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Private Tour: Yusupov Palace in St. Petersburg

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 5 more

Overview

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.
  • Private 3-hour Yusupov Palace tour in St. Petersburg
  • Skip-the-line admission to the 19th-century Yusupov Palace, where Grigory Rasputin was murdered in 1916
  • Explore the interiors once used by the wealthy Yusupovs, including Felix, Rasputin’s killer
  • See the Ballroom, Moorish Room, Turkish Study, and other chambers
  • Visit the room where Rasputin was poisoned and hear about his mysterious life and death
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures, with private transport and entrance fees included
  • Flexible itinerary and personalized attention from a private guide

What's Included

Hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
Local professional guide
Food and drinks
Gratuities
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Pickup from your hotel lobby

Departure Time

10:30am or 3.30pm. Please choose the time convenient for you and note it when booking.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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What To Expect

After pickup from your St. Petersburg hotel, travel to the Yusupov Palace, set beside the River Moika. Your itinerary is flexible, so let your guide know if there’s anything you want to see more of, or do, during your tour.

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 theater;  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.

Afterward, opt to have lunch or dinner (own expense) at a Russian restaurant recommended by your guide, followed by a hotel drop-off. Alternatively, enjoy a transfer straight back to your hotel, where your tour ends.
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Itinerary
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Yusupov Palace on Moika River
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 14 years
  • A maximum of 4 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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This was such a fun tour. It is...
Jane L W
, Sep 2017
This was such a fun tour. It is close to St. Petersburg - just a short car ride. The palace was lovely, but the most interesting part to us was the room where Rasputin was murdered. We had to be part of a tour to hear the narrative in English. Well worth it.
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Tour was good but but we were...
Robert R
, Jun 2017
Tour was good but but we were restricted to only see a portion of the Palace.
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Very knowledgeable guide. This...
Kelly M
, Aug 2016
Very knowledgeable guide. This palace is incredible and the tour unfolds like a novel as you learn the story of the Yuspovs and Rasputin. A memorable experience!

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