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