St Petersburg Private Tour: The Hermitage Museum


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Activity Level



Youth and Family, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
I need to know in advance if you have physical limits to let the administration of the Hermitage know so they could open special elevators and staircases for you.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), Russian (fluent)

The Masterpieces of St. Petersburg's Hermitage Collection

The tour to the Hermitage is much more than just a visit to an art gallery. Besides the fact that Hermitage possesses one of the largest collections in the world (about 3 million exhibits, including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, applied art, furniture, etc. ), it is located in 5 buildings along the Neva River and General Staff building where the works by French Impressionists and modernists are displayed. The main Royal Residence of Russian Imperial family - the Winter Palace, where the world famous gems are kept, also shows its splendid interiors and keeps memory of the Bolshevik Revolution that succeeded in one of its 1500 rooms. Beautiful baroque styled building of the Palace was designed in the middle of the XVIIth century by Italien Architect Rastrelli, and the first royalty to move in was Catherine the Great - the one to start the collection in 1764. During this tour we will talk not only about art from ancient to modern times, but about history of Romanoffs, Russia and Europe as well.


During this "classical" tour we will see the pearls of the collection:
1) State Rooms of the Winter Palace
2) Italian Renaissance (Works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio)
3) Spanish Art (Velasquez, Murillo, El Greco)
4) Dutch Art (Rembrandt)
5) Flemish Art (Rubens)
6) French Art (Impressionists, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso)

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at the entrance to the Museum (we should get in touch before to specify which entrance it will be). If you are staying far away, or do not wish to walk I can arrange trasnportation for additional cost or help you book the taxi.

End location: We will end the tour at the Hermitage, you can stay in the museum after the end of the tour until it closes.

Duration: 4 hours 30 min.

This tour is not available on Mondays, since Hermitage is closed.


We will be walking around the Hermitage Museum

What’s Included

1)guide's service
2)tickets to the Hermitage
3) Photo permits

Estimated Local Cash Needed

500 rubles - You will need cash if you wish to have something to eat at the Hermitage cafe as they only accept rubles cash

What’s Extra

You might need some local cash (rubles) in case if you use cafe in the Hermitage. You can use local cash or your credit card if you want to do shopping in a museum book/souvenir shop.

A Recent Review of this tour

A very comprehensive tour. Irena has excellent knowledge of the history and artworks ofthe Winter Palace, Hermitage Museum and General Staff Building. Highly recommended.
Linda L.

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