A Private Hermitage Museum Excursion, 4 hrs cruise shore tour in St. Petersburg
This tour is an excellent opportunity to get a general impression of the museum whiteout omitting any of the highlights. An expert guide will show you the glorious State Rooms designed to accommodate 10 thousand guests, few surviving living quarters and certainly the highlights of the collection of art. After the tour you go out brimming with impressions and still wishing to come back again.
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, the residence of the Russian tsars that was built to the design of Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli in 1754-62. This ensemble, formed in the 18th and 19th centuries, is extended by the eastern wing of the General Staff building, the Menshikov Palace and the recently constructed Repository.
Put together throughout two centuries and a half, the Hermitage collections of works of art (over 3,000,000 items) present the development of the world culture and art from the Stone Age to the 20th century. Today the Museum is creating its digital self-portrait to be displayed around the world. Computer technologies enable the State Hermitage Museum to provide people from all over the world with wider access to information about the Museum and its treasures.
- English Speaking Guide
- Inside visits to Museums
- Tour Tickets
According the Russian law cruise ship passengers can actually visit Russia on visa-waiver scheme providing that the stop in the port of call doesn't exceed 72 hours and tourists stay overnight on board of the cruise ship. Cruise passengers may disembark from the ship without a tourist visa if they participate on tours organised by cruise company or a Russian authorised tour operator.