St Petersburg, St Petersburg, France, Palace Embankment, 34, Saint Petersburg, Russia
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Stop At: Palace Square, St. Petersburg 198324 Russia
The Hermitage is located in the very center of St. Petersburg, and every guest of the city should visit it at least once. Primarily, the Hermitage was the winter residence of the Russian emperors, starting with the Empress Catherine II 'the Great', which laid the foundation of The Hermitage Collection. On this tour you’ll be able to replenish the stock of knowledge about Russian history and learn even more interesting historical facts.
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: The State Hermitage Museum, Palace Square, 2, St. Petersburg 191055 Russia
During a sightseeing tour of the Hermitage you will explore the main halls of the Winter Palace, the main Russian imperial residence. The tour starts on the famous Jordan Staircase and the will first pass through the halls of the Neva enfilade, previously used for official ceremonies and celebrations.
Later you will see the Malachite and Pavilion halls, the decoration of St. George's and Throne Halls, the Heroes of 1812 Gallery, the Raphael loggia, the Leonardo hall, the Majolica room with two Raphael masterpieces, the majestic Stamp Hall, the Ancient Painting Hall, the Nicholas Hall, striking in its dimensions.
Your guide will describe you the decoration and origin history of the most famous architectural masterpieces. You will definitely appreciate the collections of Western European paintings, unequaled in the world.
You will certainly be amazed by the interiors of the museum and the exhibits representing the history of the whole world. You will learn how the Hermitage collections were formed, and which exhibits are of particular value.
The tour ends in the Hermitage and will be able see even more halls and rooms by yourself.
Duration: 3 hours
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Please do not go inside the museum to look for your tour. In case of any trouble please call emergency phone number which is mentioned on your voucher..
Although tickets are pre-booked with skip-the-line entrance there may still be a slight delay (10-15 minutes) in entering the museum during busy periods (May-August).
Entrance to the museum may happen during the period from 10:30 till 11:00 am..
Contact local tour organizer if you want to organize hotel pick-up. Additional charge will apply..
This is a walking tour meaning that it will be necessary to walk and stand all the time during this tour. No stops for seating are planned on this tour..
This tour is not wheelchair accessible. We are also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages on our group tours..
Photos can be taken inside the museum during the tour..
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
It is not possible to go out of the museum and go inside again later even on the same day using our tickets. Tickets are valid only for 1 entrance..
Most travelers can participate.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers