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Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

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Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Immerse yourself in the many wonders of the Hermitage with a 3-hour private tour. The six-building St Petersburg complex is both one of the world's largest museums and houses the largest collection of paintings on the planet. Visit the works that most appeal to your preference. See paintings by Goya, Rembrandt and Monet, marvel at da Vinci's 15th-century Madonna and marvel at ornate rooms decorated in symbols of Russian Imperialism. Also, learned how this vast collection survived the atrocities of WWII.
  • Private tour of the Hermitage Museum
  • Enjoy a guided visit to one of the largest museums on the planet
  • See incredible works by da Vinci, Monet, van Gogh and Michelangelo
  • Marvel at the grand halls and ornate rooms decorated with marble, malachite and gilded mirrors
  • Learn the story of how this massive collection of artworks survived World War II
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Professional private guide service
Hotel pick-up
Transfer to the museum by taxi (if hotel is located 2 km and more away from the museum)
Escort to the museum by company representative
Hotel drop-off (available at extra fee)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Guests may be picked up from APARTMENT/ANY HOTEL located in the city center (Palace Square) or 6km/miles away from it. The guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or near the building where your apartment is located. The guide will be holding a sign with your last name written on it.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This tour is not available for cruise ship passengers
  • You may stay inside the museum after this tour is over. You can't leave the museum and come back using the same tickets.
  • Please note the visit to the Hermitage does not include the collection of impressionists and post-impressionists which moved to the new General Staff building.
  • This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group.
  • Transfer to the museum which will be done by taxi is included and can be organized only if your hotel is located in the city center of St Petersburg (2-5 km away from the museum). For the guests who are not staying in a hotel or staying in a hotel which is more than 5 km from the city center, the meeting place must be negotiated with a Supplier.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • The tour includes a wait in line before visiting the palace (museum) and an itinerary on foot
  • 2 starting times available: 10:30am, 2pm
  • The exact entrance times can vary. Pre-booked time periods to enter the museums are assigned only by the management of the museums and is a subject to changes. It is possible that there will be a line of people entering the museums at the same time.
  • If you want to take this tour at your preferable time, please leave a note upon making booking or call to confirm your preferred time at least 2 days before the tour
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Horosho
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour of the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.

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A 5-star private tour of the Hermitage
, Nov 2021
I highly recommend this tour if you're visiting Saint Petersburg. - Quick summary: If you want to see works from Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Van Gogh in perhaps the most opulent palace in the world with a knowledgeable, english speaking private tour guide look no further - A note on COVID-19. Requirements are constantly changing at the moment, but cultural venues in Russia are open. If you do your homework you'll be rewarded with a crowd free experience. I suggest contacting the host (Misha) ahead of booking so you'll be prepared. At the time of my tour as a US citizen I had to provide a PCR test, which can be taken at LED airport - Misha and Elena met me in my hotel lobby. They were incredibly kind and accommodating. Both of them spoke excellent English. - Elena walked me to the Hermitage. The tour was incredible. Elena was so knowledgeable and pointed out things I would have never picked up on my own. You really need a guide for your first time. The museum is amazing, but huge and overwhelming so I highly recommend booking this tour
You will love The a Hermitage
, Feb 2020
Olga was very well versed in The Hermitage and Winter Palace. We enjoyed our time with her and the art work. She is an expert and her English was excellent. And she was super nice! Book this tour and ask for Olga. She also recommended that we stop at Literary Cafe of Alexander Pushkin. It was delightful and delicious after a stroll thru the Hermitage. You can’t possibly see it all, but this 3 hr tour was fabulous and chocked full of history and beauty.
Hermitage Private Tour
, Aug 2019
The Hermitage is vast, there is so much art work you could get lost for days. The interior decorations are a sight to behold. Maria our tour guide was amazing! She got us into the museum in a timely manner, had great English skills, was incredibly knowledgeable about the art and honestly we would not want to do the tour any other way.
Very knowledgeable tour guide about...
, Feb 2017
Very knowledgeable tour guide about art and art history. Very good English skills. Picked up on time and had a very enjoyable time. Would recommend her.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Very good trip and professional...
Linjie Chou Z
, Nov 2015
Very good trip and professional guide, full of knowledge in history, art and architecture indeed. Very satisfied for sure, highly recommended
Highly recommended! Our guide was...
Michaela E
, Oct 2015
Highly recommended! Our guide was not only able to keep our teenager interested, but also to share her fascination about Rembrandt' masterpieces. Since the Hermitage is that huge, it is worth to spend the money to be able to focus on most amazing part of the building, history, and art.
Visite du musée dans sa globailité
, May 2019
Guide extraordinaire qui savaient toute l'histoire des Tsars, du musée et des tableaux les plus importants. Une visite de trois heures dont même les ados n'ont pas vu le temps passer. Idéal avec guide car on évite les attentes et elle nous emmène aux lieux stratégiques sans détour. Visite en chaise roulante aussi possible sans problèmes, il y en a à disposition sur place.
Unique cette visite de l'Ermitage...
Frederic A
, Aug 2017
Unique cette visite de l'Ermitage avec un guide français que pour nous. Plus de 3 heures à travers ce merveilleux musée avec les explications avisées de notre guide franco-russe très très sympathique !
Não tive atendimento do...
Jose Antonio Soares
, Jul 2015
Não tive atendimento do representante, ou seja, não fui ao museu vinculado a este evento comprado. Tive que visitar o museu por iniciativa própria, comprando ingresso diretamente no site do museu. Até o final da estada em Saint Petersburg não tive qualquer contato com o seu representante no local ligações não completadas. Jose Antonio

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