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St. Petersburg 3-Hour Private Hermitage Museum Tour

St. Petersburg 3-Hour Private Hermitage Museum Tour

From US$ 63.43 per person

Admire the outstanding works of art in Hermitage Museum during a 3-hour private and customizable tour in St. Petersburg. Your guide will show you around, pointing out items of interest and sharing historical and artistic facts about the collection.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian
Pickup included
Hotel pickup is available if your accommodation is located 1 to 5 km away from the Hermitage (distance measured as a direct line). Your private guide will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel and transfer you to the museum by taxi. If your accommodation is located less than 1 km away from the Hermitage, your guide will meet you at your accommodation and walk with you to the museum. For the guests who are staying in accommodation located more than 5 km from the Hermitage, the meeting place must be arranged with the local tour supplier.
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  • Get skip-the-line access to the Hermitage and explore it with your guide
  • Gain insider access to the world of tsars and emperors
  • Unveil art and historical wonders and learn about their creation
  • Enjoy the customizable nature of the tour that covers what interests you most
  • Explore the museum on your own after the tour is over
Full description
The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg ranks among the most famous museums in the world. The whole complex of Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, and the Hermitage Theatre is known as the State Hermitage. Tour this magnificent and lavish setting with a private, 3-hour tour. With your guide, enjoy skip-the-line access to the museum. Then walk through the halls, which include more than 3 million exhibits representing Antiquity, Western Europe, the Middle East, Russia, and many more epochs, countries, and regions. Find out about its beginnings, back in 1764, when Catherine the Great purchased a big collection of Western European paintings.  Learn about the development of art and material culture in the West and the East from prehistoric times to the present day. There are remarkable collections of paintings, prints and sculptures, as well as tapestries, carpets, ornaments, archaeological finds, furniture and unique articles of jewelry. If there is any one area that interests you the most, simply ask your guide and the tour will be customized to include it. If you are a true art enthusiast, book the special tour option which includes a visit to the restored halls of the General Staff Building located in front of the Hermitage. It holds many famous masterpieces of Western European art, 19th century paintings, impressionist and postmodernist art works.
  • Professional private guide service
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to the Hermitage (4 buildings)
  • Entrance tickets and tour of the General Staff Building (if appropriate option is booked)
  • Hotel pickup by taxi, if your accommodation is located within 1 to 5 kilometers from the museum
  • Meals
  • Hotel drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 16 years old must present proof of full vaccination or lawful exemption. All participants under 16 years old must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult from their household

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Food and drinks

Know before you go

  • This is a private tour and will be catered only to your group
  • You can stay at the Hermitage (Winter Palace) after the tour and explore the museum on your own
  • If you leave the museum you cannot come back using the same ticket, even on the same day
  • Hotel pickup is included
  • During high season (May-September) groups of 6 persons or more will have to join the line upon entrance to the Hermitage on the street
  • Impressionist, post-Impressionist and postmodernist artworks are located in the General Staff Building and if you want to see them, please book a special tour option
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 138 reviews

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We attended this activity with our family members with little children. Our tour guiding people, Misha and Ksenya, were quite helpful and thoughtful dealing our visiting the museum. We all really appreciating their caring treatments. And of course, the time we spent in the museum was unforgettable with her excellent guidance on different pieces of the collections. We can definitely recommend this activity, especially if you are a little worried about taking little children or aged people in an unfamiliar place.

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August 16, 2019

A perfect experience

We had booked a private 3 hour tour of the Hermitage and when we arrived at the museum I was so shocked when I saw the long queues outside of the entrance. Our guide was local and she whisked us through and we had the most wonderful afternoon. Violetta was extremely knowledgable and completely charming and we managed to view the most important exhibits. Can heartily recommend this service.

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July 29, 2019

Fabulous tour, pitched just right. Ksenia, our guide, found out our interests and what we were seeing later in the day and linked in the history and art we needed to see to get the most out of our later visits. Everything well organized - no queues. Really very recommended.

July 6, 2019

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