"The Hermitage is a unique institution that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The Hermitage is the world culture encyclopedia written in Russian" - Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of Hermitage Museum said.We invite you to explore the Hermitage Museum in a company of Art expert speaking your language. During 4 hours you will see the very best of the Hermitage. No one masterpiece "not to be missed" will be missed then.
To make it easy your guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the city center with public transport. Your guide will have a board with your names.You together enter the Winter Palace via the stunning Jordan Staircase. At the upper landing, take a guided walking tour through the superb staterooms of the Winter Palace.Next, proceed to the Small Hermitage for a visit to the Pavilion Hall, which features slender marble columns, an elegant gallery and 28 lovely cut-glass chandeliers. A visit is then made to other buildings and galleries en route to the Old Hermitage, which features a collection of 13th to 18th-century Italian art. On display are works by Leonardo Da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Giordgione, and Titian.At the New Hermitage, view a collection of Spanish art by El Greco, Murillo, Zurbaran, Velasquez, and Goya, among others. The Hermitage is also home to a vast Rembrandt collection, over 40 works by Rubens.After visiting the main building your guide will take you to the General Staff building to see the impressionist and post-impressionists Collection of the museum.