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St. Petersburg Hermitage: Top 5 tour highlights

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!

The Jordan Staircase of the Winter Palace

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 St. Petersburg Gold Room

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.

The Hermitage St. Petersburg Diamond Room

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.

The Museum of Guards

Discover the history of Russia’s militia housed in the stunning neoclassical General Staffing Building.

Neoclassical, Impressionist and Modern Collection

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.

Hermitage Museum: Our Tips

Visiting the Treasuries

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.

No Reentry

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.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 10:30AM to 6:00PM, Wednesday 10:30AM to 9:00PM, closed Mondays.
  • What is the price?
    Limited-entry adult tickets start at just 300 RUB (about $5) and continue upwards depending on tours and perks.
  • Will I need a guide?
    With so much to see in the museum, a guide is a great addition to any visit.
  • How to get there
    Metro to the Admiralteyskaya, Nevsky Prospekt or Gostiny Dvor station, bus 7, 10, 24, 191, or trolley 1, 7, 10 or 11.
  • Additional tips
    • The museum offers free entry the first Thursday of every month for all individual visitors.

What People Are Saying About Hermitage Museum

An amazing guided tour - worth every penny!

We absolutely loved our 4-hour walking tour of the Hermitage Museum. Our guide Elena was so knowledgeable and steered us carefully through the absolutely gigantic maze of rooms. She brought everything to life and we really felt like we had a better undratanding of not only the Winter Palace buildings and the artefacts in the Hermitage but also Russian history as a whole. Book it, you won't regret it - it was the highlight of our visit.

Skip the Line: Hermitage Museum Private Walking Tour Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer, 10/28/2016

Everything I could have hope for and more!

Lana was simply incredible! Extremely friendly and very informative which was exactly what I wanted. No cookie cutter guide here - she brought her own twist to the tour, and answered all our questions. I felt bad for everyone else who didn't have her as their tour guide.

The Guide Irena was fabulous, the palace with art was outstanding

This tour I would say was essential if you want to go to the Hermitage. We did beat the queues which even in autumn became longer. The early part where few people we in the palace with us was very special. Irena was terrific with her knowledge of the palace and the art.

Early bird entry with a very small group & own guide

Very knowledgeable guide in a very small group. Punctual & excellent English language & selected highlights of the museum to show us & to explain the history. Would definitely recommend!

Would definitely recommend this to capture the main sites of the City.

We booked the 2 day bus & boat tour, which was great. In fact we only used the bus on one day but the boat trip on the other day was brilliant & lasted 1 hour 45 minutes!

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