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St Petersburg Skip-the-line Hermitage tour

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    Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia

    The State Hermitage Museum ranks with the Louvre, the British Museum, and Metropolitan Museum of Art as one of the world's most important and richest art galleries. Explore the museum and learn more about its founding and collections during a 3-hour guided tour in St. Petersburg.

    Starting with 225 paintings purchased in 1764 by Catherine the Great, the museum collection now comprises more than 3 million objects and works of art. Raphael's and Leonardo's "Madonna," Titian's "St. Sebastian," and Rembrandt's "Return of the Prodigal Son," as well as paintings by Picasso, Matisse, and Van Gogh are just a few of the superb works of Western European art in the Hermitage.

    Treasures and artifacts from almost every culture known to man are housed in the museum, including the unique collection of Greek jewelry from the Black Sea region, Scythian gold, ancient Egyptian sculptures, Iranian silverware, Chinese manuscripts, Russian icons, and Byzantine applied art.

    After you have been given a comprehensive overview by your guide, you will be able to remain in the Hermitage, admiring the vast array of art, for the remainder of the day.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We have booked a german tour guide who, unfortunately fell ill. However, we were informed about it immediately and given the choice to meet the english tour guide or cancel the booking. We chose the english-speaking tour guide, Olga, and we don't regret our decision!...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Kat D
    Reviewed 16 July 2019

    This is a great museum but be prepared for the crowds. Our beat the queue was still very busy but our guide Ira was great! As is the case with such a huge museum we only scratched the surface of all the beautiful items but...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    1  Thank Mike B
    Reviewed 11 July 2019 via mobile

    The best tour we had in Russia (and we did quite a few with another tour operator). Maria’s English was superb, she was very humorous, really knew her stuff and was very caring: she was constantly looking out for seats in a room where she...More

    1  Thank TravelBugN
    Reviewed 13 May 2019 via mobile

    We had an excellent 4-hour tour of the Hermitage. Our guide - Dasha -explained the history behind the rooms, decorations, paintings, sculptures, etc. in an interesting way, and was able to answer questions along the way! Very friendly, knowledgeable and with great English skills. And...More

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    Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

    We are so pleased we decided to do this tour. One bonus was skipping the line, but the real treat was learning more about Russia and St. Petersburg history. Our guide Olya was fantastic. Knowledgeable and passionate not only about history and architecture, but she...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank d0rianneg
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