Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour - in St Petersburg - LikeALocal Guide

Skip-the-Line Hermitage Museum Tour

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30 USD

Discover the spectacular Hermitage with a local guide! During the tour you’ll see the museum’s major art collections, including its main buildings: the Winter Palace and the General Staff Building.

Duration: 4 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish,
  • German,
  • Italian,
  • French,
  • Portuguese
Nadja was the most knowledgeable tour guide we have ever had. She knew everything about anything we pointed to in the entire Hermitage. Nadja also knew exactly where to go to see the Best the hermitage has to offer. She enhanced the tour by making sure we got around the crowds quickly and efficiently while still seeing everything we wanted to and more! My only regret was not having booked her for more days!!!
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Reviewed by Batsheva

Highlights

  • Discover one of the largest museums on the planet with a local guide
  • Enjoy skip-the-line entry
  • Stroll through the opulent halls of the museum’s main buildings, learning about their vast collections as you go

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Description

Before the tour you’ll meet your guide at the agreed meeting point near the Hermitage. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name on it.

During the tour you’ll see the stately interiors of the Winter Palace – the most glorious imperial residence in Russia, started by Empress Elizabeth I and finished under Catherine the Great's rule.

Explore magnificent art collections amassed by the imperial family, which were saved from destruction by the staff of the museum during World War II.

You’ll see the highlights of the 15th–18th-century European Art collection, including works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiepolo, and other world-famous artists. You’ll also be introduced to the museum's collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.

The tour follows the most comprehensive and interesting route through the Winter Palace, including the Peacock Clock in the Small Hermitage.

Your guide will be happy to answer any questions and, if possible, make detours to accommodate your special requests.

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What’s included & not included

  • Admission to the Hermitage
  • Local guide service
  • Transfers
  • Gratuities (recommended)

Meeting point

Under Alexander Column on Palace (Dvortzovaya) Square (Palace Square)

Reviews from travellers (5)

5.0/5

Very intresting tour!
I really recomend this very interesting tour.

No line, no waiting and so much interesting facts.

A very professional guide!

10/10!
Superb tour guide Nadja
Nadja was the most knowledgeable tour guide we have ever had. She knew everything about anything we pointed to in the entire Hermitage. Nadja also knew exactly where to go to see the Best the hermitage has to offer. She enhanced the tour by making sure we got around the crowds quickly and efficiently while still seeing everything we wanted to and more! My only regret was not having booked her for more days!!!
B
Excellent tour of hermitage
We spent time at The Hermitage with Dasha and she went above and beyond what she needed to, in terms of effort and time. She was punctual, helpful and the whole experience was just incredible
From the very beginning, this tour company were responsive, helpful and communicative and made sure we were looked after.
Our experience with them was excellent and we would not hesitate in recommending them.

This operator has 13 reviews for other tours

4.9/5

Could not recommend this tour more highly!
This was one of the best tours on which we have every been - both the palaces and the guides! Thank you!
A very enjoyable day with a very knowledgabe and engaging guide. Thankyou!
M
Delicious, Educational & Super Fun Cooking Class!!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this unique cooking class. We are from the US and have done some cooking classes in other countries as well and this Russian one is definitely tops. We were able to choose 2 items to cook ahead of time. We chose the traditional Olivier Salad and Borsch. The chef was a professional Russian Chef who spoke no English; however, our guide, Julia, interpreted everything for us perfectly. We were met at our hotel and driven to the Restaurant to begin our class. We were alone so our time was private and personal, an unexpected treat! Because this class was only the two of us, we ended in 2 hours. For our last hour Julia offered to give us a brief tour of the city before returning to our hotel. We drove to a couple of historic sites, got out of the car at each and Julia informed us of the great Russian history all around us. She was extremely knowledgeable and very pleasant, as well as, a great photographer! We will be cooking the items we learned for our friends and family at home as soon as possible. The only drawback to the cooking experience was the overly affectionate, shedding cat that joined us at meal time. Take this class and tell them to leave the cat in another room! We made thee best Borsch of our whole trip! The history of the Olivier Salad is remarkable and it's a salad we will add to all of our holidays meals going forward. Thank you UlkoTours & Julia!
G
Fabulous Personal Tour
We were delighted with our personal guide and tour of St Petersburg. I'd researched some places that interested us and Julie from Ulko Tours exceeded our expectations. We first went on a tour of the city, then to Peter and Paul Fortress, then to Spilled Blood Church, St Isaacs Cathedral (with a climb to the top and a view of the city, the Yusipov Palace and many other stops along the way, all with an interesting commentary of interesting facts and history. It was easy meeting up with our guide at the ship terminal and everything went smoothly. I would highly recommend this company.
M
One day trip from St. Peterburg to Peterhof
So glad we arranged this one day trip with a private driver and a tour guide from Ulko Tours. The driver was punctual and friendly and tour guide was very kind and knowledgable. Very pleasant experience,would totally do it again!
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