On this tour you’ll visit Prince Yusupov's Palace, believed to be the most luxurious palace of them all. No expense was spared in the elaborate decoration and furnishing of the ceremonial halls and drawing rooms. Step back in time at the private theatre where Anna Pavlova and Shalapin once graced the stage. And learn how Yusupov, among others, took part in the murder of a Siberian peasant monk, the infamous Grigori Rasputin. Afterwards, see St Petersburg from a different perspective as you glide along the rivers and canals. During your narrated cruise, take a look at the elaborate facades of palaces and mansions from the 18th and 19th centuries and admire those wonderfully ornate bridges. Finally, by cruising the canals you can appreciate how it was included in the whole architectural ensemble of the city.
If you’re planning to go ashore in St Petersburg don’t forget, if you join us on one of our organised shore excursions, you’re covered by our group visa. But if you wish to go ashore independently at anytime you’ll need to obtain your own visa from the Russian Federation Embassy prior to your cruise.
Flash photography restrictions may apply in certain areas of Yusupov Palace. This tour involves walking and stair climbing and is not wheelchair friendly, as there are no lifts.
Please take care whilst entering and exiting the riverboat. If you do decide to sit on the top deck, please note that there will be times where you will need to bend down due to the close proximity to the bridges.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.