Hermitage private tour - in St Petersburg - LikeALocal Guide

Hermitage private tour


50 EUR

Avoid any hassle and skip the line at your visit to St. Petersburg's Hermitage with this private guided tour.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • Russian,
  • French,
  • Estonian,
  • Japanese,
  • Dutch,
  • Swedish,
  • Norwegian
Tour by Alexei

Native Saint Petersburger. Well travelled around the globe but always came back to my cradle. Now I am happily stuck here with my family. My favourite hobby that also happens to be my business is to help people discover St Petersburg.

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  • see all major Hermitage collections
  • see two Madonnas by Leonardo da Vinci and two by Raphael
  • best representation of Age of Rembrandt and Vermeer
  • see wonerful masrepieces created by genius Italian sculptor Antonio Canova
  • admire The Crouching Boy Statue by Michelangelo in the Cabinet of Italian Art

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The Hermitage collection is so big that only 13% is ever on display at any given time. After the Revolution, most of the interiors lost their original decor, but 5 gala rooms are still intact, demonstrating how sumptuously the Romanov Dynasty lived.

While on the tour, you will see the cream of the art collection, including the periods of Italian Renaissance, the Spanish Golden Age, Dutch Golden Age, Flemish painters and many others.

With this tour, you will take advantage of the VIP entrance in order to bypass any possible lines that usually gather in front of the museum. Your personal professional licensed guide will walk you through all major sights. Make sure you tell her your own preferences or special interests, in order to plan the itinerary and tour accordingly.

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What’s included & not included

  • private guide
  • entrance fees
  • tips

Meeting point

Meeting point with your guide is usually next to Alexander Column in the middle of Palace square. Can be amended (Palace square)

Pickup options are available for private tour bookings.

Reviews from travellers (3)


Alyonia was an excellent guide.
for Alexei’s tour (Hermitage private tour)
We did not ‘skip’ the line up: queued for an hour to get in. Otherwise a great tour.
Wonderful private tour
for Alexei’s tour (Hermitage private tour)
We had a wonderful private tour with Arina. She was waiting for us at the meeting point and told us a lot of interesting things about the buildings and the art. We had a private entrance, avoiding long waiting lines, so this was really great.
Arina also shared some nice insights in the culture and ways of living of the locals during the coffee break. We loved it!
for Alexei’s tour (Hermitage private tour)
My wife and I concluded our Russian river boat vacation in St. Petersburg and extended two days at a hotel to spend more time is this beautiful city. I had contracted with MaxiBalt Tours in advance of arriving in Russia for private guides for the Faberge and Hermitage museums. The services promised were delivered and could not have been better. Alexei Volkov, himself, coordinated both tours personally and the guides he provided were extremely knowledgeable and made sure we saw what we wanted to see. We never felt rushed and on this, our 2nd trip through the Hermitage, we were shown through doors and hallways so as to avoid much of the crowd. At the end of our last tour, Alexei showed us to a restaurant (somewhat hidden) where we enjoyed a nice lunch with him. All in all, Maxibalt Tours went above and beyond to leave us with very good memories of St. Petersburg.

This operator has 9 reviews for other tours


Great experience
Christina’s commentary was knowledgeable and informative. She actually got our tour into a couple of extra special little performances. Obviously she knew her way around and how to beat the lines. Very professional. Max greeted us prior to taking off on the first day and was there to greet us on the last day. He cares about the client’s experience. The driver was super. Highly recommend this company.
Great to experience Romanov Legacy
for Alexei’s tour (Complete St Petersburg one-day tour)
Tour guide Sylvia is very warm and passionate, professional as well, guiding us detaily thru majors sites of St Petersburg
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