St Petersburg excursions

Private Saint Petersburg tour to the Hermitage Museum & the Golden treasury of the Diamond gallery

From 64€

Schedule: Tue/ Thu/ Sat /Sun 10:00 am — 18:00 pm; Wed / Fri 10:00 am — 20:00 pm; Not available on Monday
Duration: 5 hours
Inclusions: Local guide (English/French| Italian/Spanish), transport & hotel pickup and drop-off, entrance tickets 
No hidden fees – price includes all taxes.
Optional: The General Staff Building, Cruise Port pickup and drop-off.
Cancellation: free of charge 7 days prior to your tour.
Prices valid from 15.04.2018 to 25.10.2018

Description

The Holarussia company invite you to the private Saint Petersburg tour to the Hermitage Museum & the Golden treasury or the Diamond gallery.

This private Saint Petersburg tour to the Hermitage Museum in Russian tours will allow you to get acquainted with:

  1. The Winter palace and its staterooms
  2. The masterpieces of the geniuses Da Vinchi and Rembrandt.

The Hermitage collections were started at the times of Catherine the Great. The empress acquired the works of art as a private person and her first paintings were the masterpieces of the Flemish school of painting.
Later new acquisitions were made and the collection started to grow. Nicholas the First established a public museum as late as 1852.

  • Nowadays the Hermitage is the richest collection of the works of art of different times and cultures.
  • This St. Petersburg museum is one of the most visited museums in the world.

The private Saint Petersburg tour to the Hermitage Museum is an acquaintance with the mega- exhibition of art illustrating art history from the primitive culture till nowadays

Moreover it is an excursion to the main residence of the Russian emperors – The Winter Palace. This ornate building decorating the main square of St. Petersburg is one of the architectural landmarks of the Northern Venice. Diplomatic missions were received in the palace, famous balls and parties were thrown here. The lavish decoration of the staterooms serves as a confirmation of that.

✓ During the private Saint Petersburg tour you will also visit the “sanctuary”of the museum collection of the Hermitage – its Treasury. It is only possible to visit the treasury together with the tour-guide and an additional security-check is performed. The Golden Treasury and the Diamond Gallery can only house few visitors at a time. It is not so easy to get there so this tour should rather be planned and organized in advance. Hence you will be sure that you are going to be able to visit the Golden Treasury or the Diamond Gallery.

During the private Saint Petersburg tour stunning masterpieces of the jewelry art will appear before your eyes:

  • The Golden Treasury is a collection of the wealth of the Scythians
  • The royal gifts of the Chinese and Indian, Iranian and Japanese masters
  • Amazing ornaments of the ancient peoples of Siberia and the Sarmatians.

You will see necklaces and earrings made in a unique rare and unsurpassed technique. None of the modern jewelers could yet succeed in making anything close to the mastery of the ancient technique lost in the course of time still a mystery for the following generations. It is a special pleasure to visit the Gallery of Diamonds on a private Saint Petersburg tour when you are not bothered by other visitors and can enjoy these beautiful creations so fine that it takes a magnifying glass to help you appreciate all the intricate details. The talent of the Russian jeweler of the beginning of the 20th century Karl Faberge also flourished in his work with the Hermitage jewelry collection.

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