In just two days I head to Russia to meet our group of guests for our St. Petersburg Jewelers Walking Tour – some of whom are coming from as far away as California, Colorado and Canada!
I’m thrilled as this tour combines two of my greatest passions: Russian jewels and treasures, and sharing them with you.
Our exciting line up of events are truly unique to out Art & Treasures tours and will reveal the incredible treasures of Imperial Russia, one of the richest courts in Europe.
Here’s just a glimpse at what we’ll be doing, seeing and experiencing:
- A rare inside look at the lives, works, trials and tribulations of four prominent jewelers who worked for the imperial court, plus we’ll visit the site of their workshops. P.S. This part of the tour is straight from the pages of my upcoming book Beyond Fabergé.
- A private tour of the Diamond Treasury Room in the Hermitage Museum which features the works of Jean Pierre Ador and the famous jeweler to empresses, Jérémie Pauzié, and more.
- A day trip to Pavlovsk – the magnificent 18th-century estate built by Catherine the Great for her son, Grand Duke Paul. After his untimely demise, Pavlovsk became the residence of his widow, the creative and talented Maria Fedorovna.
- An escorted trip to the Shuvalov Palace, where the Fabergé Museum is located. Along the way we will see some of the jewelry-related sites in the Liteinyi district. At the Fabergé Museum, a curator meets you for a tour of the exquisite collection.
The tour described above will be held again in October 2019 – find out more and reserve your spot right here.