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Curator-led Private Tour: The Russian Imperial Romanoff Family Jewels (2 hours)

The Hermitage Diamond room is a breathtaking museum, famous for priceless gems that used to belong to the Romanov family as well as diplomatic gifts to Russian court. Definitely, it's one of the most interesting collections in the world.

The Diamond Room at the Hermitage Museum is a repository of the museum's magnificent and unique collections of jewellery art.  It is an absolutely fascinating collection of snuff-boxes, watches, pendants, pins, mirrors, earrings, rings, bracelets and medallions, decorated with precious stones. The Diamond Room shows the evolution of the jeweller's craft over the centuries from the third millennium B.C. to the beginning of the 20th century.

The Diamond Rooms showcase masterpieces of Russian and European jewellery art from the Romanov and private family collections, as well as pieces of church art, diplomatic gifts made by the most prominent jewellers of the time and some works by Fabergé.

The Diamond Room visit is by pre-arranged appointment only, no exceptions. Usually, it lasts just for 30 minutes and you will be a part of a large tourist group. With us, your will enjoy the skip-the-line Diamond Room fully private tour with a Curator, who actually curates the Diamond Room. It will take about 1 hour 15 minutes. That will allow you to see all the unique jewellery masterpieces without any rush and crush.

After the extraordinary Diamond Room tour, you will see other exhibitions of one of the best museums in the world: The State Hermitage Museum.

The Hermitage is the world culture encyclopaedia. The buildings that the Hermitage occupies are brilliant examples of European architecture. The walls of these buildings have also seen a great number of important historical events and almost all history of the Russian Empire took place within them - from Peter the Great to Nicolay II. Every visitor can feel the force of Russian history here. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The collections occupy a large complex of six historic buildings along Palace Embankment, including the Winter Palace, a former residence of Russian emperors.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Departure time: 11:00 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Professional art historian English/German/French-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • Private skip-the-line Diamond Room visit with a Curator
  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Hermitage
  • Entrance fees
  • As-long-as-you-want stay in the Hermitage museum after the Diamond Room tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks (there is a cafe inside the museum where you can take a break for lunch)
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional info
  • Before entering the Hermitage Museum, you must cross the metal-detector (for safety reasons)
  • The tour price already includes all the taxes & fees, you will not see any of them later during the checkout.
  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers
Departure and Return

Departure: main entrance of the Hermitage museum

Departure time: Due to extremely high demand, the exact departure time of the tour will be confirmed 1 day before the tour.

The tour usually starts between 11 am and 2 pm. Please confirm with the local operator.

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Return: the Hermitage Museum (Winter Palace)

Sights included in program

Saint Petersburg : Hermitage Museum
The Hermitage Museum is the world culture encyclopaedia written in Russian. It is a unique museum that combines a beautiful art collection with the memory of Russian national history. This is a museum of culture, a museum of art, a museum of Russian history, and also the museum of Russian architecture. The whole Hermitage is where the heritages of different nations were collected and displayed. It is one of the largest and oldest museums in the w... Read more
Hermitage Museum : Hermitage Diamond Room
The Hermitage Diamond Room is a breathtaking museum, famous for priceless gems that used to belong to the Romanov family as well as diplomatic gifts to Russian court. The Diamond Rooms showcase masterpieces of Russian and European jewelry art and private family collections, as well as pieces of church art and some works by Fabergé. It is an absolutely fascinating collection of snuff-boxes, watches, pendants, pins, mirrors, earrings, r... Read more

Reviews

Our guide Ilya was very knowledgeable. He managed to help us avoid the crowds as much as was possible and really helped to show us the important collections in the museum.

Jan M, USA   10 Jun 2016

Our guide Alexandria was excellent! She was extremely knowledgable and very nice!

Linda A, USA   05 Jun 2016

The tour was excellent, very informative, both guide and the curator knew their history and as we were interested even our Russian speaking curator started speaking to us in English !

Carol O, UK   19 Nov 2015

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