St Petersburg excursions

Russia private tour to the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg

From 32€

Schedule: Daily 10:00 — 15:00, Not available on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays
Duration: 3 hours
Inclusions: Local guide (English/French| Italian/Spanish), transport & hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance tickets
No hidden fees – price includes all taxes.
Optional: Cruise Port pickup and drop-off, a master class
Cancellation: free of charge 5 days prior to your tour
Prices valid from 15.04.2018 to 25.10.2018


HolaRussia invite you to the Russia private tour with guide! Russian tours take you not only to the landmarks but to different local places of interest.

This particular Russia private tour to the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg will be interesting both for children and adults.

If you like porcelain, if you know the masterpieces of the Imperial Porcelain Factory or may have heard about this factory which is well-known outside of Russia you must visit the backstage of the factory.

☞  The history of the factory dates back to 1744 when it was founded by the empress Elizabeth, the daughter of Peter the Great and goes on nowadays.

We shall prove that as a Russian proverb has it – “it is not Gods who make pots”!
Our St. Petersburg excursions individual tour shall unlock the highly artistic workshops for you where you shall see the complete process of the production of a porcelain object. It is here that the porcelain mixture is prepared (it is actually different for the different objects:

  • soft,
  • hard and
  • bone china).

You will have the opportunity to see and probe the raw and unappealing slush that the molder pours into the form demonstrating how the “gray mass” is reborn as an object of finest porcelain (you will be able to touch it to appreciate the delicacy).
When you visit the glazing workshop you will see how the porcelain objects acquire this festive shine.

On the Russia private tour to the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg the guests will see the china kiln and will learn about the different stages of the baking process (imagine that each object is put to the furnace several times!)

And of course you will discover the secret of the painting of the one-of-a-kind cups, vases and plates of this old production. From the very early days until present the most celebrated artists work here creating masterpieces for the ages.

☞ The factory shop is located in the lobby of the main building of the factory. Here you can choose the best St. Petersburg imperial souvenir for yourself or as a gift.

✓ For an extra pay your visit may include a master class where after you got acquainted with the production and the process of making porcelain you can paint your own porcelain wonderwork together with a tutor.
IMPORTANT: you can pick up the finished object only three days after the master class.

☞ All photos from the official page of the Imperial Porcelain Factory in St. Petersburg.