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Imperial Porcelain Factory Tour

Uncover the excelsior quality of the Russian Porcelain on your visit to St. Petersburg Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory, witness the majesty of the Russian White Gold!

Unveil the vast history of centuries-old Russian supreme quality porcelain manufacturer on your tour of the Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory, in St.Petersburg, Russia. On the program is a tour featuring best examples of the Russian porcelain craft, workshop on making porcelain, and many more, including the factory’s store.

Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory supplied Russian Imperial Family with chinaware that amazed the monarchs from all over the world. The possession of the ceramics highlighted the owner’s taste and status. On your tour you will be able to purchase some of the prime porcelain objects by Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory, and gain insight into the production of china that has made Russian handcrafts famous.

Activity Details

Duration: 
1.5 hour
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Tour type: 
 
English, German, French, Spanish
Available: 
Daily, except Sunday, Saturday

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Total Price
152 USD
Price breakdown
Person(s)
2 x 76 USD
152 USD
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Included
Private guide
all taxes,
no hidden costs
Extra
Nothing
Optional Extras
Meeting point: 
Museum
End location: 
Museum

Important information

Note that the tour starts at the the factory. The tour location can be reached by metro, bus, or taxi as well. On your tour you will be accompanied by knowledgeable and professional guides working with Pradiz Tours, a Russian tour operator. 

Tour Highlights

  • Extensive collection of porcelain 
  • Workshop on making china (optionally)
  • Porcelain store visit

Tour Details

Plunge into the world of the Russian pottery on your tour of the Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory, one of St. Petersburg main attractions.Pradiz Russia Tour Operator

Set in the industrial setting of St. Petersburg, with its somber and austere grandeur, the factory is one of the first Russian manufacturers that have gained the world faim. 

Founded in mid eighteenth century the factory is Russia’s oldest and Europe’s third oldest factory manufacturing fine chinaware, famous for its excellant ceramics, a paragon of Russian industry and elaborate craftsmanship.

Known as Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in the Soviet times, the factory was returned its original name: Imperial Porcelain Manufactory in 2000s and has been the country’s flagship brand.

The factory originally crafted their wares specially for the imperial household and the court, and thus acquired a solid reputation among the connoisseurs. Imperial Porcelain is exhibited in the world's most prestigious museums and is highly demanded at the world’s leading auctions, such as Sotheby's and Christie's. Among the most famous objects produced by the IPM are chinaware sets made for dinners (featuring blue lines of cobalt and 22-karat gold), the tea pot featuring cobalt net pattern, decanters made in the Russian traditional style (of different shapes), china Easter eggs, small statues as well as many other splendid examples of Russian arts and crafts. Other famous works include pottery inspired by the Russian Avant-Garde. 

Chinaware lovers from all over the world arrive in St. Petersburg to uncover the secrets of the craft and approach one of the most in-demand Russian brands. The works of the factory inspire and attract the most fastidious of collectors and art lovers. The porcelain objects of the world-renowned Russian chinaware manufacturer are a gem in every collector’s collection and a pleasure to behold for a ceramics lover. The visit to the factory is one of the best things to do in St. Petersburg and is known for its informative tours allowing insight into one of the country’s most successful entreprises. 

Go on a tour of Russian Imperial Porcelain Factory, one of the world’s best chinaware producers with Russian Travel Agency Pradiz. You will get the unforgettable experience of contemplating and being able to acquire pottery which is prized among the collectors around the world and amazes with its exquisiteness.

Pradiz, a tour operator with an extensive tourism experience is known for supreme quality multiday tours in Russia and shorter options. Please contact Pradiz for any information about the tour or any other assistance, Pradiz team is always ready to assist you in all your undertakings. 

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