Private guide in St. Petersburg
Peterhof by Hydrofoil Tour

Tour overview: 

Peterhof is one of the most famous suburban imperial residences of Saint-Petersburg. Hydrofoil is the best way to get there and see all the marvellous fountains and palaces. It takes just 40 minutes one way. From the hydrofoil you will enjoy beautiful embankments of the city, sea views and refreshing Baltic breeze.

It was founded by Peter the Great as summer place to stay for himself and his guests. After him all the Russian emperors lived here during summers. Here you can explore beautiful Lower park with 150 fountains and one of the palaces. There is the Great palace here (the main one) with interiors of the 18-19 centuries and the smaller palaces such as Monplesire (Peter’s favorite palace) or the imperial Bath house. Peterhof is the most joyful and most impressive residence situated on the seashore.

Duration: 5 hours.


5 hours guide service

USD 170 

Additional prices:

  • Hydrofoil tickets: USD 30 Adults
  • USD 20 Children under 12 y.o. per person
  • VIP hydrofoil tickets (front view): USD 50 Adults and USD 25 Children under 12 y.o. per person

Museum tickets and hydrofoil are not included in the guide service pricing. 

If you want to extend the tour it will be USD 35 per hour



  • Private guide


  • Hydrofoil tickets
  • Peterhof Gardens ticket
  • Lunch

Know Before You Go:

This tour is private. You may include or exclude hotel pickup. 

Please note, the tour may be not available on certain days depending on weather conditions.


Meeting point:

Admiralteyskaya emb 2 (between 2 lion statues)

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Veronica Patricia Jimenez Diaz

When I read that hydrofoil was the best way to get to Peterhof I was really not sure about it. First we were afraid not to make it on time for the departure. Second, it did not seem to be safe. When we saw the boat live it was a relief, and we were really happy to get to Peterhof fast and on time. Maria guided us all the way through. The Samson was perfect :)! 

Miguel Angel

Not enough time! I think this tour should be extended to more. Include the palace because it looks like there are a lot of things to see inside. The park was nice, but we could have had a tour inside the palace