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.
Great tour.
Great tour. The grounds are gorgeous. We returned to St. Petersburg by Hydrofoil.
Great tour. The grounds are gorgeous. We returned to St. Petersburg by Hydrofoil. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Rush rush and rush.
Rush rush and rush. 2 hour written in the document. In actual, you have to minus off for latecomers who boarded the bus late (10 Min). Then some for meeting time (15min before), then time for our tour guide to buy the tickets or ... Read More
Rush rush and rush. 2 hour written in the document. In actual, you have to minus off for latecomers who boarded the bus late (10 Min). Then some for meeting time (15min before), then time for our tour guide to buy the tickets or coordinating (10 Min). Less again walk from the coach bus to the entrance. SO how much time do you have left? Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Fantastic guide, Anna, led us to this beautiful palace and grounds.
Fantastic guide, Anna, led us to this beautiful palace and grounds. We enjoyed walking around it. Far cheaper to go with TJ Travel than the ships tour.
Fantastic guide, Anna, led us to this beautiful palace and grounds. We enjoyed walking around it. Far cheaper to go with TJ Travel than the ships tour. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
the interior tour of Peterhof is quite regimented.
the interior tour of Peterhof is quite regimented. the docents keep the crowds moving, leaving little time to appreciate the rooms. the display when the fountains are turned on is very interesting, but also extremely crowded!
the interior tour of Peterhof is quite regimented. the docents keep the crowds moving, leaving little time to appreciate the rooms. the display when the fountains are turned on is very interesting, but also extremely crowded! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Tour guide was fantastic.
Tour guide was fantastic. Fountains were amazing. It’s a sensory overload, though. Very beautiful.
Tour guide was fantastic. Fountains were amazing. It’s a sensory overload, though. Very beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Once again...so much to see ...watched Changing of the Guards ...such a beautiful place.
Once again...so much to see ...watched Changing of the Guards ...such a beautiful place.
Once again...so much to see ...watched Changing of the Guards ...such a beautiful place. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
beautiful palace- its very very crowded
beautiful palace- its very very crowded
beautiful palace- its very very crowded Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The grounds and palace are phenomenal.
The grounds and palace are phenomenal.
The grounds and palace are phenomenal. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Another Beautiful castle with an interesting history
Another Beautiful castle with an interesting history
Another Beautiful castle with an interesting history Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing gardens, water feature and golden statues.
Amazing gardens, water feature and golden statues. Again a laugh with sheer pleasure experience
Amazing gardens, water feature and golden statues. Again a laugh with sheer pleasure experience Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Magnificent.
Magnificent. Be sure tobe there at 11am when the waterfalls are manually turned on.
Magnificent. Be sure tobe there at 11am when the waterfalls are manually turned on. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The other excursion we took in the afternoon was of the Peterhof.
The other excursion we took in the afternoon was of the Peterhof. We only were able to book a exterior grounds tour so we didn't get to see the Versailles-like buildings of the Peterhof. I didn't mind too much because the walk ... Read More
The other excursion we took in the afternoon was of the Peterhof. We only were able to book a exterior grounds tour so we didn't get to see the Versailles-like buildings of the Peterhof. I didn't mind too much because the walk through the grounds was wonderful. Our tour guide did a good job explaining about the history of the period and grounds. The best way to see St. Petersburg would be to get a visa and spend a few days there, at least. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Packed like sardines in a gold tin, and shovelled along by grim faced Russian guards.
Packed like sardines in a gold tin, and shovelled along by grim faced Russian guards. Very difficult to see much and do not dare stop! You will be run over by the next batch, and ticked off by a tough looking official. The bets of this by ... Read More
Packed like sardines in a gold tin, and shovelled along by grim faced Russian guards. Very difficult to see much and do not dare stop! You will be run over by the next batch, and ticked off by a tough looking official. The bets of this by far was the Meteor hydrafoil back to St Petersburg. That was great fun Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
So beautiful.
So beautiful. Though no pictures were allowed inside, just to be able to see the grandeur in which the royalty lived is spectacular. The outside is almost as stunning. the fountains littered with gold statues and grounds and gardens that ... Read More
So beautiful. Though no pictures were allowed inside, just to be able to see the grandeur in which the royalty lived is spectacular. The outside is almost as stunning. the fountains littered with gold statues and grounds and gardens that stretch out of your site. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Unfortunately due to the wait on entering this palace we had to move rather quickly, and our guide ...
Unfortunately due to the wait on entering this palace we had to move rather quickly, and our guide unfortunately could not allow for shopping time. She voiced her regret, but we had to get back to the ship for departure. We loved our ... Read More
Unfortunately due to the wait on entering this palace we had to move rather quickly, and our guide unfortunately could not allow for shopping time. She voiced her regret, but we had to get back to the ship for departure. We loved our guide. Somehow this place needs a quicker entrance process. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is a can't miss!
This is a can't miss! Bring your patience because there are so many other people wanting to take pictures of the fountains. You will have to check your coats and backpacks.
This is a can't miss! Bring your patience because there are so many other people wanting to take pictures of the fountains. You will have to check your coats and backpacks. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Also very crowded but a must see.
Also very crowded but a must see. The fountains are turned on at 11am everyday and it a sight you won't forget seeing.
Also very crowded but a must see. The fountains are turned on at 11am everyday and it a sight you won't forget seeing. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very crowded.
Very crowded. Not enough time. Did not go into the palace.
Very crowded. Not enough time. Did not go into the palace. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I've been to Versailles, but this tops all of it.
I've been to Versailles, but this tops all of it. A spectacular building, with parquet floors, gilded everything, and a vast garden. The highlight of our cruise.
I've been to Versailles, but this tops all of it. A spectacular building, with parquet floors, gilded everything, and a vast garden. The highlight of our cruise. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
No pictures allowed.
No pictures allowed. Very crowded but full of gilt like Catherine Palace. Opulent describes both places.
No pictures allowed. Very crowded but full of gilt like Catherine Palace. Opulent describes both places. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
BEautiful place.
BEautiful place. Too crowded to really enjoy. Would have liked more time in the gardens.
BEautiful place. Too crowded to really enjoy. Would have liked more time in the gardens. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Just don't go.
Just don't go. Treated like sheep. Only one toilet block for 1000's of people. Herded about hardly saw anything no time to even buy water. Then we were locked outside no seating,no toilets no cover and then it rained and we all ... Read More
Just don't go. Treated like sheep. Only one toilet block for 1000's of people. Herded about hardly saw anything no time to even buy water. Then we were locked outside no seating,no toilets no cover and then it rained and we all got wet. Ivan the guide was terrible told us to meet at 12-15 at 12-30 we had to go and find him in the rain. DON'T GO !!!!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Don't get me wrong.
Don't get me wrong. Peterhof Palace is a great place to visit. The grounds make it a fun place to explore with all of the fountains. However, our guide wasn't that great and didn't explain much. We were with probably ten ... Read More
Don't get me wrong. Peterhof Palace is a great place to visit. The grounds make it a fun place to explore with all of the fountains. However, our guide wasn't that great and didn't explain much. We were with probably ten thousand of our closest friends the day we visited! The site was great, the tour guide only so-so. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved visiting the Peterhof.
Loved visiting the Peterhof. Very crowded because we toured it in the afternoon. Beautiful grounds and interesting architecture. Enjoyed getting picture made with period characters to make it more authentic.
Loved visiting the Peterhof. Very crowded because we toured it in the afternoon. Beautiful grounds and interesting architecture. Enjoyed getting picture made with period characters to make it more authentic. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The funds and time to restore this grand palace to it's place in history was well worth it.
The funds and time to restore this grand palace to it's place in history was well worth it. The art, the furnishing, the frescos, the gold statues in the fountains, the ceilings in the grand rooms. What a grand palace.
The funds and time to restore this grand palace to it's place in history was well worth it. The art, the furnishing, the frescos, the gold statues in the fountains, the ceilings in the grand rooms. What a grand palace. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises