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3 hours The Hermitage Museum tour

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3 hours


For on-land travelers

Type of the tour

Private Tour

Tour category

min 2; max 10

Group Size


Not available on Monday

No visit to St. Petersburg would be complete without a tour of the world-famous Hermitage Museum – the “Crown Jewel” on the museum list in St. Petersburg. Founded in 1764 as a private museum of Catherine the Great to which only she and her closest courtiers had access, today it is Russia’s largest art museum that owns an astounding collection of about 3 mln pieces of art.

Activity level:

(for the cruise passengers only )Comfortable sedan ( 1-2 people ) ,Mercedes Viano ( 3-4 people ) , Mercedes Sprinter ( 5+ parties)  with a/c.

Local, experienced and licensed English- speaking  guide (this tour is available in Spanish, German, French, Italian , Portuguese, Chinese as well  but by slightly different price).


  • Winter Palace with Jordan staircase and magnificent state rooms
  • Small Hermitage with Pavillion Hall and Hanging Garden
  • The HermitageTheatre beautiful lobby
  • Old Hermitage with Italian Renaissance masters’ paintings (including Leonardo da Vinchi, Raphael, Botichelli, Fra Angelico, Simone Martini)
  • New Hermitage with Rafael Gallery and paintings of Titian, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and Spanish school paintings
  • General Stuff Building with impressionists/impressionists collection

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.

Number of people in your group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Price Per Person US $ 95 55 45 35 30 30 30 25 25 25

Children under 6 y.о – will join the tour for free ; children of 6-18 y.o and students with ISIC will get discounts- $10 off the cost of the tour

  • Pick you up and drop off either in the lobby of Kempinsky hotel (in case of inclement weather) or near Alexander Column in the middle of the Palace Square
  • Guide services
  • Entrance fees to the museum
  • All local taxes
  • Ear phone sets for the groups 6+
  • No visit to impressionists/post impressionists
  • Possible VIP entrance (for the groups 10 people maximum) with extra fee
  • Possible visit to one of the treasure rooms (Gold / Diamond)

Activity's Location

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Do I need visa for shore excursions in St Petersburg?
According to the laws of Russian Federation cruise passengers, arriving to SPb for no more than 3 days, do not need visas (stamp in your passport which you get in Russian Embassy in your country) in their passports when accompanied by fully registered tour companies (like us; our register number is РТО 006852). The system is as such if you decide that you wish to have a tour with us we will ask you to provide us with your passport information. We will prepare for you so called tour tickets (visa substitutes) and submit your personal details to the port authorities on the eve of your ship's arrival thus you'll disembark.
Where do I meet my guide?
You will be met by our guide (holding the plaque with logo of the company) in the lobby of Marine Facade Port (not outside) - just follow the flow of other cruise passenger.
Where do we finish excursion day?
We will leave you directly near your ship.


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Dear Julia, Thank you for your great services, much appreciated by each member of our family. Julia did a great job and was patient with our needs and skillfully took us through the Hermitage Thanks once again,


Julia,Helen was an excellent tour guide. Our group loved her and told me to tell you - she is a #10! Meaning she is 2 - 5's. (I told them a 5 was the highest mark in Russia) Thank you so much.
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