Tour of The Hermitage museum: the greate art collection

Private & Custom Tours in St Petersburg

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Explore one of the biggest art collections in the world founded by illustrious Russian empress Catherine the Great  in 1764! Enjoy personal attention of a guide on this private tour, walking through the magnificent former residence of a Russian imperial family packed with  art and historical treasures. See the actual place where The Provisional government was arrested (meaning that Bolsheviks came to power). Skip the lines and be navigated by  a competent local expert through the complex of the Hermitage’s buildings (numbered five). 
Your guide will meet you at your hotel or any place you specify. Then you will have a small tour of the city on the way to The Hermitage museum. The experience includes admission fees to a special entrance; so you will get into the museum without spending time in  line.Most people do not realize how big the museum is and how vast its collection is, Your guide will help you to prioritize according to your interests.  However there are must-see parts of the Hermitage, such as  gala-halls (used for official receptions of Russian tsars), Italian and Dutch-Flemish collection of  paintings. You will see the magnificent Ambassadors stair case with impressive canvas ceiling-painting, The Throne room with Catherine II’s personal throne,   the commemorative 1812th Gallery dedicated to heroes of war against Napoleon. You will hear stories about the lives of people who lived here, court intrigues, coup d'états, uprisings and revolutions. • Hustle-free one party private tour at reasonable price • Skip-the-line tickets • Choose convenient for you time for visiting the museum • Renowned collection of great European masters including Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, Rubens and Rembrandt. • Unique accumulation of antics found on Russian territory, such as the oldest known carpet dating from the 4th century B.C.. 

What’s included

  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Private tour
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions