Yusupov palace and Faberge Museum

Yusupov palace and Faberge Museum
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$190
Duration: 6 hours
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Description

The tour is a brilliant introduction to the life of Russian aristocracy of the 19th -early 20th century, up to the time of Nicholas II. Yusupov palace was a home of one of the wealthiest noble families in Russia, it can boast very well preserved ornate  rooms and the real gem is a small home theatre. The basement is of special interest as well. Murder of Rasputin took place in the basement of the palace  in December 1916.
Recently opend Faberge Museum is accommodated in a palace that belonged to other  Russian aristocratic families  the Shuvalovs and the Narishkins. At the moment the palace looks beautifuly after the restoration and the jewelry collection of the world  famous Faberge, including Imperial Easter eggs is a real treat. To feel better a grandl scale of the Russian Empire of the 19t century the tour includes a guided visit to Kazan and St Isaac's cathedrals

10.00 meeting at the hotel
Drive to Yusupov palace
Private tour of the Yusupov palace, one of the most brilliant private palaces in the city. The Yusupovs were the wealthiest family in Russia, beautiful interiors of the state rooms are wonderfully preserved. A special section is a wax figure exhibition in the  basement where Rasputin was killed. 
To expereince Russian aristocratic style outside palaces you will visit two Imperial Cathedrals - St.Isaac's Cathedral (it is a museum at the moment) and Kazan Cathedral (active Russian Orthodox church)
Lunch
Visit to the Faberge Museum. Collection of Imperial Easter eggs and other jewelry pieces by Faberge company. Groups 2-5 people join small group tour (up to 15 people). If not available at this particular day, your guide will get you the audioguides
groups 6-15 people - private tour
Drive back to the hotel

The tour is a brilliant introduction to the life of Russian aristocracy of the 19th -early 20th century, up to the time of Nicholas II. Yusupov palace was a home of one of the wealthiest noble families in Russia, it can boast very well preserved ornate  rooms and the real gem is a small home theatre. The basement is of special interest as well. Murder of Rasputin took place in the basement of the palace  in December 1916.
Recently opend Faberge Museum is accommodated in a palace that belonged to other  Russian aristocratic families  the Shuvalovs and the Narishkins. At the moment the palace looks beautifuly after the restoration and the jewelry collection of the world  famous Faberge, including Imperial Easter eggs is a real treat. To feel better a grandl scale of the Russian Empire of the 19t century the tour includes a guided visit to Kazan and St Isaac's cathedrals