Enjoy this shared small-group tour of the spectacular Hermitage Museum at a fixed price, meet new friends and spend 4 hours with an art enthusiast, who will be delighted to share her knowledge about the museum with you. Group size is limited to 6 people only!
You could be lucky and this tour will be private for you, as the tour will run even if two person signs up.
During the tour you will see all the major art collections of the Hermitage, including main buildings of the Museum: the tour covers 4 main buildings of the Hermitage Museum: Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage plus General Staff Building with the Impressionist collection.
During the tour you will see state palace interiors of the Winter Palace, the most glorious tsar residence in Russia, started by Empress Elizabeth I and finished under Catherine the Great's rule. Explore magnificent art collections assembled by the Imperial family and carefully saved from destruction by the staff of the museum during the Second World War. You will see the highlights of the 15th-18th century European Art collection like Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Veronese, Tintoretto, Tiepolo and other world-famous names, as well as enjoy the museum's collection of Impressionists and Post-Impressionists.
Hermitage theatre is not available for tours.
The tour follows the most complete and the most interesting route along State Palatial Interiors of the Winter Palace, including the Peacock clock at the Small Hermitage. Multiple art galleries with French, Italian and Dutch art.
Your guide will be happy to answer any questions and if possible make detours to accommodate your special requests.
Meet your guide under Alexander Column on Palace Square at 11:00 am. Please respect yourself and others, and arrive 15 minutes earlier for proper registration. The guide is very easy to recognize as she is always wearing signature blue scarf. Once everyone has registered, the tour will depart. Please note that waiting time for late guests is 10 minutes only. Everyone will then proceed into the Museum for the tour.