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HERMITAGE TOUR

If you are looking for a opportunity to visit The State Hermitage Museum without any bustle, this tour is for you. The Hermitage tour gives you a great insight of Russia’s largest museum, its history and collections.

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Duration:
4 hours
Available
daily, except Monday
Getting around
walking/public transport
Start time
9.00 - 15.00
Tour Description

We are happy to introduce our Hermitage Tour to you! This museum is Russia’s most famous museum. It’s on the list of any traveler who comes to St. Petersburg. The museum presents the history of the Russian Empire, Russia’s greatest monarchs, like Elizabeth or Catherine the Great, and, of course, museum priceless art collections.

During our Hermitage tour we visit The Main Museum complex. It includes: The Winter Palace tour, The Small Hermitage, The Old (Big) Hermitage, and The New Hermitage.

The tour starts with meeting your private guide at the hotel lobby (or any other place that you specify). Since the Hermitage is located in the heart of the city, it’s walkable from most central hotels. Please note, that the museums is open everyday except Monday and state holidays.

ON THIS TOUR YOU WILL LEARN
  • why the museum is so big
  • more detailed story of The Hermitage collection
  • why The Winter Palace is called so
  • the story of The Romanovs dynasty
  • how the museum worked in the Soviet Era
  • how it survived during The WWII
  • who lives in The Hermitage all year round
  • facts about modern life of the museum
PROGRAM
WINTER PALACE
The Winter Palace is one of the most famous St. Petersburg palaces. Being the former official residence of the Russian monarchs, it played a big political, cultural and symbolic role in the Russian history. Our Hermitage museum tour covers the most beautiful receptions halls.
STATE ROOMS
The Winter Palace used to be the main royal residence. It was the heart of the political life of the whole Russian Empire. On our Hermitage tour you will walk through halls that were used for official receptions, meetings and balls.
SMALL HERMITAGE
The Small Hermitage is a part of The Hermitage Museum Complex. It is a historical building, that was constructed in the second half of the 18th century. This is where Catherine the Great kept some artworks from her private collection.
BIG (OLD) HERMITAGE
The Hermitage tour covers The Big, or Old, Hermitage as well. This block was constructed for Catherine the Great's art collection and library. An important part of this building is Raphael's Loggias - a copy of the loggias in Vatican.
NEW HERMITAGE
The New Hermitage was constructed in 1839-1852 under the order of the Russain tzar Nicholas I. It became the first building in Russia that was meant to be a public museum. Since then thousands of visitors come to see the beautiful artworks and masterpieces by famous artists.
HERMITAGE MAIN COLLECTION
The State Hermitage is a truly multi-sided museum that presents the history of Russia, Russia’s greatest monarchs, like Elizabeth or Catherine the Great, and, of course, museum priceless art collections.
FRENCH IMPRESSIONIST AND POST-IMPRESSIONIST COLLECTION*
The Hermitage collection of The French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists is one of the biggest in the world. Please note, today this collection is exhibited in The General Staff Building. The visit requires additional arrangements. The tour is available upon request.
TOUR RATES
Group size 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 and more
Total price per tour 8 000 RUB 11 000 RUB 13 000 RUB 14 500 RUB 16 000 RUB 17 500 RUB upon request

The prices my change during the FIFA World Cup 2018 (from June 15 to July 15).

What is included

Hotel pick up/drop off, private guide, entry tickets ot The Main Museum Complex, local taxes

What to add
    • Guided tour of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists collection
VALUE FOR MONEY!
It is a great value for money to visit The State Hermitage as an additioonal option on our Walking Tour. Contact us to learn the details.
walking tour
hermitage tour
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YOUR LOCAL GUIDE ON THIS TOUR
Natalia
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USEFUL ADVICE

Don’t forget to take your camera and some spending money. Please note, bottles are not allowed in the museum halls, they have to be left in a cloakroom/lockers. Same for backpacks. A little travel bag can work well for carrying your valuables on your Hermitage tour. No flash for photography inside. During the summer season it can be hot inside, make sure you are dressed properly.

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