- Guided tours of must-see St. Petersburg landmarks
- Discover works by the world’s greatest artists
- Follow most interesting route through the Winter Palace
If you’re visiting St. Petersburg then the Hermitage Museum is certain to be on your itinerary. With this fantastic Russia gift experience, you’ll be led around the best route through the world’s oldest museum (founded in 1754 by Catherine the Great!) by a professional guide, so that you manage to tick off all of the most important sights. You’ll begin by crossing the historic Pevchesky Bridge, and entering the WInter Palace, once home to Russian Tsars. This tour takes all of the main buildings in the museum complex, through multiple art galleries and majestic state interiors. The opulence and beauty on display is staggering - prepare to be wowed.
Possible the biggest attraction in the Hermitage Museum, and there are many, is the collection of European art from the 15th to the 18th centuries by the likes of Michelangelo, Da Vinci and Raphael. You’ll also see an impressive selection of works from the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists in the General Staff Building, and the Peacock clock in the Small Hermitage. This St. Petersburg gift experience is endlessly fascinating, with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide who can shape the route if there is anything in particular you don’t want to miss.