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Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
The world-famous Hermitage Museum is home to the largest collection of paintings on Earth, holding about 3 million works of art. It is said that if one would spend 3 minutes admiring every exhibit of the Hermitage, it would take around three years to see the museum's whole exhibition.

The outstanding green, gold and white building of the Winter Palace, located in the very heart of Saint Petersburg on the banks of Neva River, is home to the Hermitage Museum. The adjacent Palace Square combining all the buildings of the complex is also worth a visit.

Hermitage's history falls back to 1764 when Empress Catherine the Great founded her first collection of fine works of art, purchased by Russia's ambassadors who brought them to Russia from all around the globe.

Today any visit to the Hermitage is highlighted by the Renaissance collection displaying works by Cezanne and Monet, and masterpieces by 20th-century painters like Picasso, Matisse, and Kandinsky.

Hermitage's historic Winter Palace surprises visitors with the gorgeous Malachite Room and the Great Nicholas Room where many imperial balls were held. The Concert Hall is renown for the imperial carriages exhibition. What is more, the museum is also rich in exhibits of archaeological findings dating to the age of Christ.

All in all, the Hermitage is an admired and prestigious treasure chest, encompassing the rich legacy of mankind and is a must-see in Saint Petersburg.

See it on following tours

Small group tour | Specials

Classic Moscow & St. Petersburg + Golden Ring + Helsinki & Baltic Capitals
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Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 08, 2019

18 days

6 cities

5 countries

Moscow | Saint Petersburg | Helsinki | Tallinn | Riga | Vilnius

Free extension: Feel the true essence of Russia while exploring Moscow, Saint Petersburg, and Golden Ring cities. Continue to Finland & unveil the secrets of the Baltics

Private tour | Top picks, Classic

Definitive Treasures of Two Capitals
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Flexible

11 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Cross Russia off your bucket list of "must" journeys of a lifetime with the ultimate private itinerary, built around your preferences. Enjoy all the unmissable sights with local pros, stay at best 5-star central hotels, private transfers, free visas, and plenty of free time to explore on your own.

Private tour | Top picks, Classic

Treasures of Two Capitals
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Flexible

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Going to Russia is always an unforgettable experience to remember for years and years! Enjoy top sights of Moscow & St. Petersburg from the beauty of the Red Square and Kremlin to Peterhof and Catherine's Palace with our tailor-made private tour.

Private tour | Top picks, Classic

Private Tour of Moscow & St. Petersburg (5-star)
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Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Our private tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg is a dream come true: accommodation in select 5-star properties, sightseeing tours with professional local guides, private drivers, included visa processing, and all the must-sees in one trip.

Small group tour | Gold, Top picks

Two Russian Capitals
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Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 10, 2019

9 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Embark on a journey-of-a-lifetime with our very popular small group tour to Moscow and St. Petersburg. Prepare to witness and fall in love with the great culture, art and history of the country, visible on every corner of the magnificent cities.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 08, 2019

11 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Set off on an unforgettable small group tour and see the best of extraordinary Russia. Stay in the centrally located hotels, enjoy guided sightseeing tours, see the highlights of Moscow, St Petersburg, the Golden Ring, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Private tour | Platinum

Platinum Russia
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Flexible

11 days

2 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Prepare to savor your time during a stay next to Kremlin and Nevsky. We had planned a perfect combination of expert touring and activities, so you can experience the best of Russia with local pro guides.

Private tour | Classic, Heritage

Definitive Russia 16-day Tour
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Flexible

16 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Suzdal | Saint Petersburg | Petrozavodsk | Kizhi Island

Get an in-depth exploration of Russia during the fully-customizable private tour with included Russian visas and best hotels that covers it all: ancient towns called "Russian Vatican", the gorgeous region of Karelia, Kizhi Island and traditional villages, as well as the unmissable sights of both capitals, Moscow and St. Petersburg.

Private tour | Platinum

Platinum Venice of the North
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7 days

1 city

1 country

Saint Petersburg

Embark on an incredible journey to Russia's northen capital - Saint Petersburg and see the best of the city with your fully customizable seven day tour. Explore the most beautiful Russian city and visit famous sights like the Hermitage Museum.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

1 city

1 country

Saint Petersburg

Meet Saint Petersburg, Russia's most beautiful city. Our private St. Petersburg tour shows you the very best of what the city has to offer with professional guides. Complimentary Russian visas and accommodation in best central 4-star hotels included.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

7 days

1 city

1 country

Saint Petersburg

Travel to St. Petersburg with our hallmark private tour with free Russian visas. Stay at best 5-star hotels, travel on high-speed trains, and enjoy the services of private drivers and professional local guides. From Russia with love!

Private tour | Classic

Wonders of Russia
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13 days

3 cities

1 country

Moscow | Irkutsk | Saint Petersburg

Discover the most sought-after gems of Russia and enjoy the best of Moscow, Irkutsk, St. Petersburg and the outstanding Pearl of Siberia - Lake Baikal.

Private tour | Classic

Treasures of Three Capitals & Golden Ring
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15 days

3 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg | Kazan

Discover Russia's three capitals: Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kazan and get a deep insight of the Golden Ring towns.

Private tour | Heritage

UNESCO Tour
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13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Suzdal | Yaroslavl | Kazan | Saint Petersburg

Catch authentic Russian spirit, setting off on a UNESCO tour and enjoying extensive sightseeing around the two gorgeous Russian capitals as well as exploring some hidden gems of such historic locations as Kazan, Veliky Novgorod and Vladimir.

Private tour  |  Nearest Date:
Flexible

12 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Saint Petersburg | Petrozavodsk | Kizhi Island | Murmansk

Discover the majestic Russian winter as you explore the brilliant Moscow and Saint Petersburg, the inspiring Karelia region and make your way up north to witness the dazzling Northern Lights. Experience a cooking class, vodka tasting, snowmobile riding, husky dog sledding, and meet the Saami people.

5-star cruise | Gold

Volga Dream Gold Moscow - St. Petersburg
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5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 31, 2019

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Have the time of your life while discovering the best of Russia aboard the boutique MS Volga Dream. This premium river cruise has it all: best tours of Russia's major landmarks, uniques experiences, impeccable service.

5-star cruise | Platinum

Volga Dream Platinum Moscow - St. Petersburg
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5-star cruise  |  Nearest Date:
May 31, 2019

13 days

5 cities

1 country

Moscow | Uglich | Yaroslavl | Kizhi Island | Saint Petersburg

Set off on an amazing journey on Volga River aboard the 5-star MS Volga Dream ship. Discover the authentic Russian culture by visiting quaint villages while traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg and enjoying the impeccable service.

Private tour | Classic

Three Baltic Capitals + St. Petersburg
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10 days

4 cities

4 countries

Vilnius | Riga | Tallinn | Saint Petersburg

Set forth on a journey of discovery around the splendid Baltic capitals: Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn and then make your way to the sparkling Northern capital of Russia - St. Petersburg.

Private rail tour  |  Nearest Date:
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23 days

7 cities

3 countries

Beijing | Ulan Bator | Irkutsk | Ekaterinburg | Kazan | Moscow | Saint Petersburg

Start your exploration from the capital of oriental magic, Beijing, cross the Gobi Desert before arriving in Mongolia's Ulan Bator. Lose yourself in the beauty of Lake Baikal, visit Irkutsk, cross over the Ural Mountains and continue to mighty Moscow. Finally, arrive in royal St. Petersburg.

Small group tour  |  Nearest Date:
May 12, 2019

14 days

7 cities

5 countries

Copenhagen | Oslo | Flam | Bergen | Stockholm | Helsinki | Saint Petersburg

FREE EXTENSION: Travel all Scandinavia, enjoying complimentary days in the capital of Finland, Helsinki

E.g., Oct 18 2018