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Rasputin and Mysterious Saint-Petersburg Tour (4 hours)

The Yusupov palace keeps not only magnificent treasures and unique works of art, but also a dark secret of events that may have played an important role in the history of the Russian Empire. The Yusupov Palace on the Moika River has some of the most perfectly preserved 19th-century interiors in the city, in addition to a fascinating history. The palace interior is sumptuous and rich, with many halls painted in different styles and decked out with gilded chandeliers, silks, frescoes, tapestries and some fantastic furniture. The 2nd floor features an amazing ballroom and banquet hall, where musicians perform short concerts throughout the day. The highlight is the ornate rococo private theatre, which apparently has hosted famous artists. In 1916 Rasputin was murdered here by Felix Yusupov and some fellow plotters, who considered the ‘mad monk’ to have become too powerful.

Explore St Petersburg with a private guide on a 4-hour city highlights tour! Learn all about the city history as you travel around the city by private vehicle, and stop for photos and strolls near key attractions like the Church on Spilled Blood and Winter Palace, home to the Hermitage Museum. See Peter and Paul Fortress and visit Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main shopping street. The itinerary can be tailored to your preferences.

This ticket allows you to visit the Yusupov Palace and its special exposition "Grigory Rasputin: pages of life and death"; wax figures of the terrorists are demonstrated; you can see the figure of Rasputin in that very cellar where this powerful old man was killed.

On route, hear about the palace’s original owners, the Yusupovs, one of Russia’s wealthiest 18th-century families. The last Yusopov prince, Felix Yusopov, murdered Grigory Rasputin, the distrusted advisor to Russia’s Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, in 1916 — inside the palace itself. On arrival, use your pre-booked ticket to bypass the main lines and head inside with your guide. Ascend to the second floor, and explore the extravagant chambers, left as they were in the 1800s. Admire the Ballroom, Green Drawing Room, and theatre;  and explore other, ground-floor rooms including the Turkish Study, where Felix played billiards and the Moorish Drawing Room. Then, see where Rasputin’s murder took place. Hear about the monk’s life, and learn about his gruesome death from the exhibits


10-00 Pick-up at the reception of your centrally located hotel

2-hour tour of St Petersburg with a private guide

12-00 Inside visit of Yusupov Palace

14-00 Your private tour ends in the palace

Duration: 4 hours

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Driver’s services as per the program (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
Not included
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info


Departure and Return

Meeting place: reception of your centrally located hotel

Sights included in program

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

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