On this three-hour tour of the Russian Museum we'll join an art historian to dive into the most-visited collection of Russian art in St. Petersburg. One of our most popular tours in St. Petersburg – the Russian Museum Tour is appropriate for first-timers and art history devotees alike.
One of the world’s largest collections of Russian art is located inside the Mikhailovsky Palace. During your private tour, we will focus on the main trends and styles of Russian art from the Icons to the 20th c. avant-guard and Soviet Realism.
We will dwell on the main trends of visual art in Russia: focus on the most important images and symbols of the icons, explain the origins of the main trends of the 18-19th c. art, such as academic art, the “Wanderers”, realism and landscape school, religious and historic genres. Take an overview of the radical theories and experiments of the beginning of the 20th c. avant-guard, and get explained the basics of the Soviet realism and underground art artistic language.
Throughout the whole tour, our art historian will curate our visit, selecting a mixture of famous and lesser-known works and crafting a narrative around our interests and questions. We will not only show you the works of the most outstanding artists, but also try to put everything into the culture and historic context and explain connections between Russian and Western European artistic tendencies.
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We recently returned from a Baltic cruise which included a 3 day stop in St. Petersburg where we opted for a private 3 day tour vs using the ship excursions. It was absolutely the right decision and we could not have picked a better company and guide! Timofey responded quickly via email as we corresponded prior to the cruise and he was able to suggest an itinerary which exceeded all our expectations. His knowledge and ability to walk us through Russian history and art was amazing – we were all looking forward to visiting The Hermitage, and it was great, but The Russian Museum was equally or more impressive. We were delighted Timofey suggested a visit. Another suggestion was The Russian Folklore dance performance which was outstanding. Our driver, Alexander, took excellent care of us and we felt very safe under the care of Alexander and Timofey. You can’t go wrong with this tour company!
Janet R, Texas
Thank you so much for the excellent service during our recent two-day tour of St. Petersburg in September. We could not have asked for a better experience. We thought that Sergei was a fantastic guide. His knowledge was exceptional, and he was a wonderful young man to spend time with. We especially enjoyed discussing Russian life with him. And, we were very appreciative of the extra effort you made to enable us to see the ballet, including arranging transportation back afterwards. We happily recommend your organization to anyone considering a visit to St. Petersburg.
Again, thanks for the wonderful experience!