This website uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you agree to our use of cookies. To find out more, pleaseClick Here
Norwegian Cruise Line
Message Centre (0)
Message Centre (0)
Loading
FromMessageReservation #Date
Norwegian Communications Centre
Norwegian Communications Centre
Don’t Lose Your Reservation!
25422881Apr 1, 2014
Norwegian Communications Centre
Norwegian Communications Centre
Reserve your dining now
25422881Apr 1, 2014
Norwegian Communications Centre
Norwegian Communications Centre
Don’t Lose Your Reservation!
25422881Apr 1, 2014
Norwegian Communications Centre
Norwegian Communications Centre
Don’t Lose Your Reservation!
25422881Apr 1, 2014
From: Norwegian Comunications CentreSent: May 21, 2014Subject: Beverage Packages Now On Sales

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Curabitur sagittis condimentum varius. Mauris eget risus sollicitudin, aliquet ex ut, vehicula urna. In quis ligula cursus, sollicitudin leo eget, congue lacus. Phasellus metus eros, convallis in diam nec, molestie luctus velit. Fusce fermentum nibh odio. Integer convallis velit sit amet arcu aliquam luctus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Praesent vel lobortis ipsum.

Quisque luctus metus nec placerat cursus. Maecenas faucibus ac nisi vel semper. Duis et sollicitudin ante. Suspendisse feugiat libero in ipsum faucibus, sed eleifend orci pellentesque. Cras maximus ultricies pulvinar. Nullam egestas urna eget mauris interdum, consectetur pretium turpis condimentum. Cum sociis natoque penatibus et magnis dis parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus. Suspendisse ac tellus ultricies, hendrerit neque sit amet, laoreet leo. Donec in pellentesque lectus, vitae consectetur nibh. Mauris eleifend mollis urna. Vestibulum vel imperdiet lacus, ut elementum nisi. Fusce tempus consectetur porttitor. Proin quis ligula vel mauris ultrices consectetur nec at nisi. Donec nec fringilla ipsum. Duis facilisis, justo porttitor elementum luctus, ipsum eros vulputate purus, id condimentum ipsum velit a arcu.

*Terms & Conditions
Package not available on sailings less than 5 days or charter sailings.

Shore Excursion Details

Rasputin, Romanovs & Spilled Blood

St. Petersburg, Russia

Rasputin, Romanovs & Spilled Blood

DETAILS

  • 71/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal

This special tour is designed for guests who would like to look at the city from a different perspective. Learn about the tragic death of one of the most mysterious figures in Russian history - Grigory Rasputin. Witness one of St. Petersburg’s masterpieces, also surrounded by the mystery of murder, the amazing Cathedral of Our Savior on Spilled Blood. Your coach will bring you to the pier in the city center, where you’ll start your fascinating journey through the rivers and canals of St. Petersburg with views of squares, monuments and palaces. After an hour of touring the waterways, you’ll arrive near Yusupov Palace, to discover an intriguing story about the palace, its owners and the dramatic events which ended the life of the famous favorite of the Romanovs.


The palace located on the banks of the Moika River and is one of 57 palaces in Russia, four of which are in St. Petersburg and were owned by Felix Yusupov – often said to be almost as wealthy as the Tsar himself. This palace was Yusupov’s favorite and exemplifies his wealth and eccentric style. Among the palace's treasures are French tapestries and porcelain, Venetian mirrors and woodcarvings. It was here in 1916 that the notorious Grigory Rasputin was assassinated. The tour will take you through the rooms of the palace and you’ll see the very place where Felix Yusupov and his accomplices assassinated Grigory Rasputin. After lunch at a nearby restaurant, you’ll visit the magnificent Cathedral on Spilled Blood.


This marvelous old Russian-style church was built on the spot where Emperor Alexander II was assassinated on March 1, 1881. Built in 1883-1907, the church was designed in the spirit of 16th and 17th century Russian architecture, inspired particularly by St. Basil's Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow. With its distinctive cupolas, the Muscovy design is unique to St. Petersburg and provides a dramatic contrast to the Neo-Classical architecture which dominates the city center. The interior of the church, a memorial to the late Emperor Alexander II, is decorated with different marbles and several thousand square yards of mosaics. The Cathedral of Resurrection, as it is also called, is the only surviving monument to Alexander II in the city.


Need to Know:

Note: This tour is not recommended for persons with walking or climbing difficulties. Expect congestion and waiting at attractions. Tour order may vary. Venues are not wheelchair accessible.

Check Out the

ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Historical Landmarks

Activity Level:

Image Title
  • 1
    Easy
  • 2
    Moderate
  • 3
    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
Have Questions About Your Shore Excursions?
We're here to answer them. Call us at the number below to speak with a Shore Excursion Specialist.
1300 255 200