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Private Tour: The Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory provided by ULKOtours

Private Tour: The Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory

Private Tour: The Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory
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from £97.49 per adult (price varies by group size)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Meet your private guide at your St. Petersburg hotel at your preferred departure time, and hop inside your private, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, make the journey to the Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, set in a modern building on the outskirts of the city. En route, hear how the Imperial Porcelain Factory was founded in 1744 by Peter the Great’s daughter, Empress Elizabeth. Porcelain or ‘white gold’ was prized by Russia’s elite, and the factory produced wares exclusively for the Romanov tsars and Russian imperial court. In 1844, Tsar Nicholas I established the museum to preserve, showcase, and copy the most exquisite of the factory pieces. On arrival, set off on an in-depth tour of the museum to see its selection of some of its stunning, 30,000-strong stock of items. With a museum porcelain specialist, view some of the highlights on show in the two halls, as you hear how and why they were made, and for whom. See the various designs produced by the factory through the centuries, admiring treasures such as magnificent dinner services created for rulers such as Catherine the Great, as well as samples of Chinese and Japanese porcelain. Other showpieces include items like early 20th-century Russian constructivist tea sets, and fascinating Soviet propaganda wares ranging from plates to figurines of Soviet leaders. After your tour of the museum, now run under the auspices of the State Hermitage, enjoy free time to browse the on-site factory gallery. View the collections, including the latest pieces by contemporary designers, and perhaps buy your favorites (own expense) as perfect souvenirs of St. Petersburg. Your experience then finishes with a drop-off at your hotel or a location of your choosing in central St. Petersburg.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7348P7
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Professional private tour guide/interpreter • Local museum porcelain specialist for an in-depth tour • Round-trip transportation • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from hotels located in St Petersburg. Our representative will meet you with a name sign.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Professional private tour guide/interpreter • Local museum porcelain specialist for an in-depth tour • Round-trip transportation • Entry/Admission - Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
We pick up from hotels located in St Petersburg. Our representative will meet you with a name sign.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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    Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Museum of the Imperial Porcelain Factory, St Petersburg
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