Private Tour Of Hermitage & State Russian Museum In St Petersburg - Saint Petersburg

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Tour Information

Key Details

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  • Hotel pickup Available
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  • Duration: 4 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Everyday at 10:30 am, except Monday and Tuesday 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 either inside the Hermitage or inside State Russian Museum
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Overview

Accompanied by a professional private guide you will visit Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum where you will see the originals of the most world-famous paintings, enjoy a variety of exhibitions and reconstructed interiors. Synthesize your experience of Russian and European art and create your own opinion on this comparison. Explore two gorgeous museum buildings inside and outside. Stay inside one of the museums to explore its' beauty on your own after your private tour is over.

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 Russian Museum by taxi. 

The State Russian Museum is the largest museum of Russian art in the world, housing works by the crme de la crme of master works by Russian artists, ranging from historic to contemporary times. Often neglected because of the prominence of the Hermitage this museum houses impressive collections of beautiful art. Only here you can take a look at some unique the medieval Russian icon paintings, which some later Russian artists used as sources of inspiration. The most popular rooms are in the Benois Wing, where works by Malevich and Kandinsky attract a lot of art lovers.

Later take a walk and go inside one of the most opulent sites on Earth - the Winter Palace of the Romanov czars which nowadays houses the  Hermitage Museum with more than  three million works of world art of all ages.  View the most important part of the three million artworks spanning the Paleolithic to the present day and appreciate the grand architecture housing the art the splendid confection of the Winter Palace with swathes of gold on walls, columns and ceilings. You dont have to be an art buff: the sheer variety of artistic treasures, coupled with the opulence of the venue, makes this one of the worlds most arresting museums. Walk through Throne halls, Field Marshals' Hall and the Stamp Hall. Take a break to admire the paintings of such outstanding artists as Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt. Appreciate the skills of the recognized sculptors such as Michelangelo, Edgar Degie, Rodin.

10:30 Meeting in your hotel (another meeting time is available upon request). Transfer to the museum by taxi.
10:45-12:40 Tour inside the State Russian Museum
12:45-13:00 Walk to the Hermitage Museum
13:10-15:00 Tour inside the Hermitage Museum

Inclusions

  • Express pass tickets to the Hermitage museum & State Russian Museum
  • 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 by a private guide from one museum to another

Exclusions

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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group.

This tour can start at any of both museum: either in Hermitage or in Russian 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

You may stay inside the museum after this tour is over. You can't leave the museum and 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.