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The Tour of Yusupov Palace

The Tour of Yusupov Palace

The Tour of Yusupov Palace

The Yusupov Palace is a unique 18th-20th-century architectural ensemble. It was owned by five succeeding generations of the Yusupov noble dynasty.

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 staterooms, 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.

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.

Your private guide and chauffeur will meet you at your hotel with the Red Sun sign. You will drive in a comfortable vehicle to Yusupov Palace.

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1 day(s)
2,5 hours
  • This tour includes
    • Hotel pickup
    • Professional guide
    • Transfer
    • Admission to the Yusupov Palace
  • The itinerary of the tour

    10.00 — Meeting by the hotel and drive to the Yusupov Palace

    10.00 — 12.00 — A Tour in the Yusupov Palace

    12.30 — return to the hotel

  • Price

    Please note: This is a sample itinerary. The tour can be modified on your request!

    Group size/
    number of people
    2468101214161820
    Price per person/
    USD
    125857065605550505050

  • 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.

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