Duration

4 hours

Excursion type

By car

Place of the beginning and the end of an excursion

On request

Time of the beginning of an excursion, frequency

On request

What’s included in the price

Guide service, transport service, tickets to Hermitage

Language

Russian, English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or any other on request

  • Applications to the excursion are accepted at least 3 days prior excursion day.
  • Visit to The Main museum complex of The Hermitage
  • The excursion foresees making stops for taking photos. Our guide will advise you on the places for the best photos

This sightseeing tour allows you to feel the beauty of St. Petersburg and to visit one of the main museums in the world - The State Hermitage.

Express tour round the historic center

An introductory tour round the historic center of St. Petersburg implies visiting many landmarks and sights. You will see splendid ensembles of Senate and Isaac’s Squares, The Field of Mars and the Spit of Vasilyevsky (Basil) Island.

A tour round the main historical monuments, palaces and unique bridges is also included in the programme of this excursion.

Gorgeous Hermitage

The culmination of the trip round historical St. Petersburg will be a visit to The Hermitage. This museum is world known. It is referred to as the Russian Louvre and compared to its British counterpart and The Metropolitan Museum. Tourists from all over the world come to St. Petersburg to visit this unparalleled museum.

Amazing facts about amazing museum

Did you know that:

  • You would need 8 years to view all the masterpieces of The Hermitage if you were to observe each of them for no more than one minute. Incidentally, the museum complex of The Hermitage consists of 5 buildings and holds more than 3 million exhibits;
  • A visit to The Hermitage can well be compared to long-distance running - if you observe all the exhibit items, your distance in kilometers will amount to 20;
  • Some of the masterpieces bear testimony not only to excellence of artists, but also to their mistakes. For example, the portrait of Charles I by Anthony van Dyck. The monarch has two right gloves.

Within the framework of the excursion we suggest that you confine yourself to the visit of The Main museum complex of The Hermitage located on Palace Square. A tour through The Hermitage is like a historical quest - you never know what is hidden behind the next door: empress’s bedchamber or the hall with the world famous masterpieces. You will have the opportunity to discover the gorgeous halls of The Hermitage on your own after the tour.