Private tour: Hermitage Museum and 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch with Vodka

Duration: 5 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg

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  • 5 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Visit one of the the best museums in the world, led by a private guide ! And than get a taste of traditional Russian cuisine.

After pick-up from your hotel, admire the outstanding art masterpieces at the State Hermitage Museum - one of the world’s greatest art galleries. During this 4-hour private tour, our expert guide will share details with you that you won't find in the guidebooks.

Then, go to an authentic Russian restaurant to devour a 3-course traditional Russian lunch and 1 shot (50 ml) of Russian Vodka.

• Guaranteed skip-the-line entrance

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Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

Start with a pick-up from your hotel, and then hop inside an air-conditioned coach. You will arrive to one of the best museums in the world: The State Hermitage Museum.

The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, is the biggest museum in the World (together with the Louvre in Paris, they are in competition for the World's "No 1" in terms of exhibition space, number of items and collections etc). The buildings that the Hermitage occupies are brilliant examples of European architecture. The walls of these buildings have also seen a great number of important historical events - from Peter the Great to Nicolay II. Every visitor can feel the force of Russian history here. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors.

See the works by Da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Picasso, El Greco and many other Old Masters, as well as other collections of sculptures, prints, paintings and archeological finds, from 3,000 B.C. to our time.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: U Visit Russia, St. Petersburg Russia

Next, walk with your guide to a nearby located traditional Russian restaurant, famous for the best traditions of national cuisine, the highest quality of serving, tasty food and delightful atmosphere. Enjoy a 3-course lunch with traditional Russian cuisine meals and a traditional Russian soft drink. To feel like a real Russian, enjoy 1 shot (50 ml) of one of the best Russian Vodkas!

With your appetite sated, hop back inside your coach and travel back to your hotel.

Duration: 2 hours

  • Professional guide (private)
  • Lunch - 3-course lunch
  • 1 shot (50 ml) of best Russian Vodka
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Entry/Admission - U Visit Russia
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

  • Other alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This tour as a shore excursion: additional payment US$ 100 for blanket visa and round-trip private transfer cruise ship - tour attractions - cruise ship (US$ 100 for all the travelers, not per person). Minimum 2 travelers required. Details needed for blanket visa: passport name, number, date of birth and country for all the passengers. Please send them shortly after the booking. Booking should be made at least 7 days before the ship arrival date.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Your St Petersburg hotel/hostel. After booking, please contact the local tour operator to specify your hotel name. You can change the hotel for pick-up until no later than 3 days before departure
Directions: Meeting at the lobby of your hotel/hostel
Dates: Daily except Mondays
Return point: Your hotel/hostel.

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5 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Omar S

15 Jun, 2016

Was excellent and tour guide was very cordial and knowledgable

Elizabeth C

25 May, 2016

This tour will take you to parts of the Hermitage cruise ship passengers don't normally reach. We saw all the artefacts from ancient times with an excellent guide who was friendly, courteous and very helpful. We had four hours in the Hermitage without a break - if we did it again, we would ask for a coffee break half way through! Saw the Rembrandts without a crowd. Very nice lunch at a nearby restaurant afterwards.


16 May, 2016

A beautiful collection of buildings whose content was just delightful. I particularly loved that each room was decorated uniquely - the frescoes and ceilings were a true delight.

Elise C

07 Jan, 2016

The best of St. Petersburg. This was a great tour. Our guide, Irene, was knowledgeable about the art and the history of this building and it was very interesting. Also recommend booking this tour just for the group access, group cloak room and no lines. You want to spend as much time as possible within the walls of this building not waiting. Lunch at NEP was nice. We had our own private room where we could discuss all the beauty we had just seen.

Gregory S

21 Jun, 2016

The guide was very good, and had a wonderful understanding of the art in the museum and the history of the building. It would have been better to be able to spend more time in the museum, especially because it was very crowded. we felt very rushed because of the obligation to get to an indifferent lunch at a restaurant where the wait staff made it very apparent they wanted us to eat quickly and go away. If friends ask for a recommendation I will suggest a tour that does not include a lunch.

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