Hermitage Museum Tour
Hermitage Museum Tour
Low season 1- Oct, 30-April
High season 1 - May, 30 - Sept
Tour Duration: 3 hour
Group size: 10 PAX
Departures are guaranteed
Starting time: 10:00 and 14:00
Inclusions: English/French/German/Spanish/Italian-speaking tour guide, pre-booked museum admissions with Skip-the-Line Entry and Early Access in summer. Clients meet their local guide at Palace Square, near the Alexander Column to enter the museum together. If you request transportation from your hotel to the museum, please contact us through the CONTACT US page.
Tour availability: Any day except Monday. Hermitage tour is not available on January, 1 and May, 9.
Book Hermitage Museum Tour
Most vistors coming to Saint Petersburg visit the Hermitage Museum on the Hermitage Museum Tour. Some do it twice or even more times. This incredible museum is known all across the world. In 2013 and 2016 the Hermitage Museum was voted to be the best world art gallery by Trip Advisor users. 225 paintings that had been acquired by Catherine the Great in 1764 turned into a vast art collection that comprises now more than 3 million works of art and objects located in 5 principle central buildings.
How to visit Hermitage in St Petersburg
Because the Hermitage Museum is incredibly popular going on your own is not recommended (unless it’s the skip the line ticket). You will start queuing out on the Palace Square. Marina Wilson Private Tours created this tour to manage your admission smoothly and stress free.
You meet the guide on Palace Square near the Alexander Column and go around the museum to a separate entrance avoiding the line of people waiting.
What is in the Hermitage Museum
During the Hermitage Museum Tour you will visit reception halls of the Winter Palace, which is a part of the Hermitage museum complex, and will view the highlights of the Western European art collection located in the buildings of the Small, Big and New Hermitage including Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Rafael, Diego Velasquez, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens and many others. The collection of the Impressionists and post-Impressionists is located in the separate building and has another ticketed entrance. You can choose to add the Impressionists collection tour as an add-on tour to your Hermitage highlights one.
How to skip the line in Hermitage
We offer 2 museum tours a day: in the morning and the afternoon. The morning tour is run as «an early admission tour» which means customers get into the museum before it opens its doors to the general public. The afternoon tour is » a skip-the-line» tour with pre-booked admissions organized. Please note that the tour start time is not a time of museum entry which depends on museum availability. After the highlight tour is over, you can explore the museum at your own pace.
How to get a good guide for the Hermitage
Booking the Hermitage Museum Tour you are guaranteed to have a licensed guide who speaks your language professionally. Have doubts? Take a look at our TripAdvisor reviews! You can also contact us and ask for the exact one you want!
What is the General Staff building
First time visitors in St Petersburg are sometimes confused what the Hermitage building is. In fact the Hermitage includes several buildings. The main two are Winter Palace and the General Staff building. The General Staff building now stores the biggest collection of Impressionists and modern art in Europe. You can book the Impressionists as addon in the booking form
How to get to the Hermitage
For cruise visitors we offer a visa-free tour option to join a regular group. It includes a port pick up and drop off and visa-free documents required.
For individual and land travelers we offer a hotel pickup which is available as addon in the booking form.
You can also walk to the meeting point on your own. It’s right in the center of the Palace Square.
What to do near the Hermitage
Hermitage is in the very center of St Petersburg. You can go to the Peter and Paul fortress and book the City Highlights Tour. You can also go to Peterhof Fountains by hydrofoil starting at the same meeting point precicely after the Hermitage Tour. There is a chance to visit Our Savior on Blood or St Isaac’s cathedrals as well.