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River Cruise to Peterhof Gardens

A visit to Peterhof Gardens is an unmissable experience on your trip to Saint Petersburg. Travel by boat and marvel at one of the great treasures of Tsarist Russia. They don't call it the 'Russian Versailles' for nothing!

Peterhof Gardens River Cruise Itinerary

After meeting at Saint Petersburg's Palace Square, you'll head down to the Hydrofoil Port, where you'll embark and start your trip to Peterhof.

As you sail down the Neva River, one of the city's main waterways and the fourth largest river in Europe, enjoy views of the drawbridges which open every night. What's more - to reach the Russian palace complex, you'll sail on the Gulf of Finland!

During your high-speed boat journey, lasting around 30 minutes, your English speaking guide will reveal the fascinating history behind the Peterhof Palace gardens, also known as the 'Russian Versailles'.

On arrival, you'll marvel at the impressive gardens of what was once the court of the Tsar until 1917. The estate, which is considered to have the largest collection of fountains in the world, stretches across 100 hectares of land. It also boasts a total of 200 bronze statues!

Having finished your tour of this stunning reminder of the Imperial era, you'll return via boat to Saint Petersburg.

Important information

  • There is a maximum of 10 people on this tour.
  • If you prefer, we also offer a Peterhof Palace Trip which includes entrance to the palace.
  • If weather conditions prohibit the boat trip taking place, your excursion will be carried out by car instead. If the Peterhof fountains are closed, you will visit the Palace.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

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Adults Children 4-17 years old Children under 4
High-speed boat trip
US$ 95
US$ 85

High-speed boat trip

  • Adults

    US$ 95
  • Children 4-17 years old

    US$ 85
  • Children under 4


More Information


5 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.


Transport by high speed boat.

Entrance to Peterhof Gardens.

English speaking guide.

Reduced size groups with a maximum of 10 people.

Not included

Entrance to Peterhof Palace.

When to book?

You can book up until 3 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Digital voucher

Show the voucher on your phone to take part in the activity.


No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.



Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 95
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Palace Square.