The Hermitage is the heart of Saint Petersburg, Russia. If you travel to Russia and come to this city you should visit this place anyway! The Hermitage Museum is one of the oldest historical museums in the world. Being founded in 1764 by Catharine the Great it saves its popularity till today. People have been visiting this magnificent museum since the 19th century and continue admiring the masterpieces of culture and art.
The State Hermitage of St Petersburg is also the largest museum of Russia. Its collection has about three million exhibits, including works of painting, sculpture, graphic and applied art, archeological finds, coins and medals. It has been formed in the course of three centuries. It seems that it is just impossible to observe all these exhibits, because 3 million items are worth much time! It is really worth your attention!
While preparing for the Hermitage guided tour in St Petersburg you should be ready for the total exaltation from the largest collections of paintings. If you really want to plunge into the world of outstanding creators, the best place would be definitely the Hermitage. Russia in fact has always been the motherland of talented people. Now you have a perfect chance to get acquainted with their works by yourself while having the Hermitage private tour. Please remember that on Wednesday and Friday the Hermitage works until 9pm. We will be happy to arrange the evening Hermitage tour for you.
The museum consists of six buildings that is why in the beginning we always give our tourists an opportunity to choose what departments they would like to see within our guided tour of the Hermitage Museum. Please also remember the Hermitage private tour in St Petersburg includes only the main museum complex. Impressionists are exhibited now in a separate building. If you would like to have an excursion there we will have to book tickets for it also. Being in St Petersburg Russia as a family you can book this tour with us as a small group private tour.
Our private guided tour is for those ones who would like to get the general impression of the Hermitage having not very much time – to get to know its history, the architectural image of its buildings and halls, departments and exhibitions, well-known masterpieces kept in the museum. The Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. Its exposition is located in more than one hundred halls in Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old and New Hermitage and also in Hermitage Theatre. The buildings’ complex makes the unforgettable architectural ensemble.
We meet on Palace (Dvortsovaya) Square near the Hermitage. Then with your private guide of Saint-Petersburg you will have a 3-hour tour inside. After 3 hours we can leave you there and you can continue looking around on your own or we can take you to a nice place to have a meal. A usual tour inside the Hermitage is 3 hours but if you wish we can, of course, make it longer. Book more than one tour with us to get a great discount!
The price includes a professional English-speaking guide for three hours and tickets to the Hermitage museum for everyone.
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