Get insider access to the world of the tsars and emperors. Discover architectural and historical wonders. Examine the development of the jeweler's craft through history, which goes as far back as the 3rd millennium BC. Explore the Hermitage Museum's Treasury Galleries with a personal private guide & curator.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad), St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThis tour offers a fantastic journey around Hermitage museum and a visit to one or two (depending on tour option) of the Treasure Galleries (Rooms).Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Winter Palace of Peter I, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictHoused within the opulent Winter Palace of tsars and tsarinas, the Hermitage is an absolute must-see for art lovers and those simply interested in an overview of Russian history through the arts. The collection at the Treasure Galleries holds a very rich selection of jewellery masterpieces owned by the Russian Imperial family. Two magnificent halls present their visitors with many master works of jewellery from various countries, belonging to different epochs, from ancient times to the early 20th century. Duration: 1 hourStop At: The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Northwestern DistrictThe first gallery, called the Golden Rooms has works from Eurasia, the Black Sea Littoral in antiquity, and the Orient. It consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating from the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. The main idea of the second section, which is called the Diamond Rooms, is to show the development of the jeweler's craft over the course of mankind's many centuries of history from the third millennium B.C. to the start of the 20th century.Duration: 3 hours