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Private Tour - Rasputin and Cathedrals (Visa included) (8 hours)

Important info


You will be met at the port by a uVisitRussia representative who will then guide you to your air conditioned transportation ready to commence your tour.


Explore the Yusupov's Palace, a museum which provides an interesting look at the lives of the aristocracy of the 19th and early 20th century.  The Palace features exotic rooms such as the Moorish Room, a wonderful Rococo theatre that is still used for concerts etc... Yusupov's Palace is perhaps best known as the site of the order of Grigori Rasputin, a man with mystical powers who influenced the family of the last Russian Tsar.

The St Isaac's Cathedral - is the former principal Orthodox cathedral of the country and one of the most visited city landmarks.  The exterior of the Cathedral barely hints at its breathtaking interior adorned with gold, semiprecious stones, mosaics and oil paintings.

The Cathedral of our Lady of Kazan is located on the main street of the city.  It was inspired by the Basilica of St Peter's in Rome.  After the war of 1812 this impressive church became a monument to Russian victory.  From 1932 it served anti-religious propaganda purposes.  Recently regular services have been reinstated though it stills shares premises with the museum.

Explore a local food market and feel the every day life of the city.  This is where locals sell fruit and vegetables from their dachas (country houses).  Taste honey, pickles and cottage cheese.  Markets are colourful places to visit even if you do not buy.


  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee tо Yusupov's Palace
  • Entrance fee to St. Isaac Cathedral
  • Rain Poncho
  • Bottle of water daily
  • Photo Permits
  • Visa Free Visit
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges


  • Tipping
  • Lunch

Additional info

Not available on a Wednesday

All cruising clients taking tours in St Petersburg will require a Visa, uVisitRussia will arrange this for you at no extra cost.


You must allow plenty of time to get through the security at St Petersburg Port, sometimes the queues at security can be very long and it can take a long time to get through, please disembark your cruise ship in plenty of time in order to meet your tour.

Please note: Going through security checks on your first day of arrival may take a long time, uVisitRussia do not have any control of this, please be patient and allow plenty of time. If you are touring the 2nd day, generally security is not as bad as the 1st day of arrival.

uVisitRussia can arrange your visa for your tours in St Petersburg, this is all included within the price of the tour, all you will need to do is provide your passport details to uVisitRussia at least 7 working days before you travel, its as easy as that.

When making a booking for St Petersburg we will require your passport information to confirm your visa for the tours. A member of our sales team will email you with the details required within 24 hours of making the reservation. It is important you travel with your shore excursion vouchers and visa's. We will send this information via email approximately 4 weeks prior to your travel date (once you have provided your passport information).

If you travel without these documents you will not be able to pass through security thus resulting in you not being able to join the tour (in these cases uVisitRussia cannot be held responsible for tours being missed and no refund of this tour will be given).


  • Full Passengers Names
  • Passport Number
  • Start Date and End Date of Passport
  • Nationality


 Child seats are required for children who weigh less than 79 pounds - there is no charge for this but you must put in special request if a seat is required.

Audio sets are provided for groups of 7 passengers or more.

We provide a bottle of water for each day.

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : St. Isaac Cathedral
St. Isaac's Cathedral is a colossal domed cathedral built in the nineteenth century. Its monumental and majestic image creates a unique accent in the city’s skyline and serves as much a landmark of the northern capital, as the spire of the Cathedral in the Peter and Paul Fortress and a gold ship atop of the Admiralty. It is originally the city's main church, one of the most impressive landmarks of the Russian Imperial capital. St. Isaac&rsq... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Yusupov Palace
The spectacular Yusupov Palace on the Moyka River has some of best 19th-century interiors in the city, in addition to a fascinating history. Five generations of elite aristocratic dynasty Yusupov were the owners of the palace on the Moika from in St. Petersburg from 1830 to 1917. It was famous not only by its architectural design, but also by the frequent and sumptuous receptions, including dances and masquerades. The palace's last owner was the ... Read more
Saint Petersburg : Kazansky Cathedral
Whilst taking a stroll along Nevsky Prospekt you cannot fail to notice the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady of Kazan. Kazan Cathedral, constructed between 1801 and 1811 by the architect Andrei Voronikhin, was built to an enormous scale and boasts an impressive stone colonnade, encircling a small garden and central fountain. The cathedral was inspired by the Basilica of St. Peter’s in Rome and was intended to be the country’s... Read more
The city of Saint Petersburg is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful places on earth, and virtually any building in the large historic center, threaded with canals dotted with baroque bridges, can be considered an attraction—and indeed, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. This is a magical city, with a long list of major attractions. Its Hermitage Museum, housed in the Winter Palace of the Romanov Dynasty, is both one of the world's gr... Read more
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2 person - US$ 1004 (US$ 502 per person)
3 person - US$ 1158 (US$ 386 per person)
4 person - US$ 1276 (US$ 319 per person)
5 person - US$ 1425 (US$ 285 per person)
6 person - US$ 1548 (US$ 258 per person)
7 person - US$ 1701 (US$ 243 per person)
8 person - US$ 1944 (US$ 243 per person)
9 person - US$ 1998 (US$ 222 per person)
10 person - US$ 2110 (US$ 211 per person)
12 person - US$ 2436 (US$ 203 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 1011 - 14

Our flexible payment options allow you to pay 20% of a deposit first and the remaining 80% in 14 days prior to your tour date - payment can be done both online or over the phone. This gives you the peace of mind knowing your spaces are booked on the tours and that you do not miss out on making the most of your time in Russia.

Also you get the best, top-rated and most experienced and knowledgeable hand-picked tour guide appointed on a priority basis.
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the best tour guides only. Multilingual and well travelled, each possesses deep insight into the diverse attractions and cultural patterns throughout the region. With us guides undergo a rigorous selection process, achieving outstanding knowledge of local culture and language. Rest assured that the best tour guides only will be working on the tours to give you excellent opportunity to explore the best of the sights during both short and long-term stay in Russia.

Once you complete your reservation, we will send you a booking confirmation email. As the day of the tour approaches, our logistics team will provide you with all relevant information for your tour.

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2 person - US$ 1004 (US$ 502 per person)
3 person - US$ 1158 (US$ 386 per person)
4 person - US$ 1276 (US$ 319 per person)
5 person - US$ 1425 (US$ 285 per person)
6 person - US$ 1548 (US$ 258 per person)
7 person - US$ 1701 (US$ 243 per person)
8 person - US$ 1944 (US$ 243 per person)
9 person - US$ 1998 (US$ 222 per person)
10 person - US$ 2110 (US$ 211 per person)
12 person - US$ 2436 (US$ 203 per person)
13 person - US$ 2574 (US$ 198 per person)
14 person - US$ 2744 (US$ 196 per person)
15 person - US$ 2880 (US$ 192 per person)
16 person - US$ 2976 (US$ 186 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 10