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St. Petersburg: Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

4.7 / 5

45 reviews

St. Petersburg: Peterhof Gardens by Hydrofoil

From US$ 95 per person

Take a ride on a hydrofoil and visit the Peterhof Fountains with a guide. Start at the Neva Embankment and travel through the Gulf of Finland to Peterhof Fountains. Walk in the gardens, see the fountains and then return to St. Petersburg.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, Russian, French, German, Spanish, Italian
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Ride on a hydrofoil through the Gulf of Finland
  • Walk in the Peterhof gardens
  • See the famous Peterhof fountains
Full description
The tour starts on the Neva River Embankment. Meet your guide near the Alexander Column and then walk about 15 minutes to the river. On arrival, get in the hydrofoil and enjoy a ride through the Gulf of Finland.  Your guide will provide you with the history of St. Petersburg and its surroundings as you pass by them. In Peterhof, come ashore and walk in the gardens to see all the fountains: the Grand Cascade, the Bath House, the Catherine Block, and Monplaisir Palace. Throughout the tour, your guide will accompany you so you won't get lost. In the evening, take a return ride on the hydrofoil and return to the city. 
  • Private guide
  • Hydrofoil tickets
  • Peterhof Park tickets
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

At Palace Square near the Alexander Column

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  • Lunch is not included but, you will have time for a coffee break
  • There are no concession prices available for the tour
  • The tour availability may depend on weather conditions
Customer reviews

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4.7 /5

based on 45 reviews

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We are so fortunate to have the best guide to see St. Petersburg- Peterhof and the Gardens by Hydrofoil,, Anna, our guide is so kind, knowledgeable and very pretty, explained to us everything about Peterhof and the garden,, she patiently answers all our questions and even enlightens us on the culture and traditions in Russia.. Thank you GetYourGuide for this wonderful experience.

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August 6, 2019


Our personal tour to the Peterhof gardens was excellent since there were only 3 in our group. Our guide knew so much about the history of all the fountains and the Peterhof in general that she made it a fascinating couple hours. She took care of all the details, in my opinion, this was the best way to tour the Peterhof gardens.

August 9, 2018

Tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. However, we were not able to go inside any of the buildings, this tour is just of the grounds. The grounds are spacious enough, with many beautiful fountains and gardens, but I was a bit disappointed that tours inside the buildings were not included.

July 28, 2018

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