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.
Entry/Admission - The Winter Palace of Peter the Great
Escort to the museum by company representative
Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
Guaranteed to skip the lines
Transfer to the museum by taxi (if hotel is located 2 km and more away from the museum)
Professional private guide service
What to Expect
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 191055 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: The Winter Palace of Peter the Great, Dvortsovaya Emb., 30, St. Petersburg 191186 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 Emb., 30-38, 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.