TREASURES OF SAINT - PETERSBURG


 

Enjoy all the magnificence and elegance of imperial Petersburg, admiring unforgettable views of the city and visiting Fabergé Museum, where masterpieces of one of the greatest jewelers in the world are displayed.

The tour will begin with a bus tour of the northern capital. Grand architectural look of the city and its sights will appear before your eyes. An experienced guide will tell you about the history and mysteries of St. Petersburg and its famous inhabitants.

The tour program will continue with the visit to the Fabergé Museum. . The Museum is located in one of the most beautiful palaces in St. Petersburg, the Shuvalov Palace on the Fontanka River, a fitting venue for the world's largest collection of works by Carl Fabergé.

Only 50 Imperial Eggs were ever made by jeweller to the Tsars - Carl Fabergé. Each was given as a lavish Easter gift by the last two Tsars to their wives and mothers. All unique, they are displayed with due reverence, the precious stones that encrust them lit so that they sparkle brilliantly. Highlights include the Renaissance Egg - made of opaque, white agate and dotted with diamonds; and the Lilies of the Valley Egg - an Art Nouveau confection of pearls and pink enamel. Most famous, and most valuable, is the Coronation Egg: a sunburst of yellow enamel wrapped within a jewelled web. After the 1918 revolution and massacre of the ruling family, the Eggs were scattered widely, ending up in collections worldwide. Three are owned by Queen Elizabeth II; ten are in Moscow; seven are lost; and the nine on display here formed part of the Forbes Collection in America until they were bought by Viktor Vekselberg. Beyond those Imperial Eggs, there are snuff boxes, figurines and fabulous objects d'art from the House of Fabergé and other noted Russian jewellers, plus a gallery of classical Russian paintings and a roomful of religious icons. 

Duration: 5,5h

Price:

  • 90 € (English, German)
  • 95 € Finnish

Price for child:

  • 60 € (English, German)
  • 75 € (Finnish)
  • Children 0-6 y.o. free of charge
MOBY SPL reserves the right to cancel the tour due to shortage of excursion groups.