Private St. Petersburg Hermitage Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

2031


Categories

First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family, Other

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
The museum is equipped for wheelchairs. One can also rent a wheelchair at the reception desk in the Hermitage. But anyway let me know in advance.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

Highlights of the Hermitage


The Hermitage has only a few equals around the world, comparable for the scale and quality of the collections and beauty of the exhibition halls. Nowhere else is the museum of culture and art so tightly fused with history of the country. The museum covers the imperial winter residence with the main throne room of the Russian Empire, works of art purchased by Catherine the Great, when she started the Hermitage, paintings by Rembrandt, Leonardo and Raphael as well as works by Impressionists and throughout the twentieth century to Picasso.

You DON'T NEED to book ENTRANCE TICKETS online. I'll do the booking for you, it's included in the cost of the tour. If you do booking yourself your guide also needs a ticket as other individual visitors. These are the rules of the Hermitage.

Transportation is not included! Will be glad to arrange a private transportation for you upon request.

Itinerary

I'll meet you in the lobby of your hotel or by the central "golden" gate of the Winter Palace on the Palace Square, near Alexander Column.

Tour of the main complex - about 3 hours
There you'll see the state rooms of the Winter Palace, masterpieces of European art (old masters)- Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Titian, Rembrandt, Velasquez, El Greco, Van Dyck, Rubens and more. Then the private quarters of the Winter Palace.

Everything is variable! If you prefer interiors to paintings, old masters, Impressionsits. . . or there is something you like particularly, don't hesitate to say! In that case I'll arrange our tour in the way that will give you more time for the section you're most interested in.

About 30 min to sit down, have a drink or snacks and walk across the Palace Square to the General Staff building.

Great collection of Impressionists, Post Impressionists - Сezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Matisse, Picasso is accommodated there and for sure worth visiting. The tour there is about 1 hour.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

Monday is day off

Transportation

walking

What’s Included

Other: guided tour
entrance fee (tickets will be prebooked and we won't queue to get in)
photo permit (without flash!)

STUDENTS and CHILDREN go for free, but need to bring their ID. Please warn in advance to book FREE TICKETS for them.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

1 rubles - If your hotel isn't close enough to walk to the Hermitage you'll need rubles for public transport or taxi. Taxi will be about 300-600 rubles one way, depends on the distance. Public transport is cheap, you can have 100 rubles per person.

What’s Extra

Other: Can be coffee, snacks, souvenirs

Restrictions

I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language in the museums - only English.
In Russian can be only city tours.

A Recent Review of this tour

Excellent guide for the Hermitage, shares her knowledge, asks about her client's preferences, manages to work around crowds -- even spotted a place to sit when the cafe was quite busy. The pace was comfortable and we managed to cover an amazing amount of territory.
Nancy Clark

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    Activity Level

    2031


    Categories

    First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family, Other

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: Yes.
    The museum is equipped for wheelchairs. One can also rent a wheelchair at the reception desk in the Hermitage. But anyway let me know in advance.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Russian (fluent), English (fluent)

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