Private tour of the Cottage of Peterhof
Today you will have the opportunity to visit the exquisite Cottage of Peterhof, one of the former residences of the Emperor Nicholas I. This rarely seen summer mansion was a favorite of the last tsars and stands today in much the same condition as they left it. Designed by a Scottish architect in the 1820’s for Nicholas and his wife, this neo-Gothic house, located in a remote corner of the park, served as a safe haven and a refuge from the tiring court life in the nearby lavish palaces and parks of Peterhof.
Time permitting, and if you are not too tired, we recommend visiting the Oranienbaum and its hidden gem – the Chinese Pavilion. Unlike many of St. Petersburg’s palaces, the Oranienbaum was spared during WWII. The exquisite interiors of the Chinese Pavilion, including a gallery of magnificent ceremonial rooms, have therefore remained virtually intact since the date of its construction in 1769 as the personal palace of Catherine the Great.View Destination Page