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The Hermitage Museum tour

Guided Tour of the Hermitage Museum

The State Hermitage museum is the one of the largest and the richest museums of the world. Its collection includes more than 3 000 000 items and the main complex alone occupies 5 buildings situated in the heart of the city - in Palace Square. The largest, most beautiful and famous building of the complex is the Winter Palace - the former winter residence of the Russian tsars.

The Hermitage tour is a must with anyone who comes to St. Petersburg for the first time. Everyone will find something to their liking there. You can see luxurious rooms which evidenced historical meetings take place and decisions made. You can visit the exact room where our revolution was started. You can walk on the floors where the foot of the Russian tsars stepped. Art lovers will have a unique opportunity to enjoy masterpieces that belonged to the brush of Rembrandt, Rubens and El Greco, Leonardo da Vinci and Titian. The Hermitage displays the world's best collection of French impressionists and Post impressionists. We have a magnificent collection of antiquities as well as French and Italian sculpture designed by Houdon, Falconet and Canova. If you prefer applied art you may see exquisite furniture, porcelain, majolica and tapestries. You can find more information on the official site of the museum.

The Hermitage is a place where you can spend a week not being able to see 10% of the collection on display. Besides the Winter palace alone has more than a 1000 rooms and 117 staircases. So to have a possibility to see the best possible selection of interiors and exhibits and not to waste time trying to find your way around we recommend you a guided tour, which usually takes about 3 hours.
If you have special interest in any field of art we can adapt the tour to your liking.


NB! If you are particularly interested in jewelry we also can include a special tour to the famous Golden Room of the Hermitage, where you can see the collection of gold and jewelry that belonged to the Russian tsars. In case you want to use this opportunity, please let us know beforehand, as this tour has to be arranged in advance.

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From our clients' reviews:

Guided Hermitage excursion St Petersburg

...If you do not want to spend hours wandering around and trying to find the best pieces of art - this is the way to do the Hermitage in 3 hrs. My guide - Elena - was polite, knowledgeable and very nice. The price is not too bad for a personalized excursion to your liking. Highly recommended! (Bill Str.)

Hermitage online booking

...Fantastic tour. Anna was amazing! Super friendly, exceptional knowledge. The Hermitage museum is absolutely huge. Don’t try to do this without a guide. It had a huge and long line when i was there, but cause i bought online tickets and had skip the line, i didn't wait for a long time. if you have any plan to visit, buy online tickets to skip the line. (Alexander, Ohio)

Booking the Hermitage St Petersburg

...Really good 3 hour overview tour of this fabulous and enormous museum. Our guide was excellent and his English was perfect. There may still be a waiting line but it does save a lot of time as the tickets lines are very long for visitors who buy their tickets on the spot. Arrive 15 to 20 minutes before the museum opens to avoid a long wait. (Serge S, Manila)

Hermitage museum tickets St Petersburg

...The museum curator and our guide were both fantastic. They were very informative and knowledgeable. They really enriched our understanding of the pieces in the museum. Highly recommend it. We were also able to bypass all the tickets lines which were enormous. (Dabby H)

Hermitage museum guide St Petersburg

...We have a private tour with the museum guide Elena. She was so knowledgeable and took us to all of the most important pieces in the Hermitage museum. Would highly recommend getting a tour rather than going at it alone. The extra knowledge is very helpful. (Nikolas Bradly)

Visiting the Hermitage museum St Petersburg

...Amazing tour with very knowledgable guide Olga who asked our interests, eg porcelains, art, and then included these interests in the tour. She managed to help us avoid the crowds as much as was possible and really helped to show us the important collections in the museum. Highly recommend this tour. (Ahmad Shi)

Hermitage Gold room tour

...Our tour of the Gold Room was scheduled for 2pm and there were only the four of us with our Gold Room guide. As this was a private tour we were able to ask questions and received detailed answers and learned more than the guide books. (Marsel, Rome)

Hermitage Gold room excursion

...Fantastic! The Gold rooms are wonderful and full of treasures from very old cultures. The guide who spoke excellent English showed us the most dainty of details. We received from this tour of the Gold Room a great aesthetic pleasure and learned a lot of interesting things. (Eline Scott)

Hermitage excursion with Best Guides

...We were lucky as we bought a group tour of Hermitage but we were the only two people in the group. So we got a private tour at the cost of a group. Not bad :) Our guide Elena was a very charming young lady. We loved her knowledge both of history and art. Her English was perfect and she was very nice to communicate with. She showed us most famous halls in the museum which is really huge. She didn’t give to many details as it usually happens but all the info she gave us was very interesting and exciting. It was exactly what we needed. Fantastic museum and great tour! Highly recommended! (Anna, NY)

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