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Peterhof
Years of construction:1723
Site:29 kilometres from Saint-Petersburg
Attraction status:State museum, park and fountain complex
Best visiting time:from May till September
Web:www.peterhofmuseum.ru

The town of Peterhof, famous suburb of Saint-Petersburg was founded in 18-th century by Russian Emperor Peter the First as a luxury summer residence. The fast construction process ended up in 1723 with pompous grand opening of palaces Monplesir and Marli, Sea Canal and a part of fountains. Peter the Great planned to make Peterhof comparable to the existing samples of luxury palaces in Europe and also to create a memorable monument of the Russia's triumphal struggle for the Baltic Sea access. Both aims of Peter the First were successfully reached. In the mid of 20's of the 18-th century the Upper Garden (15 hectars)and the Lower Park (102,5 hectars) were completed, the construction of the Big Palace was implemented, the biggest fountain and water cascade system was created and also the biggest part of sculptural decoration of plumbeous, gold-plated bas-relievies, vases and statues was done. In 1799-1806 the plumbeous statues were replaced by gold-bronze ones. Martos, Prokopiev, Rachette, Shubin, Schedrin - those were the creators of the sculptural masterpieses of Peterhof. The planing structure of Peterhof's ensemble features regularity and symmetry of architectural composition as well as skilful usage of natural relief and the decoration variety of the separate areas of the park, pavillions and fountains.
Map of St.Petersburg


Tour programme:personal guide, tickets, private excursion, lunch (optional), transfer (optional)
Price:starts from 95 USD per person (depends on the season and number of pax)
Tour duration:from 5 to 10 hours
Your benefits:best routes in Peterhof, time saving programs
Options:be sure that we'll enhance your tour programme with any element upon your request