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Art Lover's Guide to St. Petersburg

Art Lover's Guide to St. Petersburg

Often touted as Russia’s cultural capital, St. Petersburg has enough historic masterpieces and world-famous museums to tempt even the most discerning art enthusiast. From the iconic Fabergé eggs to ground-breaking contemporary collections, here’s our pick of the must-see sites for art lovers in St. Petersburg.

The Hermitage—World-Famous Collection in a Royal Palace

Housed in the sumptuous Winter Palace, the permanent collection of the State Hermitage Museum features some three million works, making it one of the largest art museums in the world. Highlights include pieces by Michelangelo, Rubens, Rembrandt, and Picasso.

State Russian Museum—World’s Largest Russian Art Collection

Shining the spotlight on Russian masters such as Aivazovsky, Repin, Kustodiev, and Brullov, the State Russian Museum offers the most comprehensive collection of Russian art in the world, with works dating from the 10th to 20th century.

Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art—St. Petersburg’s Leading Contemporary Art Museum

Behind its Stalinist facade, the Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art showcases the country’s largest collection of Russian contemporary art and hosts an exciting roster of temporary exhibitions, film screenings, and cultural events. 

Fabergé Museum—Nine Fabergé Imperial Easter Eggs

The star attraction of the Fabergé Museum, which displays the opulent creations of legendary Russian jeweler Peter Carl Fabergé, is the series of nine imperial Easter eggs—of which only 44 exist in the world.  

General Staff Building—Impressionist Works from the Hermitage Collection

Visitors to the Hermitage Museum can also enjoy entrance to the neighboring General Staff Building. An architectural masterpiece designed by Carlo Rossi in the early 19th century, it’s home to the Hermitage’s collection of impressionist and postimpressionist works.

Metro Stations—Art Masterpieces Under the City

St. Petersburg’s subway stations are unlike any others. Constructed during the 20th century, the eight main stations are magnificent feats of architecture, featuring marble columns, chandeliers, elaborate mosaics, and bas-relief carvings.

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Skip The Line: Legendary Faberge Eggs on Private Tour of Faberge Museum

Skip The Line: Legendary Faberge Eggs on Private Tour of Faberge Museum

You can’t miss checking out the works of jewelry house Faberge while in St Petersburg. Make the experience even more special by taking a private tour of the Shuvalov Palace, which houses the world’s largest collection of Faberge works. Skipping the lines will make your day even easier, giving you more time to linger in the beautiful palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$170.00
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US$170.00
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5-Hour St. Petersburg Hermitage State Museum Small-Group Guided Private Tour

5-Hour St. Petersburg Hermitage State Museum Small-Group Guided Private Tour

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The Hermitage State Museum is one of the largest museums in the world and visiting on a small-group tour means you won’t miss any of the highlights. Avoid the crowd with skip-the-line entrance; enjoy a guided tour of the Faberge Halls, the Diamond Room, and the Gold Room; then spend the afternoon exploring the rest of the museums at your own pace.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$399.00
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US$399.00
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Private Tour: Romanoff's Treasures and Gold Room with a Curator in the Hermitage Museum and Faberge Halls

Private Tour: Romanoff's Treasures and Gold Room with a Curator in the Hermitage Museum and Faberge Halls

With this private, 5-hour tour of Romanoff’s Treasures, the Gold Room, and the Faberge Halls at the Hermitage Museum, you can avoid the large crowds by skipping the lines and getting the unique opportunity to see most of the museum all in one day. You’ll get more time in each exhibit room to admire rare jewelry pieces from Russian royalty, India, Iran, and China. Plus, your guide has a Ph.D. in art history to keep you highly entertained every step of the way.
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  • 5 hours
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US$339.00
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US$339.00
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PRIVATE ART Tour to the Russian Museum, Hermitage and Church on Spilled Blood

PRIVATE ART Tour to the Russian Museum, Hermitage and Church on Spilled Blood

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Explore two of St Petersburg’s artistic and architectural highlights on this walking tour, with a knowledgeable guide. Ogle the eye-popping, multi-domed Church of the Saviour on Spilled Blood, and head inside with your guide to appreciate its opulent interior. Then, enjoy a guided tour of St Petersburg’s Russian Museum, the world’s largest repository of Russian art. Then head to the Winter Palace and enjoy a guided tour of the world-famous Hermitage Museum, where you'll enjoy free time to explore independently. Enjoy a personalized atmosphere on this small-group tour, limited to six people.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.86
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US$126.86
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Private Tour of Russian Museum and General Staff Building in St Petersburg

Private Tour of Russian Museum and General Staff Building in St Petersburg

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Combine St Petersburg’s two great art museums into one tour on this private half-day walking tour. Visit the Russian Museum, including the Mikhailovsky Palace, and enjoy the highlights of the world’s largest collection of Russian art. Then, immerse yourself in Impressionist masterpieces at the General Staff Building, part of the Hermitage complex.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$73.00
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US$73.00
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State Russian Museum - Private Tour with Skip-The-Line Tickets

State Russian Museum - Private Tour with Skip-The-Line Tickets

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Take the day to wander and explore one of the five main palaces of the State Russian Museum during this private tour. Your guide can plan your day according to your preferences, and your itinerary for the day can be altered based on what you’d like to do. The five areas of the museum include the Mikhailovsky Palace, the Stroganov Palace, St. Michael’s Castle, the Benois Wing, and the Marble Palace.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$121.00
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US$121.00
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Hermitage Museum Gold Room Private Tour with a Curator and Faberge Halls

Hermitage Museum Gold Room Private Tour with a Curator and Faberge Halls

While in Russia, make a trip over to St. Petersburg to see one of the world’s largest museums, the Hermitage with this exclusive tour of the Gold Room and the UNESCO-listed Faberge Halls, with skip-the-line access. Explore the exquisite golden works with curator of the Gold Room during this in-depth tour. The entire museum is home to over three million items, housed in six historic buildings--with this tour, you’ll get all-day admission, so you can explore on your own after the tour concludes.
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  • 3 hours
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US$220.00
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US$220.00
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Street art and the creative places of St. Petersburg

Street art and the creative places of St. Petersburg

Our walk will take place in the city center between Liteiny and Ligovsky avenues. You will see unique street art works made by famous artists, underground people and simple residents of St. Petersburg, bohemian houses from the beginning of the last century, places of rap-battle and modern culture. Visit semi-legal bars and hidden galleries in the courtyards, youth soubcultures and concert halls "for locals". You will taste the local street food and have coffee on the roof. We will talk about the street art of the city, the rebellious spirit of the past and the underground life of the present. Our trip will end in a creative venue on the city's most beautiful roof with breathtaking panoramic views and bright modern facilities. Write to me if you are interested in visiting dates not specified in the calendar.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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US$46.09
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