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St. Petersburg 3-Hour Private Hermitage Museum Tour

Product ID: 37658
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Admire the outstanding works of art in Hermitage Museum during a 3-hour private and customizable tour in St. Petersburg. Your guide will show you around, pointing out items of interest and sharing historical and artistic facts about the collection.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian

Pickup included

Your hotel lobby.

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  • Get skip-the-line access to the Hermitage and explore it with your guide
  • Gain insider access to the world of tsars and emperors
  • Unveil art and historical wonders and learn about their creation
  • Enjoy the customizable nature of the tour that covers what interests you most
  • Explore the museum on your own after the tour is over
Full description
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg ranks among the most famous museums in the world. The whole complex of Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, and the Hermitage Theatre is known as the State Hermitage. Tour this magnificent and lavish setting with a private, 3-hour tour.

With your guide, enjoy skip-the-line access to the museum. Then walk through the halls, which include more than 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and many more epochs, countries, and regions. Find out about its beginnings, back in 1764, when Catherine the Great purchased a big collection of Western European paintings. 

Learn about the development of art and material culture in the West and the East from prehistoric times to the present day. There are remarkable collections of paintings, prints and sculptures, as well as tapestries, carpets, ornaments, archaeological finds, furniture and unique articles of jewelry. If there is any one area that interests you the most, simply ask your guide and the tour will be customized to include it.

If you are a true art enthusiast, book the special tour option which includes a visit to the restored halls of the General Staff Building located in front of the Hermitage. It holds many famous masterpieces of Western European art, 19th century paintings, impressionist and postmodernist art works.
  • Professional private guide service
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Hermitage (4 buildings)
  • Entrance tickets and tour of the General Staff Building (if appropriate option is booked)
  • Photo/video pass
  • Hotel pickup, if your accommodation is located within 1 to 5 kilometers from the museum
What’s Not Included
  • Meals
  • Hotel drop off

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Food and drinks
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group
• You can stay at the Hermitage (Winter Palace) after the tour and explore the museum on your own
• If you leave the museum you cannot come back using the same ticket, even on the same day
• Hotel pickup is included
• During high season (May-September) groups of 6 persons or more will have to join the line upon entrance to the Hermitage on the street
• Impressionist, post-Impressionist and postmodernist artworks are located in the General Staff Building and if you want to see them, please book a special tour option

From US$ 74.10 per person

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Product ID: 37658