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Curator-led Private Tour: Culture of Scythians and The Golden Store (2 hours)

Take a private tour of the Hermitage Gold Room with a Hermitage Museum Curator! The Gold Room has a spectacular collection of gold, silver, and royal jewels that belonged to the Russian Tsars. It has the best and biggest collection of Scynthian Gold in the world. Famous ancient Grecian gold, oriental jewelry from India, Iran and China, as well as some superb examples of ceremonial oriental weapons. The collection consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating from the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D.The stunning collection of the Hermitage Gold Room will be the gem of your travel. Afterwards continue exploring the other exhibitions in the museum independently, as your ticket includes all-day admission.

Highlights

  • Led by an art historian
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • All entrance fees included
  • Family friendly

The fabulous Gold Room is the most prized section of the famous Hermitage Museum: A spectacular collection of gold, silver, and royal jewels that belonged to the Russian Tsars.

The Gold Room presents a significant collection of archaeological finds - the famous ancient Grecian gold, the best and the world's biggest collection of Scythian gold, Oriental jewellery from India, Iran and China, as well as some superb examples of ceremonial oriental weapons. It consists of around 1,500 works made from gold and dating to the 7th century B.C. to the 19th century A.D. Admire a large number of amazing gold artefacts: bracelets, rings, earrings, female and male clothing decorations. The stunning collection of the Hermitage Gold Room will be the gem of your travel.

Access to the Gold Room is usually by pre-arranged appointment only, with no exceptions, and usually, a tour would last for 30 minutes and you would have to be part of a large group. Therefore this private, 1 hour 15 minutes tour is really a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and not to be missed!

Your private tour of the Gold Room will take place with a curator, who actually curates the room itself. All of the curators at the museum have a PhD in art history, are real connoisseurs of art. They are also extremely enthusiastic about their collection. The curator will share details with you that you won't find in the guidebooks.

After your extraordinary Gold Room tour, you will have the opportunity to continue exploring the other exhibitions at one of the best museums in the world independently: The State Hermitage Museum. The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, is the biggest museum in the World (together with the Louvre in Paris, they are in competition for the World's "No 1" title in terms of exhibition space, number of items and collections etc). 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 - 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.

Your tour includes an all-day entrance ticket, so you can stay at this marvellous museum as long as you wish after the tour (closing time is 6 pm; and on Wednesdays, it is 9 pm). 

There is a cafe inside the museum, where you can take a break for lunch if you wish (own expense).

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 Gold 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 Gold 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 45 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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 confirmed 1 day before.

The tour usually starts between 11am and 2pm. 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 Gold Room
Possibly the most prized section of the famous Hermitage is the fabulous Golden Room, a spectacular collection of gold, silver, and royal jewels that belonged to the Russian tsars. The Gold Room presents a significant collection of archeological finds—the famous Ancient Greece gold, the best in the world collection of Scythian gold, numerous royal gifts and a fabulous collection of Eastern European jewelry made by the most prominent je... Read more

Reviews

Our tour guide was Valeria was incredible. Extremely knowledgeable and very interesting. We were exhausted but really wanted to spend several more hours with her talking about all of the wonders in the Hermitage.

Sue D, USA   09 Aug 2016

Fantastic. The Gold rooms are wonderful and full of treasures from very old cultures. The guide who spoke excellent English showed us the most dainty of details. The Museum tour which followed was essential to get the best out of the Hermitage. The Museum is very big and full so getting from place to place with a guide is much easier.

Marie S, UK   11 Jul 2015

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