Enjoy an exclusive tour available only during the Christmas period! Witness a special time of year that brings magic to St Petersburg. Together with…
Explore the history of Russia in the turbulent 20th century and learn how the country was transformed several times. Discover the traces of Russian…
Embark on an adventure and see the Hermitage, take a tour of Peterhof Lower Park and pass by the ship "Meteor". Enjoy this interesting activity full…
Skip the long lines to one of the world's most popular museums and marvel at masterpieces of art on a private guided tour of the Hermitage Museum in…
This friendly, popular, visa-free group shore excursion introduces St. Petersburg's highlights in the most effective way. It has all the most…
Get acquainted with St. Petersburg and its sights with this day-long tour of the city. Cover more ground and see the sights in comfort on an…
Take in as much as possible of the city in a day's sightseeing with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. You will take a complete tour of…
Enjoy a fully comprehensive guided tour inside the Winter Palace and the Hermitage museum. Prepare to be amazed at the luxurious staterooms and…
Enjoy a 3-day, visa-free tour of St Petersburg from your cruise. Discover the city on a guided tour and see the most famous attractions including…
Top sights in St. Petersburg
The Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Its collection is an unparalleled showcase of Russian culture and history as well as the country’s commitment to global art collecting. Don’t get lost figuring out what to see!
This room is one of the few in original 18th-century style. The Duchess of Sutherland wrote, “I have never in my life seen so brilliant a sight,” and, frankly, neither have we.
The Hermitage’s claim to fame is the greatest global collection of Scythian gold. You’ll barely be able to pay attention to the guide when you see these Ancient Greek treasures.
Who knew that Faberge made more than Easter eggs? Find an extensive collection as well as precious historic gems that were gifts to the Russian court.
Discover the history of Russia’s militia housed in the stunning neoclassical General Staffing Building.
The Hermitage’s collection of Eastern ancient and modern art is impressive, but its Western collection really shines—see works by Renoir, Monet, Van Gough, Degas and Picasso.
Both the Gold Room and the Diamond Room are only available with a tour. Purchasing tickets when you buy your day pass at the entrance in the Winter Palace is an option—if any tickets are still available. Unlike the entrance tickets, these ones aren’t sold online. Arrive first thing in the morning or call a number listed on the website as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, you cannot exit and reenter the building. With so much to see, plan for a meal before arriving and light fare or a pastry at the Hermitage café.
- When should I visit?
- Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:30AM to 6:00PM, Wednesday 10:30AM to 9:00PM, closed Mondays.
- Is it expensive?
- Limited-entry adult tickets start at just 300 RUB (about $5) and continue upwards depending on tours and perks.
- Will I need a guide?
- With so much to see in the museum, a guide is a great addition to any visit.
- How to get there
- Metro to the Admiralteyskaya, Nevsky Prospekt or Gostiny Dvor station, bus 7, 10, 24, 191, or trolley 1, 7, 10 or 11.
- Additional information
- The museum offers free entry the first Thursday of every month for all individual visitors.
What people are saying about Hermitage Museum
I booked this tour to make sure we got to see the items of interest at the Hermitage. We were lucky, that as it was February, there were only 2 of us on the tour. Our guide, Olga, was friendly, knowledgable and obviously had a passion for art. We learnt a lot on the tour about the history of St. Petersburg, the history of the Hermitage and about the items on display. We are looking forward to our next tour with Olga as our guide.
Our family can strongly recommend Wilson tour . Booked a tour to Hermitage in advanced lasting 3h . No other participants so we had our own private guide Valeria Feodorova for ourselves. Perfect ! Valeria was professional and have a lot of knowledge that she shared with us. We had a good tour . I think it's wise to explore the Hermitage museum with a good tour guide . Nice experience overall when in St.Petersburg.
This was the most beautiful experience I’ve ever had regarding museums visiting! Hermitage is a MUST on your wishlist and definitely this experience wouldn’t have been the same without Olga, who explained us every detail, secret, story, legend about all the beauties inside the museum. I strongly recommend this tour!
Our guide Andy was absolute treasure . Knowedge fun accommodating -you should be very proud of people like him. He made our day . Amazing performance -the best (top) we have experienced in Ermitage. Thank you
A fabulous tour that covered all the main attractions. Our guide Stan was incredibly knowledgeable and looked after us extremely well. We would highly recommend the tour and Stan in particular.