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Join-in Tour: Hermitage Museum with Impressionists

45 USD
4 hrs
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Join-in Tour: Hermitage Museum with Impressionists

Enjoy Hermitage Museum at a fixed price in a group of friendly co-travelers limited to 6 people only! Our professional tour guide will meet you by Hotel Moika 22 Kempinski entrance, which is right by the Hermitage, and together you will walk to the museum. Easy & Convenient!

Maximum group size: 6 participants 

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  • Hermitage Museum
  • General Staff Building

Hermitage is one of the largest museums of the world. But it is also the magnificient Royal palace with the 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 amazing interiors of the Tsar's Winter Residence - the Winter Palace.

2 hrs (or more if time permits)

The newly restored General Staff building houses the part of the Hermitage art collection, specifically beautiful works of art of the 19th and 20th centuries, including French Impressionists & Post-Impressionists.

Permanent exibits include:
French Pastels of the 19th and 20th Centuries
The Cabinet of the Artist’s Book
The Carl Fabergé Memorial Rooms
Sergey Shchukin and the Morozov Brothers Memorial Gallery (the main collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art of the Hermitage)
French Painting and Sculpture of the 19th Century
Western European Art of the 19th Century. (Germany, Holland, Belgium)
The Age of Art Nouveau
The exhibition of the Art of the Empire (early 19th century), called "Under the Sign of the Eagle". 
The museum of the Russian Guard (18th Century)
The Russian Foreign Ministry exhibition
The Russian Ministry of Finance exhibition

1-2 hrs

Detailed Program

Time Description
Meeting place: by Hotel Moika 22 Kempinski entrance. Your guide will have a blue scarf and 'Hermitage Tour' sign
Meeting time: 11:00 am October till April
                         10:30 am May till September
10:30 - 10:40 Meet your guide by the hotel Moika 22 Kempinski
The hotel is located by Pevchesky bridge across the square from the Hermitage Museum, very easy to find.
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The group meets outside the hotel (not inside the lobby).

Please respect others and arrive 15 minutes earlier for proper registration. The guide is very easy to recognize as she is always wearing signature blue scarf and a HERMITAGE TOUR sign.
Once everyone has registered, the tour will depart. Please note that waiting time for late guests is 10 minutes only.
10:40 - 10:50

Proceed to the Hermitage Museum to begin your small-group tour. 

Early Admission to the Hermitage is offered only from May till September.

10:50 - 14:30

Your tour covers the main buildings of the museum: the Winter Palace, Small Hermitage, Old Hermitage, New Hermitage, and General Staff Building. With your guide, see the state interiors of the Winter Palace, the most glorious czar 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; and check out the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collections.


Other sights include the Peacock Clock of the Small Hermitage and multiple galleries of French, Italian, and Dutch art. Throughout your tour, your guide is 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.)


  • Professional English-Speaking tour guide
  • Admission to the Hermitage Museum (Main Complex)
  • Admission to the General Staff Building with Impressionist collection
  • Photo permit for small cameras (Professional camera owners will need to purchase a separate ticket for pro cameras) NO flash photography is allowed!

NOT Included

  • Transportation from/to hotel
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Food & drinks
  • Photo pass for professional equipment
  • Gratuities
NOT suitable for people with limited walking ability and wheelchair users.


Meeting place: By Hotel Moika 22 Kempinski entrance.
Tour start time:
10:00 am from May till September
11:00 am from October till April
Your tour guide will have a blue scarf and a sign Hermitage Tour
Private Hotel pick-up may be arranged on individual basis at extra charge.
Students 7 - 17 y.o. = 10 USD OFF
Children 5 - 6 y.o. = Free of charge
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