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Bypassing possible long lines outside the museum, you enter the Winter palace, the former winter residence of the Romanov family in St.Petersburg (since 1762 till 1917) passing through magnificent ceremonial and private rooms of the great historical importance: the Armorial hall - all in gold, Nikolayevsky hall - mere 1100 sq m, Great Throne hall that witnessed main official receptions of the Russian emperors, Malachite room where Nichols II signed the decree announcing war to Germany in 1914, rooms of Alexander II and his wife featuring richness of mid-nineteenth century. Historical furniture, porcelain, tapestries lavishly decorate these rooms. In the picture galleries, you will have a chance to see productions of great old masters - Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo, Giorgione, Titian, Canaletto, Tiepolo, Murillo, El Greco, Velasquez, Rembrandt, Hals, Rubens, Van Dyck, Gainsborough. In the ground floor you will see some magnificent antique cameos, intaglias and ancient Greek jewellery pieces featuring their inimitable microtechniques. Having crossed Palace square, at the recently transformed General Staff complex you will see one of the richest Impressionist collections in the world.
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The State Hermitage Museum
Andrey Vereshhagin- Private Guide in St. Petersburg
View the State Rooms and art treasures of St Petersburg's Hermitage Museum on a 3.5-hour private tour, with a professional guide. Avoid the crowds as you skip the line and explore the opulent Winter Palace, the winter residence of the Romanov Tsars. Ogle the lavish chambers including the Great Throne Hall, and explore the art highlights, seeing works by greats such as Michelangelo, Rubens and the Impressionist masters. Focus on the areas and art of most interest to you: as a private tour, the itinerary can be tailored around you.
  • 3.5-hour private tour of St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum, led by a knowledgeable guide
  • Skip the lines that can build up outside and head inside to explore
  • View the magnificent Winter Palace, winter home to the Romanov Tsars up to 1917
  • Behold grand ceremonial rooms such as the Great Throne Hall and gold-coated Armorial Hall
  • See the highlights of the antiquities galleries, including ancient Greek jewelry
  • Admire world-famous art, such as works by Da Vinci, Michelangelo and Impressionist masters
  • Enjoy a flexible itinerary with personalized attention from a private guide
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Reviewed 13 August 2018
Excelente Guide

Our tour guide proved to be super knowlegable and super patient, she took us to every single thing we wanted to see and even showed us around the city on our way to the museum!

1  Thank Marco B
Reviewed 1 April 2018
A brilliant tour of the vast Hermitage Collection

A guided tour is the only way to see the Hermitage collection if you are staying in St. Petersburg for just a few days. Out tour guide Andrey met us at our hotel in plenty of time to discuss what we wanted to see at...More

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veresch, Owner at Andrey Vereshhagin- Private Guide in St. Petersburg, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2018

It is a kind of a record - tourists not satisfied with 4 hours at the Hermitage and eager to add more on their own in one day...

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Tour of The Hermitage Museum

Andrey arrived at our hotel in good time at 10.15am for us to walk to The Hermitage. On our way he pointed out many interesting buildings with their history. We had not fully grasped the vastness of The Hermitage. Andrey was very knowledgeable and and...More

1  Thank jerrycr2017
Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile
Best Guide Ever. 3 days with Andrey made us fall in love with St. Petersburg.

Before our trip to St. Petersburg, I contacted several guides with our very specific wishes— we are well-traveled family of 4 looking for a guide who knows and loves his city and is able to make us fall in love with it as well. Andrey...More

1  Thank Inna P
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

A very intelligent guide who loves the city. Me and my 10yo boy booked a city walking tour and a tour (which ended up as a grand-tour) in the Hermitage Museum. The weather was far from good but it was a pleasure to walk under...More

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