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Peterhof (Petrodvorets) & Low Park with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 

Built in the early 18th century by Peter the Great, Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) is the most splendid official royal summer residence, often called the "Russian Versailles". The territory of the Peterhof ensemble houses several magnificent palaces, such as the Grand Palace, Monplaisir and Marly, with magnificent interiors and a variety of museums. Also, there are beautifully landscaped parks and gardens with numerous amazing fountains, water cascades, pavilions, sculptures, reliefs, vases and mascarons.


Peterhof

 
 
PETERHOF (Low park and Grand Palace)
The Peterhof Museum Complex is one of the most popular museums not only in Russia, but in the whole world. Even a few hours here are enough to feel the spirit of history, which still lives on and breathes in this magnificent place. As a former residence of the Russian monarchs, Peterhof brings together the finest achievements in national and international culture. This unique complex was created by outstanding architects, decorators and sculptors, whose spectacular works of art slot perfectly into the natural beauty of the coastal landscape.
Peter the Great planned Peterhof as the residence of a sea king. This was to be his incarnation of Russia as a great European power, with a foothold on the shores of the world's oceans, capable of competing with the finest Western courts — above all, with Versailles. The history of Peterhof begins back in 1705, when travelling chambers were built for Peter the Great on the southern shore of the Gulf of Finland. Soon, not far from this place, work began on the creation of a new imperial residence, which, Peter determined, would one day outshine all the other royal palaces of Europe. The tsar deliberately built his new residence by the sea, as a triumphant symbol of the successful conclusion of Russia's long struggle for an outlet to the Baltic Sea. Peterhof was officially opened in the presence of the tsar and foreign diplomats in August 1723. The architecture and decor of Peterhof reflects all the artistic styles of the past and the personal tastes and preferences of every Russian monarch.
One of the world's most famous palace-park ensembles, Peterhof was virtually destroyed during the Second World War. The post-war resurrection of the entire complex was one of the finest chapters in the history of restoration in Russia. The present-day beauty of Peterhof is the result of decades of painstaking work by architects, painters and masters of decorative and applied art. Restoration work continues even to this day, in the Chapel Royal of the Grand Palace, which ought to be completed by May 2011. Today, the museum complex stretches across five hundred hectares of territory, embracing Strelna, Peterhof and Oranienbaum. Dotted with sparkling fountains, the Lower Park and Upper Gardens flow effortlessly into the shady and romantic glades of Alexandria, forming a unique fusion of regular and landscape parks. Every day, more than twenty museums — vastly different in their origins, ideas and contents — delight visitors with exciting new discoveries and the joy of their handsome treasures. The Peterhof Museum Complex is rightfully regarded as the "capital of fountains." Included in the state register of most valuable cultural objects of the Russian Federation, Peterhof now bears the proud title of one of the Seven Wonders of Russia
 
Address
2 Razvodnaya Street, Peterhof, St. Petersburg region
 
 

Address 
2 Razvodnaya Street, Peterhof, St. Petersburg region

 
 

Timetable 
The lower Park and fountains
Location: Northern part of Peterhof
Open: 09:00 - 20:00
Day off: no
Cleaning day: no
Fountains work: on weekdays from 10:00 to 18:00
On weekends and public holidays: from 10:00 to 19:00
Daily ceremonial start-up of the fountains of the Grand cascade at 11:00
Ticket offices of Lower Park work are 09: 00 to 19:30.

The lower Park is open on Saturdays from 09:00 to 21:00.
Ticket offices are open from 09:00 to 20:30
The fountains operate from 10:00 to 19:00
Roman fountains, Triton fountains, the Pyramid, the Sheaf, the Sun, the Chessboard hill cascade, the Sculptural group of the "Samson" work from 10:00 to 20:50

The Museum of the "Great Palace
Location: 2, Razvodnaya st.
Open: 10:30 - 19:00
The ticket office is open: in a special mode
Day off: Monday
Cleaning day: last Tuesday of the month
On Saturdays the Museum is open from 10:30 to 21:00 (admission until 19:45).
The Museum entrance is by ticket only until 20:00 THE MODE OF OPERATION OF THE BOX OFFICE 10:30 - 17:45
The Museum entrance is by ticket only until 18:00
Service travel companies on contracts 10:30-12:00 14:00-16:15
Service for individual visitors 12:00-14:00 16:15-17:45
THE MODE OF OPERATION OF THE BOX OFFICE ON SATURDAYS
Service travel companies on contracts 10:30-12:00 14:00-16:15
Service for individual visitors 12:00-14:00 16:15-19:45
The entrance to the Museum until 20:00

Attention!
A visit to the Museum during the summer period ONLY as part of tour groups.
Photo and video recording is prohibited

 

Excursions 

Peterhof (Petrodvorets) & Low Park with individual transfers and personal guide

Departure Point: Pick up from your hotel

Return Point: Drop off at your hotel


What’s Included:

•    Return transfers by private car/minibus, depending on the numbers of passengers

•    Guided visit to Peterhof, the Grand Palace & Low Park, entry tickets included

•    Live commentaries and accompaniment of personal guide-interpreter (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) during the whole time from pick up until drop off

 
 

Additional information 
Web-site: http://www.peterhofmuseum.ru/
Telephone: 7(812) 450-58-06

Built in the early 18th century by Peter the Great, Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) is the most splendid official royal summer residence, often called the "Russian Versailles". The territory of the Peterhof ensemble houses several magnificent palaces, such as the Grand Palace, Monplaisir and Marly, with magnificent interiors and a variety of museums. Also, there are beautifully landscaped parks and gardens with numerous amazing fountains, water cascades, pavilions, sculptures, reliefs, vases and mascarons.


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Peterhof (Petrodvorets) & Low Park with individual transfers and personal guide (English, German, French or Japanese speaking) 18553 RUB  (~314 $)

5830 RUB  (~99 $)

 
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