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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access

Highlights
  • 3-hour guided tour of St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum including skip-the-line entry and summertime early admission
  • Bypass the usually long entrance lines at the legendary Hermitage, one of the world’s greatest art museums
  • Enjoy early access between May and September before the doors open to the general public
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Small-Group St Petersburg Hermitage Museum Tour with Skip-the-Line Entry and Summer Early Access
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Morning tourMost Popular
Morning tour: 1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 meeting time @ 9.40am 1 Oct 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 meeting time @ 10:45am
From $50.00
Afternoon tour
Afternoon tour: 1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018 meeting time @14:00
From $60.00
Overview
Avoid the main lines at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to see its best-known artworks on this 3-hour tour. With an art-loving guide, gain fast-track entry, and from May to September, get the privilege of early access, beginning your tour in a crowd-free environment.
What to Expect
Meet your art-expert guide in Palace Square in central St Petersburg, and stroll to the nearby State Hermitage Museum, housed in the lavish Winter Palace.

Along the way, hear how the Hermitage was established by Catherine the Great in 1764, when the empress purchased 255 precious artworks, the seeds of the museum’s now spectacular collection. In 1852, the Hermitage opened to the public, and is now one of the world’s biggest museums, with more than three million items.

Entrance lines can be long, so your skip-the-line ticket lets you bypass the wait lines and enjoy fast-track admission to the museum, alongside your guide. If you’re visiting between May and September, your ticket entitles you to early access to the museum, so you can head inside with your guide before the general public, and start exploring the displays in a crowd-free atmosphere.

Once inside, drink in the gilded chambers and hear how the museum extends across five buildings, including the Winter Palace, the home of Russia’s Tsars from 1760 onward.

Your 3-hour tour ends when your guide departs. Then, either take your leave of the Hermitage or continue to explore its treasures independently — your ticket gives you all-day access to the museum.

Please note: While your skip-the-line ticket gives you early access to the Hermitage from May to September, the privilege is subject to the museum’s official approval.
Reviews (125)
1 - 5 of 29 reviews
Reviewed October 6, 2018
Informative and educational

The group consisted of 4 people and Tim our guide was extremely knowledgeable. His English was excellent as was his enthusiasm for the museum. It was contagious. He made the era of the Tsars live. There was 3 hours of solid walking, something we weren’t...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank keanes2v2v
Reviewed October 3, 2018
Excellent and knowledgeable tour guide Ms Daria

My husband and I went to Saint Petersburg and attended this small group tour of Hermitage Museum on Sept 18, with an English tour guide Daria. We were in a 6 person group and met in front of the Alexander Pillar, on time. We skipped...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Yan W
Reviewed October 2, 2018
St Petersburg Hermitage Museum

If you are intending to go to the Hermitage I highly recommend you book this tour for two reasons.Firstly you definitely want to skip the line to get in which is quite horrendous and secondly you need a guide to take you the major exhibits...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Guy M
Reviewed September 23, 2018
Lovely

Our guide was excellent. She was very passionate about the things she was talking about. After we have finished our tour I have managed to go through the museum once again and to pay attention to the details. She succeeded to show us main masterpieces...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tijarospija
Reviewed August 6, 2018
best way to see it.

It just is, trust me. this is a world class. attraction, best seen in the winter. check for holiday closings

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michael_roachsf
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