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Main - Land tours - THE HERMITAGE HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

THE HERMITAGE HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

Catch all the collection highlights with your private expert guide

One of the largest and oldest museums in the world with the collection of nearly 3 million items, including the world famous collection of paintings (from 13th to 19th centuries ) located inside the six historic buildings, one of them – the Winter Palace, the former winter residence of the Royal family.

If it is your first time in St. Petersburg and you do not want to get lost and be confused by millions of exhibits while visiting the world-famous art collections, we recommend our 2,5 - 3 hour  “ The Introduction to the Hermitage” tour during which you will catch all the collection highlights. Your private guide will take you around all buildings of the museum and focus on the key works in each room or department.

If you an art aficionado interested in particular parts of the Hermitage collection you can easily order one of our tailor-made guided excursions with an art history expert and see what you really need.

Length
3 hours
Activity
basic
Group size
min: 1 person
max: 24
Guided visits
Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage
Group size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12+ Max group size
Private tour
USD/person
90 80 70 60 55 50 48 45 42 40 35 Contact us Any
Group size Private tour
USD/person
2 90
3 80
4 70
5 60
6 55
7 50
8 48
9 45
10 42
11 40
12 35
12+ Contact us
Max group size Any
- Children up to 6 years: free of charge
- Children from 7 to 17 years and students (with ISIC only): USD 10 discount
Please note: Impressionists and Post-Impressionists Department is not included and can be added on request!
Price includes:                               
- private expert guide,
- admission tickets and fast entarnce,
- headsets for more than 7 people  
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a sample tour.
If you are interested in a more active program we can recommend you the following options:
*Early admission (USD 10 p/p)    General Staff (Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Department) (USD 15 p/p)

Treasure Gallery/Gold Room

* Early Admission
If you want to enter the museum before the regular opening time ( 10.30 a.m.) we can book for you the special “early entry” which will provide you with the access to the museum between 9.40 and 10.10 a.m. The exact entrance time is determined solely by the museum!
Please note: We arrange fast track entry to the museum not depending on whether you book early admission or not. The “early entry” does not always mean that you avoid some queuing since lots of big tour groups book it. It simply gives some extra time inside the museum rooms when they are less packed.
TREASURE GALLERY/ GOLD ROOM
The special Treasure Gallery excursion ( lasts 40 – 60 min.) can be booked additionally to the Hermitage tour (for extra fee, see below).
The main idea of this collection is to show the jewelry artifacts from the earliest works of goldsmiths (3-4th millennium B.C.) to the 20th c. court jewelers priceless pieces.
The Treasure gallery contains ancient Scythian and Greek gold masterpieces from the burial mounds, the most interesting relics of Early Russian and West European art from the 12th to the 16th centuries, rare examples of works of jewelry produced by European craftsmen in the 16th and 17th centuries used as diplomatic gifts or for the decoration of palace state rooms, watches and bracelets, fans and rings, pendants and brooches, hair ornaments and necessaries which were made by German, Swiss and French goldsmiths for Russian imperial court and aristocracy, 20th c.trends including Carl Faberge workshop.
Please note: the booking of the Treasure Gallery excursion must be confirmed not later than the 15th of the month prior to the month of your visit. Photo inside is not permitted!
Group size 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12+ Max group size
Private tour
USD/person
90 60 50 40 35 30 28 25 23 20 20 Contact us 12 people
 
Your interests are of great interest to us! If you want your tour related back to a topic you are interested in,
please let us know on the TOUR REQUEST and we will tailor it accordingly.
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The tour went very well! Kate was very professional and her English was great!
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