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Treasures of The Hermitage + The Diamonds of the Gold Room

Winter Palace, St. George Hall
Winter Palace, St. George Hall
Winter Palace, The Boudoir
Winter Palace, The Boudoir


No queues (prebooked entrance)
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$US  /
445 247 193 168 147 140 137 135 132 130 122 120 117 115 115 110

 3,5 hours


This tour offers you a unique opportunity to explore the riches of The Hermitage Museum and have a special tour of The Gold Room (Diamond Treasure Gallery Room). You will enter The Hermitage Museum avoiding line-ups by going through the special entrance for organized groups (reserved entrance). Your tour inside will last about 3 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 will next visit The Gold Room and view the impressive collection of royal diamonds.
At the end of your visit, you will view Palace Square and return to the cruise ship. Upon request, either a general tour or a thematic tour can be provided for a more in-depth coverage of those art collections which interest you most.
Impressionists and Post-impressionists have moved to the restored building of the General Staff (close to Winter Palace). The tour takes 1 extra hour and can be arranged for the extra fee of $15US/person.
Remarks: Monday - day off. A private tour of the Gold Room will be booked not later than 20th of the month preceding your visit. During the high tourist season The Hermitage Museum reserves the right to refuse private tour bookings due to the excessive number of bookings and limited admittance. We will be able to confirm your booking at the beginning of the month of your visit. Alternatively, we will do our best to buy the tickets for the daily public tour. The tickets are subject to availability and they are on sale only on the day of your visit.
Hermitage is wheel-chair accessible and equipped with elevators. There is a ramp at the entrance from the street. 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 museum. Food and drinks are only allowed in the museum cafes. Only small bags are allowed inside. Backpacks, umbrellas, suitcases and overcoats should be left in the cloakroom. Photo/video permit is included in your tour fee. Flash photografy is forbidden.
 Inside the Gold Room photography and video are forbidden.

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


private guide, private comfortable A/C vehicle, admission fees (no line-ups), photo/video permits, bank fees.


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

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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).
Tour mates:
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