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 Russian museum

Language

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

  • Applications in high season are accepted in advance due to high rate of guide employment.
  • The State Russian Museum: visit to the exhibitions of The Mikhailovsky Palace and The Benois Wing
  • The excursion foresees making stops for taking photos. Our guide will advise you on the places for the best photos

We offer you a very interesting programme, which involves a sightseeing tour round St. Petersburg and a visit to The State Russian Museum located in The Mikhailovsky Palace.

An unforgettable tour

This excursion is absolutely unique in terms of the fact that it gives you an image of the main landmarks of the Northern Capital in just several hours. The important part of the tour is dedicated to observing the masterpieces of fine and applied arts of The State Russian Museum.

Palace or castle

During the excursion, you will visit The Mikhailovsky Palace and The Benois Wing. However, you should not confuse The Mikhailovsky Palace and the eponymous castle. The excursion will be focused on The Mikhailovsky Palace itself and its exhibits. We will also visit The Benois Wing which was built considerably later. It was designated to hold various art exhibitions, which remain to this day.

The unique exposition of The State Russian Museum

The State Russian Museum is the biggest treasury which combines masterpieces of fine arts together with the famous restoration and cultural awareness center, research and development institute and scientific methodological coordinator of the 260 museums of fine arts of Russia. Under the auspices of The Mikhailovsky Palace, this museum presents an exhibition of a wide timeline (from X till XXI centuries) - from the ancient icons to the epoch of the modern avant-garde.

Here you can enjoy the world famous masterpieces of K. Malevich, M. Chagall, A. Rublev, K. Bryullov, M. Vrubel, B. Kustodiev, I. Repin, A. Kuindzhi, I. Shishkin and many other famous Russian painters. Moreover, the museum holds unique collections of prints and coins.

The Russian fine arts’ exhibits collection here is considered to be one of the largest in the world. It is no wonder that the museum’s exhibitions are of great interest among tourists from all over the world.