Enjoy this luxurious tour around rivers and canals and Faberge museum! Saint-Petersburg is frequently called Venice of the North because of its numerous rivers and canals. All in all in Saint-Petersburg there are nearly 93 different rivers and canals and 342 bridges of which 21 are drawbridges. Undoubtedly, each tourist should see the city from a boat to be able to compare Saint-Petersburg with Venice or Amsterdam.

We offer you a relaxing tour on a big Public boat with English-speaking guide who will show you the main waterway of our city – the Neva River, the main water square of Saint-Petersburg, surrounded by the Winter Palace, the Palace bridge, the Spit of Basil Island with two lighthouses and a huge building of the Stock Exchange, the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Trinity Bridge, and lots of former Royal and Noble palaces. After that your boat will turn to a small Fontanka river where you will enjoy the view of the Summer Garden and St.Michael’s Castle. During this romantic boat tour you will also see another narrow Moyka river and Kryukov Canal which passes the world-famous Mariinsky theatre.

After the boat trip St Petersburg your tour guide will show you inside the newly opened Faberge museum, which occupies several halls of the Shuvalov Palace in front of the pier for boats.

There you will discover the private collection of unique masterpieces of jewelry and art owned by Viktor Vekselberg including the greatest Faberge Imperial collection of 9 Easter eggs designed by Carl Faberge for the last Russian Emperors – Alexander III and Nicholas II and bought after Russian Revolution to the collection of Malcolm Forbes.

Nowadays Faberge egg museum St Petersburg reckons nearly 4000 items, including silverware, all kinds of jewelry, icon frames, guilloché enamels, stone carvings, 19th century Russian porcelain sets and other works of applied art made by contemporaries of Carl Faberge such as Pavel Ovchinnikov, Pavel Sazikov and Fyodor Rückert.

TOUR STARTS At your hotel/
TOUR ENDS At your hotel
MEETING TIME Upon your preferences
DURATION 3 hours
Professional guide Tickets to the boat
Tickets to Faberge museum Audio-guides
Private transportation

Before the tour in Faberge museum you will be given an audio-guide with different languages or it is also possible to organize the tour with a private English-speaking tour guide but the museum charges 300$ for a group ticket.

Of course, public boat doesn’t provide you with the same level of privacy as a comfortable private speed boat (for 1-5pp), so if you would like to have a VIP boat tour, please contact us about the details: info@showmerussia.com

Number of tourists 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Prices 136$ 87$ 69$ 61$ 57$ 53$ 52$ 49$ 48$ 46$

Prices are per person for the group up to 10 persons, if your group is bigger, please, contact us info@showmerussia.com and we’ll provide you with special group rates.

Tour Reviews

5 based on 2 reviews
August 21, 2015

The tour was just amazing! Firstly the boat tour – we rented a boat for our group and didn’t regret it. Our guide Julia was so knowledgeable and super friendly, thank you so much. We enjoyed the boat ride and then Faberge museum…it is so beautiful! Thank you Show me Russia team for such a perfect organization, we love Saint Petersburg!

August 7, 2016

A beautiful lovely museum displaying Faberge eggs and different flatware, tabletop, icons and other items from the Faberge house. We had a fantastic english speaking local guide.

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