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  2. St. Petersburg
  3. Palace Square

St. Petersburg 3-Hour Private Hermitage Museum Tour

Product ID: 37658
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Admire the outstanding works of art in Hermitage Museum during a 3-hour private and customizable tour in St. Petersburg. Your guide will show you around, pointing out items of interest and sharing historical and artistic facts about the collection.
About this activity
Duration 3 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pick-up service

Hotel pickup is available if your accommodation is located 1 to 5 km away from the Hermitage (distance measured as a direct line). Your private guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to the museum by taxi. If your accommodation is located less than 1 km away from the Hermitage, your guide will meet you at your accommodation and walk with you to the museum. For the guests who are staying in accommodation located more than 5 km from the Hermitage, the meeting place must be arranged with the local tour supplier.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get skip-the-line access to the Hermitage and explore it with your guide
  • Gain insider access to the world of tsars and emperors
  • Unveil art and historical wonders and learn about their creation
  • Enjoy the customizable nature of the tour that covers what interests you most
  • Explore the museum on your own after the tour is over
Full description
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg ranks among the most famous museums in the world. The whole complex of Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, and the Hermitage Theatre is known as the State Hermitage. Tour this magnificent and lavish setting with a private, 3-hour tour.

With your guide, enjoy skip-the-line access to the museum. Then walk through the halls, which include more than 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and many more epochs, countries, and regions. Find out about its beginnings, back in 1764, when Catherine the Great purchased a big collection of Western European paintings. 

Learn about the development of art and material culture in the West and the East from prehistoric times to the present day. There are remarkable collections of paintings, prints and sculptures, as well as tapestries, carpets, ornaments, archaeological finds, furniture and unique articles of jewelry. If there is any one area that interests you the most, simply ask your guide and the tour will be customized to include it.

If you are a true art enthusiast, book the special tour option which includes a visit to the restored halls of the General Staff Building located in front of the Hermitage. It holds many famous masterpieces of Western European art, 19th century paintings, impressionist and postmodernist art works.
Includes
  • Professional guide service
  • City maps
  • Farewell gift
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Hermitage
  • Photo/video pass
  • Transportation to the museum by taxi (if you are staying 1 to 5 km from the museum)
  • Escort to the museum by foot (if you are staying less than 1 km from the museum)
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Hotel drop off

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group
• You can stay at the Hermitage (Winter Palace) after the tour and explore the museum on your own
• If you leave the museum you cannot come back using the same ticket, even on the same day
• Hotel pickup is included
• During high season (May-September) groups of 6 persons or more will have to join the line upon entrance to the Hermitage on the street
• Impressionist, post-Impressionist and postmodernist artworks are located in the General Staff Building and if you want to see them, please book a special tour option
Customer reviews
Overall rating
5.0 / 5
based on 111 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.9/5
Value for money
4.6/5
Safety
4.9/5

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Product ID: 37658