Bestseller! Small-Group Tour of the Hermitage Museum with Early Admission

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60 USD

Experience the world-renowned Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg on a small-group visit with a professional guide. Walk the halls of the Winter Palace, and tour the art gallery to behold masterpieces of Western-European art. After the tour, you’re welcome to continue exploring at your leisure.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French
Olga was extremely professional and posssesed a wealth of knowledge which she was able to impart with us throughout the tour. I couldn't have done the visit so efficiently if i were alone. Because she knew not only about art and architecture, she was also extremely adept at guiding us in the most efficient way by taking us to less crowded area first and being flexible. There was a family with an infant who showed up late, but she handleded it graciously. The only "problem" was the extra time it took to get inside, as there seemed have confusion as to which group gets to go first. To me it was no such big deal, but some people might have become impatient. Overall, I'm very satisfied. Thank you Olga!
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Highlights

  • Discover one of the largest art museums in the world
  • See masterpieces by Raphael, da Vinci, Rembrandt, and many others
  • Experience the grandeur of the Winter Palace, the former imperial residence

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Description

The State Hermitage Museum ranks with the Louvre, the British Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of the most important and richest art galleries in the world.

Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, its collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art.

Raphael's ‘Madonna’, da Vinci’s ‘Madonna’, Titian's 'St Sebastian', Rembrandt's ‘Return of the Prodigal Son', and James Cox’s golden ‘Peacock Clock’ are just a few of the Hermitage’s superb works of Western-European art.

Treasures and artefacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the Hermitage, including a unique collection of Greek jewellery from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, Ancient Egyptian sculptures, Iranian silverware, Chinese manuscripts, Russian icons, and Byzantine applied art.

Your guide will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the Hermitage during your 3-hour visit. Afterwards, you can remain in the museum and continue exploring at your leisure.

Please be aware that the admission time may be adjusted according to the Museum’s early admission policy.

The Impressionists collection is not included.

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What’s included & not included

  • Small-group tour of the Hermitage Museum
  • Professional guide
  • Early admission ticket/s
  • Impressionists collection
  • Gratuities

Meeting point

The Alexander Column on Palace Square (The Alexander Column on Palace Square)

Reviews from travellers (10)

4.7/5

A very knowledgeable guide
Olga was extremely professional and posssesed a wealth of knowledge which she was able to impart with us throughout the tour. I couldn't have done the visit so efficiently if i were alone. Because she knew not only about art and architecture, she was also extremely adept at guiding us in the most efficient way by taking us to less crowded area first and being flexible. There was a family with an infant who showed up late, but she handleded it graciously. The only "problem" was the extra time it took to get inside, as there seemed have confusion as to which group gets to go first. To me it was no such big deal, but some people might have become impatient. Overall, I'm very satisfied. Thank you Olga!
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Hermitage small group skip the line tour
Thanks a lot Marina Wilson Private Tours. You have made our Hermitage visit such a great unforgettable experience. Hassle free, very well organised. Special 'thank you' to our guide Daria. Job very well done.

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We booked the Hermitage skip the line tour with a guide. Our guide was Olga and she was very informative guide with good English language command. She was very enthusiastic to share every detailed information with us. She was also kind to show us good photo taking spots and clicked our pictures as well. A good thing about the trip was Olga’s humour which kept the tour interesting. Highly recommend the guide and the company.

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4.9/5

Hassle free way to see the Hermitage on your own
We had been to the Hermitage before, but since our friends went on a guided tour with the same conpany, we opted for the skip-the-line tickets. And boy, were we happy, seeing the humongous line outside the Winter Palace. We were taken in with the guided tour group and then we continued on our own.
Loved the show
Nice folklore show. Great dancers and singers. The only problem is the hall. You should come early and get the first seats of you want to see it all
Great Value
Professional guide, Katharina was very informative and knew the whole history and answered all our questions about places we visited.
Itinerary was the same with most of tours outhere.
Transportation was clean, comfortable, and fancy
Driver was cautious and safe.
Lunch was fast with simple menu yet delicious. Price is literally a half from what our cruise company had offered
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