The Hermitage museum is the greatest collection of artworks and treasures to ever exist under one roof: 233 345 sq. meters, 3 106 071 total items, 651 931 works of art, 16 903 paintings, 622 452 graphic works, 12 798 sculptures, 13 954 arms and armoury. You could spend days in here and not fully appreciate what’s on offer, so an expert will introduce the main highlights.
The tour will start with the palace interiors, which are works of art in their own right. In Hermitage museum you’ll be treated to all the heavyweights: Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Titian, Raphael, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, Michelangelo, the ancient Greeks and Romans…this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the Old Masters with an expert who can teach you how to appreciate what you’re looking at. Instead of glossing over superficial dates and names, your guide will expertly decipher each piece and reveal all the fun secrets embedded within. Along with the well-known artists you’ll also be introduced to lesser-known masterpieces lurking just off the beaten tourist path, waiting to be discovered. Prepare to be overwhelmed by some of the most ornate furniture in the world including Mahogany bureau with a figure of Apollo and the Peacock Clock.