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Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

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    Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 198324 Russia

    Start your tour with a local guide picking you up from your centrally located hotel. Drive by taxi or walk to the museum. One of the world’s riches repositories of art, the Hermitage showcases Catherine the Great’s massive collection, once only accessible to her and her courtiers. You’ll tour its four main buildings—the Winter Palace, the Small Hermitage, the Old Hermitage and the New Hermitage.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Winter Palace of Peter I, Dvortsovaya Emb., 32 metro Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg Russia

    Housed within the opulent Winter Palace of tsars and tsarinas, it is an absolute must-see for art lovers and those simply interested in an overview of Russian history through the arts. In the Winter Palace, accompany a guide to the elegant Throne Room where tsars received visitors; the Pavilion Hall with its gilded columns; and the Gallery of 1812, where 332 portraits of Russian generals hang. View the vast collection of paintings by European Masters at the Hermitage, one of the world’s finest art museums.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

    As you begin this guided tour of the museum's general collections in the palace, you'll discover the Jordan Staircase, a dazzling display of golden stuccowork and glimmering marble statues. There'll be time to linger in the elegant Throne Room where tsars gave audience; the vast Pavilion Hall with its gilded columns and glittering chandeliers; and the Gallery of 1812. Enjoy a leisurely exploratory tour, as you see priceless paintings from the 13th through 18th centuries by some of the greatest Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch painters.

    After the tour is over feel free to stay in the museum to explore it on your own.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Guests may be picked up from ANY HOTEL/APARTMENT located in the city center or 5km/miles away from it. Guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or near the building where your apartments is locates. Guide will be holding a sign with your last name written on it.
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Tour ends inside the Hermitage museum
    Inclusions
    • Professional private guide service
    • Hotel pick-up
    • Transfer to the museum by taxi (if hotel is located 2 km and more away from the museum)
    • Escort to the museum by company representative
    • Chocolate snack
    • City maps
    • Farewell gift
    • Entry/Admission - Winter Palace of Peter I
    • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
    • Guaranteed to skip the lines
    Exclusions
    • Hotel drop-off (available at extra fee)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers
    • You may stay inside the museum after this tour is over. You can't leave the museum and come back using the same tickets.
    • Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new General Staff building.
    • This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group.
    • Transfer to the museum which will be done by taxi is included and can be organized only if your hotel is located in the city center of St Petersburg (2-5 km away from the museum). For the guests who are not staying in a hotel or staying in a hotel which is more than 5 km from the city center, the meeting place must be negotiated with a Supplier.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • The tour includes a wait in line before visiting the palace (museum) and an itinerary on foot
    • 2 starting times available: 10:30am, 2pm
    • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes. It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museums at the same time.
    • If you want to take this tour at your preferable time, please leave a note upon making booking or call to confirm your preferred time at least 2 days before the tour
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I am going to run out of superlatives for the tour. First the basics, we were picked up at out hotel as promised on time, we were expecting a small group (6-8 max) but it turned out to be just my wife and I. Nadya...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Jim G
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We had a wonderful tour of the Hermitage with our very informative tour guide Lydia. I had just booked the trip the previous day before leaving home. The confirmation e-mail tells you to phone the company to confirm your location. This is important and would...More

    1  Thank marguerite402014
    Reviewed 16 July 2019 via mobile

    Thank you Xenia for a highly informative and enjoyable tour of the Hermitage this morning. We really enjoyed ourselves and couldn’t recommend you highly enough

    Thank Kevin & Rena M
    Reviewed 14 June 2019

    PLACE: A "must see" for every St.Pete visitor. COMPANY: Seamless hotel pick-up, smooth drive to Hermitage, skip-the-line entry and professional, educated and entertaining IRINA - you are only here to enjoy, admire and learn history.

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank TravelerOO7OO7
    Reviewed 4 June 2019

    We enjoyed a very interesting tour with a sympathetic German-speaking tour guide. Very competent in history of hermitage and in the exhibition. We enjoyed preferential treatment at checkout and in the queues. Highly recommended. The three hours passed very fast.

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Alexander_Ischi
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    Thanks for your reply. We came, we went, we saw. Marvelous. ! Had wheelchair AND PUSHER FROM TOUR CO.
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