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

Beat the crowds and lines at St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum with this 3-hour tour inside one of the world’s greatest art galleries. With an expert guide, enjoy skip-the-line entry, and between May and September, gain early admission so you can start your tour before the crowds. Enjoy personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six people.
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  • Min price: $50.00
  • Recommended duration of visit: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Palace Square, central St Petersburg

Departure Times:

  • Good for:
    • Informative, friendly and professional guide
    • Small-group tour
  • Operates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Inclusions:
    • Professional guide
    • Entrance fee and early access to Hermitage Museum (May to September)
    • Entrance fee and skip-the-line entry to Hermitage Museum (October to April)
    • Photo permits
  • Exclusions:
    • Gratuities (optional)
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Additional info:
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved
    • It is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes
    • A maximum of 7 people per booking
    • Special audio systems are provided for groups of 6+ pax
    • Not wheelchair accessible unless you receive help from the person which accompany you
  • Return Details: Concludes at Hermitage Museum, 2 Palace Square
  • Cancellation Policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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  • 2
    - 15 November 2017 -

    Aviator get a failing grade by association. The guide was late a couple of hours, therefore there was no early access. We skipped the horrendous lines, so the wait in the guided tours lines was acceptable

  • 5
    - 30 October 2017 -

    We took this tour with a guide that only takes very small groups of 8 people and it was very good. the Hermitage is a Museum that you cannot miss if you go to St Petersburg it is an absolute must.

  • 5
    - 20 October 2017 -

    The great advantage of a small tour is that you actually get to hear what the guide says! Our guide, Marina, a joy. She was enthusiastic, not averse to answering questions of any sort, has her own opinions and is delightful to watch as she throws her arms around, pirouettes and points! We were a group of 4 only and the Heritage is a large building but we managed to see a lot, and understand the nuances of Russian history. For me, the art was okay very European ..but the history is fascinating. I strongly Recommend a small tour anytime!

  • 5
    - 16 October 2017 -

    The Hermitage tour was a priority for us and we enjoyed every minute of it. Our guide Tim, was well organized, highly knowledgeable on art and history and an altogether enjoyable person to spend time with. We are very pleased with our choice and we highly recommend.

  • 5
    - 30 September 2017 -

    Tim, the guide did a superb job in taking us small group of 5 through The Hermitage. He showed us a lot of stuff which to me, was enough considering the size of the place and also an option to wander after. I think his knowledge, his professionalism, and what we saw was enough I didn't need to see any more! We were all clearly satisfied with Tim! Awesome job!

  • 5
    - 26 September 2017 -

    Had no idea that our small group was going to be just my family and I.... but hey it was great. Our guide was very good and covered the areas that would be crowded as soon as the museum opened. It would have been nice to see more of the statues and other things because I discovered I could only look at so many paintings before I just didn't care any more :- The rooms and building was amazing.

  • 5
    - 16 September 2017 -

    Great experience. Great guide. Tim Too much time spent outside Winter Palace waiting to get in should have been inside looking at treasures

  • 1
    - 25 August 2017 -

    There was neither a guide or a representative of the tour operator meetong us at the predetermined time 940 AM aT 10:00 AM a guide for another group same tour operator informed us that our tour would commence at 11:00 am. Well, the early entry did not heppened. Crowds very unbearable

  • 5
    - 23 August 2017 -

    Aside from a private tour, the small-group tour is the only good way to get through the crowds in the Hermitage and see a lot of the collection. Our tour guide managed to pack in a lot in the 2 1/2 hours of the tour. And, of course, the Hermitage is amazing!

  • 2
    - 22 August 2017 -

    Had to wait about 25 minutes to enter along with other small groups. Hermitage very crowded and hard to enjoy the paintings.

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