Early entrance. Private St. Petersburg Tour: Hermitage Highlights
The Winter Palace is a fabulously large green, white, and gold building on the side of the Neva River, houses the world-famous Hermitage Museum that epitomizes Russia's love affair with art and culture. It is the home to the largest collection of paintings in the world. The total number of pieces kept by the museum tallies to somewhere around 3 million.
The Hermitage was created in 1764 as the private collection of Empress Catherine the Great. She commanded Russian ambassadors around the world to purchase the best pieces of art they could find. Through their work, she grew her collection, which went on public display (to the "respectable set") in 1852. Today, the Hermitage is one of world's most important collections of art.
The tour will include the museum highlights.
0900 am meet at the pier
0920 am by Alexander's Column
0930 am early entrance to the Hermitage museum
1230 pm end of tour
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meet by Alexander's Column, in the hotel lobby or at the pier.
End location: The tour ends at the Heritage, at the pier or in the city.
I will make suggestions what other places of interest to see after the tour.
Duration: 3 hours
A/c car or van is not included in the tour price but can be arranged, please contact me for a quote and a customized tour that would include Transportation.
Guidance during the entire tour
'No line' admission
Estimated Local Cash Needed
450 Rub - Snacks at the museum cafe.
Transportation upon request: please send a request and I will send you a quote.
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Tatiana was an absolute professional as well having a wonderfull engaging personality. Extremely knowledgeable about every aspect of St Petersburg. We could not have wished for anything more, we were all very impressed, very happy and extremely satisfied with our tours. Tatiana was a joy to be with, how lucky we were to have chosen her to show us the beautifull city of St Petersburg. All our expectations were met and more. Thank you Tatiana.