St. Petersburg: Hermitage Museum Self-Guided Tour & Tickets
- Skip the line through a separate entrance
- Duration: 2 hours
- Optional audio guide
The Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. Its collection is an unparalleled showcase of Russian culture and history as well as the country’s commitment to global art collecting. Don’t get lost figuring out what to see!
This room is one of the few in original 18th-century style. The Duchess of Sutherland wrote, “I have never in my life seen so brilliant a sight,” and, frankly, neither have we.
The Hermitage’s claim to fame is the greatest global collection of Scythian gold. You’ll barely be able to pay attention to the guide when you see these Ancient Greek treasures.
Who knew that Faberge made more than Easter eggs? Find an extensive collection as well as precious historic gems that were gifts to the Russian court.
Discover the history of Russia’s militia housed in the stunning neoclassical General Staffing Building.
The Hermitage’s collection of Eastern ancient and modern art is impressive, but its Western collection really shines—see works by Renoir, Monet, Van Gough, Degas and Picasso.
Both the Gold Room and the Diamond Room are only available with a tour. Purchasing tickets when you buy your day pass at the entrance in the Winter Palace is an option—if any tickets are still available. Unlike the entrance tickets, these ones aren’t sold online. Arrive first thing in the morning or call a number listed on the website as soon as possible.
Unfortunately, you cannot exit and reenter the building. With so much to see, plan for a meal before arriving and light fare or a pastry at the Hermitage café.
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Our family can strongly recommend Wilson tour . Booked a tour to Hermitage in advanced lasting 3h . No other participants so we had our own private guide Valeria Feodorova for ourselves. Perfect ! Valeria was professional and have a lot of knowledge that she shared with us. We had a good tour . I think it's wise to explore the Hermitage museum with a good tour guide . Nice experience overall when in St.Petersburg.
A fabulous tour that covered all the main attractions. Our guide Stan was incredibly knowledgeable and looked after us extremely well. We would highly recommend the tour and Stan in particular.
Only way to navigate the Hermitage- knowledgable guide Olga who showed us all the major attractions- would still be wondering around now if hadn’t been with Olga!
Overall it was an extraordinary experience, Our guide Olga was friendly, knowledgeble and went out of her way to make us enjoy the experience. Thank you!
Thank you for speaking English slowly. Thank you for being kind to the Japanese.ありがとう！