Private Tour of Faberge Museum and Optional Boat Canals Cruise in St Petersburg

Duration: 90 to 150 minutes
Destination: Russia, Russia, St Petersburg

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  • 90 to 150 minutes
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Experience a private guided tour of the Faberge Museum in the company of a museum licensed guide. Be greeted in your centrally located hotel in St. Petersburg and later marvel at the beauty of the collection in this waterfront, neoclassical Shuvalov Palace that hoouses Faberge Museum. During the tour the museum's headline attraction - nine priceless, imperial Fabergé eggs - are given the full attention they deserve.

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Stop At: Faberge Museum, Fontanka River Embankment 21 Shuvalov Palace, St. Petersburg 191011 Russia

On this tour you will have a private museum guide with you and comfortable transportation to the museum. You will be met in the hotel lobby and the tour will finish near the Faberge Museum. The tour includes complimentary city maps, chocolate, rain coats (in case of rain) and souvenir gifts. You will spend 1 hour inside the gorgeous Shuvalov palace to enjoy the fantastic collection.You will be escorted by your guide through the whole collection with comments and stories.

Only 50 imperial eggs were ever made, right here in St Petersburg, by jeweler to the tsars Carl Fabergé. Each was given as a lavish Easter gift by the last two tsars to their wives and mothers. Like every imperial egg, those in place here - whether gold or agate, enameled or jeweled - are exquisite. Beyond the imperial eggs, there are snuff boxes, figurines and fabulous objets d'art from the House of Fabergé and other noted Russian jewelers, plus a gallery of classical Russian paintings and a roomful of religious icons.

Shuvalov Palace is a masterpiece in itself; all parquet floors and richly upholstered walls that reflect the sheer opulence of Russia's imperial age. But lovely as the house and its exhibitions are, the imperial eggs - Fabergé's finest works - remain the star attraction. With their extravagance, delicate beauty and tragic, regal history, both they and Carl Fabergé's genius are truly legendary.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Moika Embankment, St. Petersburg Russia

If you want even more than upgrade your city tour with 1 hour river & canals boat cruise on a common boat (choose option upon booking). You will see a lot more unique architecture, many more bridges, more 18th and 19th century palaces and parks and architectural landmarks, like the domes and spires of churches and cathedrals you had already been to! While onboard, Yo you will listen to audio-guides (no live person guiding)

Duration: 1 hour

  • Professional private guide service
  • Meeting inside the museum
  • Boat canals cruise (if special tour option is chosen)
  • Transfer to a boat pier (if option is chosen)
  • Entry/Admission - Faberge Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Moika Embankment

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required. Maximum - 5 persons
  • This tour is not suitable for cruise ship passengers as it does not offer port pickup and drop-off or the required blanket visas
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 2 starting times available: 10:30am, 2pm
  • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes.
  • This tour is not recommended for wheelchair passengers, and if a person with a wheelchair decides to participate he/she must have a personal helper to assist
  • If you want to take this tour at your preferable time, please leave a note upon making booking or call to confirm your preferred time at least 2 days before the tour
  • After experiencing the sights, your tour will conclude near Faberge museum or boar pier (if option is chosen) when your guide departs. Transportation back to your hotel is not included.
  • Boat cruise activity is included in special tour option. If you want to experience this activity please choose special tour option upon booking.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Departure Point

Faberge Museum, Fontanka river embankment, 21, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191023

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


90 to 150 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Elise C

07 Jan, 2016

1 hour well spent at the Faberge museum. This new museum is in an old palace, home of a noble family and just walking through the building itself was remarkable. The guide we had was really good about showing us the biggest Faberge egg collection in the world as well as Faberge jewellry, porcelain etc....We really enjoyed this tour. If you have time, I recommend booking this tour.

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