After being picked up by your guide and a private car at your hotel, you will head towards Palace Square, where the State Hermitage Museum is located. On your way, the art historian guide will share their knowledge about the many architectural and historical places of St Petersburg. Although you probably heard and read a lot about this place, expect to learn surprising stories about the very heart of the Russian Empire. Exactly from here, the Russian monarchs used to rule one-sixth of the planet's territory.
After a full tour around the Palace Square, you will visit both parts of the State Hermitage Museum: The Winter Palace and the General Staff building. The museum is one of the largest and oldest in the world, boasting more than 3 million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. The tour will end at the city center where you can keep exploring on your own account.