The St. Petersburg individual tour – Peterhof with the Upper Garden and fountains of the Lower Park including Small palace
One of the brightest and the most magnificent tours of St. Petersburg individual tour is the tour to Peterhof. The State museum-estate of Peterhof is a realm of palaces and fountains. The city is located on the Gulf of Finland and was originally conceived as a monument of the victory of the Russian state in the war for the exit to the Baltic sea.
☞ «Peterhof» is translated from German as the «Peter’s yard».
The St. Petersburg individual tour in Peterhof will show you:
- The Upper Garden and the Lower Park
- The Grand palace with the cascade
- Galleries and other pavilions were built under Peter the Great.
✓ Peterhof was the country residence of the Russian emperors where festive celebrations and festivals took place.
During the St. Petersburg individual tour, you will visit the “Northern Versaille”
The Lower Fountain Walkway is a most fascinating sight. The park is laid out in the French style — straight walkways, strict geometry of the layout. Peter the Great himself took part in the construction of the Lower park. Of course the park attracts visitors by its many fountains but this is not the only attraction that you are going to see there.
A large number of pavilions are scattered on the territory of the park:
- This is the Marly palace
- The Monplaisir
- The “Hermitage” pavilion
- The Catherine wing
- The aviaries
- The special treasury.
You will find something special for yourself in each of these museums. Monplaisir is the most special among them – the favorite palace of Peter the Great and now personal belongings of great emperor are displayed there. You can righteously call this palace the heart of Peterhof – it is here that the emperors held important assemblies, festive receptions and gala dinners with the courtiers.
✓ The Lower park counts 150 fountains including cascades of outstanding beauty. The St. Petersburg individual tour will show you this beauty. Peterhof today is the most popular place to visit in Russia. The Lower park known for its fountains attracts tourists from all over the world.
During this St. Petersburg individual tour, you will admire the numerous architectural ensembles where the fountains are the key landmarks.
In the end of the St. Petersburg individual tour you shall visit one of the small palaces of the Lower park – their outside beauty and interior rival the Grand Palace.