Private Tour Of Hermitage Museum And Canals Cruise In St Petersburg - Saint Petersburg

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    Everyday at 10:30 am OR 2 pm, except Monday Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Lobby of your hotel in St Petersburg
  • Return Details :
    Tour ends near the pier in the city center
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Get  ready  to  be  impressed  by colossal Hermitage  Museum  and  its  fabulous  art  collection.  With so many priceless works of art collected over three centuries in this world class museum, enjoy this a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such world heritage. Later amplify  your  impression  with  different  overview  on a boat  cruise  across  the  whole  city center.  Discover  the  most  impressive  views  of  Saint Petersburg  floating  along  its  central  rivers  and  canals.

Know More about this tour

This tour will begin in the lobby of your hotel, from where your private guide will take you to the Hermitage Museum by car. 
Whether one sees it from the Palace Square, or from the water the Hermitage is certainly one of the most arresting architectural wonders of St. Petersburg and Russia. Explore a part of its treasures on this private tour. Overall, the Hermitage boasts over three million works within its walls, and it is easy to spend days wandering the impressive halls and admiring the range of artworks displayed. Your guide will take on you on a 2-hour walk to see objects of superb aesthetic and artistic value, which the Czars of the Romanov dynasty collected incessantly for two centuries. Appreciate the vast Winter Palace square architecture and massive scale of the almost countless galleries are staggering in themselves, whether in the volume of real gold gildings or incredible wood parquet floors. 
St. Petersburg is a series of islands separated by canals. After visit to the Hermitage with your guide you will jump on a public boat which plies the city's concentric canals, under whimsical bridges and past beautiful mansions and churches. The boat putters up a canal and suddenly will pop out into the Neva a river so wide it feels like the ocean treating you to sweeping riverfront vistas of palaces, museums, and fortress. While onboard you will have your own radio-guide to better understand floating surroundings.
10:30 Meeting in your hotel (another meeting time is available upon request). Transfer to the museum by car. 
10:45-12:40 Tour inside the Hermitage Museum
13:10-13:30 Walk to the pier 
13:30-14:40 Canals & river cruise on a public boat


  • Entrance tickets to the Hermitage museum 
  • Public canals & river boat cruise tickets
  • Audio-guide system on a boat or private guide commentary
  • Professional private guide service
  • Hotel pick-up
  • One way transfer to the museum by taxi (if hotel is located from 2-5 km and more away from both museums)
  • Escort on foot with a private guide from the museum to a pier


  • Hotel drop-off (available at extra fee)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The tour inside the Hermitage Museum is private and will be catered only to your group. Canals & river boat cruise will be done on a public boat and your guide will accompany you during the cruise. On a boat you may be given audio-guides which are included in the price. Audio-guides are optional and are not guaranteed.

This tour usually starts with visit to the Hermitage Museum. If you don't send any requests with your wish, it is up to Supplier to decide where this tour begins.

Itinerary provided in Full description is only a sample and may be changed by Supplier without any notification

This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers

After you leave the Hermitage museum you can't come back using the same tickets.

Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new General Staff building.

Transfer to the museum which will be done by taxi is included and can be organized only if your hotel is located in the city center of St Petersburg (2-5 km away from both museums). For the guests who are not staying in a hotel or staying in a hotel which is more than 5 km from the city center, the meeting place must be negotiated with a Supplier.

There is only 1 boat cruise which offers English-speaking audio guide system for its' passengers and your guide will accompany you during the cruise. We normally offer this option because all other cruises has a commentary in Russian language and it can be very loud/noisy what brings discomfort. If a cruise with English speaking audio guide is not available, another public boat will be offered (with Russian commentary) and your private guide will accompany you during the tour.

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