St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum Excursion Reviews

Five historic buildings (one of which was the former residence of Russian Tsars) today make up the Hermitage Museum, housing one of the finest art collections in the world.
Art knowledge of Dina was impressive.
Sail Date: May 2019
Art knowledge of Dina was impressive. Gained Great insight into period art and techniques. Russian History and the Romanov dynasty was very interesting, some humor and some tragedy.
Art knowledge of Dina was impressive. Gained Great insight into period art and techniques. Russian History and the Romanov dynasty was very interesting, some humor and some tragedy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Both Peterhof Palace/Gardens and The Hermitage are must sees.
Sail Date: April 2019
Both Peterhof Palace/Gardens and The Hermitage are must sees. Hermitage rivals the Louvre. Amazing. But we were warned at least a dozen times about pickpocket activity in St. Petersburg. So if you go make sure you have valuables in zipped ... Read More
Both Peterhof Palace/Gardens and The Hermitage are must sees. Hermitage rivals the Louvre. Amazing. But we were warned at least a dozen times about pickpocket activity in St. Petersburg. So if you go make sure you have valuables in zipped pockets or tucked away. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A beautiful collection.
Sail Date: September 2018
A beautiful collection. Our excellent, knowledgeable guide made all the difference. She steered us through the crowds and maximized the time available.
A beautiful collection. Our excellent, knowledgeable guide made all the difference. She steered us through the crowds and maximized the time available. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The weather cleared and we had two beautiful days in St.
Sail Date: September 2018
The weather cleared and we had two beautiful days in St. Petersburg. We had a two day tour. Our guide, Anna, was outstanding. She was extremely knowledgeable about all of the places we visited. We had a very nice lunch both days. The ... Read More
The weather cleared and we had two beautiful days in St. Petersburg. We had a two day tour. Our guide, Anna, was outstanding. She was extremely knowledgeable about all of the places we visited. We had a very nice lunch both days. The food was very good as was the vodka! This is a fabulous place to visit. There is too much to see. It's a lot of walking but well worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Works of art are mind blowing although the crowds are very large it was still enjoyable
Sail Date: September 2018
Works of art are mind blowing although the crowds are very large it was still enjoyable
Works of art are mind blowing although the crowds are very large it was still enjoyable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Fabulous.
Sail Date: August 2018
Fabulous. Rooms & rooms of impressionist art.
Fabulous. Rooms & rooms of impressionist art. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We booked an excursion in order to get the visit visa to Russia rather than arranging our own visa ...
Sail Date: August 2018
We booked an excursion in order to get the visit visa to Russia rather than arranging our own visa beforehand. Our tour of the Hermitage was really nice and insightful and the tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. The Hermitage is ... Read More
We booked an excursion in order to get the visit visa to Russia rather than arranging our own visa beforehand. Our tour of the Hermitage was really nice and insightful and the tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. The Hermitage is incredibly impressive and a must see when in St. Petersburg. We thought you only needed to book one tour to get the visa for both days, but that wasn't the case. You are required to stay with a tour group at all times so we ended up booking the hop on hop off bus on the second day, which ended up being a guided tour of just a small part of the city without having the opportunity to hop on and hop off so wouldn't recommend it. We would have much rather explored St. Peterburg independently on the second day so next time I will arrange for the visa in advance. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is one of the wonders of the world.
Sail Date: August 2018
This is one of the wonders of the world. Viking pays extra to allow you to go early before it's too crowded, so rooms are pretty empty. The guide really knew what they were doing. By the time we left, around 1 pm, the place was a ... Read More
This is one of the wonders of the world. Viking pays extra to allow you to go early before it's too crowded, so rooms are pretty empty. The guide really knew what they were doing. By the time we left, around 1 pm, the place was a mob scene. You definitely need to go early. Our time was 9:25. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
One could spend many days visiting St.
Sail Date: August 2018
One could spend many days visiting St. Petersburg. We enjoyed the tours we chose. Our guide at the Hermitage, which is enormous, was adept moving us through the museum to be sure we saw a wide variety of important pieces. Our tour was ... Read More
One could spend many days visiting St. Petersburg. We enjoyed the tours we chose. Our guide at the Hermitage, which is enormous, was adept moving us through the museum to be sure we saw a wide variety of important pieces. Our tour was scheduled early which is important for avoiding crowds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
This trip was as excellent an experience as the Stockholm 1 was atrocious, reasonably well ...
Sail Date: August 2018
This trip was as excellent an experience as the Stockholm 1 was atrocious, reasonably well organised onboard ship as there were a large amount of people going on the various trips that day.... we were assigned a coach, which we shared ... Read More
This trip was as excellent an experience as the Stockholm 1 was atrocious, reasonably well organised onboard ship as there were a large amount of people going on the various trips that day.... we were assigned a coach, which we shared with french and other english speaking guests...no other ENGLISH guests though. Our guide was absolutely brilliant, knowledgeable, friendly, considerate, really cannot praise her highly enough Dayna i think is how you spelt it. We were given a meal, quite delightful, a typical Russian meal. we had photo opportunities at various spots. The Hermitage was chaotic, but we had been warned before entering!!! height of season etc! she knew exactly where to take us to see what was the best things, really enjoyable long day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Would have needed a week to see even a small percentage of this museum, but this tour gave us a ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Would have needed a week to see even a small percentage of this museum, but this tour gave us a taste. Simply amazing.
Would have needed a week to see even a small percentage of this museum, but this tour gave us a taste. Simply amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great tour, great tour guide.
Sail Date: August 2018
Great tour, great tour guide. Hermitage Museum is incredible. You would need many more hours to even see one floor of it. The building itself is memorable besides the beautiful art work. Would love to return with more time.
Great tour, great tour guide. Hermitage Museum is incredible. You would need many more hours to even see one floor of it. The building itself is memorable besides the beautiful art work. Would love to return with more time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Very memorable but the Hermitage Museum was heaving with people and was extremely hot.
Sail Date: August 2018
Very memorable but the Hermitage Museum was heaving with people and was extremely hot. No water is allowed in there. We would not visit again unless it was in the autumn or spring.
Very memorable but the Hermitage Museum was heaving with people and was extremely hot. No water is allowed in there. We would not visit again unless it was in the autumn or spring. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Half day was plenty for us.
Sail Date: August 2018
Half day was plenty for us. Guide was excellent at showing us the highlights of the place. On your own you'd get lost!
Half day was plenty for us. Guide was excellent at showing us the highlights of the place. On your own you'd get lost! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This tour was beyond all expectations.
Sail Date: July 2018
This tour was beyond all expectations. Our tour got into the museum early before the mass of people were allow in, therefore we were able to see the art etc up close. Further our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable -- she would help ... Read More
This tour was beyond all expectations. Our tour got into the museum early before the mass of people were allow in, therefore we were able to see the art etc up close. Further our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable -- she would help us understand the art and the artist better than any art museum I have ever been in. Since we were the first group in she would position us in a way to achieve the best understanding of the art. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Incredible artwork from famous painters.
Sail Date: July 2018
Incredible artwork from famous painters. Beautiful gold leaf and gorgeous furniture.
Incredible artwork from famous painters. Beautiful gold leaf and gorgeous furniture. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Hermitage at night is a must.
Sail Date: July 2018
Hermitage at night is a must. Absolutely no crowds, and guide was very knowledgeable.
Hermitage at night is a must. Absolutely no crowds, and guide was very knowledgeable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a decent tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
This was a decent tour. You have to have a VISA to tour in Russia so we did book with the boat. Very busy and very hot
This was a decent tour. You have to have a VISA to tour in Russia so we did book with the boat. Very busy and very hot Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very good look at part of the hermitage.
Sail Date: July 2018
Very good look at part of the hermitage. Fast!
Very good look at part of the hermitage. Fast! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Not enough lifetimes to see amazing Russian art and historical artifacts.
Sail Date: July 2018
Not enough lifetimes to see amazing Russian art and historical artifacts.
Not enough lifetimes to see amazing Russian art and historical artifacts. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Saw works of French & Italian masters like Rembrandt & Michelangelo & Raphael; would have preferred ...
Sail Date: July 2018
Saw works of French & Italian masters like Rembrandt & Michelangelo & Raphael; would have preferred more Russian artists or collections since ive seen French & Italian masters in orevious travels at the Louvre & Orsay ... Read More
Saw works of French & Italian masters like Rembrandt & Michelangelo & Raphael; would have preferred more Russian artists or collections since ive seen French & Italian masters in orevious travels at the Louvre & Orsay in Oaris & at the Vatican in Rome & Ufizi in Florence. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A little rushed through this museum but had a lot to see on the first day of our 2 day time in ...
Sail Date: July 2018
A little rushed through this museum but had a lot to see on the first day of our 2 day time in Russia
A little rushed through this museum but had a lot to see on the first day of our 2 day time in Russia Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took the Hermitage in the Evening tour.
Sail Date: June 2018
Took the Hermitage in the Evening tour. Small group and we were the last group to leave at closing. Can't imagine fighting the crowd during the day. This is the way to enjoy it. One couple was going back the next day. Good ... Read More
Took the Hermitage in the Evening tour. Small group and we were the last group to leave at closing. Can't imagine fighting the crowd during the day. This is the way to enjoy it. One couple was going back the next day. Good idea-overview in the evening then go back the next day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Too crowded to be enjoyed to its ful potential
Sail Date: June 2018
Too crowded to be enjoyed to its ful potential
Too crowded to be enjoyed to its ful potential Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Amazing building but mobbed!
Sail Date: June 2018
Amazing building but mobbed! Hugely busy and easy to loos3 your guide. We plumped for Hermitage at a slower pace, which was quick enough. Only 2hrs as we thought our 15yr okd would get bored, enough to give a flavour unless you are a huge ... Read More
Amazing building but mobbed! Hugely busy and easy to loos3 your guide. We plumped for Hermitage at a slower pace, which was quick enough. Only 2hrs as we thought our 15yr okd would get bored, enough to give a flavour unless you are a huge museum fan. Tip- don’t cross the road unless on tb3 green man, I got severely tools off! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises