Faberge Museum & Canal Cruise

Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours in Russia
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Tour description

What a chance to see 12 extremely rare Faberge Easter eggs of the remaining 50 that are left in the entire world! In addition, admire other precious exhibits on display, curated by “the Link of Times” foundation, sponsored by a billionaire Viktor Vekselberg. Each item is superb in its quality and beauty, has its own history and the way it was returned to the homeland. Following your museum experience, take a relaxing boat trip along rivers and canals.

The private Faberge Museum opened its doors at the recently renovated Shuvalov Palace in 2013. This unique collection was acquired at international auctions over 10 years. It is comprised over 4000 works of art from the late 19th and early 20th century, including twelve Faberge works, nine of which are the famed imperial eggs that previously belonged to the Romanov family. As a part of your exclusive visit, explore the former living quarters of Count Shuvalov filled with royal silverware, precious icons, religious ornaments, paintings and other objects of decorative and applied art. Take a relaxing boat trip. View the city from the water side. A boat wends its way along the Fontanka, the Moyka, the Winter Canal and a loop on the Neva river. Main sites along the way include Anichkov Bridge, Engineer’s Castle, Summer Garden, the Salt District, Field of Mars, Church on spilled Blood, General Staff Building and finally, when you get to the main river, St. Peter and Paul’s fortress, Trinity Bridge, the Winter Palace, the Kunstkamera.

What's included

  • English speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Ear set (for groups over 6 people)
  • Photo permits

What's not included

  • Tips for a guide and driver.