Faberge jewellery allows nobody to stay indifferent even now, a century after the business was ruined. Multimillionaires and powerful politicians hunt Faberge jewellery items, and even our language picked up such set expressions as “assess like a Faberge egg” or “like living inside a Faberge egg”. This tour is not only about high-end jewellery or Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg. It’s about inspiration, hard work and success.
The life and inspiration of one of the world’s most renowned jewelers – Karl Faberge – is inseparably connected with our city.
Peter Karl was born in St. Petersburg to a family of a Huguenot jeweler who settled in Russia in early 19th century. Karl’s father had a small workshop in the centre of the capital of the Russian Empire, but these were Karl and his brother Agathon, who made the family business flourishing and Faberge jewellery world famous.
It’s difficult to fit all the places connected with Karl Faberge into a 1 day tour, so we chose the most famous and interesting ones: the Hermitage Museum and Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg. Karl Faberge worked at the Imperial Hermitage Museum as a restorer.
Add a visit to the Hermitage Special Treasury to your tour and see the ancient jewellery masterpieces that Karl Faberge restored, and the replicas of which appeared among Faberge jewellery items.
Nowadays the Hermitage Museum has Karl Faberge Memorial Exhibition in the General Staff building, where some of his famous works, including miniature Royal regalia are on display.
The Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg is a private museum, that belongs to Link of Times foundation. The heart of the collection are 13 Faberge Easter Eggs (9 of them are Imperial Easter Eggs) and over 4000 other items by Karl Faberge and his contemporaries, that after the Revolution of 1917 were sold by the communists abroad, but now retrieved and returned to Russia, where they belong.
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1 Day Faberge Jewellery Tour Itinerary will be as follows:
8:30 – pick up from the cruise ship
9:30 – pick up from your hotel
Driving city tour including conventional historic landmarks and places connected with the Faberge family. The tour includes a stop by a jewelry store that is located now in the same building where the main workshop of the Faberge family business and their main shop used to be
11:00-13:00 – Hermitage Museum overview tour, including the Winter Palace rooms
OPTIONAL: Hermitage Special Treasury tour.
Palace Square walk
Time for lunch/snack/coffee-break in a local place
14:30-15:30 – General Staff building with the Karl Faberge Memorial exhibition
16:00-17:15 – tour of the Faberge Museum, St. Petersburg
By 18:00 – finish at your hotel or return to your cruise ship[/su_note]
It may be necessary to see sites in a different order, subject to entrance time confirmed by the museums. This tour is not available on Mondays and Fridays