The tour of a splendid palace, a church and a castle. All entrance fees are included.
If you are interested in detective stories and history, read on!
I invite you to visit the places where the most well-known murders in Russian Imperial history took place.
During the day we will visit the Usupov palace, where Rasputin, the last favorite of the Russian Imperial family, was murdered. We will walk along the magnificent state rooms of the palace and the shady corridors following the steps of the conspirators.
Later, I will take you to the most well-known cathedral of the city which is called the Church on the Spilled blood and you will learn the origins of such a name.
After that we will get acquainted with the only castle in the city built for the Russian Emperor who was against corruption and nepotism and paid for that with his life.
If you are a cruise passenger and want to take this tour, please, contact me at least 14 days before the tour and I will customise it for you and provide you with visa-free support.
-Meeting at the hotel
-Guided tour of the Usupov palace, the most sumptious noble palace of Saint-Petersburg. It was among the 3 places in this city that Queen Elisabeth visited during her only trip to Russia :)
-Lunch stop at a local café if wanted
-Guided tour of the Spilled Blood Cathedral, decorated with almost 80 000 square feet of mosaic
-Walking to St. Michael's castle and getting acquainted with its history and legends
-Going back to the hotel
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building
Duration: 5 hours 30 min.
Modern air-conditioned vehicle (a car or a minivan depending on the size of a group)
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
- Admission Tickets
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1000 rubles - You will need about 600 rubles (10 dollars) to have lunch at a cafe.
Besides, you might want to buy souvenirs at your choice. Almost everywhere they accept credit/debit cards except for American Express.
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
I am not a driver. I can arrange transportation upon request.
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language inside museums - only English.
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I am so impressed with the quality of personnel provided by TBL. Katya was the most perfect guide and if / when i come back to Russia she will be my first choice. We were interested in old history and she was well versed and knowledgeable, she also pointed out new history and positive changes occurring in the city. Her tours are my FAVORITE memories. I had the opportunity to visit places i didn't even know existed and learned SO much about the history of one of my favorite countries! KATYA is the BEST!