Private tour of Hermitage Museum and 1-hour canal cruise

Private tour of Hermitage Museum and 1-hour canal cruise

Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish
Availability: Tuesdays to Sundays
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Do this because
  • 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

This tour will begin in the lobby of your hotel, from where your private guide will take you to the Hermitage Museum by car (taxi).

During the 3-hour tour inside the museume 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 about you.


10.30am: Meet in your hotel (another meeting time is possible, must be negotiated). Transfer to the museum by car (taxi)
10.45a - 12.40pm: Tour inside the Hermitage Museum (Main Complex)
1.10pm - 1.30pm: Walk to the pier
1.30pm - 2.40pm: Canal and river cruise on a public boat

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What's included
  • Entrance fees
  • Guided tour
  • Audio guide
  • Cruise
  • Private tour
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Skip-the-line tickets
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off
Reduced price
  • Infants ages (0-4): free
Meeting point:

You'll be picked up from your hotel. If your hotel is located up to 5 km away from the museum. Please provide hotel information when you make your booking.

What to remember
  • Please confirm the pick-up place and time directly with the local operator. You can find their contact information in the voucher after booking
  • Your pick-up location must be within 5 km of the museum
  • The tour inside the Hermitage is available in English and Spanish language from a live guide
  • Audio-guides during boat cruise are available in English, Spanish, French and German
  • Note the live-guided tour of the Hermitage is approximately 3 hours with a 1-hour cruise with an audio-guide
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  • Tuesdays to Sundays at 10.30am and 2.30pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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