Rasputin and Mariinsky day tour
Private tour in St Petersburg
Enjoy a backstage tour of the world-renowned Mariinsky Theatre
Visit the Yusupov Palace where Rasputin was murdered
Private day tour in St Petersburg with a visit to the Yusupov Palace where the notorious mystic Rasputin was murdered, and a backstage tour of the magnificent Mariinsky Theatre.
Private shore excursion in St Petersburg, Russia, see behind the scenes of glamour and notoriety
Learn more about the mystery surrounding the murder of the villainous Rasputin at the home of Russia’s richest aristocrat, Felix Yusupov, in 1916. Here you will see the remains of the Yusupov family’s unique collection of art, decorated halls and rooms and even the private theatre before continuing to the renowned Mariinsky Theatre for a special backstage tour. See the ornate auditorium from the Tsar’s Box, the splendid foyer and White Hall where the imperial guests would relax during the intervals. See how a performance is engineered and how the scenery is made, a unique opportunity to see scenery painting by famous Russian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries and the set-design area where they create the magical settings for all the performances. See the stage machinery, some of it 18th century but still working, and the props workshop where they make the Nutcracker rats and the swan figures from Swan Lake. The tour lasts around 5 hours.
Please note that a Russian visa is not required for this tour.
- Private tour in St Petersburg
- Entrance to Yusupov Palace and backstage at the Mariinsky Theatre
- Cruise ship terminal pick-up and drop-off
- Entrance fees, meals not listed above
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities to driver, guide