Highlights of the Hermitage Museum


Tour Number

Activity Level



Museums / Culture


Kid Friendly: Yes. Suitable for mature teenagers

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Russian (fluent)

For connoisseurs and art lovers join me on this Private Tour!

The Hermitage museum is one of the largest museums in the world. It holds more than 3 million exhibits, which is comparable to internationally renowned collections of the British museum, the Louvre, the Metropolitan museum and Prado. The Main department of the Hermitage Museum occupies the palace complex of five linked together monumental buildings, one of which is the famous Winter Palace, where the Imperial family used to live.
We spend our time passing across the vast space of the Hermitage Museum, enjoying magnificent and gorgeous interiors of the former palaces. I'll guiding you through all of the important highlights and masterpieces, showing you the major attractions of its amazing collection.

After a food break and refreshment we continue our tour in the General Staff building, where you'll see decorative art, paintings and sculptures from the 19th and 20th centuries, including works of the famous Impressionist and Postimpressionist artists.


10. 30 - Meeting with me, your local guide;
10. 30 - 13. 00 - Tour around the Hermitage museum, the main department;
13. 00 - 13. 30 - Food break and refreshment;
14. 00 - 15. 30 - Continuation of the tour, visiting the General Staff building;
End of the tour at the lobby of your hotel or other mutually agreed centrally located place.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: Near Alexander Column in the centre of Palace Square, 2 minutes walk to the Hermitage entrance.

End Point Options: Hotel, Monument/Building

Duration: 5 hours

The tour is not available on Mondays.


No transportation as we spend all the tour inside the museum. With food break and refreshment outside.

What’s Included

Other: - Private guide service for a tour with this timing
- Admission tickets to all museums as per the itinerary
- Pass for the camera in the museums
- Electronic headsets for the group of the 7 guests or more

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1500 Russian Rubles - 1000 Russian Rubles - Food costs;
Shopping costs;
*Everywhere bank cards are accepted, except street food kiosks

What’s Extra

Other: -Food and Shopping costs;
-Optional evening program;
-Optional admission tickets to the museums which are not in the program but you'd like to visit;
-If you want extra time with a guide please contact me and I can customize and design a tour that meets your needs.


- I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

elena was knowledgeable and competent. She also gave us some tips for our stay.
Dina Neuburger

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