Information from Viator
This tour is great for real art and history seekers. Throughout the day you will visit the 2 most interesting palaces of St Petersburg: the Winter Palace, the principal part of the Hermitage Museum and Yusupov Palace, the mansion of a famous noble family. Both places will surprise you with the luxury of the interiors, amazing pieces of furniture and decoration. You will also see the works of Impressionists in the General Staff Building. Your professional and friendly guide will make the tour special.
Start the day with a panoramic city tour and see the main city's attractions and viewpoints. Your private guide will show you places that are not easily accessible by other tourists on foot: the sphinxes, Peter's Log cabin, the Aurora cruiser, the Smolny Cathedral, St Nicolas Naval Cathedral, Mariinsky theatre and other sights. The second part of the tour is dedicated to the Hermitage Museum. It is one of the largest museums in the world and owns more than 3 millions of art objects. The museum complex consists of several buildings and exhibits collections of different countries and epochs. You will see the gala halls of the Winter Palace, the official residence of the Romanov family, the Small, the Old and the New Hermitage. After having explored the main museum complex, visit the General Staff Building which exhibits collections of impressionists and post-impressionists such as Matisse, Van Gogh, Picasso, Cezanne and other famous artists. The final part of the tour is devoted to the most luxurious private palace of St Petersburg, the Yususpov Palace. You will walk through the reception halls and private rooms of this noble family members. Your guide will tell you many peculiar facts about the residents of this palace, the life of the young nobles of the early 20th century, their tastes and entertainments. The final part of the excursion is visiting the exhibition dedicated to the life and the murder of Grigory Rasputin, one of the most mysterious personalities in Russian history.Please note that the itinerary and the starting time of the tour will be adjusted to the days of the week and museum availability.
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Bottled water, juice and biscuits
- Professional & friendly guide
- Pickup and drop-off at any hotel in St Petersburg
- Transport by air-conditioned car/minivan
- Welcome gifts, ponchos in case of rain
- All admission fees as per program
What's not included