Fabergé Museum Tour in St Petersburg

Official Fabergé Museum Tour in St Petersburg

Group 1-5 PAX
$ 190.00
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The tour is available every day at 16:00

Language options:

English, Spanish, French, Italian, German

Inclusions:

Fabergé licensed guide

Exclusions:

Transfer, Lunch, Gratuities

 

Faberge Museum Tour in St Petersburg  
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"Excellent Knowledge of the Guide Katya"

Awesome tour!  
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Faberge Tour was the best moment of our stay in St Petersburg. Seeing the street where it all started was fantastic! The guide Anna was unbelievable. It felt like she knew everything about Faberge. And she was obviously proud to be an official member of the Faberge guides. Thanks again!

Fabergé Museum Tour in St Petersburg
Faberge Egg
Fabergé Egg

Fabergé Museum Tour in St Petersburg combines a walking tour of city highlights related to Karl Fabergé and a tour of the Fabergé Museum treasury. This is the only St Petersburg tour provided in official partnership with the Fabergé Museum . All the provided guides are licensed exclusively for this tour. The Fabergé Museum Tour in St Petersburg is an official Fabergé Museum tour. If you want to see more Fabergé artwork, feel free to book the Impressionists Evening Tour in the Hermitage (General Staff Building).

Many travellers know Fabergé Easter Eggs but not everyone knows that St Petersburg was the very centre of Russian jewellery-making at the end of the XIX century. Along with the Fabergé Museum visit, this tour lets you see the streets where the best jewelers worked and mansions turned into boutiques of Fabergé items.

Fabergé Museum Tour Itinerary

The meeting point for Fabergé Museum and History Tour is St Isaac’s Square at the corner of Vosnesensky Prospekt, opposite the Astoria Hotel.

Meeting Point
Meeting Point

Our guide will give a brief overview of the history of the Russian empire at the end of the XIX century:

  • The evolution of manufacturing
  • New international contacts
  • Outstanding achievements in arts («Russian Seasons» by Sergey Dyagilev, world-famous novels by Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy and others).
Hotel Astoria and Bolshaya Morskaya Ulitsa

Hotel Astoria at the end of the XIX century was an outstanding work of architecture with modern interiors and top-class service. No wonder the street it is on — Bolshaya Morskaya Street — became a popular place for the nobility to go shopping. The street was also called the «Diamond street». This is where Fabergé history started.

Karl Faberge
Karl Fabergé

Further on, you will see the Ovchinnikov factory building — a former pioneer of enamel craft and a forward-thinker in terms of labour management.

Imperial Society for the Encouragement of the Arts became another milestone in Fabergé history.

This is where Russian art was evolving at full scale. The Peredvizhniki artists displayed their best paintings there along with handcrafts. This is where Karl Fabergé selected his team of jewelers to create treasuries that outlived them all.

Ovchinnikovs, Sazikovs, Denisov-Uralskys — the jeweller family feuds lived on the same street. Due to strong competition, they created outstanding jewelry at a very good price.

We highly recommend combining this tour with the Russian Avant-Garde Tour in the Russian Museum!

First Fabergé Shop
Faberge Egg

Although there were multiple jewellery stores on Bolshaya Morskaya Street, only one was recognised by the Romanov royal family to be the best. Karl Fabergé’s studio at building №24 produced earrings, necklaces, gifts decorated with gold, diamonds and amber. The work process was very relaxed as every employee was selected exactly for what they are best at. Everyone was involved in the work process and devoted to achieving the best they could. As a result, Fabergé luxury items became the most expensive jewelry ever produced in Russian history.

Elyseevy Shop and Fabergé Museum
Eliseevy Shop
Eliseevy Shop

Approaching the Fabergé Museum you will see the Elyseevy Shop — an Art Nouveau masterpiece. It belonged to a merchant family which severely suffered from the revolution of 1917. But the impact they had on the St Petersburg image and marketing was outstanding. They were pioneers of promotion and campaigns. It was the first store to have two-floor stained-glass windows. After the revolution, the shop went into a complete decay and was revived only in 2012.

Fabergé Museum Tour
Faberge
Faberge items

Finally, you will visit the Fabergé Museum. On the tour you will see real Fabergé eggs that were owned by the Romanov Family owned and lost after the revolution. The collection includes not only the Romanovs’ heritage, but also a set of miniatures, tableware, porcelain, stained-glass work and much more.

The tour inside Fabergé Museum lasts for one hour. After the tour, you may also visit the Fabergé shop and buy high quality replicas.

Fabergé Museum on a Google Map