Private City Tour Of St Petersburg With Hermitage Museum - Saint Petersburg

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    10:00 am. The starting hour is flexible, please advise comfortable time at booking.
  • Departure Details :
    Please, provide the hotel name for a pick up at the time of booking.

Overview

This private 6-hour tour is a good introduction to the first trip to St Petersburg to see some outstanding monuments of the historic city center and visit the biggest museum of Russia - the Hermitage. Enjoy the ride along the streets and the embankments in a comfortable car or a minibus and take your time to take pictures during several stops with stunning views. In the second part of the tour, you will explore the complex of the Hermitage Museum which consists of 5 buildings and displays a vast collection of European art.

Inclusions

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Unlimited bottled water and juice
  • Skip-the-line admission to the Hermitage Museum
  • Professional & friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan (3 hours during the city tour)
  • Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain

Exclusions

  • Meals

Know More about this tour

Meet the guide in the hotel lobby and take your seat in a private car/minivan. The route of the tour is specially built to cover the highlights of the city center, such as Nevsky ProspectSquare of ArtsSt Peter and Paul Fortress, The Spit of Basil IslandThe Smolny Cathedral, and many others. On your way, you are going to see churches, cathedrals, squares, and architectural ensembles, cross the famous bridges along the Neva River and drive along the embankments of the rivers and canals. You will notice that the main avenues and embankments of St Petersburg are full of palaces in different styles. The main ones are the Winter Palace, the Marble, Stroganov, Menshikov, Anichkov, Sheremetievsky palaces and Mikhailovsky (Engineers) Castle. 

Take a break for lunch at a local caf if necessary and continue the route by visiting the famous Hermitage Museum  a symbol of St Petersburg and a unique museum by the quantity and diversity of the presented art objects. Until the middle of the XIX century, the Hermitage fully corresponded to its name 'Hermitage' from French means a shelter of a hermit. Only the royal family and their close associates had access to the art collections stored there. In 1852, under Nicholas I, the Imperial Hermitage became accessible to the general public.

No traveler can visit this museum without his heart being moved by a painting, a sculpture or a magnificent interior of a room. Take this tour to find a work of art that you admire and remember. In addition, the Winter Palace (the main building of Hermitage) is not only an architectural jewel but also tells us the history of its inhabitants the Russian tsars, their lives and military triumphs. At the end of the guided tour of the Hermitage, the bravest and the most energetic can continue exploring the museum on their own.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by adults

Please advise if you need a kid booster in the car/minivan

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.