Yusupov Palace tour

Tour snapshot:

Duration

3 hours

Pick up & drop off

At your chosen destination

A

Transportation

By private car

No hidden cost

Admission tickets included

Private guide

Professional & licensed

Lunch

Optional

Activity level

Moderate

If you are willing to enjoy the exquisite interiors of the famous aristocratic family mansion, the Yusupov Palace on the Moika River is an ideal place. The museum comprise a lot of small and large halls, luxury and architectural harmony of which impress the most fastidious tourists.

In 1830 the palace was purchased by the prince Boris Yusupov and became the favorite residence of this influential noble family, which owned the palace for five generations. The Yusupov Palace is one of the few aristocratic mansions of St. Petersburg where original interiors have been preserved. The ceremonial rooms, the fascinating home theatre and luxurious living quarters of the Yusupov family still retain the warmth and charm of the former owners. Beautiful artistic interiors equally welcome history, art, music and theatre enthusiasts.

One of the most significant historical events that happened in the Yusupov Palace was the murder of Grigory Rasputin – a Siberian peasant, who was considered “the elder”, “the men of God” and who was very close to royal family during the reign of Nicholas II. The tragedy took place on the night of 17 December 1916 in the living quarters of the young prince Felix Yusupov. Today there is an exposition in these rooms and you’ll certainly have a chance to explore it during the visit to the palace.

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Yusupov Palace tour

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Tour Overview:

Ceremonial Halls

During the tour you will not only see the beautiful ceremonial halls and amazing picture gallery, but also learn about the fate of the former house owners – the Yusupov prince family.

You will hear fascinating stories about the artistic treasures of the family, the complex and multi-faceted life of the palace in the XX-th century and by any means you will admire its architectural gem – an amazing home theater.

Living Quarters

After entering the living quarters, you will find yourself in unique interiors, which retain the atmosphere of the princely house.

You will visit the private rooms of princess Yusupova, where decoration has been preserved without significant changes. You’ll see sofa of pink tree, on which the hostess posed for the famous portrait by Valentin Serov, and explore the wonderful Porcelain and Persian boudoirs.

On the men’s side of the Palace you will enjoy the amazing interiors of the mid-nineteenth century: the Moorish lounge room, the Prince’s office and a living room dedicated to Henry II.

The Mystery of Rasputin's Murder

You will visit the very rooms where one of the most mysterious crimes of the early 20th century had been prepared and later committed. You will also examine archival documents and photos that can help answer many questions related to the personality of Grigory Rasputin.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS

  • Explore the life of one of the richest noble families in imperial Russia 
  • Get impressed by splenidid interiors of 18th century
  • Learn about one of the most mysterious crimes in Russian history
  • Examine the unique Viennese mechanical organ that was a part of Yusupov collection
  • Take a selfie in front of precious gilded mirror that belonged to a real princess

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • An enthralling tour on the old noble masion with gorgeous interiors
  • Personal guide that knows a lot of mysterious stories and dark legends associated with the palace
  • One of the most luxurious home theatres you have, probably, ever seen

WHAT’S NOT

  • The famous Yusupov family treasures (because no one was able to find them since 1917)

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