Your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at your hotel with the RedSun sign. You will drive in a comfortable vehicle to Yusupov Palace — one of the most prominent architectural gems of the Russian «Northern capital».
The Yusupov Palace is a unique 18th-20th century architectural ensemble. It was owned by five succeeding generations of the Yusupov princely dynasty.
The Palace went down in Russian history as the place where Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant, mystical spiritual mentor and friend of the family of Emperor Nicholas II was assassinated. The tragedy unfolded on the night of December 17, 1916 in the Living quarters of the young Prince Felix Yusupov. Today these rooms house a display of historic pictures, documents and wax figures of the participant of the crime.
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The history of the Yusupov palace began with a hunting lodge, built by an order of Ivan the Terrible on the spot where he lost his hat during a hunt. After some time, the cabin turned into a palace, which has changed many owners since. Its noble owners fell out of favor, sold their buildings and lands, until the young emperor Peter II presented them to Prince Yusupov, whose family owned the palace until the 1917 revolution.
The edifice is open to the public with its state rooms, theater, living rooms, and historical areas. Concerts of classical music, theater performances, and singing evenings are held here regularly. It also hosts various cultural events and receptions.
In the basement, where Rasputin was murdered, there’s an exhibition called «Grigory Rasputin: pages of life and death», including wax figures.
Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!
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Tour price includes
- professional and personable English-speaking guide for 2,5 hours (other languages available for private tours upon request ).
- comfortable A/C vehicle for 2,5 hour
- admission tickets to the museum
PLEASE NOTE: According to the Russian Federation Law, all cruise ship passengers, staying in Russia for up to 72 hrs, do not need a Russian visa if they book the tour with us. We will legally provide you with an officially authorized document (Tour Ticket or Blanket Visa) which is considered a Russian visa equivalent.