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Enjoy a visit to Yusupov Palace with your private vehicle and English speaking guide. Yusupov Palace once belonging to princes Yusupovs noble family is one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg. Princes Yusupovs had always been in the center of high life. Wonderful balls and masquerades, regularly held at the palace, amazed the contemporaries with the luxury and refinement. The palace retains its genuine interiors of the 19th century.The luxurious decorations of the interiors are dazzling: murals, carvings, marble, mirrors, gilded chandelier, silk clothes and refined furniture. The cellar of the palace became the setting of the murder of one of the most scandalous figures in Russian history -Grigory Rasputin. Continue with a panoramic tour and get acquainted with the main architectural and historical monuments of St Petersburg. Ride along its main streets and prospects, and enjoy its splendid parks and gardens. Drive along world famous "Nevsky Prospect" lined with marble palaces of Russian royalty and aristocracy, with most fashionable boutiques and art salons arranged in old settings of the 18th century, the Monastery of Alexander Nevsky, one of four Russia’s Lavras with its magnificent Trinity Cathedral and its cemetery where Dostoevsky, Tchaikovsky and other world celebrities were buried. Along the Neva’s embankments, view the Hermitage Museum, St. Peter and St. Paul's fortress, the first public museum of the country, the Chamber of Curiosities, St. Isaac Cathedral with «The Bronze Horseman» unveiled in Senate Square. Stop in the Field of Mars with the eternal flame lit in the centre of the monument to victims of revolutions and wars, at the Resurrection Cathedral on the Spilt Blood.Drive through the Square of Arts which is a perfect classical ensemble of the city, enjoy an overwhelming beauty of the third largest square in the world, the Palace Square with the Alexander Column, the Triumphal Arch of the general Staff building, and the Winter Palace complex. Return to the ship.
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