Private Tour of Yusupov Palace and State Russian Museum in St Petersburg

Take a throwback to the past at the exhibitions and lavish interiors of the Yusupov Palace was once a residence of the immensely wealthy Yusupov family.  Appreciate gold leaf and painted ceilings, see crystal chandeliers and tables inlaid with semi-precious stones and more more outstanding artifacts. Later visit State Russian Museum to explore the permanent exhibition of masterpieces, tracing the entire history of Russian art from the tenth to the twentieth centuries.

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  • What's included :
    • Professional private guide service
    • Hotel pick-up
    • Transportation to the first museum on tour (taxi)
    • Transfer between museums (taxi)
    • Entry/Admission - Yusupov Palace on Moika River
    • Entry/Admission - State Russian Museum
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel drop-off (available at extra fee)
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Yusupov Palace on Moika River, Emb. Reki Moiki, 94 Entrance for individual visitors and small groups from Dekabristov Street, 21, St. Petersburg 190000 Russia

    Built around 1770 by the French architect Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe, the 

    Yusupov Palace would be worked on as well, by many other well-known architects over the years, creating a mix of architectural styles. The extraordinary wealth of the Yusupovs garnered them four palaces in St. Petersburg, but they preferred this location to the others.  More than 40,000 works of art – including works by Rembrandt – jewellery, and sculptures are kept here. Particularly inspirational are the exquisite patterns decorating the Moorish Room with delicate columns, golden gates, and bold colors. But perhaps Rasputin’s ghost gives this palace its character, as the murder of the infamous political figure happened here in 1916.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

    Stop At: State Russian Museum, Inzhenernaya St., 4 Metro: Gostiny Dvor, Nevskiy Prospekt, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia

    State Russian Museum contains everything from priceless religious icons to works by avant-garde artists. The museum collection embraces all forms, genres, schools and movements of art. Many pieces are exquisite gifts presented to czars and represent Russia’s many ethnicities.  Among the first displays of the collection were famous paintings. They included "The Ninth Wave" by Romantic painter Ivan Aivazovsky and "The Last Day of Pompeii" by Karl Bryullov.  After the Russian Museum created a section for new artistic trends in 1926 the museum began collecting contemporary artworks, from Symbolism to the Russian avant-garde. Besides Malevich and Filonov, the contemporary section includes masterpieces by well-known artists such as Kandinsky and Chagall, as well as acclaimed figures such as painter Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin. The Russian Museum continues to acquire new pieces, with its collection today numbering more than 400,000 works.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guests may be picked up from the APARTMENT/ANY HOTEL located in the city center (Palace Square) or 6km/miles away from it. The guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or near the building where your apartment is located. The guide will be holding a sign with your last name written on it.
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please note: Visit to Rasputin death scene display in Yusupov Palace may be organized upon availability (not guaranteed). because it should be confirmed by museum administration.
    • The tour inside the museums is private and will be catered only to your group.
    • This tour usually starts with visit to the Yusupov Palace. If you don't send any requests with your wish, it is up to Supplier to decide where this tour begins.
    • Itinerary provided in Full description is only a sample and may be changed by Supplier without any notification
    • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers
    • Transfer to the museum which will be done by taxi is included and can be organized only if your hotel is located in the city center of St Petersburg (2-5 km away from both museums). For the guests who are not staying in a hotel or staying in a hotel which is more than 5 km from the museums, the meeting place must be negotiated with a Supplier.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 2 starting times available: 10am, 2pm
    • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes. It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museums at the same time.
    • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair passengers, and if a person with a wheelchair decides to participate he/she must have a personal helper to assist in boarding/disembarking the vehicle, and entering the restrooms and restaurant, and all sites. At certain locations a wheelchair person may not be able to exit the bus, and may have to stay inside the bus.
    • If you want to take this tour at your preferable time, please leave a note upon making booking or call to confirm your preferred time at least 2 days before the tour
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-7768P41

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