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Discover your Hermitage

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First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes. The tour is recommended for children of over 4 years old. The children are given a special task to complete in the course of the tour.

Friendly: Yes.
You cannot use your scooter and wheelchair with black wheels but you can hire the museum wheelchair for free.

Maximum travelers: 10



Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

See the Hermitage highlight in 3-hour tour

In the course of the tour you will see the four buildings of the central complex of this celebrated museum. You will see the state and living apartments of the Romanovs and know the story of this dynasty, see the rich collection of applied art, paintings and sculpture, masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and many other eminent masters.
This is a good tour for those who come to the museum for the first time and does not realize how huge the museum collection is. I will be happy to guide you around and show you the highlights of this vast collection. If you are already familiar with the Hermitage, we can focus on sections you have a particular interest in.
I have a quiz for kids which makes the tour more exciting for both children and adults.


The 3-hour tour includes
•State and living apartments of the Romanovs
•the Romanovs Gallery of portraits
•the Pavilion Hall
•the Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch art collections
•Egyptian Hall
•and many other things if you have any particular interest.
The French collection presented in the central complex covers the period from XV to XVIII centuries and DOES NOT include French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. The collection of the State Hermitage is so tremendous that you can see only the best masterpieces within this time. I am really flexible and you can be sure that I will try my best to adjust the tour in accordance with your wishes.
The collection of French Art of XIX and XX centuries is exhibited in the General Staff Building and requires an extra admission fee. If you are interested in seeing it, I will be happy to arrange a separate tour for you.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: I can also meet you in the immediate vicinity of Palace Square (e.g. by Admiralteyskaya underground station or your hotel)

End Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours


It is the tour that does not require any transportation but includes quite a lot of walking inside the museum.

What’s Included

  • Guiding Services
  • Admission Tickets

Estimated Local Cash Needed

2000 Russian Rubles - The Hermitage Museum has a number of cafes and souvenir shops where you can purchase books, reproductions and other stuff. These expenses are absolutely up to you.

What’s Extra

  • Personal Expenses
  • Souvenirs
  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

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