Hermitage & Peterhof
transportation by car (or by hydrofoil with return tickets);
guided tour and admissions to the State Hermitage, the Lower Park & the Grand Palace;
The State Hermitage Museum is one of the largest art museums in the world that occupies more than 350 exhibition halls. The ceremonial interiors of the palace occupy a special place. The collection of more than 3M works of arts is located in 5 buildings of the main complex. It consists of painting, graphics, sculpture and objects of applied art, archaeological finds and numismatic material.
During a sightseeing tour of the Hermitage you will visit the main halls of the museum, which are reached via the magnificent Jordanian stairs. The route passes through the Small and Big Throne Halls, Field Marshal and Coat of Arms Halls. You will admire the paintings of great artists: Vincent Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt; with your own eyes appreciate the skill of the great sculptors Michelangelo, Edgar Degas, Rodin. You will see the legendary museum exhibits: the 19-ton Kolyvan vase that is called the «Queen of Vases» and the «Peacock» watch.
After the main complex of the State Hermitage you have a chance to join a mini-group for visiting The Treasure Gallery: the Gold Room or the Diamond Room (extra fee).
Transfer to Peterhof (by car)
Welcome to Peterhof – an unforgettable capital of fountains! This is a magnificent suburban residence of Russian tsars, founded by Peter the Great in 1705 on the shore of the Gulf of Finland. There are more than 100 fountains in Peterhof: that is the reason for a nickname – Russian Versailles. The Lower Park, with the majority of all the fountains, is a unique hydraulic structure that works thanks to a simple and brilliant system without the use of any pumps. This is a real decoration of Peterhof. It is just impossible to imagine the Grand Palace and the Park without hundreds of water jets – the key feature of the entire ensemble. The architectural dominant of the residence, the Grand Palace, acquired its famous baroque front door thanks to the architect B. Rastrelli in the middle of the XVIII century. On the tour you will see the royal halls and the exquisite rich interior decoration of the palace.
Free time for lunch is included in the tour schedule.
Duration: 9 hours.
RUR per person
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Transfer to Peterhof (by hydrofoil)
It is also possible to take a hydrofoil – high-speed boa. This is the fastest, most comfortable and spectacular mean of transportation directly from the downtown to Peterhof: during 45-min boat ride you enjoy the panoramic view of the Gulf of Finland. The pier is located in front of the Winter Palace – the main building of the State Hermitage. Hydrofoils bring you to the very entrance to the Lower Park from the sea side.
Note! Sometimes hydrofoils could be cancelled due to bad weather conditions especially high waves.
Duration: 9 hours
RUR per person
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