Electronic Tourist Passport Makes It Possible to Visit Museums for Free

23 November 2020

Thanks to the tourist passport, a resident of the Kamchatka Territory was able to visit the Faberge Museum with a guided tour for free.

The TIC Partnership Project - Electronic Tourist Passport - is aimed at maintaining communication with tourists and promoting the regions of Russia. Like many other regional tourist information centers of the country, St. Petersburg City Tourist Information Bureau is also taking part in the project. The project is being implemented with the support of the Federal Agency for Tourism.

Having issued an electronic passport on the official website of the vtravelbot.ru project and traveling around Russia, tourists have the opportunity to answer quiz questions and earn bonus points to their personal account. You can also accumulate points when visiting tourist information centers, museums and attractions in Russia. Travelers can use the accumulated points to receive prizes. All points will remain in the passport account until the end of 2021. They can be used in future travels as well.

However, experienced travelers are already taking advantage of this opportunity. So, on November 20 in Saint Petersburg, Alina Nogovitsyna, who came to the city on the Neva from the Kamchatka Territory, was able to walk for free through the expositions of the Faberge Museum, which had celebrated the 7th anniversary of its opening on November 19.

Sharing her impressions of Saint Petersburg, Alina Nogovitsyna called it “a big, beautiful city”. “I have already been here seven times and probably will come again. One cannot see everything in one trip, so I break it down into many, ”said the traveler.

The Faberge Museum at 21 Fontanka embankment houses the world's largest collection of works by Carl Faberge. The nine Easter eggs, created for the last two Russian emperors, are of the greatest value. All of them are masterpieces of jewelry and unique historical objects associated with the reign and personal life of Emperors Alexander III and Nicholas II.