Hermitage tour

Tour snapshot:

Duration

4 hours

Pick up & drop off

At your chosen destination

A

Transportation

By private car

No hidden cost

Admission tickets included

Private guide

Professional & licensed

Lunch

Optional

Activity level

Moderate

The Hermitage museum is the greatest collection of artworks and treasures to ever exist under one roof: 233 345 sq. meters, 3 106 071 total items, 651 931 works of art, 16 903 paintings, 622 452 graphic works, 12 798 sculptures, 13 954 arms and armoury. You could spend days in here and not fully appreciate what’s on offer, so an expert will introduce the main highlights.

The tour will start with the palace interiors, which are works of art in their own right.

In Hermitage museum you’ll be treated to all the heavyweights: Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, Michelangelo, the ancient Greeks and Romans…this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the Old Masters with an expert who can teach you how to appreciate what you’re looking at. Instead of glossing over superficial dates and names, your guide will expertly decipher each piece and reveal all the fun secrets embedded within. Along with the well-known artists you’ll also be introduced to lesser-known masterpieces lurking just off the beaten tourist path, waiting to be discovered. Prepare to be overwhelmed by some of the most ornate furniture in the world including Mahogany bureau with a figure of Apollo and the Peacock Clock.

Available: daily*
*closed on Mon.

Hermitage tour

  • Price: 0,00 €
  • For a groups of 9+, please contact us for a special quotation.

Tour Overview:

European Fine Art

The collection of European Fine Art is the oldest and largest in the museum, including works by European masters from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Your tour will of course include the highlights of the collection.
The extensive collection of Italian painting occupies 30 rooms , which pride are works by the great masters of the Renaissance.

The most important of the Hermitage’s 150 canvases by Spanish artists are including works by Ribera, Zurbaran, Velazquez, the most outstanding artists of the 17th century – the “Golden Age” of Spanish painting – give the collection particular significance.
The collection of 15th and 16th-century Netherlands painting includes about 100 items, among them several magnificent masterpieces by Robert Campin and Rogier van der Weyden’s , Lucas van Leyden.

The collection of 17th and 18h-century Flemish painting includes works by almost all the leading masters of the Flemish school: Flanders, Peter Paul Rubens and his closest associates Anthony van Dyck, and Frans Snyders.

The Hermitage collection of the 18th century German painting is the second largest outside Germany.
French painting of the 19th to early 20th century is represented by each of the most celebrated masters David, Gros, Ingres, Delacroix.
Your expert guide will be ready to explain in detail the significance of each one of world’s star piece, while simultaneously introducing you to artists you may not know so well.

European Applied Art

During the tour you will reveal Hermitage great treasures from one room to another, including
the collection of European applied art represented by 65000 works. It is the biggest in Russia and one of the most significant in the world.
While you’ll certainly take ample time to analyze masterworks paintings, your guide will also take a moment here and there to introduce along the way some gems of the furniture, Italian and French ceramics, porcelain, Medieval Art, pieces of the arsenal, carriages and others.

Alternative Tour Sights

This tour can be customised with a visit to the General Staff Building (opposite to the Hermitage museum), where you will enjoy extraordinary collection of impressionist art.
Be immersed in the world’s most breathtaking Impressionist, Post-Impressionists and the artists of the Nabis group: Manet, Monet, Van Gogh, Degas, Matisse, Renoire, Gauguin and much more. Your guide will steer you effortlessly from one painting to the next, helping you differentiate between periods and styles and transforming you into a veritable art connoisseur.

The Hermitage Diamond and Golden chambers *

If you’re looking for something a little more customized and sparkling we can offer you a visit to Golden or Jewellery Chamber.

The Hermitage has a considerable collection of jewellery, many pieces formerly in the possession of royal and aristocratic owners. The most important pieces are kept in the Special Collection – The Gold and Diamond Rooms. The remaining objects are dispersed among different exhibitions and storage spaces in the museum.
The Hermitage Diamond Room is stunning,, famous for priceless gems that used to belong to the Romanov family as well as diplomatic gifts to Russian court. The Diamond Rooms masterpieces of Russian and European jewelry art and private family collections, as well as pieces of church art and some works by Fabergé will be represented by expert guide along with intrigue stories. The Diamond Room also contained a wide variety of tiaras, pins, brooches, medals, orders and pendants of a more modest kind , decorated with precious stones.
The Hermitage Golden Rooms include a unique collection of Scythian Gold, Greek antiquities and ancient silver, in addition to splendid gold pieces created by Oriental and European craftsmen.
*Optional visit

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS

  • Explore 2 of 14 original works by Leonardo da Vinci known in the world today
  • Get dazzled by Romanov Royal Family diamonds
  • Be lucky to see mechanical golden peacock clock show
  • A private tour means your expert guide is there for you and you only
  • An expert guide breathes new life into the work of the old masters

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Your fast-pass ticket to the Hermitage to get straight inside
  • A friendly professional guide
  • 3 million masterpieces
  • A customized time machine operating from the 13th to the 19th centuries

WHAT’S NOT

  • Trying on royal jewelry in Diamond chamber

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