Russia & Baltics Tours

Private guided tour of the Hermitage Museum

ID 1127, Private tour

From $135 ($135 per person)

Please enter number of persons:
Children, 8-15yo
Children, 4-7yo
Children, 0-3yo

Excursion category:

  • Shore excursions
  • Small group tours
  • Private/Custom Tours

Excursion options:

  • Admission included
  • Shore excursions
> 4 hours
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Sights included:

  • Palace Square

    Palace Square

  • The State Hermitage Museum

    The State Hermitage Museum

    * Monday not available
State Hermitage Museum has more than 3 billion exhibits in 4-building complex and it ranks among the world's largest museums. It houses the largest collection of paintings on the planet. During the excursion, you will see the most breathtaking works of art which are famous all around the Earth. Enjoy beholding the masterpieces made by Leonardo da Vinci, Goya, Rembrandt and Monet, marvel at ornate rooms decorated in symbols of Russian Imperialism. Also, learn truly miraculous story how this vast collection survived during WWII.

• Private guided tour of the Hermitage Museum
• Enjoy a skip the line entrance to one of the largest museums on the planet
• See incredible works by Michelangelo, Rubens and many others
• Marvel at the grand halls and ornate rooms decorated with marble, malachite and gilded mirrors
• Learn the story of how this massive collection of artworks survived World War II

What to expect

The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest artistic and cultural and historical museums in Russia and one of the largest in the world. This museum starts its history from collections of works of art which were gained by Russian empress Catherine II in private capacity.
The Hermitage holdings include nearly three million items dating from the Stone Age to the present. Among them is one of the world’s richest collections of western European painting since the Middle Ages, including many masterpieces by Renaissance Italian and Baroque Dutch, Flemish, and French painters. Russian art is well represented. The Hermitage also has extensive holdings of Asian art; especially noteworthy is its collection of the art of Central Asia.

The Hermitage Museum is recognized for its magnificent and lavish settings, made from agate, jasper, malachite and marble.

After the tour is over feel free to stay in the museum to explore it on your own.

Important Information:

• You may stay inside the museum after this tour is finished.
• After you leave the museum its impossible tocome back using the same tickets.
• Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists because it is moved to the new General Staff building.
• This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group.

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Inclusions are:
•	Express skip-the-line tickets to the Hermitage museum 
•	Professional private guide service 
•	Hotel pick-up 
•	Transfer to the museum by taxi (if hotel is located 2 km and more away from the museum) 
•	City maps 

Exclusions are:
•	Hotel drop-off (available at extra fee) 
•	Gratuities (optional)

If you arrive by cruise ship, we will be greeting you with EXCOOR sign next to your ship at the Passport/Immigration Control. Meeting time is 8:30 am, if disembarkation takes longer please do not be concerned we will be waiting for you.  If you arrive by air/rail we will be greeting you at the lobby of your hotel at 9:00 am