Private tour of Hermitage Museum and 1-hour canal cruise
Activities

Private tour of Hermitage Museum and 1-hour canal cruise

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 4 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Learn the stories behind the masterpieces in the Hermitage collection
  • Walk through the historic interiors of 4 palaces which form the Hermitage Museum complex
  • Tell the guide what you want and let them focus the tour on your interests
  • Avoid the ticket line and walk right in to spend more time with the art
  • Come face-to-face with a variety of works and appreciate them with your own eyes
What to expect

During the 3-hour tour inside the museum you will see the State Rooms of the Hermitage (Winter Palace), a huge portion of the museum’s collection of world-famous paintings and other incredible works of art.

In the course of your tour, you will be able to admire the splendor of the Gala Stairway, Peter’s Memorial Hall, the Armorial Hall, the Gallery of 1812 with its numerous portraits, the Pavilion Hall, and several other gala rooms. It is impossible to describe in a nutshell the wealth, the beauty and the magnificence of the Hermitage. You really need to see this with your own eyes.

After stepping out of the museum, your guide will take you to the pier where you will jump on an open-air boat (including several seats in a covered area inside) travel the Fontanka River, the Kryukov Canal, the Moika River and the Neva River. You will also hear many exciting stories and facts about the city from an audio-guide on board the boat. Sailing along the numerous canals in the city can be much fun, especially if you have a company of friends and, of course, your camera.

TOUR IN THE MORNING:
10.30am - Meet your tour guide in the meeting point
10.40am - 13.00pm: Tour inside the Hermitage Museum (Main Complex)
1.10pm - 1.20pm: Walk to the pier
1.30pm - 2.30pm: Canal and river cruise on a public boat

TOUR IN THE AFTERNOON:
2.00pm - Meet your tour guide in the meeting point
2.10pm - 4.30pm: Tour inside the Hermitage Museum (Main Complex)
4.40pm - 4.50pm: Walk to the pier
5.00pm - 6.00pm: Canal and river cruise on a public boat

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Audio guide
  • Cruise
  • Private tour
  • Skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants ages (0-5): free
Where

Bol'shaya Morskaya Ulitsa, 2, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186

Meeting point:

Meet your guide under the yellow arch right in front of the Winter Palace (Hermitage). The guide will be standing under the clocks located under the Arch of the General Staff Building. Look for your guide holding a sign saying "HERMITAGE TOUR".

What to remember
  • Minimum of 2 participants required at booking
  • Note the live-guided tour of the Hermitage is approximately 3 hours with a 1-hour cruise with an audio-guide
  • Hermitage Museum:
  • Although tickets are pre-booked with skip-the-line entrance, a delay (10-15 minutes) entering may occur during busy periods (May-August)
  • This tour does not include the Hermitage theatre where performances and shows take place
  • It is necessary to walk and/or stand for the entire duration of this tour. There are no stops for seating planned for this tour
  • Tickets are only valid for one-time entrance. It is not possible to leave the museum and re-enter, even on the same day
  • Please note that food, drinks, luggage and/or large bags are not allowed
  • Boat tour:
  • Boat tour may be delayed or canceled due to weather conditions (for example high waves or high water levels). In case of cancellation, customers will receive a voucher to participate in the next available boat cruise
  • The boat tour is not private and other guests will be on board
  • Audio-guides during boat cruise are available in English, Spanish, French and Italian
  • Unfortunately, the boat pier is not wheelchair accessible
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When
  • Please refer to the calendar for updated starting times and availability
  • Arrive 5 minutes prior to your tours start time
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Provider
HOROSHO
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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