Enjoy a special early entry into Peterhof's Grand Palace, part of a larger complex that's often referred to as the 'Russian Versailles.' Join a small group (maximum 6) on a skip-the-line guided tour of the former imperial residence, filled with ornate rooms that were mostly destroyed―and since reconstructed―during WWII. Then embark on a guided stroll through the property's stunning lower gardens, dotted with gold sculptures and mesmerizing fountains throughout. There's also ample time to savor lunch (own expense) at one of the onsite cafes before returning to St Petersburg.
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