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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access provided by Marina Wilson Private Tours

Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 18/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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You'll start at
Aleksandrovskaya Kolonna
Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324Please be near the Alexander Column, facing the Winter Palace at the tour start time as indicated in your voucher. We allow 10 minutes maximum for customers' collection. You can stay on in the museum after the tour is over.
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    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Beat the crowds and lines at St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum with this 3-hour tour inside one of the world’s greatest art galleries. With an expert guide, enjoy skip-the-line entry, and between May and September, gain early admission so you can start your tour before the crowds. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to ten people. From 1 October to 31 March you will receive a complimentary ticket to the Impressionists' Collection in the General Staff Building. From April 1 to September 30 the Impressionists' Collection is not included in the regular price.
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You'll end at
Aleksandrovskaya Kolonna
Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324Please be near the Alexander Column, facing the Winter Palace at the tour start time as indicated in your voucher. We allow 10 minutes maximum for customers' collection. You can stay on in the museum after the tour is over.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Aleksandrovskaya Kolonna, Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Photo permits
  • Audio systems for groups more than 6+
  • From 1 October to 31 March a complimentary ticket to the Impressionists' Collection
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off unles the add-on option has been booked
  • The Treasure Room or Secret Archive unles booked as an add-on.
  • Impressionists collection ticket from April 1 to September 30
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking and 10 people in the group
  • Special audio systems are provided for groups of 6+ pax
  • We allow 10 minutes maximum for customers' collection. If you fail to be at the meeting point on time, your tour spot might be canceled with no refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The Hermitage Museum is an extremely busy museum. Please provide contact details in case we need to adjust the tour start time. It does not happen often and we try to avoid such situations as much as possible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • From 1 October to 31 March you will receive a complimentary ticket to the Impressionists' Collection in the General Staff Building. From April 1 to September 30 the Impressionists' Collection is not included in the regular price.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Dawn B wrote a review Jan 2020
Buckingham, United Kingdom58 contributions11 helpful votes
Not only is the Hermitage a beautiful building it has great art and an amazing history, to the extent it can be overwhelming. This visit is a great way to gain an appreciation of some of this with a guide who knows what they are talking about. It's a stunning gallery/museum and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Marina_WilsonPT, Owner at Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access
Responded 27 Jan 2020
Thank you, Dawn, for your review. You are absolutely correct, the museum visit is much more enjoyable during low season tourist months. If possible, it makes sense to plan for a multiple-day visit. We normally recommend for a 3-hour highlight tour and then to stay on for some time to explore the collection on your own or return another day. In low season getting admissions is not so difficult. There is also an option to pre-book them. Hope you have enjoyed your stay in St Petersburg. Kind regards, Marina Wilson
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Grandgianttraveller wrote a review Dec 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
I had booked this on Wednesday and was met by Marina and another couple by Alexander's column (BTW Marina has a board with her name and your names printed on it. As there are quite a few tours which meet at the column). Marina whisked us through a separate door and into the
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Chris S wrote a review Nov 2019
Darwin, Australia13 contributions3 helpful votes
I had a wonderful small group tour here. Our guide was very knowledgeable and covered a lot in the time we were there. When you see the line up for tickets you are glad to be able to skip it!!
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Margie31 wrote a review Nov 2019
Australia13 contributions1 helpful vote
Katia was our guide and we could not have had anyone with more knowledge and patience. The Hermitage is enormous but is made more manageable with a guide who takes you to the most memorable art works..
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Marina_WilsonPT, Owner at Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access
Responded 29 Nov 2019
Many thanks for the review, Margie. Glad to know that you have enjoyed your Hermitage tour. Kind regards, Marina Wilson
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debra4183 wrote a review Nov 2019
Point Lookout, Australia8 contributions7 helpful votes
Katiya was an excellent and enthusiastic guide in the massive Hermitage. She gave us insight into the art that we could not have possibly gained ourselves. Quicker entry is another plus.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Marina_WilsonPT, Owner at Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access
Responded 17 Nov 2019
Dear Debra, Many thanks for your feedback. We are very happy that you have enjoyed your tour with Katia. Hope you have had enjoyed your stay in Saint Petersburg. Kind regards, Marina Wilson
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About the operator

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ClementsofRicky
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Brilliant
Huge thank you to Tim for a great tour through the Hermitage. It is so huge and packed with treasures that I think
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Hermitage private tour Marina Wilson Private Tours
Excellent tour of this truly amazing museum with a fabulous guide . Highly recommend Tim Zharov with Marina Wilson
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kimmojok
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Hermitage tour
Our guide Tim, he was something special. His overwhelming knowledge and professional guidance were one of the tops
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christopher1232018
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Great tour of St Petersburg highlights
This is an excellent way to see some of the major sites of St Petersburg. Very comfortable van service, and Irina r
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Wonderful winter tour of Peterhof
An excellent tour of Peterhof in February. Comfortable pickup and transportation, and wonderful tour with Irina as
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Lunch on the Moscow River
If you want to have a relaxing way to see the main sights of Moscow AND have a fantastic lunch, then this is the wa
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Pat013
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Great introduction to The Hermitage
Our guide Tim gave us a really interesting introduction to the Hermitage; he spoke well, not too much or too little
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travellerIndian
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Amazing flawlessly executed performance
The show was a lovely depiction of the multi-hued dance forms emanating from the various regions of Russia. It was
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igorsai
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Responsible guide
I booked a group tour the Hermitage and Tim was our guide. He managed to show us the main pieces of art in a 2h and
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mommakirbs
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Nicely Done!
Tim was very prompt and easy to find. He was not only a knowledgeable guide, but was willing to engage in general c
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Ld S
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Were not able to visit but this organization is FANTASTIC
We booked ourselves on a Princess transatlantic cruise ending in Saint Petersburg. Unfortunatly Princess didn't te
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EllenG1785
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Greatest tour!
This tour was very good. We got a lot of information and you can tell that they are proud to do their job. They wer
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stargasir
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Amazing and Great Value - Just Turn Up
We went last minute and really enjoyed it (animals involved, felt a bit uncomfortable but took it as an experience
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Antje468
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Great event - excellent service in English in Moscow
The circus was absolutely stunning! We made a mistake in the booking (please make sure you book the right Circus an
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First class 2 day tour
We knew that this was a small group tour, but were surprised that it was just the two of us, so we had Valeria & he
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