St Petersburg excursions

Private Saint Petersburg tour to the Yusupov Palace (Russia)

From 42€

Schedule: daily 10:30 am — 18:00 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Inclusions: Local guide (English/French| Italian/Spanish), transport & Hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance tickets
No hidden fees – price includes all taxes.
Optional: Walking trip “Around St Isaac’s square”, boat trip, Cruise Port pickup and drop-off.
Cancellation: free of charge 7 days prior to your tour.
Prices valid from 15.04.2018 to 25.10.2018

Description

With the private Saint Petersburg excursions you can take a private St. Petersburg tour to the The Yusupov palace — one of the most striking monuments of the 19th century architecture. It is unrivaled in the lavishness of its interior decor.

☞The private St. Petersburg tour of the Yusupov palace is one of the most spectacular in the tour programs offered in St. Petersburg.

The building was reconstructed several times, several architects from Europe and Russia worked on its construction. The palace acquired its modern look in the 19th century. At that time it belonged to the Yusupov family. Their family was one of the most wealthy families in Russia at that time. The Yusupovs did not spare money or fantasy on their home.

✓ One of its main decorations is the marble main staircase. The rumor has it that it was Nicholay Borisovich Yusupov who first saw it in one Italian villa. He right away wanted to buy it for himself. Unfortunately the staircase came only together with the villa. Without a second thought the prince bought the villa. The villa stayed in Italy and the staircase was brought to Russia and installed in the Yusupov palace.

Special attention in private Saint Petersburg tour to the Yusupov Palace should also be devoted to:

  • The Large Hall
  • The Large Living Room
  • The Dining Hall.

The abundance of gold and precious stones astound the visitors.

The private Saint Petersburg tour (Russia) to the Yusupov Palace take you to the palace own theatre and the Living Rooms called according to their color:

  1. The Green
  2. The Blue and
  3. The Red one.

✓ The princess’s Bedchamber will also be very curious for you to see. It is decorated with a special lavishness but still is very cozy.

The restorers conducted tremendous work to reconstruct the interior design of the palace, they preserved the unique painting gallery. The employees had to work very hard because during the Soviet time this museum of St. Petersburg  was closed. In 1925 the museum was stripped off many valuables and the buildings used to house the Palace of Culture of People who worked in education. During the Second World War an evacuation hospital was stationed here. The building suffered from the bombardments. Right after the war reconstruction work was started and in 1960 the palace got the status of an architectural monument of federal importance.

✓ The private St. Petersburg tour with private guide of HolaRussia company tell you about a historical event that took place in the Yusupov palace and deserves special attention. On the night from the 16th to the 17th of December of 1916 the Yusupov palace became the sight of murder of Grigory Rasputin. The museum exhibits a reconstruction of the events of that night. You will see the wax figures of the conspirators of the murder – the members of the Yusupov family and Grigory Rasputin himself.  The exposition is quite eerie. The moment when the conspirators wait for Rasputin to die is reconstructed. It is not necessary to describe it in detail. This should be seen by your own eyes.

The private Saint Petersburg tour offers to visit the Yusupov Palace. The Yusupov Palace is a bright illustration of the life of the most sophisticated, wealthy and lavish part of the St. Petersburg history – its imperial life where elegance, beauty, refined taste, aristocracy were intertwined with treason, gossip, intrigues and bloody crimes.

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