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St. Petersburg Walking Tour + The Hermitage Museum

Palace Embankment (Dvortsovaya)
Palace Embankment (Dvortsovaya)
Nevsky Prospect
Nevsky Prospect
Kazan Cathedral
Kazan Cathedral
The Hermitage, Palace Square
The Hermitage, Palace Square
Winter Palace, Throne Hall
Winter Palace, Throne Hall
The Hermitage, Winter Palace
The Hermitage, Winter Palace


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5 hours


Tour description: walk along Nevsky Prospect, pass by the department store Gostiny Dvor, Square of Arts, The Russian Museum, the Moika River embankment, stop by Spilled Blood Church (an inside visit is optional, tickets can be purchased at the museum booking-office), walk down the Griboedov Canal, pass by the House of Books, visit inside Kazan Cathedral, walk up Nevsky Prospect passing by Stroganov Palace, along Malaya Morskaya Street, reach St. Isaac's Square, stop by St. Isaac's Cathedral (an inside visit is optional, tickets can be purchased at the booking-office), walk to Bronze Horseman monument, then along the Neva River embankment by The Admiralty, stop by Palace Bridge to see Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral across the Neva River and St. Basil's Island (Vasilievsky ostrov) with Strelka and Rostral columns, walk on Palace Square with The Hermitage and Alexander Column.

After 30 minutes lunch break, you will continue touring The Hermitage Museum, one of the largest art museums in the world. You will enter The Hermitage Museum avoiding line-ups through the special entrance for organized groups (reserved entrance). Your tour inside will last from 2-2,5 hours. During this time you will visit several buildings of The Hermitage Museum: The Winter Palace, Little Hermitage, New and Old Hermitage. Your tour guide will take you through the State Rooms, Gala Suite of Apartments, Malachite Room, Gold Sitting Room of The Winter Palace. You will then explore the treasures of the Western European art collection featuring Leonardo da Vinci, Rafael, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Dyck and others.
You can optionally view the rich collection of French Impressionists and Post-Impressionists at the General Staff building including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Van Gogh, Matisse, Picasso which is the largest outside France. The additional charge of $15US/person will apply. At the end of your visit, you will view Palace Square and return to the hotel.

Must-see sights: Nevsky Prospect, Square of Arts, Spilled Blood Church, Alexandrinsky Theater, St. Isaac's Square, The Winter Palace, Palace Square, Bronze Horseman (Peter the Great's statue), Strelka with Rostral Columns, Fine Arts Academy, The Admiralty, University, etc.
Optional: The Synagogue.

Inside visits: The Hermitage Museum, Kazan Cathedral. If you wish to add inside visits for other cathedrals, please request it when making a booking. Additional entrance fees will apply.

Remarks: Wearing shorts is not allowed inside Kazan Cathedral. Monday - day off for The Hermitage Museum. It is wheel-chair accessible and equipped with elevators. There is a ramp at the entrance. It is possible to borrow a wheelchair at the Hermitage administrator's desk (subject to availability). You need to request us in advance when booking this tour. You should be able to walk about 1,5 miles. Comfortable footwear is recommended for this tour. It is not permitted to bring liquids into The Hermitage Museum. Food and drinks are only allowed in museum cafes. Only small bags are allowed inside. Backpacks, umbrellas, suitcases and overcoats should be left in the cloakroom. Amateur photo/video permit is included in your tour fee. Flash photografy is forbidden.

*Tour sequence may change depending on the day of the week, logistics, museum openining hours.


private guide,  entry & photo fees.


lunch, gratuity (suggested is 10% to the guide, 5% to the driver to be given separately).

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William W: After checking on tripadvisor as to private guides in St. Petersburg I came across guideguru.
All the reviews about this company were great so I decided to send them an email. Natalia the program Director got back to me promptly with an price of the tour that I requested. A few emails later we had settled on a price and day. This was payable on the day and covered admisson to the Hermitage
Julia our English speaking guide for the day, was absolutely wonderful. We did a 2hr city walking tour first then a 2hr Hermitage tour. Without her excellent local knowledge we would had seen but not understood the history behind everything that we saw. Having a private tour meant we could spend more time at certain things that interested us more without being hurried up. We would have got lost in The Hermitage without her! We even sat down for morning tea at her local favourite coffee shop. 
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 Is Russian visa required on this tour?
Yes, the Russian visa is required. Guide-Guru, LLC. is the certified tour operator (MBT 010048 reference number in the Registry of Russian Tour Operators) and can provide visa support (Tourist Voucher and The Tourist Confirmation) upon request at no charge.
 Where do we meet our guide?
You meet the guide at your hotel unless agreed differently. 
 Can the tour be customized?
Yes, the tour is customizable.
How to book:
1. Send a tour booking.
2. Receive our Confirmation.

30% deposit is required by Bank card. The balance payment is made at the beginning of your tour.
 Credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Amex). 
Cancellation: 30% cancellation fee if cancelled less than 7 days before the tour date. Please inform us as soon as possible if your plans change and you have to cancel your trip via e-mail or 24-hour phone +7-812-903-28-81.
Child younger than 6 y.o. may travel with 1 parent free of charge. Schoolchildren, students and children over 6 y.o. receive a discounted rate. (Students must provide their international ISIC ID card to our Tour Coordinator upon payment to claim their discount. If they fail to do this, they will be charged the full adult price).
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