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St Petersburg - Petrodvorets & Peter the Great (4 Hours)

Abercrombie & Kent Russia

Petrodvorets, Russia

Valid for Travel Now Through: 26 May 2018

St Petersburg - Petrodvorets & Peter the Great (4 Hours )

Petrodvorets, Russia

Tour Features


  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Sightseeing



Recommended Ages

All Ages

Activity Level



Travel by private vehicle to visit Petrodvorets (Peterhof), the great summer estate and artistic gem of Peter the Great, nestled on the shore of the Gulf of Finland (part of the Baltic Sea). After his victory over the Swedes at Poltava in 1709 Peter decided to build a palace 'befitting to the very highest of monarchs' and a visit to Versailles in 1717 furthered these ambitions. Over 5,000 labourers, serfs and soldiers were employed in the creation of this magnificent estate that was officially opened in 1723. A prominent highlight is the Grand Cascade, a delightful sequence of 37 gilded bronze sculptures, 64 fountains and 142 water jets descending from the terraces of the Great Palace to the Marine Canal and the sea. The park features numerous palaces, summer houses and pavilions, including the Hermitage, specifically designed for holding Imperial dinner parties. We offer early entrance to the Palace (before opening hours) to avoid crowds.  

About Us

From the monuments & museums of St Petersburg to the wilderness of Siberia, Russia is a land of incredible diversity. Located in the heart of Moscow, A&K Russia delivers high-end travel services to the country's most discerning guests. Due to huge distances and language barriers, travelling in Russia still requires a lot of hand-holding, and the company's team boasts superior knowledge of the Russian infrastructure, local customs and rich culture. Guests enjoy insider access while guides are individually matched to each guest's specific needs. A&K Russia offers a host of inspired ideas to create a memorable holiday your clients will treasure.

Insider Tip

Russia in summer is a delight, but with iconic onion domes glittering with icicles, snowy troika rides, traditional Russian fur hats and warming vodka, the country is truly enchanting in winter too.

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Highly recommended

By: Janet

Reviewed on: 31 Oct 2013

Their communications and fees were very reasonable. More importantly, I can not say enough to commend the quality, depth of knowledge and experience, personality and patience of our guide in Moscow, Mila. My husband is quite knowledgeable about Russia and its history, while I had a very limited background of information. Mila's ease and depth of information kept both my husband and I entranced.
Travel Advisor:  Karan Cowden-Cave
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Highly recommended

By: Carol

Reviewed on: 14 Oct 2013

I have travelled with A&K many times.they always do en excellent job, making For stress free travel. Russia was no exception. I was always met on time. The guides spoke perfect English, were very knowledgable. The only issue I had was with prepaying the gratuities. I never knew how much each person got, if I was supposed to give more, or even if they knew I had prepaid. It led to some awkward moments and I felt bad because they all did an exceptional job.
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Very knowledgeable

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 23 Oct 2013

Highly recommend car and private guide with so much to see in St Petersburg. Three full days is tiring. I recommend two and a half. Pretty expensive.
Travel Advisor:  Yeardley Williams
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Private Faberge Museum Tour

By: Mia123

Reviewed on: 24 Sep 2014

This tour was the highlight of our September Baltic tour on Regent. The priceless museum artifacts were stunning and our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and patient with our questions. Our only disappointment was that we had to pay for 1/2 day for a driver and a guide, when it took less than 2 hours to complete the museum tour. We left the dock at 2:30 pm and were back in our suite by 5:30 pm. Our guide pointed our various historical sites as we drove to and from the museum, but perhaps A&K will consider adding "something" (not sure what …) to the beginning or end of the 1/2 day tour to enrich the Faberge experience. Bottom line, I'd do it again but would request a pre-tour stop for coffee or a glass of wine to set expectations.
Travel Advisor:  Sabrina Teyla

Outstanding guides

By: hyper

Reviewed on: 26 Aug 2016

Our A&K guide was fabulous. We specify A&K guides when we travel and have never been disappointed.

A&K awesome

By: Lynne

Reviewed on: 25 May 2017

The question to me was would you recommend Abercrombie & Kent Russia. We didn't go to Russia & I thought A&K was based in England. That being said, it was all 1st class. Great hotels. Awesome guides. They worked with us through our travel agent as to what cities to visit, etc. Really enjoyed our trip.
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Patton

Athens Tour

By: Test

Reviewed on: 07 Jun 2017

Great job getting us from the airport to the hotel, the hotel was excellent, the Athens tour guide was excellent and great job getting us from the hotel to the cruise ship.

St. Petersburg

By: Jairmar

Reviewed on: 05 Jul 2017

A & K were fabulous. we had an outstanding guide, who spoke English beautifully and was incredibly knowledgeable bout every place we visited. we enjoyed three jam packed days; by the time we toured the Hermitage Olga knew our tastes such that she tailored out three hours there consistent with my artisitic preferences. excellent driver who was always waiting for us feet from where we exited. we now enjoy fabulous memories of our wonderful visit.
Travel Advisor:  Shelley Fremont