Discover one of the crown jewels of imperial St. Petersburg with this half-day guided visit to the Hermitage Museum. Visit the Winter Palace of the tzars and enjoy one of the world's most outstanding collections of Western European paintings.
What to Expect
Discover many of the world's greatest artistic treasures during this 3-hour guided tour of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.
The State Hermitage Museum is unique. It is not an ordinary art museum, but a marvelous tzars' palace that accommodates one of the world's greatest collections of artistic masterworks, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. There are more than 350 halls and about 3 million exhibits in the museum's extraordinary collection.
The collection of Western European works, numbering over 600,000 items, is considered to be one of the finest in the world. It presents every stage in the development of art, from the Middle Ages through the modern period. During your tour, your guide will familiarize you with masterpieces by outstanding artists from Italy, Spain, Holland, Flanders, France, England, Germany, and other Western European countries. On display are works by such great masters as Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Giorgione, Titian, Michelangelo, Francisco de Goya, Renoir, and Picasso. The museum's world-renowned collection of Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings features key works by Degas, Renoir, Pissarro, Van Gogh, and Gauguin.
During your tour you will see the State Rooms of the Winter Palace, a portion of the museum's collection of Old Masters paintings, and other incredible works of art. In the course of your tour, you will be able to admire the splendor of the Gala Stairway, Peter's Memorial Hall, the Armorial Hall, the Gallery of 1812 with its numerous portraits, the Pavilion Hall, and several other gala rooms.
- Services of an expert guide
- Entrance fee