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St. Petersburg: Skip-the-Line Hermitage Tour

Product ID: 10777
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Tour the world-renowned Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg with a 3-hour guided visit. Walk the reception halls of the Winter Palace, and tour the art gallery to behold the great masterpieces of Western European art. Then explore the rest at leisure.
About this activity
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Duration: 2 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Russian

Pickup optional

Your guide will be meeting you at the arrival area of the port with the company logo sign to travel together by car to join a group for the tour. After the tour the return port transfer will be organized.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit one of the largest art galleries in the world on a 3-hour guided tour
  • Enjoy one of the best Western European art collections in the world
  • See masterpieces from Raphael, Leonardo, Rembrandt, and many more
  • Experience the grandeur of the former winter imperial residence
  • Visit the Treasure Room or Hermitage Archive on request
Full description
The State Hermitage Museum ranks with the Louvre, Prado, and Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of the world's most important and richest art galleries. Explore the museum and learn more about its founding and collections during a 3-hour guided tour in St. Petersburg.

Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art. Raphael and Leonardo's "Madonna", Titian's "St. Sebastian", and Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son", as well as "The Golden Peacock" by James Cox and "Crouching Boy" by Michelangelo are just a few of the superb works of Western European art in the Hermitage.

Treasures and artifacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the museum, including the unique collection of Greek jewelry from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Iranian silverware, Chinese manuscripts, Russian icons and Byzantine applied art. You can visit the Treasury of the Hermitage as a special add-on tour. Please note that the Treasury tour is by request and subject to the confirmation by the museum.

After you have been given a comprehensive overview by your guide, you will be able to remain in the Hermitage, admiring the vast array of art, for the remainder of the day. The other popular add-on to the highlights tour is a tour of the Impressionists' collection located in the General Staff Building.
Includes
  • Museum admission
  • Guided visit in a small group
  • Photo permits
  • 1-hour tour of Impressionists' Collection (October 1 to April 30)
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Meals
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• The visit is in a small group, limited to maximum 10 persons. Private arrangements and discounts for groups of more than 8 are available. Please leave the name of your St. Petersburg hotel in case the supplier needs to contact you before the tour. Transfer to the museum can be arranged at the extra cost
• If you travel by a cruise ship, please choose the visa-free option. Please be aware that the tour voucher does not give you an automatic right for a visa-free entry and the special documentation has to be arranged by a tour operator
• The Impressionists collection is not included in the regular price. It is a separate add-on

From US$ 60 per person

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Marina Wilson Private Tours

Product ID: 10777