Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: Russia, Northwestern District, St Petersburg
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  • 3 hours
  • St Petersburg
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Admire the outstanding masterpieces of the array of art in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg during a 3-hour private. On the tour your guide will show you fabulous interior, pointing out items of interest and sharing historical and artistic facts about the collection of the museum. Experience the Hermitage, one of the world’s greatest art museums, with an extraordinary collection of masterworks.

Highlights

  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Skip the line
  • Step back in time on a history tour
  • All entrance fees included
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 198324 Russia

Start your tour with a local guide picking you up from your centrally located hotel. Drive by taxi or walk to the museum. One of the world’s riches repositories of art, the Hermitage showcases Catherine the Great’s massive collection, once only accessible to her and her courtiers. You’ll tour its four main buildings—the Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Old Hermitage and the New Hermitage.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Winter Palace of Peter I, Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg Russia

Housed within the opulent Winter Palace of tsars and tsarinas, it is an absolute must-see for art lovers and those simply interested in an overview of Russian history through the arts. In the Winter Palace, accompany a guide to the elegant Throne Room where tsars received visitors; the Pavilion Hall with its gilded columns; and the Gallery of 1812, where 332 portraits of Russian generals hang. View the vast collection of paintings by European Masters at the Hermitage, one of the world’s finest art museums.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

As you begin this guided tour of the museum's general collections in the palace, you'll discover the Jordan Staircase, a dazzling display of golden stuccowork and glimmering marble statues. There'll be time to linger in the elegant Throne Room where tsars gave audience; the vast Pavilion Hall with its gilded columns and glittering chandeliers; and the Gallery of 1812. Enjoy a leisurely exploratory tour, as you see priceless paintings from the 13th through 18th centuries by some of the greatest Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch painters.

After the tour is over feel free to stay in the museum to explore it on your own.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions
  • Professional private guide service
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transfer to the museum by taxi (if hotel is located 2 km and more away from the museum)
  • Escort to the museum by company representative
  • Chocolate snack
  • City maps
  • Farewell gift
  • Entry/Admission - Winter Palace of Peter I
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off (available at extra fee)
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers
  • You may stay inside the museum after this tour is over. You can't leave the museum and come back using the same tickets.
  • Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new General Staff building.
  • This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group.
  • Transfer to the museum which will be done by taxi is included and can be organized only if your hotel is located in the city center of St Petersburg (2-5 km away from the museum). For the guests who are not staying in a hotel or staying in a hotel which is more than 5 km from the city center, the meeting place must be negotiated with a Supplier.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour includes a wait in line before visiting the palace (museum) and an itinerary on foot
  • 2 starting times available: 10:30am, 2pm
  • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes. It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museums at the same time.
  • If you want to take this tour at your preferable time, please leave a note upon making booking or call to confirm your preferred time at least 2 days before the tour
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Guests may be picked up from ANY HOTEL/APARTMENT located in the city center or 5km/miles away from it. Guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or near the building where your apartments is locates. Guide will be holding a sign with your last name written on it.


Return Details

Tour ends inside the Hermitage museum

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 hours

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

User's Reviews

Image - 22 Aug 2019 -

Shelley S

The Hermitage is vast, there is so much art work you could get lost for days. The interior decorations are a sight to behold. Maria our tour guide was amazing! She got us into the museum in a timely manner, had great English skills, was incredibly knowledgeable about the art and honestly we would not want to do the tour any other way.

Image - 12 Nov 2015 -

Linjie Chou Z

Very good trip and professional guide, full of knowledge in history, art and architecture indeed.
Very satisfied for sure, highly recommended

Image - 22 Oct 2015 -

Michaela E

Highly recommended! Our guide was not only able to keep our teenager interested, but also to share her fascination about Rembrandt' masterpieces. Since the Hermitage is that huge, it is worth to spend the money to be able to focus on most amazing part of the building, history, and art.

Image - 24 Feb 2017 -

Anita W

Very knowledgeable tour guide about art and art history. Very good English skills. Picked up on time and had a very enjoyable time. Would recommend her.

Image - 06 Jul 2015 -

Jose Antonio Soares

Não tive atendimento do representante, ou seja, não fui ao museu vinculado a este evento comprado. Tive que visitar o museu por iniciativa própria, comprando ingresso diretamente no site do museu. Até o final da estada em Saint Petersburg não tive qualquer contato com o seu representante no local ligações não completadas.
Jose Antonio

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