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St. Petersburg Sightseeing Tour + The Yusupovs' Palace

The Yusupovs' Palace, Theatre
The Yusupovs' Palace, Theatre
The Yusupovs' Palace, Dance Hall
The Yusupovs' Palace, Dance Hall
The Yusupovs' Palace
The Yusupovs' Palace
Murder of Rasputin
Murder of Rasputin
Peter Paul Fortress and The Neva river
Peter Paul Fortress and The Neva river
Peter Paul Fortress
Peter Paul Fortress
Bronze Horseman Statue
Bronze Horseman Statue
St.Nickolas Church
St.Nickolas Church


No queues (prebooked entrance)
 Seasonal discounts
 Time for shopping 
 Finding tour mates to reduce expenses 

Private 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
$US / Person 255 143 113 103 97 90 87 87 85 83 80 77 77 77 75 75

 5 hours


In the morning, you will start St. Petersburg sightseeing tour. You will drive along Nevsky Prospect, pass by The Grand Hotel Europe, The House of Books, Kazan Cathedral, travel further along Malaya Morskaya Street to St. Isaac's Square with Bronze Horseman statue, stop at St. Isaac's Cathedral (outside), drive to Mariinsky Theater, The Synagogue (an inside visit is optional), visit inside orthodox St. Nicolas Church, pass by The Yusupovs' Palace, New Holland Island, over Blagovezschensky Bridge, visit St. Basil's Island (Vasilievsky Ostrov), pass by the Egyptian sphynxes, Academy of Fine Arts, Menshikov Palace, Kunstkamera, The Academy of Sciences, Zoological Museum, The Research Institute of Pavlov, stop in front of the University, drive over Palace Bridge, along the palace embankment by The Hermitage, turn to The Moika River, stop at the Spilled Blood Church (outside), drive to the Square of Arts (a photo stop), pass by The Russian Museum, Philharmonic of Shostakovich, along Sadovaya Street, by Michael's Castle, The Summer Garden, The Field of Mars, pass by Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral, The Zoo and return to the city center. Depending on traffic condition, you can continue driving to Smolny Cathedral.

In the afternoon, you will tour The Yusupovs' Palace on The Moika, once the home of the wealthiest noble family in Russia. The palace on The Moika became the Yusupovs' family residence in 1820 and until the Bolshevik Revolution remained the richest aristocratic house in Russia. At the beginning of 20th century the Yusupovs' property allegedly surpassed that of the Czars': it included 4 palaces in Petrograd (St. Petersburg), 3 palaces in Moscow, 37 estates in different parts of Russia, coal and iron-ore mines, plants and factories, oil fields on the Caspian Sea. You will see the Gala Palace Rooms including the breathtakingly gorgeous private mini theater. You will then visit the chamber where the notorious Rasputin was murdered, complete with wax figures of Rasputin and Prince Yusupov. Here, you are provided the story of Rasputin's murder.

Must-see sights: Nevsky Prospect, Square of Arts, Spilled Blood Church, Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Isaac's Square, The Winter Palace, Palace Square, Bronze Horseman (Peter the Great statue), Strelka with Rostral Columns, Fine Arts Academy, The Admiralty, University, etc.

Optional: The Synagogue.

Inside visits: The Yusupovs' Palace, St. Nicolas Naval Church. If you wish to add inside visits for other cathedrals, please request it when making a booking. Additional entrance fees will apply.

Remarks: The Yusupovs' Palace is not wheel-chair accessible. There are stairs at the entrance and inside the building. Only small bags are allowed inside. Backpacks, umbrellas, suitcases and overcoats must be left in the cloakroom or in the car. Flash photography is forbidden. Photo/video permits can be purchased at the museum ticket office.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours.


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees, bank fees.


lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

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Hennababy: We had a great time with Nina and Serjosa (Sorry if I spelled the names wrong). As unlucky as we were to visit St Petersburg on a Monday when some key attractions are closed we had a great time. The service was excellent, our tour guide Nina and our driver were waiting at the ferry port and they took us around the city in comfort. My four and six years old children have been telling everyone the origin of the name for the Spilled blood church and visiting the Yusupov palace was amazing. We will try to come back again in the summer, not on the Monday, and visit the Catherine palace and the Hermetage museum. Thank you Guide Guru for providing an amazing experience for us. 
TheSELondoners.We had been recommended to Guide Guru and would in turn be happy to recommend them to others. The admin was great and simple.
Inna, our tour guide was great, both with us and our teenage kids. She engaged everybody in the group and was full of useful and informative information (we like a lot of information!). She was flexible to our needs and full of useful advice for our trip. 
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 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
Yes, the Russian visa is required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators) and can provide visa support (Tourist Voucher and The Tourist Confirmation) upon request at no charge.
 Where do we meet our guide?
You meet the guide at your hotel unless agreed differently. 
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable.
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking.
2. Receive our Confirmation.

30% deposit is required by Bank card. The balance payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex).
Cancellation: 30% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 7 days before the tour date. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).
Tour mates:
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