Skip-the-line All Inclusive Private Tour Of Hermitage With 3-cours Russian Lunch
Explore the magnificent collection of the Hermitage museum with guided tour! This tour of the Hermitage will introduce you to the main rooms and expositions of the largest museum in Russia and one of the most famous museums in the world.
The museum consists of 5 main buildings: Winter palace, which is the former residence of the Russian Tsars, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage and the Hermitage theatre.
As well inside of the Hermitage there is a jam of the tour - The Treasure Gallery: the Gold Room
The Treasure Gallery presents an extraordinarily rich collection of jewellery. Its basis is formed by the collection of the Russian Imperial family.
Apart from the main complex visitors can enjoy General Staff Headquarters where presently art of impressionism and Post-Impressionism is exhibited.
Our private tour guide will take you directly to the highlights of the collection avoiding lines and crowds. During the tour Russian lunch will be arranged in the restaurant nearby.
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What's included :
- Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
- Entry/Admission - The General Staff Building
What's excluded :
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Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Emb., 30-38, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
The State Hermitage Museum started with a small private collection of Empress Catherine II. Today, its exposition of three million pieces of world art occupies five buildings, namely, the Winter Palace, Hermitage Theatre, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage and New Hermitage. The museum collection covers the period from the Stone Age to the present day. Here you can find a collection of the primitive art in the territory of the former Soviet Union (the "Paleolithic Venus", flagstones with petroglyphs), antique pieces (vases, coffins, goldware), porcelain from different eras and European paintings of the XIII-XX centuries.
In the Hermitage Museum you can see the works of Leonardo da Vinci (including the "Madonna Litta", considered the most famous painting in the museum), Raphael, Titian, El Greco, Velazquez, Rubens, Gainsborough, Monet and other world famous artists. The Hermitage Museum also has one of the largest numismatic collections in the country - more than a million pieces (coins, medals, badges), and a large collection of weapons exhibited in the Knights' Hall. Here you can also view the chambers of royalties: the boudoir and personal living room of Empress Maria Alexandrovna, the malachite living room of Alexandra Feodorovna, a small dining room of Nicholas II - the very room where the Provisional Government was arrested during the assault on the Winter Palace.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: The General Staff Building, Dvortsovaya Sq., 6-10 Metro Kanal Griboyedova, Nevskiy Prospekt, Gostiny Dvor, St. Petersburg 191186 Russia
The General Staff Building is recognised as one of the best examples of Empire-style architecture in Russia. The curving facade of the building stretches to almost 600 metres and stands four storeys high. The west and east wings are joined by a tripartite which is crowned with a sculpture of the Goddess of Glory in her Chariot of Victory. The sculpture by Stepan Pimenov and Vasily Demuth-Malinovsky is to commemorate the Russian victory over Napoleonic France in the Patriotic War of 1812. You can read more about the history of the building here.
The Hermitage took possession of the east wing of the building in 1993 and it was later decided to house the museum's collections of 19th and 20th century art there. Work on renovating and adapting the building to fit the purpose was finished in 2014. The work was by the renowned Studio 44 Architectural Studio of St. Petersburg. Inside the building uses a system of enfilades (a suite of rooms with doorways in line with each other) to tie the exhibition spaces together. The main enfilade is monumental in scale, beginning in the Grand Entrance and running through the central Grand Enfilade of atrium-shaped inner courts in which there are sculpture gardens.
Duration: 2 hours
Departure Point :Palace Square, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
Departure Time :11:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
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- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.