Peterhof

Off to Peterhof? See our insider tips for a queue-free visit. We're also clued in on opening times and phone numbers!

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Contact

Information +7 (812) 450-52-87 For reservations / guided tours +7 (812) 450-58-06

Our tips

Peterhof without waiting

If you arrive in high season – try to come on Monday : the Palace is closed but all the Parks and most of the other attractions are open. This will definitely save you a lot of time (as the biggest lines are standing for the Palace and tourist groups avoid this day when coming to Peterhof).

If you can’t neglect visiting the Palace, consider that for individual tourists, the admission time is limited: first session is from 12:00 to 14:30 and the second is from 16:15 to 17:45 (to 19:45 on Saturdays). Try to visit the Palace during the second session, as there are times less visitors!

Everyday during the summer season at 11:00 you can watch the launch of the most famous ensemble of fountains, the Grand Cascade, which runs from the northern facade of the Grand Palace to the Marine Canal comprising 64 different fountains and over 200 bronze statues. It’s more than spectacular and we advise you to take a look !

Plan your visit in advance by defining blocks, palaces and parts of the Parks you want to visit. Peterhof’s territory is too big to explore the whole of it in only one day.

The most popular days for visiting Peterhof and therefore the most crowded ones include summer season’s opening and the official launch of the fountains (in May), “white nights” (June-July), season’s closure with the fountains festival (mid-September).

During the day, the greatest number of visitors in Peterhof can be seen at about 11:00am, at the moment of the Grand Cascade’s launch. Usually there are no more crowds or queues left after 17:00, even during high season.

The busiest days of the week are Saturday, followed by Sunday (to avoid if possible).

Coming with kids

If you have kids, they’ll especially enjoy the part of the gardens where stepping on certain stones activates nearby fountains. However they risk getting totally wet so taking extra clothes (at least socks and pants) could be a good idea.

Peterhof Crédit photo: Alexxx Malev via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Bad weather

If the weather seems to be rainy – it’s better to change plans and go to Peterhof another day : most museums and pavilions will be closed when it rains.

Visiting hours and ticket prices

The Low park and fountains

Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 09:00 - 8 p.m. (tickets offices till 7:30 p.m.)

  • Saturday: 9:00 - 9 p.m. (tickets offices till 8:30 p.m.)

  • Sunday: 09:00 - 8 p.m. (tickets offices till 7:30 p.m.)

The fountains: from 10:00 till 6 p.m. every day during the week, from 10:00 till 7 p.m. on the weekends and holidays. The Grand cascade and Samson fountain start working at 11 a.m. every day during the summer season.

Ticket prices for foreign visitors

  • Adult: 500 RUB

  • Students and schoolchildren: 250 RUB

You can buy your ticket for the Low Park online on Peterhof’s official website. There’s one price for all tickets purchased online: 500 RUR per person.

The Upper Garden

Hours

Monday-Sunday: 09:00 - 8 p.m.

Ticket prices

Free

The Grand Palace (Petrodvorets)

Hours

  • Monday: closed

  • Tuesday-Friday: 10:30 - 7 p.m. (ticket offices till 5:45 p.m.)

  • Saturday: 10:30 - 9 p.m. (ticket offices till 7:45 p.m.)

  • Sunday: 10:30 - 7 p.m. (ticket offices till 5:45 p.m.)

  • Sanitary day: last Tuesday of every month.

Visiting hours for individual visitors: from 12.00 to 14.30 and from 16.15 to 17.45 (to 19.45 on Saturday).

Ticket prices for foreign visitors

  • Adult: 600 RUB

  • Students and schoolchildren: 300 RUB

The Grottoes of the Grand Cascade

Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 11:00 - 6 p.m. (ticket offices till 5:30 p.m.)

  • Saturday, Sunday, public holidays: 11:00 - 7:00 p.m. (ticket offices till 6:15 p.m.)

Tickets prices for foreign visitors

  • Adult: 300 RUB

  • Students and schoolboys: 200 RUB

The Monplaisir Palace

Hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 10:30-6 p.m. (ticket offices till 5 p.m.)

  • Sanitary day: last Monday of every month

Ticket prices for foreign visitors

  • Adult: 400 RUB

  • Students and schoolchildren: 200 RUB

The Catherine Block

Hours

  • Monday-Sunday: 10:30-6 p.m. (ticket offices till 5 p.m.)

  • Sanitary day: last Thursday of every month

Ticket prices for foreign visitors

  • Adult: 500 RUB

  • Students and schoolchildren: 250 RUB

The Bath Block

Hours

  • Monday-Tuesday, Thursday-Sunday: 10:30-6 p.m. (ticket offices till 5 p.m.)

  • Wednesday: closed

Ticket prices for foreign visitors

  • Adult: 500 RUB

  • Students and schoolchildren: 250 RUB

The Marly Palace

Hours

  • Tuesday-Sunday: 10:30-6 p.m. (ticket offices till 5 p.m.)

  • Monday: closed

Ticket prices for foreign visitors

  • Adult: 250 RUR

  • Students and schoolchildren: 150 RUR

Map of the location

Plan de Peterhof

Tips for a few days in Saint Petersburg

This page will give you many tips to avoid crowds in Saint Petersburg as well as crowd schedules for top tourist attractions in order to plan your visits.

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