Welcome to visit one of St. Petersburg’s most famous and popular visitor attractions, the palace and park at Peterhof (also known as Petrodvorets) are often referred to as “the Russian Versailles”. Peterhof – the capital of fountains! This is a magnificent suburban residence of the Russian Tsars, founded by Peter I in 1705 on the shores of the Gulf of Finland. The estate was equally popular with Peter’s daughter, Empress Elizabeth, who ordered the expansion of the Grand Palace and greatly extended the park and the famous system of fountains, including the truly spectacular Grand Cascade. With a private guide you will visit majestic and elegant Grand Palace, it’s built in Baroque style and boasts regal facades and elegant ornate interiors, porcelain vases, beautifully decorated fireplaces and pompous parquet floors and large mirrors. But probably the main attraction in Peterhof is the beautiful Lower Park with 150 fountains and 4 cascades.