tour ... Read More
The palace was interesting but our tour group was strung out to the point that it was somethings hard to hear our tour guide. This was caused to the many of the rooms in the palace are fairly small and the palace personal kept the tour moving fairly fast. However the real bonus of the palace is the palace gardens. They are spectacular. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Beautiful palace and gardens.
Beautiful palace and gardens. Does get crowded. I enjoyed the grounds and fountains the most
Beautiful palace and gardens. Does get crowded. I enjoyed the grounds and fountains the most Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Optional tour worth every penny.
Optional tour worth every penny. The grounds outside are as spectacular as the art on the inside.
Optional tour worth every penny. The grounds outside are as spectacular as the art on the inside. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Outstanding experience visiting the grounds and fountains of this palace.
Outstanding experience visiting the grounds and fountains of this palace. Very crowded but extremely well worth a visit.
Outstanding experience visiting the grounds and fountains of this palace. Very crowded but extremely well worth a visit. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Peterhof palace - 500,000 people there!
Peterhof palace - 500,000 people there! had to wait 50+ mins in the blazing sunshine to get in
Peterhof palace - 500,000 people there! had to wait 50+ mins in the blazing sunshine to get in Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Astonishing, my favorite of all the Russian places I visited; be prepared for ling walks though
Astonishing, my favorite of all the Russian places I visited; be prepared for ling walks though
Astonishing, my favorite of all the Russian places I visited; be prepared for ling walks though Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent, excellent one-of-a kind experience.
Excellent, excellent one-of-a kind experience. A little longer bus ride (45 minutes) because it is well outside of the City but you have a lot of free time to wander the gardens after the tour.
Excellent, excellent one-of-a kind experience. A little longer bus ride (45 minutes) because it is well outside of the City but you have a lot of free time to wander the gardens after the tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
I felt rushed through the palace part.
I felt rushed through the palace part. The grounds were lovely.
I felt rushed through the palace part. The grounds were lovely. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The guide was fantastic and the combination of Peterhof and Church on Spilled Blood made for a nice ...
The guide was fantastic and the combination of Peterhof and Church on Spilled Blood made for a nice long tour. My only issue were that one of the passengers had to use the bathroom constantly and this interfered with touring- we had to ... Read More
The guide was fantastic and the combination of Peterhof and Church on Spilled Blood made for a nice long tour. My only issue were that one of the passengers had to use the bathroom constantly and this interfered with touring- we had to wait around for them twice besides the usual planned bathroom stops. This was not fair to the rest of us. also, inside the Palace you have to wear booties- and they wax the floors- so it was a horrible slippery mess. I don't know how I stayed upright. One little girl fell and couldn't get up. teenagers were skating around on the floors- very dangerous! but, the fountains at Peterhof Palace were amazing, so beautiful and worth the trip! the planned lunch at Peterhof was very nice. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very, very nice!
Very, very nice! We had good weather, so all the gold and water glittered! It was nice to walk through the vast gardens.
Very, very nice! We had good weather, so all the gold and water glittered! It was nice to walk through the vast gardens. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very comfortable trip tour guide very informative.
Very comfortable trip tour guide very informative. Peter hot palace amazing
Very comfortable trip tour guide very informative. Peter hot palace amazing Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very beautiful and full of history.
Very beautiful and full of history. The gardens were exceptional.
Very beautiful and full of history. The gardens were exceptional. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
What people can create when they try to!
What people can create when they try to! Unbelivable fountains!
What people can create when they try to! Unbelivable fountains! Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises