Discover the Hermitage, 'The Crown Jewel' of St. Petersburg. It’s home to three million pieces of art, spread across five buildings, the most impressive of which is the Winter Palace. You’ll be struck by its splendour, the dazzling whiteness of the marble statues and its superb staterooms. Admire the excellent tapestries and the elegant chandeliers and spot the famous Peacock Clock. Your guide will take you to the galleries that house some of the world's most acclaimed collections by grand masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Titian, El Greco through to Goya, Rubens and Rembrant to name but a few. The culmination of your day will be a visit to the Gold Room that harbours a significant collection of archaeological finds. Plus there’s a fabulous collection of Western European jewellery made by the most prominent jewellers of the time.
This is an active walking tour with about 1.5 hours of walking in the museum and no area to sit. This tour is not suitable for guests who have limited mobility or anyone using a wheelchar as there are no lifts, a number of steps and uneven terrain. The Hermitage can get busy which is unavoidable for such important historical sites, therefore please expect crowds and queues. Photo and video fees are included in the cost of this tour. Flash photography restrictions may apply to certain areas. The Hermitage museum may close some of the halls without prior notice.
If you’re planning to go ashore in St Petersburg don’t forget, if you join us on one of our organised shore excursions, you’re covered by our group visa. But if you wish to go ashore independently at anytime you’ll need to obtain your own visa from the Russian Federation Embassy prior to your cruise.
- SUITABILITY Large amount of physical activity.