State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour - Saint Petersburg

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Overview

Admire renowned paintings and sculptures by Leonardo Da Vinci, Picasso and Van Dyk, on this inspiring small-group walking tour of the State Hermitage Museum, one of the world’s largest and oldest museums, housing more than 3 million works of art in its collection. Led by an expert guide, you will view masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance and French Impressionists, as well as works by Spanish and Flemish artists, and even see a few St Petersburg attractions on the way.

This tour is limited to six people, providing a small-group experience with your guide.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Fully narrated tour

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Your walking tour begins at your St Petersburg hotel with a 30-minute stroll to the State Hermitage Museum. Along the way, your knowledgeable guide will point out some impressive sights, such as Kazan Cathedral, the Anichkov Palace, built in the Baroque style for Empress Elizabeth, and the Admiralty – the site of Russia’s former naval headquarters.
Then enter the magnificent Hermitage, which to any art-lover’s delight holds the largest collection of paintings in the world! Founded in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the six historic buildings include the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors.
After a short introduction, explore the museum with your guide for at least two hours and enjoy the vast collections of art from the masters. View French Impressionist paintings by Rembrandt and Matisse, as well as those by Picasso. See Italian Renaissance works by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Rafael. Then, visit the Spanish section to admire paintings by Velázquez, Goya and El Greco and those of Rubens and Van Dyck in the Flemish section.
After the tour, you can choose to stay longer to experience the Hermitage Museum on your own or leave with your guide back to the city center.

Inclusions for State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour

  • Local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel pickup by guide
  • Walking tour

Exclusions for State Hermitage Museum Small-Group Walking Tour

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The Tour does not operates for the Cruise ship passengers

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.
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  • Roman was very pleasant , knowledgeable and very helpful
    W had an excellent view of the enormous Hermitage - we saw so much more with his guidance
    No queueing and picked up from our hotel
    Highly recommended

  • We were very pleased with the guide. She was very knowledgeable, and did and excellent job. She gave us the most of touring the Hermitage galleries that one can do in the space of three hours. During the walk to the Hermitage, our guide provided interesting information of the sites, churches and other buildings we passed along the way. We would recommend this tour to anyone with limited time to view the Hermitage galleries.

  • We were 3 adults on this trip. Great experience. The guide spoke excellent English and was very knowledgeable and service minded. The tour was just as described and well worth the price. There was very much to see and difficult to find your way, so the guide made it a much better visit than we would have been able to get by ourselves. The Hermitage is a large compound and after this tour we were quite satisfied with culture and history and happy to leave the premises and take lunch.

  • Having a guide to walk you through the Hermitage is a must to make the experience enjoyable. Our guide, knowledgeably guided us through the labyrinth of halls and exhibitions, pointing out things of interest and asking us what we would like to see. Her knowledge of Russian history and Art history really added to our experience. She was personable and very easy to communicate with. Money well spent.

  • Our knowlegable and wonderful guide, Lida, withMariaRose Tours spoke English clearly. Besides she was very nice. She was on time to pick us up at our hotel. She walked with us to the Hermitage and told us a Lot about Russian History through the paintings of the Czars. When her tour was over she showed us how we could find art highlights that same afternoon and told us about some some other sites to visit. One very nice tour.

  • I wish that the tour had started on time or earlier. Originally it was scheduled for 10, and then was pushed back to 11 last minute. This greatly affected the rest of our days plans. Even so, our guide was very informative and nice. It was helpful to have someone to guide us through this beautiful museum.

  • This was a fantastic tour with my very knowledgable guide, Lida. She met me at my hotel and we talked about the city as we strolled to the Hermitage. She took care of most of the hassle of getting in and guided me through the entry process. I wouldn't say that we got early access but rather easier access, which still counts for a lot at this venue. I don't recommend visiting for the first time without a guide. Not only did Lida know much about the history of the place, she was able to point me to details that I would have definitely missed without her. In addition, it's quite easy to get lost and I would have wasted much time going from specific site to site without her direction. Which I did quite a lot after she left me... It was also quite a bonus to have a one-on-one experience with a guide as the contrast to the large group tours was obvious.

  • This Tour is highly recommended! Our knowledgable and well English speaking guide showed us all important sights outside and inside the Hermitage. Plenty of Russian history. Inside the tour was tailored to our needs of the different pieces of art we wanted to see. All in all well worth the money!

  • Forget going to St Petersburg in the summer when all the other travellers have taken the best hotels and there are people in all your photos. Get there early January, beat the crowds and get the snow capped photos that will impress all your friends.....well that was our reasoning anyhow. Coming from Australia you are not going to find any city covered in snow and the Russians know how to deal with it.
    Sure, it was -25 for a couple of days but if you layer up and have good boots it doesn't matter. Our guide knew all the facts and was so nice we also booked her and a driver to take us to the Catherine Palace and a city tour the next day for 5 hours. The workmanship will blow you away and the fact the nazis flattened it and they rebuilt it has to impress everyone. The Amber Room at the Catherine Palace was stolen and never found so they reconstructed a new one, piece by piece as per the original photos !!!
    SPECIAL TIP Early Jan is Russian Xmas time, taking a tour gets you in the side door so you don't have to line up in the snow :

  • Its a must to have a guide take you through this magnificent museum.

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