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Hermitage Museum Tour with Priority Access

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

The State Hermitage museum is one of the world’s five largest art museums. It has more than 3 000 000 items in the collection and someone counted that if you spend only 1 min viewing each item displayed, you will still need about 3 years. If you don’t have chance to spend years in the Hermitage – even if you are very welcome to do so! - we suggest you to join our 3-hour tour to see just the most significant, famous and unique among museum’s masterpieces. Welcome to join!


You will meet your guide in the lobby of Kempinski hotel located almost in front of the Hermitage museum. This meeting point was chosen for you to feel warm and comfortable waiting for the group to get together even in case of bad weather.


You will walk across the Palace square to the Hermitage entrance (5 min). On your way your guide will tell you about the museum’s buildings and first of all about most famous of them – the Winter Palace.


Priority entrance to the museum. It can take 5 to 10 min.


The tour itself was developed for first-time visitors but will be interesting and useful for those who have already been to the museum. You will walk through breathtaking luxurious halls designed by world famous architects and rooms which evidenced crucial historical events. Among others you will visit the exact room where the Russian revolution started. Art lovers will have a chance to enjoy masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, El Greco, Rubens, Van Dyck and Rembrandt. Everyone will find something to their liking.

Our highly professional art-exert guides will do their best to provide informative, exciting and memorable tours. Welcome to join!

Duration: 3 hours
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Departure Point
Kempinski Hotel Moika 22 St Petersburg, embankment river Moyka, 22, Sankt-Peterburg, Ленинградская обл., Russia, 191186
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Return Details
Promsvyazbank, Millionnaya St, 38 А, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 198324
  • Entrance tickets to the Hermitage museum
  • Professional English, German, French or Spanish speaking art-expert guide
  • Entry/Admission - The State Hermitage Museum
  • Gratuities (recommended)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 August 2019

We booked with this agency our tours for St. Petersburg and Moscow. The guides were very knowledgeable, eager to answer all our questions. They made sure to tailor our tours and the information they were sharing according to our interests. Apart from the sights, we...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank Kafroulitsa
Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Ana was on time and well prepared to share her knowledge of the Hermitage. She was witty and warm. A good friend to have as a guide. She is a specialist on the Romanovs, so this of course provided an even more detailed view of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
4  Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 10 July 2019

We spent two weeks in St. Petersburg and we booked a few tours with Best Guides. We visited the Hermitage Museum, Peterhof, Tsarskoe Selo, Kronstadt, Peter & Paul Fortress, Smolny Institute and the Museum of Political History. We also made a walking tour of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank 765handes
Reviewed 9 July 2019

The winter palace is part of the hermitage museum. The building stands on the banks of the river Neva, is a beautiful green & white palace which on its interior is just magnificent. The rooms are beautifully appointed & contain treasures that need to be...More

Date of experience: July 2019
4  Thank Suresh G
Reviewed 5 July 2019

enjoyed the guided tour in June 2019 of Peterhof Palace and Hermitage thanks to the excellent tour guide Katrin. Very knowledgeable and friendly !

Date of experience: June 2019
5  Thank Derivan123
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25 March 2019|
Response from MashaV_BestGuides | Property representative |
Hi! Thank you for the question. Yes, to join this tour you need to obtain visas. We will be happy to see you on our tour but this particular tour was desined for those who stay in the hotels. For cruise passangers we have... More
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