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Hermitage Museum Tour with Priority Access

Hermitage Museum Tour with Priority Access
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Duration:
3h
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Group size:
    8
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Mini-group (max 8 people) 3-hour overview tour of the State Hermitage Museum with an art- expert guide. Priority access to the Hermitage museum main complex.   During the Hermitage tour you will see the most magnificent interiors and the most famous art masterpieces:   * The Imperial Reception halls * The Hanging Garden of Catherine the Great * Italian collection (Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian) * Flemish collection (Rubens, Van Dyck) * Dutch collection (Rembrandt) * Knight hall * Living quarters of the Romanov Family at the Winter Palace   Enjoy detailed explanations and exciting stories from our art-expert guide. Small-group format ensures a personal experience.   Why do travelers choose this Hermitage tour?   The Hermitage tour is given by experienced art experts. They not only know art in depth but all of them are great guides who speak perfect English and are very much enthusiastic and passionate about showing the Hermitage to their guests.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44307P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets to the Hermitage museum
  • Professional English, German, French or Spanish speaking art-expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 St Petersburg, embankment Riv Moyka, 22, Sankt-Peterburg, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 191186 Lobby of Kempinski hotel, Moyka 22 (5 min walking distance from the Hermitage museum)
  • Promsvyazbank, Millionnaya ulitsa, 38 А, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324 Your guide will leave you at the exit from the Hermitage
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Entrance tickets to the Hermitage museum
  • Professional English, German, French or Spanish speaking art-expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Departure details
  • Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 St Petersburg, embankment Riv Moyka, 22, Sankt-Peterburg, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 191186 Lobby of Kempinski hotel, Moyka 22 (5 min walking distance from the Hermitage museum)
  • Promsvyazbank, Millionnaya ulitsa, 38 А, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324 Your guide will leave you at the exit from the Hermitage
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Promsvyazbank, Millionnaya ulitsa, 38 А, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324 Your guide will leave you at the exit from the Hermitage
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 St Petersburg
    embankment Riv Moyka, 22, Sankt-Peterburg, Leningradskaya oblast', Russia, 191186
    Lobby of Kempinski hotel, Moyka 22 (5 min walking distance from the Hermitage museum)
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    The State Hermitage Museum
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    The State Hermitage museum is one of the world’s five largest art museums. It has more than 3 000 000 items in the collection and someone counted that if you spend only 1 min viewing each item displayed, you will still need about 3 years. If you don’t have chance to spend years in the Hermitage – even if you are very welcome to do so! - we suggest you to join our 3-hour tour to see just the most significant, famous and unique among museum’s masterpieces. Welcome to join!   You will meet your guide in the lobby of Kempinski hotel located almost in front of the Hermitage museum. This meeting point was chosen for you to feel warm and comfortable waiting for the group to get together even in case of bad weather.   You will walk across the Palace square to the Hermitage entrance (5 min). On your way your guide will tell you about the museum’s buildings and first of all about most famous of them – the Winter Palace.   Priority entrance to the museum. It can take 5 to 10 min.   The tour itself was developed for first-time visitors but will be interesting and useful for those who have already been to the museum. You will walk through breathtaking luxurious halls designed by world famous architects and rooms which evidenced crucial historical events. Among others you will visit the exact room where the Russian revolution started. Art lovers will have a chance to enjoy masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Van Dyck and Rembrandt. Everyone will find something to their liking. Our highly professional art-exert guides will do their best to provide informative, exciting and memorable tours. Welcome to join!
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  • You'll end at
    Promsvyazbank
    Millionnaya ulitsa, 38 А, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324
    Your guide will leave you at the exit from the Hermitage
    See address & details
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Kafroulitsa
Doha, Qatar79 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We booked with this agency our tours for St. Petersburg and Moscow. The guides were very knowledgeable, eager to answer all our questions. They made sure to tailor our tours and the information they were sharing according to our interests.

Apart from the sights, we opted for some classes. The matrioshka class was really fun and the cooking class was also very good , although a bit overpriced.

I definitely recommend this agency as their guides gave us insight to the Russian history, the everyday life, the amazing art and the soul of their cities! On top of the great service, when you see the huge queues at the museums you will be instantly happy and relieved you opted for a guided tour!
Written 5 August 2019
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Dear Kafroulitsa, Thank you for publishing this review! We all are glad you liked your time with us in both cities – St. Petersburg & Moscow. I’m absolutely agree that different classes (such as Matrioshka and cooking) always add some charm to each itinerary. Thank you for recommendations! Masha Vankova, Best Guides
Written 19 November 2019
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Kevin C
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Ana was on time and well prepared to share her knowledge of the Hermitage. She was witty and warm. A good friend to have as a guide. She is a specialist on the Romanovs, so this of course provided an even more detailed view of that complex family. Her English is excellent and her knowledge of world history deep as a further context to the tour. At the end of our tour she was even able to suggest a rooftop restaurant with a view of close up view of St Nicholas Cathedral. A great experience all around.
Written 13 July 2019
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Dear Kevin C, Thank you for the positive review! It's always a pleasure to hear good words about our company and especially about our guides! You were really lucky to have Anna as your guide, she is one of our best guides, erudite and passionate for her work. If you are interested in Romanovs family, you should order a private tour depicts the history of this family more widely. We hope you will choose our company to tailor you such a tour! There is so much to see in Saint-Petersburg! Looking forward to see you in SaintP! Olga Dalevskaya & Best Guides Team
Written 29 November 2019
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765handes
İstanbul, Turkey14 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
We spent two weeks in St. Petersburg and we booked a few tours with Best Guides. We visited the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo, Kronstadt, Peter & Paul Fortress, Smolny Institute and the Museum of Political History. We also made a walking tour of the city. Our guide was very friendly and helpful. We were behind the program in Tsarkoe Selo and the Fortress but our guide was willing to work longer than planned. She answered all our questions immediately. Overall we were satisfied with the services we received from Best Guides. However, make sure you get in touch in advance because they are quite busy during the high season and may not be able to get back to you very quickly 😉
Written 10 July 2019
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Dear 765handes, Thank you for your review! You've seen quiet a lot in Saint-Petersburg! Yes, you are completely right, high season is a period with high workloads, so it's much better if tourists place orders a bit beforehand. Of course, we try to do our best to answer all the requests, but maybe not very quickly. We hope you enjoyed your staying in SaintP with or without us. Looking forward to see you again in Petersburg! Olga Dalevskaya & Best Guides Team
Written 4 December 2019
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Suresh G
Ann Arbor, MI38 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
The winter palace is part of the hermitage museum. The building stands on the banks of the river Neva, is a beautiful green & white palace which on its interior is just magnificent. The rooms are beautifully appointed & contain treasures that need to be seen. The gold room has an immense collection of ancient Russian gold artifacts, jewelry & weaponry with many pieces being one of a kind.
Written 9 July 2019
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Dear Suresh G, We see you are greatly impressed by Hermitage. We hope you had a tour in Hermitage museum with our company and our guide showed you all the mentioned pieces! If not - we suggest you to order a tour in our company, we will be glad to make a customized tour specially for you! Looking forward to see you again in SaintP! Olga Dalevskaya & Best Guides team
Written 4 December 2019
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DeRiVan
4 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
enjoyed the guided tour in June 2019 of Peterhof Palace and Hermitage thanks to the excellent tour guide Katrin. Very knowledgeable and friendly !
Written 5 July 2019
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Dear Derivan123, We are very glad you enjoyed your tour! Good point to return and see something else) You can book your guide Katrin, just inform us about it in your letters! Hope to see you again in SaintP, Dalevskaya Olga & Best Guides Team
Written 4 December 2019
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Alexander N
13 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Our guide Elena gave us a very useful excursion. Due to the fact that we booked this tour in advance, we avoided a long queue for tickets. In three hours we managed to see and learn a lot. Elena is well aware of the art that is represented in the museum, and history. Her stories were very lively and fascinating. Of course, three hours is very little to see the entire Hermitage collection. If you really love art and have enough time, then I recommend booking several excursions to the Hermitage!
Written 18 April 2019
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Dear Alexander N, Thank you for your review. We don't know which Elena you was talking about about, cause we have some guides called Elena (it's a very widespread name in Russia), but please be sure all our guides are really knowledgeable, erudite, art lovers and great connoisseurs of history. Of course 3 hours for Hermitage collection is nothing) Some experts calculated that you should spend about a human life to see all the displays.So anytime you return to SaintP you can visit Hermitage to see some part of its collection) And use our services to make your visit comfortable! Looking forward to see you again on Saint-Petersburg, Olga Dalevskaya & Best Guides Team
Written 16 December 2019
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Andy G
Belgrade, Serbia8 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Of course, it is impossible to see this entire colossal museum in three hours. But we were in St. Petersburg only 2 days, and our days have been very filled with the study of this beautiful city. Our guide Anna from the Best Guides company was able to highlight and show us the most important and interesting. Her lectures on the museum and its treasures were very fascinating. Thank you, Anna!
Written 16 March 2019
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Dear Andy G, thank you for taking time to post this review. Each review is very important for us. Ana is one of our very best guides and we all love and apreciate her. I will let her know about your review. Thank you! Masha Vankova, Best Guides
Written 26 March 2019
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