Yusupov Palace Tours

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The elegant, canary-yellow façade of Yusupov Palace is somewhat understated in comparison to St. Petersburg’s typically ostentatious architecture, but don’t be fooled by its demure frontage. Step inside the palace and you’ll find a series of ballrooms, banquet halls and bedrooms richly decorated with colorful frescos, sumptuous furnishings and gilded chandeliers. The exquisitely preserved interiors date back to the 19th and early 20th centuries and provide a fascinating glimpse into the aristocratic life of the era, with highlights including the Rococo style private theatre, the Moorish Drawing Room and the grand Ballroom.

Built by French architect Vallin de la Mothein the 1760s, Yusupov Palace was inhabited by the noble Yusupov family until they were exiled during the 1917 Revolution and became notorious as the location of the December 1916 murder of Rasputin. Today, the cell where Rasputin met his grisly and untimely end is a popular visitor attraction, with an exhibit chronicling the evening’s events as Felix Yusupov and his followers attempted (and finally succeeded) to poison, shoot and drown the “mad monk.”

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The Yusupov Palace is located on the banks of the Moyka River in central St. Petersburg, a short walk from Senate Square (Ploschad Dekabristov). The palace is open daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and adult admission is R500 for the State Rooms and an additional R300 for the Rasputin exhibit.
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Address: Moika River embankment, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m.
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Admission: Adult admission is R500 for the State Rooms and an additional R300 for the Rasputin exhibit.
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Yusupov Palace on Moika Admission Ticket

Located along the Moika River in St Petersburg, the magnificent Yusupov Palace is the former residence of Prince Felix Yusupov and the site of Grigory Rasputin’s notorious murder. This admission ticket lets you visit at a time that suits you and spend as long as you like exploring the historic building and admiring the 19th-century interiors.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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$14.00 USD

St. Petersburg 3-Day Grand Shore Excursion

This 3-day tour of St. Petersburg is perfect for cruise ship guests making a stop in the city because it’s visa-free and includes all transportation. See popular places, such as the Russian-Orthodox Peter and Paul Cathedral, Catherine Palace, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. Gain early entry into The Hermitage and the Peterhof Gardens. Visit the Faberge Museum, and then head to Yusupov Palace to walk through the Rasputin exhibit. Plus, see the city sights by boat on a cruise along a river and canal.
  • Duration: 1 day 2 hours
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$385.00 USD
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Private St. Petersburg 2-Day All-Inclusive Shore Excursion

Experience all St. Petersburg’s highlights on this 2-day visa-free private shore excursion. Gather a private group and tour the Peterhof’s fountains, the baroque Catherine Palace with its Amber Room, and many other must-sees, including the Yusupov Palace, Hermitage, and Church on Spilled Blood. Plus, enjoy a canal cruise and an optional evening activity such as a ballet, Faberge Museum, or shopping expedition. Includes private transport, skip-the-line admission to the sights, plus port pickups and drop-offs.
  • Duration: 18 hours
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$369.00 USD
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Private Tour: Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

See the site of one of Russia’s most infamous events on a 3-hour private tour of St. Petersburg's Yusupov Palace. Skip the main entrance lines to explore this 19th-century palace, once home to Felix Yusopov who murdered the mysterious monk and royal advisor, Grigory Rasputin, here in 1916. Admire the original interiors, and see where the grisly deed took place. Private transport, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$75.00 USD
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2-Day Small-Group St Petersburg Tour

Explore the most famous sights of St. Petersburg on a 2-day small-group shore excursion. See key landmarks such as the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, and the Yusupov Palace as you learn about Russia’s rich history and culture from your guide. Enjoy skip-the-line entrance tickets to blockbuster attractions and take a relaxing boat tour along the canals and river.
  • Duration: 2 days
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$285.00 USD
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St Petersburg Private Custom Day Tour

Enjoy your perfect sightseeing itinerary in St Petersburg with a full-day, private custom tour. Inform your personal guide in advance what you want to see, and enjoy the priority access that comes with pre-booked tickets. Perhaps visit the Hermitage and tsarist retreats of the Peterhof or Catherine Palace. Or, enjoy a mix of smaller gems such as the Yusupov Palace and Fabergé Museum, leaving time to discover St Petersburg’s food or shopping scene in between.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$150.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Half Day Yusupov Palace and Rasputin Tour

Enjoy a private, small-group tour of St Petersburg's Yusupov Palace, the former home of Russia's Yusupov family and site of mystic Grigori Rasputin's 1916 murder. Tour the palace's vast upper floors, learn about the plot to kill Rasputin that formulated within its walls and see the basement where this legendary assassination took place. There's even a diorama of wax figures recreating the scene.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Private Tour: Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

Embark on a private tour of St Petersburg's Yusupov Palace, where Russian conspirators poisoned and shot the mystical faith healer, Grigory Rasputin. Explore the 19th-century palace—the city center's last remaining resident mansion—and learn about the wealthy family who lived here, including Prince Felix Yusupov, who led the Rasputin assassination plot. Marvel at unique interiors like the Moorish Drawing Room and the tapestry drawing-room, then descend into the cellar to hear the story of Rasputin's final hours and how this close confidant of Tsar Nicholas II simply refused to die.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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$60.00 USD
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St Petersburg Private Tour of St Isaac Cathedral and Yusupov Palace

Discover two of St Petersburg's most interesting attractions on a private tour of St Isaac Cathedral and Yusupov Palace. Enter the easily recognizable St Isaac's and climb to its colonnade’s observation platform for bird's eye views of the city. Learn its intriguing history while marveling at its massive dome, stunning reliefs and bronze sculptures. Then visit Yusupov Palace, site of the assassination of mystical healer Grigori Rasputin.The story itself plays out like a soap opera, and is even more fascinating when you're standing in the spot where it actually occurred.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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2 Day Complete Shore Excursion Visa Free Small Group Tour of St Petersburg and Suburban Palaces

Leave your cruise ship for a visa-free tour of St. Petersburg over two full days. In a small group of people, just from your ship, you’ll set out to explore the water-laced city and its landmarks with a local guide. Highlights include a canal cruise plus tours of the State Hermitage Museum, Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, Catherine Palace and Park, and the Grand Peterhof Palace. You’ll make use of a port pickup and drop-off service for an easy experience.
  • Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes
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$209.00 USD
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  • Duration: 17 hours 30 minutes
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St. Petersburg 3-Day Tour with Round-Trip Transfers

Spread your time in St. Petersburg out into three days with this city tour that includes round-trip transport, all entrance fees, and skip-the line access at most of the attractions. Explore the Hermitage, Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets), Catherine Palace and Park, and Yusupov Palace. Plus see Peter and Paul Cathedral, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and St. Isaac’s Cathedral. End your last day of this tour with a relaxing boat ride by nearby canals.
  • Duration: 3 days
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St. Petersburg 3-Day All-Inclusive Tour

This 3-day tour of St. Petersburg includes transport, lunches, and all entrance fees for places shown on the below itinerary, so you can relax and enjoy your time exploring what the city has to offer. Go to the famous Hermitage and the Faberge Museum to learn about Russia’s history. Along the three days, see Yusupov Palace, St. Isaac’s Catherdral, Peterhof Palace and Garden (Petrodvorets), the Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and Catherine Palace and Park.
  • Duration: 1 day 2 hours
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Intensive 2-Day Tour with Faberge Museum and Yusupov Palace

Discover the highlights of St. Petersburg on this multi-day guided sightseeing excursion. Tours include pre-booked, skip-the-line admission tickets to the most stunning sights of Imperial Russia, including the Faberge Museum, Catherine’s Palace, and Yusupov Palace—site of Rasputin’s mysterious murder. Transfer between locations in a comfortable private vehicle, ideal for ticking off more attractions in less time.
  • Duration: 2 days
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Pearls of Saint-Petersburg 3 day tour by car

Immerse yourself in the history and majesty of St. Petersburg. Spend three days with your guide and private vehicle exploring the architecture and storied places of the city. Visit the Hermitage and Faberge museums, famous cathedrals, and spend a day exploring upscale suburbs. Have a tasting at the Vodka museum and see historic monuments and culturally significant sites.  
  • Duration: 3 days
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$341.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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3-Day Intense Private Tour with Yusupov Palace & Faberge Museum

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private 3-day tour of St. Petersburg. With a guide dedicated to you and your party, spend your time focused on the art and history of St. Petersburg, with visits to Yusupov Palace, the Faberge Museum, and the Palace of Pavlovsk. A comprehensive city tour will also include a boat ride on the city's canals and in-depth commentary tailored to your interests.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$335.00 USD
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St Petersburg Custom Chauffeured Day Tour

See St Petersburg your own way on a flexible, private full-day tour. Decide your own itinerary beforehand with pointers from your local guide, and enjoy skip-the-line access on tickets booked in advance. Then, relax as you’re chauffeured around the sights by private vehicle. Choose to visit sights such as the Peter and Paul Fortress or Yusupov Palace; tour the Catherine Palace or fountain-dotted Peterhof; admire the priceless art at the Hermitage or simply sightsee, lunch and shop as the urge takes you — it’s entirely up to you.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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1 Hour Private Boat Ride along Rivers and Canals

View St Petersburg from a whole new perspective with an evening cruise along the city's waterways. Sail beneath bridges and past stunning palaces where members of Russia's imperial family once lived Marvel at St Peter and Paul Fortress―birthplace of St Petersburg―and meander past the Hermitage complex, home to the largest collection of paintings on the planet. Savor unique views of this 'Venice of the North' and see for yourself exactly how it earned its nickname, all the while learning about its fascinating history from your own personal guide.
  • Duration: 1 hour
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$275.00 USD
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Intense 3-Day Private Shore Excursion - All of St Petersburg Visa-Free

Spend three days ashore exploring St. Petersburg’s wonders, and don’t worry about the planning—this private, visa-free tour makes getting around the city simple. Meet your guide upon disembarking on the first morning, and set off on an introductory outing. Over the course of your stay, you’ll visit the Hermitage Museum, the Catherine and Peterhof Palaces, the Faberge Museum, St Isaac’s Cathedral, and much more. Round-trip transit, admission to the sites, three-course meals, and guided tours are all included.
  • Duration: 3 days
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$420.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 days
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Shore Excursion Two Day Group Tour - All St Petersburg in 20 hours

It can be difficult to gain a comprehensive overview of St. Petersburg on limited time. Make the most of your time in port on a 2-day tour, and tick off a number of highlights with quick transfer by Mercedes vehicle. Visit attractions including Catherine’s Palace, Yusupov Palace, and the State Hermitage Museum and learn about their history from your guide, avoiding hidden costs with entrance fees included in the price.
  • Duration: 20 hours
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$285.00 USD
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  • Duration: 20 hours
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2-Day 'Profy' Tour in St Petersburg, Small Group, Max 10 People

It can be difficult to experience the many attractions of St. Petersburg independently, especially when you’re short on time. Make the most of your time on dry land with a 2-day private sightseeing tour of the city.  Follow your guide to the top monuments and museums, where you enjoy complimentary admission. All-inclusive transportation from the port spares you the stress and confusion of navigating the massive city on your own.
  • Duration: 19 hours
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$309.34 USD
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Private 3-Hour Aristocratic Yusupov Palace Walking Tour

Rewind to the last centuries of imperial Russia on a private 3-hour tour of St. Petersburg's Yusupov Palace. Owned by the aristocratic Yusupov family from the 1800s, the palace was a residence of the 19th- and early 20th-century Prince Felix Yusupov. Explore the private apartments and other chambers as you uncover the Yusupov’s and palace’s history, including how Rasputin was murdered here in 1916. Entrance fees and hotel pickup and drop-off on foot included.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$109.00 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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Yusupov Palace and St Isaac Cathedral Private Tour

Experience the imperial majesty of Yusupov Palace and St Isaac’s Cathedral on an enriching 4-hour tour from St Petersburg. Alongside an expert guide, explore opulently decorated rooms brimming with classic art and exquisite furniture. Learn about the rich history of the property before proceeding to the city’s main church, St Isaac’s Cathedral, to delight in the cathedral’s prismatic stained glass windows and colossal gold dome before returning to St Petersburg by luxury coach. 
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Half-day Private Tour of Saint-Petersburg

Check out St Petersburg’s must-see sights on a 4-hour private tour by air-conditioned car or minivan. Enjoy the famous city views from the Spit on Basil Island, and admire landmarks such as Kazan Cathedral and Yusupov Palace. Gain insight into St Petersburg’s place in Russia’s royal and revolutionary history from an expert driver-guide; and stop for photos at Palace Square, St Isaac's Square and other hotspots. Along the way, stop to visit one of the city’s churches and stroll on part of the Nevsky Prospekt, the city’s main avenue.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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Yusupov Palace with Rasputin Story

Yusupov Palace in St Petersburg is the former residence of Prince Felix Yusupov and the site of Grigory Rasputin’s notorious murder. On this guided tour, explore the magnificent 18th-century palace, admire its stunning position along the Moika River, and learn all about its fascinating history, including the assassination of Rasputin.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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$75.31 USD
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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One Day Private Tour: City Tour with Skip-the-Line Hermitage

Get to know the 'Venice of the North' on a private full-day tour of St Petersburg, complete with skip-the-line Hermitage entry. Start with a sightseeing overview of the city, stopping at such landmarks as Peter and Paul Fortress―the birthplace of St Petersburg―St Isaac's Cathedral, Palace Square and the onion-domed Church on the Spilled Blood. Enjoy lunch at a traditional Russian restaurant (optional), then set out for a visit to the Hermitage Museum―home to the planet's largest collections of paintings, including works by iconic artists like Monet, Rembrandt and van Gogh.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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