Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Half Day Tour of Peterhof (Petrodvorets) submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Always could be better, but it was good. I liked this trip and our gid Katya.Reviewed by: ARTA O, August 2013
I gave this one more star than our Catherine's Palace tour because the management mistake was not as severe. On this tour, again the guide was excellent but we (5 of us) paid extra to be picked up at our hotel and dropped off at our river cruise ship. Our guide had not been told by his management office to take us to our ship. He had no idea where the shipped was docked and we got lost twice trying to find it. He was very angry with his office for not giving him this information. Again, the tour was great, management was not.Reviewed by: Sharon F, July 2013
This was a great opportunity to see a spectacular piece of St Petersburg's history. The tour group was small (just the six of us) and the guide and driver were very friendly and helpful. Lida was well informed so gave us lots of good information. The only downside was it was a bit short. The others on the tour were from a cruise ship and there was a delay in them getting clearance to leave the ship. This had the unfortunate effect of cutting short our time at Peterhof as they needed to head back to complete the rest of their schedule in the afternoon and we had only booked Peterhof. An extra 30-40 minutes at the gardens would have been appreciated.Reviewed by: Linda G, June 2013
This interpreter was very good, but we had to ride with a large group to the location and then had to wait for the large group to go in and only then, we had our small group.
I was disappointed on that the whole ride to Peterhof the tour guide spoke in Russian only.
Tour operator sent small vehicle. Luckily we were first pick-up and sat in regular seats. Additional couple picked up at another hotel were crammed into the trunk seats. We rode for 1hr 15 minutes before reaching Peterhof. Tour was short (2 hours). Rather than be crammed into trunk for another 1hr 15 min ride back to hotel we opted to stay at Peterhof another 5 hours and return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil which was a much better option. Tours onsite were more reasonable, informative and fun.Reviewed by: BStein30, June 2013