This tour will take you to Peterhof. Surrounded by parks and fountains, Peterhof - or ‘Versailles by the sea’ as it’s also known - is one of the summer residences of the royal family. It’s so impressive, UNESCO have dubbed it one of the world's most precious historical sights. Marvel at its centrepiece, the Grand Cascade, comprising 3 waterfalls, 64 fountains and 37 gilt statues and admire Peterhof's largest fountain, Samson Rendering, The Jaws Of A Lion, which represents Russia's victory over Sweden in the Northern War. As you round off your tour in the Lower Garden you’ll see a selection of fountains and statues, which have been perfectly restored after destruction in World War II.
This tour only visits the gardens of Peterhof. The fountains of Peterhof are subject to maintenance work without advance notice. You will be walking through the gardens over cobbled ground and grass.
If you’re planning to go ashore in St Petersburg don’t forget, if you join us on one of our organised shore excursions, you’re covered by our group visa. But if you wish to go ashore independently at anytime you’ll need to obtain your own visa from the Russian Federation Embassy prior to your cruise.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.