The State Hermitage museum private tour


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Youth and Family, Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. In the high season (June-August), the Museum is crowded.

Friendly: Yes.
One can hire a wheelchair in the Hermitage. There is a lift. In the high season (June-August), the Museum is crowded.

Maximum travelers: 6



Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

private tour of St-Petersburg

The collection of the State Hermitage includes more than three million works of art and artefact's of the world culture. Among them are paintings, graphic works, sculptures and works of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.

Among the masterpieces, there are works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Rubens and Rembrandt.

As well, the Hermitage possesses one of the best collections of impressionists and post-impressionists, including paintings by Monet, Renoir, Matisse, and Picasso. But note this collection is placed in neighbouring building and if you want to see it we need an additional ticket!

It is possible to visit the Treasure Galleries of the Hermitage (Gold and Diamond Rooms) and Storage Facility of the State Hermitage (The Repository of the Hermitage in Staraya Derevnya) but let me know in advance to book the additional tickets.

The museum is closed on: Mondays, 1 January and 9 May
The tour can be arrranged for any number of people.


The meeting at the hotel with a guide and driver, I will be holding a sign with your name.

Really flexible tour inside. Just tell me about your tastes.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I am going to pick you up at your hotel in St. Petersburg or at the cruise terminal.
I will be waiting in the lobby of the hotel and holding the sign with your name.

OR: inside the Hermitage museum

End location: The tour ends at your hotel or in other place upon your request.

OR: in front of the Hermitage museum

Duration: 4 hours

The tour inside takes 3 hours as usual, one more hour we spend to reach the Hermitage and way back.


private car or mini bus. It can be walking way but let me know in advance.

As well I drive bmw 5 serie 1998, airconditioned and clean.
And I drive dodge caravan 2006, airconditioned and clean.
I can provide car and driver or we can use your vehicle.

What’s Included

Other: My sevice as a guide for your.
Transportation by private car/mini bus

Photo and video in the palace are allowed!

For students there will be discount for the tickets you just need student's identity card to prove it, inform me about it in advance! Children up to 6 years everywhere are free of charge!

Estimated Local Cash Needed

400 rubles - small lunch in the Hermitage cafe can be about 400 rubles,

Entrance ticket to the main complex of the Hermitage - 700 rubles,
Impressionists collection - 350 rubles,
Diamond treasury - 800 rubles.

What’s Extra

Other: Museum tickets are extra - about 18USD per person. (without Diamond treasury)
Price of the tickets is not included in total cost of the tour because of instability of local currency now. But when you book any tour I will take all our tickets in advance we will escape all lines. You can pay for the tickets right on the place in any currency.

A Recent Review of this tour

Irina and her driver picked us up on time and whisked us away to the Hermitage. Irina has a very pleasant manner and was quite knowledgeable about the Impressionists. She helped us decide what to see on our 2nd day visit to the Hermitage and even wrote a short note in Russian to be presented to the ticket office. We were happy that we had booked her before our trip. After our 2 hour visit to the Hermitage with our cruise group, Irina's tour was unhurried and relaxing!
Linda Eterman

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