View the Winter Palace superb Jordan Staircase as well as the beautiful staterooms. Marvel the Pavilion Hall with its slender marble columns supporting an elegant gallery and 28 scintillating cut-glass chandeliers. A real gem in the Hermitage collection is the famous Peacock Clock in a glass cage made by a celebrated English clockmaker in the middle 18th century and presented to Catherine II by her favorite, prince Potyomkin.
You will continue the tour moving from one building into another by covered galleries. Visit the Old Hermitage that houses a vast Italian collection of art boasting such names as Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, Rafael and Michelangelo. Next, proceed to the New Hermitage and admire spacious Skylight Halls featuring 17-18th century Italian art and Spanish leading artists of the golden age from El Greco to Murillo, Zurbaran, Velasquez and Goya. Do not miss the Hermitage Rembrandt collection of 24 paintings as well as some great examples of Dutch and Flemish art.