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Private tour: Hermitage Museum and 3-course Traditional Russian Lunch (with roundtrip transfer) (5 hours)

Visit one of the best museums in the world, led by a private guide! And then get a taste of traditional Russian cuisine. After pick-up from your hotel, admire the outstanding art masterpieces at the State Hermitage Museum - one of the world’s greatest art galleries. During this 4-hour private tour, our expert guide will share details with you that you won't find in the guidebooks. Then, go to an authentic Russian restaurant to devour a 3-course traditional Russian lunch.

Start with a pick-up from your hotel, and then hop inside an air-conditioned coach. You will arrive to one of the best museums in the world: 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" 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.
See the works by Da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Picasso, El Greco and many other Old Masters, as well as other collections of sculptures, prints, paintings and archeological finds, from 3,000 B.C. to our time.

Next, walk with your guide to a nearby located traditional Russian restaurant, famous for the best traditions of national cuisine, the highest quality of serving, tasty food and delightful atmosphere. Enjoy a 3-course lunch with traditional Russian cuisine meals and a traditional Russian soft drink.

With your appetite sated, hop back inside your coach and travel back to your hotel.

Type: Private Tour
Duration: 5 hours
Departure time: 10:30 AM

Important info

Price includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your central hotel (Comfortable car/minivan with A/C)
  • Professional English-speaking guide assistance. Other languages upon request (additional charge may apply)
  • 3-course traditional Russian lunch with the Vodka shot at the restaurant
  • Entrance fee to Hermitage Museum with skip-the-line entrance
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
Not included
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities to guide/driver (optional)
Additional expenses

 

Additional info
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements after the booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Departure and Return

Departure:

10:30 am, meeting at the lobby of your St Petersburg hotel/hostel. After booking, please contact the local tour operator to specify your hotel name. You can change the hotel for pick-up until no later than 3 days before departure

Return:

about 3:30 pm, your hotel/hostel.

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
Saint Petersburg : Winter Palace
St. Petersburg's most famous building, the Winter Palace not only physically dominates Palace Square and the south embankment of the Neva River, but also plays a central political, symbolic, and cultural role in the three-century history of the city. Read more
1/7th of the World : Russian Food
Russian Food is a collection of the different cooking traditions of the Russian people.  Read more

Reviews

Our guide, Valeria, was very knowledgeable and a real problem solver. When I booked the tour, I was very specific about what we wanted to see, but upon arrival at the Hermitage I told Valeria what was most important for us and she said many of those things were not included. She immediately spoke with her office and fixed everything, including changing our lunch to dinner so we could spend 7 1/2 hours seeing everything we wanted. Valeria explained both the history, art and furnishing's importance. She was very good at getting us around all the big tour groups....the museum is mobbed with busloads of tourists both from the cruise ships and generic tours and it makes it very hard to see the top art, like the Rembrandts. Tour books recommend seeing both the gold and diamond rooms which can only be toured with a Hermitage guide, tickets purchased separately. If you only have time for one, see Diamond, it includes representatives of what is in Gold Room.

Emily, United States   23 May 2017

Was excellent and tour guide was very cordial and knowledgable

Omar S, USA   15 Jul 2016

This tour will take you to parts of the Hermitage cruise ship passengers don't normally reach. We saw all the artefacts from ancient times with an excellent guide who was friendly, courteous and very helpful. Saw the Rembrandts without a crowd. Very nice lunch at a nearby restaurant afterwards.

Elizabeth C, UK   16 May 2016

A beautiful collection of buildings whose content was just delightful. I particularly loved that each room was decorated uniquely - the frescoes and ceilings were a true delight.

Jaydo, USA   10 May 2016

This was a great tour. Our guide, Irene, was knowledgeable about the art and the history of this building and it was very interesting. Also recommend booking this tour just for the group access, group cloak room and no lines. You want to spend as much time as possible within the walls of this building not waiting. Lunch at nearby restaurant was nice. We had our own private room where we could discuss all the beauty we had just seen.

Elise C, USA   07 Jan 2016

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5 person - US$ 525 (US$ 105 per person)
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8 person - US$ 712 (US$ 89 per person)
Price for persons: 1 - 8

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