Winter Peterhof Tour
Winter Peterhof 4 Hour Tour
This is a winter tour and it includes the Peterhof Palace and Upper Park. The Lower Park and fountains are closed Please don’t forget to send your local tour operator the hotel address you are staying at. The pickup time is 10:00
Inclusions: Pickup, transfer, professional licensed guide, admission tickets Exclusions: Lunch, gratuities The tour is not available on Mondays
The Peterhof Winter Tour gives you a chance to see the Grand Peterhof Palace when it’s less crowded and more peaceful. The tour lasts four hours and includes pick-up, transfer, palace admission and a professional guide.
In winter the Peterhof Palace becomes a paradise of snow and gold. During the time of Peter the Great, it was but a small two-story building, used for receptions and celebrations. The idea of the location and the original appearance of the palace belonged to Peter himself. It was later enriched with more details and lush by his daughter, Elizaveta Petrovna. The palace received an additional floor, the center space increased considerably, extended by the wings the single-story galleries. In 1760-1770 the interiors of the palace began to acquire a different сontour, in line with the new Classical style. At that time, the main element of decoration was the stucco composition, that created the impression of nobility, simplicity and exquisite artistic taste.
The architectural appearance of the Grand Palace, formed as a result of all these reconstructions, bears distinct traces of various artistic tastes and styles, merging together to create the final composition.