The most popular attraction of St. Petersburg, and one of the greatest and best museums on the planet, is sure to excite you to no limits. With more than 3 million arts and artefacts on display, you would need 11 years to view the entire collection, but you're still bound to fall in love with the highlights that we have planned for you. This unique tour is perhaps your best bet of exploring the biggest highlights of the Hermitage museum, in the company of an art affictionado who makes everything even more interesting!
Once you reach your point of destination – the Hermitage, you will see 4 major buildings of the Hermitage Museum: Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage and General Staff Building with the Impressionist collection.
Our clients will see the most magnificent Russian tsar residence – the interiors of the Winter Palace – construction of which began under the rule of Empress Elizabeth I and finished under Catherine the Great’s reign. Glorious art collections belonged to the Imperial family are exhibited there. Later they were preserved from destruction by the museum staff during the Second World War.
The 15th to 18th century masterpieces of the world’s prominent artists like Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Veronese, Tiepolo, Tintoretto and many others alongside with the rich Impressionism and Post-Impressionism collections expect you in the Hermitage museum. Please note that the Hermitage theatre can only be visited in the evening if you have a ticket to attend a show there.
The offered tour covers the most complete route and most picturesque art collections with French, Italian and Dutch art and the Peacock clock at the Small Hermitage. You are welcome to ask questions and request to make a detour if the group has enough time for that.