Saint-Petersburg was the capital of the Russian Empire for more than 200 years. So it is not surprising that the best and the brightest artisans – sculptors, painters, musicians and… jewelers lived and worked here.
We invite you to visit the literally “sparkling” Fabergé museum, so you can see firsthand masterpieces created by the best pre-revolutionary professional jewelers. You’ll get to see not only the works Peter Carl Fabergé himself, but also paintings by famous Russian painters – Brullov, Aivazovsky, Makovsky, Polenov and others.
But the crown jewel of the exhibition is the collection of 9 Imperial Easter eggs that found their way home after traveling the world for many years. On the way to the museum a short audio excursion will introduce you to the history of jewelcrafting in Russia. You will also hear the story of the Fabergé dynasty, their rise to wealth and prominence and eventual downfall after the collapse of the Empire.
Departure Point Hotel “Oktyabrskaya” (hall), Ligovskiy prospekt, 10
Departure Time Morning
Return Details Return to the original departure point
What is included
The cruise lines say that no one is allowed off the ship in St. Petersburg cruise port that does not purchase a ship sponsored excursion or have arranged a Russian visa on their own. Is that correct?
That is false! The third option is to purchase an excursion with a government licensed St. Petersburg shore excursion operator who has permission to give visa-free excursions. Your "visa" is the excursion guide! With this excursion, you are ready to explore St. Petersburg with your guide for the duration of the excursion, everything is taken care of.
Can I go wander and explore on my own during this private St. Petersburg sightsee excursion?
Unfortunately no, as part of the visa-free St Petersburg cruise excursion, guests must stay with their excursion guide.
What documents will I need to get off the ship in St. Petersburg Russia?
Guests must present their valid passport and official EXCURSION Ticket from the operator and will have no problems clearing customs and immigration for their excursion.
Do I need to take my passport with me on the St. Petersburg Private Peterhof Palace with Hydrofoil Boat Excursion for Small Groups to show along with my Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket?
YES, it is necessary to take along your passport. You will need to print and show your Electronic Ticket as well as any other documents required or sent to you for this excursion. Everything needed will be listed on your E-ticket.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on EasyTravel and TripAdvisor reviews
My favorite shore excursion ever see all the highlights of St Petersburg and learn from one of the best
csporich, Nov 2019
Two FULL days of touring the best that St Petersburg has to offer. Purchasing this tour online, processing it, getting emails answered (no matter how stupid my question), getting through customs and finding the guide in port was ALL super easy and much faster than I anticipated. The tour guide is chock full of information about every site, all the history of each site