Skip the Line: Hermitage Museum Private Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Hermitage Museum Private Walking Tour

From $65 per person

Skip the line and enjoy an informative private tour of St. Petersburg's famous Hermitage Museum. Tour includes an insight in to the palace interiors of the most glorious Tzar residence in Russia, the Winter Palace, among other priceless artefacts.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 4 hours
Starting time 11:15 AM
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the magnificent art collections of the Hermitage Museum
  • Enjoy learning about the origins and significance of artefacts from your private guide
  • Be impressed by the breadth of the Tzar's personal art collections and the opulence in which Russia's monarchy lived
Full description
Enjoy the comfort and convenience of out private tour that will allow you to see the impressive highlights of the State Hermitage Museum: visit Gala Interiors of the Winter palace and admire the priceless art collections of the Russian Tzars including Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch and Flemish artists, not to mention the Impressionists. The Hermitage museum contains over three million works of art and cultural artefacts, making it an unforgettable exhibition of world culture. Enjoy the flexibility of having your guide pick you up from your hotel at your convenience. From this meeting point we will walk to the Hermitage museum. You will skip the line and enter the museum with ease, immediately beginning the tour of the rich collections of Russia’s Tzars. After the tour your friendly tour guide will take you back to your hotel or to any place you request within walking distance from the Hermitage. If your hotel is located in the downtown area we will walk to the Hermitage museum. If it is not, please inform us in advance and we can take a taxi or the subway if the distance is too far (this will be at an additional cost).
Includes
  • Guide services throughout the entire museum
  • Express admission to the State Hermitage Museum
  • Souvenirs
  • Transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The guide will meet you under Alexander Column with a signboard stating "ULKOtours".

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please note, cruise ship passengers must select the option 'Tour for Cruise Ship Passengers' which includes visa-free paperwork. You will be picked up by your guide at the cruise port. The return taxi fare must be paid at your own expense.
  • In case your hotel is not centrally located, the tour partner will offer to meet you at the Palace Square by the Alexander Column.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 201 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5
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VERY PLEASURABLE AND A LEARNING EXPERIENCE

OUR TOUR STARTED IN FRONT OF THE HERMITAGE ITSELF BY MEETING OUR APPOINTED TOUR GUIDE MS ALYONA - WE WERE SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT MY WIFE AND I WERE THE ONLY TWO WHO WOULD BE ACCOMPANYING HER - AFTER THE PRELIMINARY INTRODUCTIONS MS ALYONA TOOK US TO THE ENTRANCE OF THE HERMITAGE AND THUS STARTED THE ACTUAL TOUR - IMMEDIATELY WE WERE IN SHE BEGAN EXPLAINING IN VERY GOOD ENGLISH ALL THAT WE SAW - IN SO DOING DEMONSTRATING THE DEPT OF HER KNOWLEDGE OF ALL THAT THERE WAS TO SEE - WE ACCOMPANIED HER AND LISTENED TO HER VARIOUS EXPLANATIONS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT EXHIBITS OF ALL THE COLLECTIONS - THE NUMBER OF EXHIBITS IN THE HERMITAGE IS SO NUMEROUS THAT IT IS SIMPLY IMPOSSIBLE TO VIEW IN ONE VISIT - BUT MS ALYONA DID HER UTMOST TO GIVE US AS MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT ALL THAT WE SAW IN OUR PATH - BEING A CARAVAGGIO AFICIONADO, I ASKED HER IF THERE WAS AT LEAST ONE SUCH PAINTING AND WITHIN THE SPAN OF FIVE MINUTES WE WERE STANDING IN FRONT OF IT - IN SHORT SHE WAS SPLENDID AND WE WERE LUCKY.

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September 17, 2019

Best way to see an amazing museum

The museum is so big, there is so much history, stories, pieces, art and artifacts - without a guide it would be difficult to know where to walk and what to see. Our guide was great, with lots of interesting facts, fiction, history, rumors and details to keep us entertained for 4 hours. Brilliant. Thank you

September 22, 2018

We hit the jackpot of tour guides for our tour

Ekaterina made our visit so incredibly special, with her deep knowledge and love of the arts, and noticing what we enjoyed so she could point us to more. ***** One comment is I don’t think GYG should offer transport in the description if they are just going to have you meet at the museum. Feels like false advertising since it would cut into your tour time. Also: check your confirmation, they may shift the time of your tour based on ticket availability (but not really explain why).

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July 14, 2018

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