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Russian Art through Centuries: Tretyakov Picture Gallery with Metro tour (4 hours)

"Delve into the depths of Russian art and its underground." This tour includes a ride on the second largest Metro in the world which spans nearly the whole city, before immersing yourself in Russian culture with over 170,000 works of art ranging from the earliest religious paintings to the most modern. The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. Founded by the Russian merchant and patron Pavel Tretyakov in 1856, this State Gallery has a unique and the largest collection of Russian Art spanning over a thousand years. The Gallery, donated to the state in 1892, now contains over 170,000 works of art, from early religious paintings to the most modern masterpieces. You’ll find a huge range of culture, history and beauty in the amazing collection of the Gallery, including the Old Russian art, icons, jewellery collection, masterpieces of A.Rublev, A.Savrasov, I.Repin and other Russian artists. Whilst riding the metro to the Gallery, you will get a real sense of Russian life before admiring one of the most beautiful art collection in the world.

You will be met at your centrally located hotel by one of our knowledgeable guides, who will first take you on a short metro tour right to Tretyakov Gallery. 

Tretyakov Picture Gallery (inside visit)

The Tretyakov Gallery boasts a collection of more than 170,000 Russian works of art, created over the last 300 – 400 years, with some pieces more than a thousand years old. The gallery has representation from all the periods of Russian and European art, including classicism, romanticism and impressionism. By the end of the tour, you will come away having been thoroughly immersed in Russian art, culture and history.

Your guide points out the major highlights, including portraits of some of the best-known figures from Russian history as well as some key pieces like the Byzantine Our Lady of Vladimir and the masterpiece Trinity by Andrei Roublev. Explore the rich collection of Russian and Soviet art with your guide. The gallery houses pictures by such artists as Andrei Rublev, Kazimir Malevich, and Wassily Kandinsky, famous “Girl with Peaches” by Valentin Serov, works of Vasily Vereshchagin, Ivan Aivazovsky and many more

  • One of the finest collections of Russian art in the world

  • More than 170,000 pieces of incredible artwork, including many that have never been seen abroad

  • Portraits of Russian figures from Dostoyevsky to Tolstoy

  • Enthralling history of gallery dating back to 1856

  • Expert guide giving fascinating insights into the museum

Tretyakov Gallery is a true gem of the Russian capital. Comprising the world's best collection of the Russian art, it is a place to visit for any connoisseur of art, wishing to plunge into Russian life and culture in the best traditions of the world fine arts.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 4 hours

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up from centrally-located hotel by tour guide
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Entrance fee to Tretyakov Art Gallery
  • Metro tickets
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Departure and Return

Departure point: Your Moscow centrally located hotel

Return details: tour concludes at the gallery

Departure time: daily except Mondays, flexible departure time

Sights included in program

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The State Tretyakov Gallery is the national treasury of Russian fine art and one of the greatest museums in the world. It possesses a unique collection of Russian art which includes masterpieces which span a period of a thousand years. The Gallery's collection consists entirely of Russian art and artists who have made а contribution to the history of Russian art or been closely connected with it. Nowadays it contains more than 170,000 works by Ru... Read more

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