Private Tour of Hermitage Museum with Early Admission

from 32 USD
4 hrs
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Private Tour of Hermitage Museum with Early Admission

Enjoy the grand Hermitage Museum tour at your own pace with a professional art enthusiast. Take advantage of the Early VIP Admission and skip considerable crowds to enjoy timeless art, incredible interiors, and unique exhibits. 

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  • Hermitage Museum

Hermitage is one of the largest museums in the world. But it is also a magnificent Royal palace with stunning rooms and unbelievable views. The collection began as the project of Catherine the Great in 1764. Now ist's the temple of art, where you can see the works of Raphael, Titian, Rembrant, de Goya, and many other prominent painters from all over the world. Treat yourself with a grand exploration of the most amazing masterpieces of the European Art, including the French Impressionists, and marvel at the fantastic interiors of the Tsar's Winter Residence - the Winter Palace.

2 hrs (or more if time permits)

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting place: at your hotel lobby
Possible tour starting times: 09.00, 09.30, 10.00, 10.20
08:30-08:40 Meet your guide at your hotel lobby
08:40 - 08:55

Proceed to the Hermitage Museum to begin your tour. 

Early Admission to the Hermitage is offered only from May till September for tour starting times 09:00 and 10:20. General Admission starts at 10:30 am

09:00 - 13:00

During your tour, you will contemplate the main buildings of the museum: the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, and New Hermitage. With your guide, see the state interiors of the Winter Palace, the most magnificent tzar residence in Russia, started by Empress Elizabeth I and finished under Catherine the Great's rule. Explore works of art collected by the Imperial family and carefully saved from destruction by the staff of the museum during World War II; admire the highlights of the 15th- to 18th-century European collection by masters such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Veronese, Tintoretto, and Tiepolo.


You will also marvel at the Peacock Clock of the Small Hermitage and multiple galleries of French, Italian, and Dutch art. Throughout your tour, your guide will be happy to answer any questions and, if possible, can make detours to accommodate your special requests. (Note, the Hermitage Theatre is not available for tours.)

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  • Entry fee to the Hermitage Museum (main exposition!)
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Radio head-sets for groups of 7 and more people
  • Roundtrip transfer (*if relevant option By Vehicle ordered)
  • Roundtrip transfer (*if relevant option By Walk ordered)
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Surcharge for other guides:
  • - German, French or Spanish: 15 USD per group
    - Portuguese or Italian: 25 USD per group
    - other languages on request.
Suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.

Cancellation policy: This activity is non-refundable

Tour starting times (subject of availability):  
09:00, 09:30, 10:00, 10:20
Please specify your desired tour starting time when booking in the comments section.
  • Every additional hour (if you would like to make a longer tour inside the museum) is 30 USD per group (for By Walk option).

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